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Levoit LV600HH Review

An easy to use, effective, and quiet ultrasonic unit that is somewhat harder to clean than competitors
Levoit LV600HH
Credit: Abriah Wofford
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Price:   $100 List | $99.99 at Amazon
Pros:  Easier to use, effective, quiet
Cons:  Little spendy, somewhat harder to clean
Manufacturer:   Levoit
By Wendy Schmitz and the BabyGearLab Review Team  ⋅  Jul 28, 2021
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  • Ease of Cleaning - 35% 6.0
  • Effectiveness - 35% 8.0
  • Noise - 20% 9.0
  • Ease of Use - 10% 8.0

The Skinny

The Levoit LV600HH is a high-end ultrasonic humidifier with strong initial effectiveness. This unit is programmable for humidity levels, run timers, and auto-shutoff with a digital user interface that is fairly intuitive. The Levoit has a tank with a large opening and stands on its own to fill. This unit has several parts and pieces with lots of nooks and crannies where mold and bacteria can hide. It comes with a small brush to help you with cleaning, but you'll need a bottle brush and disinfectant as well. This humidifier works well and we like the programmability. It is quieter than most of the competition and the price has come down enough to make it accessible to more families than it was.

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Pros Easier to use, effective, quietBudget-friendly, effective, easy to use, cleaning brush includedQuiet, filterless, effective, compact, multiple color optionsPrice, easy to clean, compact, filterlessQuieter, cute, engaging, multiple animal choices, filterless
Cons Little spendy, somewhat harder to cleanSomewhat louder than average, requires long handle bottle brush, filterPotential issues with motor performance and durability, light always onLouder, not as effective, small capacity, frequent refillsMist output varies by animal, larger footprint, harder to clean
Bottom Line An easy to use, effective, and quiet ultrasonic unit that is somewhat harder to clean than competitorsAn impressively effective budget-friendly humidifier that makes a little more noise than the average unitSleek design, basic features, quiet operation with effective humidity creationCompact and easy to clean but not as effective and louder than mostCutest package with quiet operation and enough mist output for nurseries but harder to clean
Rating Categories Levoit LV600HH TaoTronics TT-AH001 Crane Drop Honeywell HUL520 Crane Adorable
Ease of Cleaning (35%)
6.0
6.0
4.0
8.0
4.0
Effectiveness (35%)
8.0
9.0
7.0
4.0
5.0
Noise (20%)
9.0
5.0
9.0
3.0
7.0
Ease of Use (10%)
8.0
7.0
5.0
6.0
5.0
Specs Levoit LV600HH TaoTronics TT-AH001 Crane Drop Honeywell HUL520 Crane Adorable
Mist Type Cool and Warm Cool Cool Cool Cool
Technology Ultrasonic Ultrasonic Ultrasonic Ultrasonic Ultrasonic
Tank Capacity 1.5 gal 1.1 gal 1 gal 0.5 gal 1 gal
Visible Water Reservoir Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Room Humidification Area (Sq Ft) 753 sq ft 322 sq ft 500 sq ft Small Room 500 sq ft
Max Run Time Up to 36 hrs Up to 30 hrs Up to 24 hrs Up to 20 hrs Up to 24 hrs
Humidity Output Control Variable Mist Control
Humidistat
Variable Mist Control
Humidistat
Variable Mist Control Variable Mist Control Variable Mist Control
Demineralization Cartridge/Filter No No Available for Purchase No Available for Purchase
Night Light No Yes No No No
Empty Tank Auto-Shut Off Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dimensions (BGL) 7.5"W x 11"H x 11.3"L 6"W x 9"H x 11.4"L 8.7"W x 13"H x 8.7"L 8.1"W x 8.8"H x 8.1"L 9.3"W x 11"H x 9.8"L
Empty Weight (BGL) 5.09 lbs 1.83 lbs 2.24 lbs 2.6 lbs 4 lbs
Max Operation Noise Level in dB (BGL) <40 db 41.7 db <40 db 45.2 db 40.2 db

Our Analysis and Test Results

Levoit lacks a company "about us" web page on their site, so it is difficult to see who they are or determine their background. The website boasts health and wellness with products ranging from humidifiers and air purifiers to salt lamps and yoga essentials. They are in California, and they actively encourage becoming part of their online "community."

Performance Comparison



Levoit LV600HH humidifier - the levoit has more parts and pieces than the competition making it...
The Levoit has more parts and pieces than the competition making it a more involved cleaning process.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Ease of Cleaning


The Levoit is somewhat challenging to clean, but the large tank opening means you can fit your hand inside, and it comes with a small brush for reaching those nooks and crannies where bacteria and mold can hide.


This humidifier has more parts than most of the competition with lots of items you need to remove for cleaning and more things you could forget to clean. It needs to be regularly disinfected and descaled if minerals build up on interior surfaces.

You can see that the nooks and crannies of the Levoit necessitate a...
You can see that the nooks and crannies of the Levoit necessitate a small cleaning brush to properly clean.
The Levoit can be used with essential oils dropped on a pad in the...
The Levoit can be used with essential oils dropped on a pad in the diffuser. We did not test this feature and aren't sure we are entirely on board with diffusing with your humidifier.

Some places in the base are small and hard to clean (above left), but the mist tube is not part of the tank and is removable from the bottom for simpler cleaning. You'll need a bottle brush to clean the tube making your cleaning toolkit for this unit one of the largest in the group. Don't forget the diffuser pad area (above right) also needs to be cleaned if you choose to use it.

Levoit LV600HH humidifier - the levoit has a dual diverter to send mist in two different...
The Levoit has a dual diverter to send mist in two different directions. It is one of the louder ultrasonic options in the review, though still silent compared to evaporative humidifiers.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Effectiveness


This unit is one of the most effective options in the group.


During testing it proved to generate a good amount of mist from the get to and continued to impress with higher levels of humidity than the competition all the way up to the end of testing, creating a more humid space than most of the competitors after three hours of running time.

Noise


The Levoit is quieter than most of the competition with a decibel reading under 40.


The loudest ultrasonic product is 46 decibels and all ultrasonic choices are quieter than evaporative technology that relies on a fan to function.

Levoit LV600HH humidifier - the levoit has a digital user interface and is programmable to...
The Levoit has a digital user interface and is programmable to choose humidity level, warm or cool mist, run time, and auto shut off.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Ease of Use


This humidifier has several features to customize your experience. While the user interface is digital and not as straightforward as a single dial adjustment, it does mean you have more control over your environment, and you don't need to tend to the machine as much as you would a single-dial product.


The Levoit has an auto-shutoff, a humidistat to program humidity levels, and warm or cool mist options. It also comes with a remote for easy adjustments from the doorway, so you don't need to enter the nursery to make changes.

Levoit LV600HH humidifier - the tank on the levoit has one of the largest openings making it...
The tank on the Levoit has one of the largest openings making it easy to fit your hand inside for cleaning and for filling.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

The tank on the Levoit is easy to fill with a large opening and the ability to stand on its own in the sink. It doesn't have a functional carry handle, but not many do.

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