Levoit LV600HH Review
Pros: Easier to use, effective, quiet
Cons: Little spendy, somewhat harder to clean
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|Pros||Easier to use, effective, quiet||Budget-friendly, effective, easy to use, cleaning brush included||Quiet, filterless, effective, compact, multiple color options||Price, easy to clean, compact, filterless||Quieter, cute, engaging, multiple animal choices, filterless|
|Cons||Little spendy, somewhat harder to clean||Somewhat louder than average, requires long handle bottle brush, filter||Potential issues with motor performance and durability, light always on||Louder, not as effective, small capacity, frequent refills||Mist 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 competitors||An impressively effective budget-friendly humidifier that makes a little more noise than the average unit||Sleek design, basic features, quiet operation with effective humidity creation||Compact and easy to clean but not as effective and louder than most||Cutest 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%)|
|Ease of Use (10%)|
|Specs||Levoit LV600HH||TaoTronics TT-AH001||Crane Drop||Honeywell HUL520||Crane Adorable|
|Mist Type||Cool and Warm||Cool||Cool||Cool||Cool|
|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
|Variable Mist Control
|Variable Mist Control||Variable Mist Control||Variable Mist Control|
|Demineralization Cartridge/Filter||No||No||Available for Purchase||No||Available for Purchase|
|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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
— Wendy Schmitz and the BabyGearLab Review Team
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