LEVOIT Air Purifier Vista 200 Review [2020 Updated]

Are you finding an air purifier at an affordable price and in trouble to choose the right one? We are here for you. In this blog, we will examine LEVOIT Air Purifier Vista 200 and try to give you an honest review so that you can take your decision in ease. After the read, you will be able to understand whether this air purifier is suitable for you.

To give you a clear idea about LEVOIT Air Purifier Vista 200, at first, we will present a quick observation of the LEVOIT brand and the reason why thousands of people trust this brand. After that, we will discuss the specific model of LEVOIT Air Purifier – Vista 200. We will specify the features and efficiency of this model step by step and also highlight the pros and cons straight away. We will also present comparison charts that can help you compare Vista 200 with some nearby models.

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Differentiating Feature of Vista 200

Levoit Vista 200 is a budget air purifier that is NOT an extraordinary or exclusive model of Levoit. In this economical range, there are many air purifiers available in the market. Even Levoit has some other products in the same range. However, Vista 200 has some unique features that might be good enough for decision making.

Some differentiating features-

  • Night vision: If you want a budget purifier for seniors and children you can try Levoit Vista 200 because its night light is very effective and it won’t disrupt your sleep.
  • Low maintenance cost: The maintenance cost of Levoit Vista 200 is super low. No other air purifier’s filter replacement cost is as low as that of Vista 200.
  • Lower power consumption: Another charming point of Levoit Vista 200 is its very low power consumption rate. Therefore, it adds very low $ in your utility bills and gives you substantial savings.

The Brand Levoit

Levoit is a home and wellness brand which is very renowned throughout the world for air purifier and humidifier. It also manufactures natural Himalayan salt lamps, water filter pitchers, and vacuums. Levoit is a very popular and trustworthy brand for the people at large.

The brand is the most well-known for its air purifiers. It has some unique features that people love the most. Some common features of Levoit air purifiers are given below:

Common Features of Levoit air purifiers

  • Three types of filtration systems. Washable pre-filter for comparatively large airborne particles, a true HEPA filter to trap 99.97% airborne dust, pollen, and allergens as tiny as 0.3 microns and an activated charcoal filter for smoke, bad odor, and VOCs absorption.
  • Very low noise level. Most of the models of Levoit come with a three-speed fan function. Low speed for running all day long or when you need a super calm environment, medium speed for regular cleaning, and high speed for quick and heavy cleaning.
  • Clear, smooth, and elegant look.
  • Maintenance of a higher efficiency level.
  • Prompt customer service.
  • Low maintenance cost.
  • User-friendly operation.
  • Energy savings system.

Specifications

Levoit Vista 200 is a new and upgraded model of the series of Levoit air purifiers. Its well-furnished look and super silent operation have already taken place in people’s hearts. Let’s have a quick look at the specification of this super-efficient economical model.

NameLevoit Vista 200
ManufacturerLevoit
Dimension7.9 x 7.9 x 12.9 inches/ 20 x 20 x 33 cm
Coverage area171 ft sq / 15.9 m sq
Product weight3.3 lb/ 1.5 kg
Noise level26-52 dB
Fan mode3
Night light mode2
Filtration system3; a pre-filter, a true HEPA filter, and a carbon filter
ColourSatin white
CADR100 cmf in general (not provided by the manufacturer)
Control systemTouch
Warranty1 year limited
Smart optionNight light and filter replacement warning indicator
Cord length6 feet
Power supply inputAC 100 to 240V, 50/60Hz, 0.5A
Power supply outputDC 12V, 1.5A
Rated Power15 W
Stand by power< 0.5W
Control locationOn top
Operating condition Temperature14F to 104F / -10C to 40C
Operating condition Humidity< 85% RH
Made inUSA

Dissection of Levoit Vista 200

  1. Airspeed indicator
  2. Airspeed button
  3. Sleep mode button
  4. Turn on/ turn off button
  5. Timer button
  6. Timer indicator
  7. Nightlight button
  8. Filter replacement indicator
  9. Display off button
  10. Air outlet port
  11. Body
  12. Air inlet port
  13. AC power adopter
  14. Input power adopter
  15. Filter cover cap
  16. Filter wrap
  17. True HEPA filter

Warranty

The default warranty period of Vista 200 is 1 year. But the extended 1-year warranty is available too.

About the Box

The packaging of Levoit Vista 200 is neat and smart. The box looks beautiful, it matches the white color of the purifier. The inner construction of the packet is safe for the product.

The package contents are

  1. Air purifier
  2. Pre-installed true HEPA filter
  3. Power Adaptor (AC)
  4. User Manual

Features

If you want to know the product properly, you have to read the features carefully. Now we will discuss the main features of Levoit Vista 200.

Filtration system

Levoit Vista 200 has three stages of filtration systems. This whole filtration system can filter numerous unwanted airborne particles. For your concern below is a short chart of vista 200 trapping efficiency.

Can catch/ remove

  • Hair
  • Fur
  • Pet dander
  • Dust mites
  • Lint
  • Mold
  • Pollen
  • Airborne bacteria
  • Household odors
  • Cooking smoke or odors
  • VOCs
  • Pet odors
  • Cigarettes smoke
  • Allergens
  • Some chemical odor
  • 97% airborne particles

Can’t catch/remove

  • Virus
  • High chemical odors
  • Particles which are smaller than o.3 micron

Now let’s examine the three types of filters used in Levoit Vista 200:

Pre-filter

In Levoit Vista 200, pre-filter is the first step of the filtration system. The pre-filter is made of nylon. It usually catches the particles which are comparatively larger such as hair, pet dander, or other large airborne units. This pre-filter is washable. Therefore, you can vacuum it for cleaning when you need. The main function of a pre-filter is that by filtering the larger particles it helps improve the longevity of the true HEPA filter.

Here a matter to keep in mind that there is no indicator for the pre-filter to clean. Therefore, you have to check the pre-filter time to time manually. If you don’t do it regularly, it might be the cause of lower efficiency output from your machine.

True HEPA filter

The true HEPA filter is the main filter of the Levoit Vista 200 air purifier. There are many types of HEPA filters available in the market such as true HEPA filter, HEPA grade filter, HEPA type filter, etc. The most efficient HEPA filter is the True HEPA filter. A true HEPA filter can arrest 99.97% of the airborne particle as small as 0.3 microns. It traps pollen, mold spores, small dust unit, smoke residue, types of allergens, tiny part of pet dander and mites. So, we can say that the function of a true HEPA filter is:

  1. Trap the germs.
  2. Trap different types of allergens.
  3. Hold back the causes of asthma or other breathing difficulties.

High efficient Activated Carbon Filter

The activated charcoal filter is the last stage of the Vista 200 filtration system. The filtration process of the carbon filters is quite different from a HEPA filter. The main use of the carbon filter is neutralizing numerous household odors such as cooking odor, pet odor, or smoke. Without any kind of side effect, it can easily remove the stinky smell of your home and keep the environment pure and fresh. Some people think that the charcoal filter adds a good smell in the air so that people can’t feel bad odor. But the truth is that charcoal filters just emits the bad order particles from the air. It’s a 100% natural process. The filtration system of Vista 200 is nothing different from any other Levoit models in this range. Levoit maintains its usual filter recipe for Vista 200.

Comparison table- Filter

Model nameLivoit Vista 200Livoit Core 300Levoit Core P350Levoit lv-H 132
Filter size6.9 x 6.8 x 4.7 inches7.2 x 7 x 4.4 inches7.5 x 7.5 x 6.3 inches8 x 6 x 1.5 inches
Filter weight10.4 ounces11.2 ounces19 ounces11 ounces

Coverage Area

The Levoit Vista 200 is suitable for ≤ 171 ft² / 15.9 m² space. So, it’s perfect for medium to small size room.

If we compare its coverage area with siblings, this is not that bad. There are few models available in this range that cover space similar to Levoit Vista 200.

Comparison table- Coverage area

Model nameLv Vista 200Lv Core 300Levoit Core P350Lv-H 132
Coverage area171 ft sq / 15.9 m sq215 ft sq / 20 m sq219 ft sq / 20 m sq129 ft sq/ 12 m sq

Dimension

Levoit Vista 200 air purifier has a dimension of 7.90 x 7.90 x 12.91 inches. On the other hand, Levoit Core P350 has a dimension 8.70 x 8.70 x 14.20 inches, Levoit LV-H 132 is 8.50 x 8.50 x 14.50 inches, Levoit Core 300 8.7 x 8.7 x 14.2 inches. Therefore, vista 200 air purifier is a little bit more compact than other nearest models of Levoit.

Comparison table- Dimension

Model nameLv Vista 200Lv Core 300Levoit Core P350Lv-H 132
Dimension (inches)7.90 x 7.90 x 12.918.7 x 8.7 x 14.28.70 x 8.70 x 14.208.50 x 8.50 x 14.50

Noise level

No doubt that Levoit Vista 200 is a super quiet model. Its noise level is only 26–52dB. On the other hand, the noise level of Levoit Core 300 24–50dB, Levoit Core P350 is 24-50 dB and Levoit LV-H 132 is ≤ 50dB.

Therefore, it shows that Levoit Vista 200 is almost the same in noise level compared to other nearest Levoit air purifiers. However, if we compare with the air purifiers of other companies within the same range, the noise level of Vista 200 is far better.

Comparison table- Noise Level

Model nameLivoit Vista 200Livoit Core 300Levoit Core P350Levoit lv-H 132
Coverage area26 to 52dB24 to 50dB24 to 50dB50dB

Fan speed

Levoit Vista 200 has three fan speed options. A low-speed option for normal, long time use and super calm environment. Medium speed for special odor or dust. The high speed is for quick cleaning and heavy pollution.

Comparison table- Fan Speed

Model nameLivoit Vista 200Livoit Core 300Levoit Core P350Levoit lv-H 132
Fan speed mode1, 2, 31, 2, 31, 2, 31, 2, 3

Power consumption Rate

Levoit Vista 200 is a very powerful and efficient model. Its rated power is only 15W. On the other hand, the rated power of Core 300 and Core P350 is 45W. For LV-H 132, the rated power is 28W.

Therefore, it is visible that the power consumption rate of Vista 200 is lower than any other Levoit air purifier. The standby power of this model is 0.3W.

Comparison table- Power Consumption

Model nameLivoit Vista 200Livoit Core 300Levoit Core P350Levoit lv-H 132
Rated power15W45W45W28W
Power supplyAC 100 to 240V, 50/60Hz, 0.5AAC 120V, 60HzAC 120V, 60HzAC 120V / 60Hz

Efficiency

If you want to measure the efficiency of the air purifier you should measure the CADR rating. The more CADR means more efficiency. The meaning of CADR is Clean Air Delivery Rate.

Nowadays, almost all air purifier companies declare the CADR of all their models. For most of the models, Levoit has declared the CADR. But surprisingly, for Vista 200, there is no CADR rating provided by the company. It just surprised me. From the experience, I can guess it to be something between 100 to 110.

For Levoit Core 300 CADR is 135+ CFM / 230+ m³/h. For Core P350 it is – Smoke: 141, Dust: 140, Pollen: 145. On the other 0hand, for LV-H 132 and Vista 200, the rating is not found.But it proved that the efficiency of Levoit Vista 200 is not up to the mark.

Comparison table – Efficiency

Model nameLivoit Vista 200Livoit Core 300Levoit Core P350Levoit lv-H 132
CADRNot provided135+ CFM / 230+ m cube/hSmoke: 141, Dust: 140, Pollen: 145Not provided

Aesthetics

The Levoit Vista 200 air purifier is elegant and smart looking. Its smooth white finishing will catch your eyes. But the look of vista 200 is quite similar to its siblings. This tower type air purifier is well built and finished. I like its look but I wish its performance could be better and had some extra features.

Smart option

Levoit Vista 200 has two significant smart options – a nice nightlight and filter replacement indicator. However, it also has two minor options as well – last operation reminder mode and a timer. You can set the timer for 2, 4, and 8 hours.

Comparison table- Smart Option

Model nameLivoit Vista 200Livoit Core 300Levoit Core P350Levoit lv-H 132
Smart option4; nightlight, FR indicator, reminder, timer2; FR indicator, timer3; FR indicator, pet lock feature, timer2; nightlight, FR indicator
Timer2, 4, 8 hours2, 4, 6, 8 hours2, 4, 8, 12 hoursNot available
Night light mode2Not availableNot available1
Night light colorBlueNot availableNot availableamber

If you see the comparison table you can find that Levoit Vista 200 wins. Therefore, it is a major reason that people prefer this model.

Touch panel

Levoit Vista 200 has multiple touch panel features. You can easily set a suitable option as per your need. the control panel of Vista 200 has 9 options. On the other hand, the most popular LV-H 132 has only 4 control panel options. Although Core 300 and Core P350 has 9 touch control options as like Vista 200. For core 300 and Core P350 touch control options are not the same as vista 200.

Comparison table- Touch panel

Livoit Vista 200Livoit Core 300Levoit Core P350Levoit lv-H 132
Fan speed indicatorFan speed indicatorFan speed IndicatorPower button
Fan speed buttonFan speed buttonFan speed buttonNight light button
Sleep mode IndicatorSleep mode indicatorSleep mode indicatorFilter reset button
Timer buttonTimer buttonTimer buttonFan speed button
Timer indicatorsTimer indicatorTimer indicator
Power on /off buttonPower on/off ButtonPower on/off button
Night Light buttonDisplay Lock ButtonPet/ children lock button
Filter Replacement IndicatorFilter Replacement IndicatorFilter replacement indicator
Display off buttonDisplay off buttonDisplay off button

Power on/off button

This button is placed in the middle of the touch panel. By the touch of the figure, you can turn on/ off your purifier

Fan speed

Vista 200 has 3 effective fan speed modes – a. low speed, b. medium speed and c. high-speed mode.

Sleep mode button

When you want to sleep or want to save power consumption, you can use the sleep mode button. On sleep mode, it runs on lower fan speed and shows lower brightness.

If you want to exit sleep mode, simply press the fan speed mode.

Timer 

Levoit Vista 200 gives you 3 different timer options that facilitate to set the timer for 2, 4, and 8 hours. To set the timer, just press the timer button repeatedly. When it is activated, it turns blue. The good thing is that you can change the fan speed or the light mode when the timer is on.

Night light button

Levoit Vista 200 comes with night light having two different brightness levels. If you tap for the first time, the light turns on with the highest level of brightness. For tapping second time the brightness turns lower and the third time you press, it turns off.

You can use vista 200 as a night light only. The light is functional when the fan is turned off, even you can use the light when the display is switched off. Just ensure that your purifier is plugged in.

Filter indicator

The filter indicator button lights up when it’s time to check the filter.

Comparison Summary of Levoit Vista 200 with Core 300, Core P350 and LV-H132

 

Levoit Vista 200
Levoit Core 300
Levoit Core P350
Levoit LV-H132

Comparison Table

NameVista 200Core 300Core P350LV-H 132
Dimension (inches)7.90 x 7.90 x 12.918.7 x 8.7 x 14.28.70 x 8.70 x 14.208.50 x 8.50 x 14.50
Weight3.3 lb / 1.5 kg7.5lb / 3.4kg7.5 lb / 3.4 kg6.61 lb / 2.9 kg
Filter quantity3; pre-filter, true HEPA filter and carbon filter3; pre-filter, true HEPA filter and carbon filter3; pre-filter, true HEPA filter and carbon filter3; pre-filter, true HEPA filter and carbon filter
Coverage171 ft sq / 15.9 m sq215 ft sq / 20 m sq219 ft sq / 20 m sq129 ft sq/12 m sq
Rated Power15 W45 W45 W28W
Control panel9 features9 features9 features4 features
Maintenance cost15$20$36$17$
Timer2, 4, 8 hours2, 4, 6, 8 hours2, 4, 6, 8, 12Not available
hours
Color optionWhiteWhitegreyWhite
Nightlightcolor blue, 2 brightness modeNot availableNot availableColor amber, 1 brightness option
Smart option4232
warranty1 year1 year1 year1 year
Filter upgradationNot availableavailableavailableNot available

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Pros/ Cons

Advantage of Vista 200
  • Nice elegant look and smooth finish
  • Economical solution for small to medium space.
  • 3 stage filtration process.
  • Contain True HEPA filter
  • Pre-filter helps extend the life of the HEPA filter.
  • Compact design.
  • Very low noise level (26–52dB)
  • Effective night mode
  • Can use AC/ DC both adaptor
  • Made in the USA by a renown trusted company
  • Last setting memorizing option
  • 100% ozone free
  • No use of ionizer or UV-C light
  • 3-speed fan settings
  • Provide nice blue night light with 2 brightness levels.
  • Low power consumption rate of only 15 W.
  • Low maintenance cost – approximately 15$ per session.
  • Provides display off option
  • User-friendly touch control panel
  • Auto-off timer button.
  • Filter checking indicator.
  • Easy to maintain and handle.
Disadvantage of Vista 200
  • It has no upgraded smart option such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc.
  • CADR rating could not be found.
  • It comes with a smaller size filter than its siblings.
  • Only for small or medium size room.
  • Fan speed and performance is not that good.
  • The warranty period is not satisfactory.
  • No provision for caring by one hand.
  • Overall build quality is not up to the mark compared with other models of nearest ranges.

Caution

  • Before the first operation, please read the full user manual carefully.
  • To avoid any kind of hazard, unwrap the filter plastic cover before use
  • Not for outdoor use.
  • Must keep away from water or any kind of liquid or damp area.
  • Not suitable for high humidity. (< 85% RH)
  • Keep away from high temperatures.
  • Don’t use it near inflammable gases, vapors, hard dust, and any kind of chemical spray.
  • Don’t use any kind of essential oils on the machine or filter, it can reduce the efficiency of the purifier even it can damage your machine.
  • Always unplug it before doing any maintenance.
  • Don’t use damaged or partly broken air purifier. Please contact the customer service for help.
  • Don’t try to repair yourself if the purifier is broken or damaged.
  • Use for the home only, not for the use of any commercial purpose.
  • Try to keep your purifier near the plugged outlets.
  • Don’t cover the power cord.
  • Don’t keep the cord under something such as any kind of furniture or device.

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Maintenance

For any kind of air purifier, the purpose of maintenance is the replacement of the filter. Levoit Vista 200 has a true HEPA filter. Generally, it survives 6 to 8 months depending on the air quality. If the quality of air is good, the filter sustains more than 8 months or even over a year. On the other hand, if the environment is quite harsh, you might need to replace the filter once every three months.

Comparison table- Maintenance cost

Model nameLivoit Vista 200Livoit Core 300Levoit Core P350Levoit lv-H 132
Filter modelLEVOIT Vista 200-RFCore 300-RFCore P350-RFLV-H132-RF
Maintenance cost approximately15$20$36$17$

Tips: You should clean the pre-filter from time to time. It can magically increase the life span of the HEPA filter. Don’t wash it with water or any kind of liquid. Just clean it with a vacuum hose.

Filter replacement

Usually, the filter should be replaced every 6-8 months. The lifespan of your filter depends on some factors such as-

  • How frequently you run the machine.
  • The quality of the environment you live in.
  • How often you clean your purifier and the pre-filter.

How can I understand my filter is out of work?

If it is necessary to replace your filter you may notice the below changes-

  • The purifier makes an unusual noise.
  • You may notice the airflow is not up to the mark.
  • Bizarre odors may come from the machine.
  • You can see that the filter is dirty.
  • You can fell the environment of your room is not fresh like before.

Although Levoit Vista 200 has a filter replacement indicator, the indicator has no sensor at all. So, the filter may be out of date before the indicator turns on. It is also possible that the filter replacement indicator turns on but your filter is just ok. So, I suggest you check it manually regularly.

Filter replacing process

The filter replacement process of Levoit Vista 200 is as easy as other models of Levoit air purifier.

  • Disconnect the cord from the electricity supply. Before disconnecting, ensure that the switch is turned off.
  • Flip the air purifier upside down carefully.
  • Use one hand to keep it stabilized.
  • Open the filter cover cap by twisting it counterclockwise.
  • Now open the filter cover.
  • Take off the older filter.
  • Now clean the inner side of your purifier with a vacuum hose or a dry duster. Don’t use any liquid or damp cloth.
  • Now take off the plastic wrap of the new filter and put it in place.
  • Replace the filter lid and cover the cap then plug it.
  • Reset the filter indicator and check the performance carefully.

Regular cleaning

If you want a longer lifespan of your air purifier, you should do regular cleaning. Let’s check the steps.

  1. Shut the power off and unplug it.
  2. Carefully wipe it with a clean soft dry cloth such as microfiber cloth or cleaning towel. You can also try a damp cloth for cleaning if it is necessary. After using a damp cloth you have to dry the purifier straight away.
  3. For cleaning inside just vacuum it.
  4. Don’t use any kind of chemical.

Storage

If you don’t use the purifier for a long period, you should store it properly. For storing your machine, wrap the purifier and filter with good quality plastic wrapping paper and store it in a dry place.

Important FAQ

Does Vista 200 produce ozone?
No, it is 100% ozone free.
Does Vista 200 contain ionizer?
No, it has no ionizer.
Is it the most energy-saving model of Levoit?
Yes! its rated power is only 15 W.
What is the country of origin of Levoit Vista 200?
The country of origin of the brand Levoit is the USA.
Is Levoit Vista effective for virus?
Not at all. The true HEPA filter can catch 99.97% of the airborne particle as tiny as o.3 micron. The virus is smaller than 0.3 microns.

Final Words

From our extensive review above, now must know well about Levoit Vista 200. We always recommend you see which models of this range is suitable for you and decide accordingly. If you think that this article was helpful for you, please share with others. You can also tell us your experience about air purifying products in the comment section. Have a good day!

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