Levoit LV600HH Review
Pros: Powerful, accurate humidistat prevents over-humidification, convenient remote control, easy to clean
Cons: Somewhat on the expensive side
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|Pros||Powerful, accurate humidistat prevents over-humidification, convenient remote control, easy to clean||Exceptional output, low lifetime operating costs||Inexpensive, easy to clean, easy to use||Easy to clean, self-regulating evaporative humidifying||Good humidifying performance|
|Cons||Somewhat on the expensive side||Confusing user interface, prolonged cleaning process||Not the most powerful, no advanced features||Requires replacement filters, filter can get moldy if left unattended for too long||Somewhat difficult to clean|
|Bottom Line||A powerful model with all the bells and whistles you could want, perfect for those looking for high-end performance||With excellent performance ratings and low operating costs, this is one of our favorite models||The perfect budget model for smaller (<150 square foot) rooms||This is a good choice if you appreciate the simplicity of evaporative humidifying||Good for mid-sized bedrooms in arid climates, as long as you don't mind a little cleaning effort|
|Rating Categories||Levoit LV600HH||Levoit Classic 200||Honeywell HUL520B||Honeywell HCM-350||Ultrasonic|
|Humidifying Performance (35%)|
|Ease Of Cleaning (35%)|
|User Friendliness (15%)|
|Operating Cost (15%)|
|Specs||Levoit LV600HH||Levoit Classic 200||Honeywell HUL520B||Honeywell HCM-350||Ultrasonic|
|Weight||4.9 lbs||3.5 lbs||3.0 lbs||9.6 lbs||3.3 lbs|
|Dimensions||11.3" x 7" x 10.5"||13.8" x 7.8" x 5.8"||8.5" x 8.5" x 9.5"||18.6" x 10.4" x 13"||13.3" x 11.4" x 6.8"|
|Tank Capacity||1.6 gallons||1.1 gallons||0.5 gallons||1.0 gallons||1.6 gallons|
|Estimated Lifetime Cost||$159||$99||$56||$203||$98|
|Estimated Annual Electricity Usage||65.7 kWh||87.6 kWh||43.8 kWh||87.6 kWh||65.7 kWh|
Our Analysis and Test Results
The Levoit LV600HH is not only one of the most powerful humidifiers we tested, it is also one of the easiest to both use and clean. If you're looking for enough horsepower to humidify a large room and regular maintenance that doesn't feel like a terrible chore, this is the model for you. It was the best overall scorer in our testing, picking up the top score in almost all of our testing metrics. In the sections below we further detail its performance in each of those testing metrics.
The Levoit LV600HH was one of the most powerful humidifiers we tested, earning the top score in this metric. It brought our testing room to the ideal 45% humidity in just half an hour. It also reached one of the highest humidity levels we recorded, a whopping 68%. To boot, it is one of the few models we tested that offers both warm and cool mist options.
What really impressed us, however, was the accuracy of its humidistat. It always registered a humidity reading within 1-2 percentage points of our dedicated humidity sensor. This means you can set the Levoit to your desired humidity and let it run completely unattended with no risk that you'll return home to water dripping off of the ceiling. Only a few other models in our lineup have this feature.
Ease of Cleaning
The Levoit was once again towards the top of our ease of cleaning scoresheet.
The Levoit's water tank has an opening of 3.25 inches wide, which allows for fairly easy scrubbing. The sonic agitator also doesn't have too many nooks and crannies where mold can hide. The instruction manual gives thorough directions for completing a deep clean with a white vinegar soak. All in all the scrubbing and drying of everything took us about 15 minutes, with a 30-minute white vinegar soak in between. This didn't feel like too arduous of a chore to add to the Sunday routine.
The Levoit was one of the most user-friendly models we tested. Accordingly, it shared the top score in this metric.
The clear control panel and LED screen let you easily adjust the mist settings (both level and hot/cool), set your desired humidity, and set an auto-off timer. Although the buttons on the actual machine are not labeled, they are fairly intuitive, and the LED screen lets you know what settings have been selected. The remote control is a nice touch, allowing you to turn the machine on or off from the comfort of your bed. The buttons on the remote are labeled, which makes them a bit easier to understand.
The Levoit also has a large 3.25-inch opening in its water tank, and the tank is small enough that it fits in most sinks. This makes it quite easy to refill.
The Levoit fell right in the middle of our operating cost testing, which is quite good considering its top-shelf performance.
It is fairly economical regarding electricity costs, using just 0.015kWh per hour. It also costs a lot upfront, which is quite reasonable for a high-end humidifier. This resulted in an estimated lifetime cost of $159, which was just about even with the median lifetime cost of $156.
The Levoit LV600HH hits right around the median both in terms of its list price and its estimated lifetime costs. Considering that you're getting a top-performing humidifier for fairly averages costs, we feel that it is a great value.
The Levoit LV600HH provides high-end performance at a reasonable price. If you're looking for something with advanced features like a self-regulating humidistat or want something with enough horsepower to humidify a large room, this is the model for you.
— Max Mutter and Steven Tata