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Levoit LV600HH Review

A powerful model with all the bells and whistles you could want, perfect for those looking for high-end performance
Levoit LV600HH
Credit: Levoit
Editors' Choice Award
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Price:   $90 List | $99.99 at Amazon
Pros:  Powerful, accurate humidistat prevents over-humidification, convenient remote control, easy to clean
Cons:  Somewhat on the expensive side
Manufacturer:   Levoit
By Max Mutter and Steven Tata  ⋅  Sep 26, 2017
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  • Humidifying Performance - 35% 9
  • Ease of Cleaning - 35% 7
  • User Friendliness - 15% 8
  • Operating Cost - 15% 6

Our Verdict

Combining powerful mist creation along with an accurate humidistat that keeps your room from reaching rainforest levels of humidity, the Levoit LV600HH is the best overall humidifier that we tested. It rounds out great humidifying performance with a convenient remote control and a design that makes the interior accessible and easy to clean. This is the ideal model if your bedroom is on the larger side (over 150 square feet). If your bedroom is around 100 square feet, you might want to consider a less expensive model. However, by downgrading to a smaller, less expensive model you lose features like a self-regulating humidistat and an automatic off timer.

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Pros Powerful, accurate humidistat prevents over-humidification, convenient remote control, easy to cleanExceptional output, low lifetime operating costsInexpensive, easy to clean, easy to useEasy to clean, self-regulating evaporative humidifyingGood humidifying performance
Cons Somewhat on the expensive sideConfusing user interface, prolonged cleaning processNot the most powerful, no advanced featuresRequires replacement filters, filter can get moldy if left unattended for too longSomewhat difficult to clean
Bottom Line A powerful model with all the bells and whistles you could want, perfect for those looking for high-end performanceWith excellent performance ratings and low operating costs, this is one of our favorite modelsThe perfect budget model for smaller (<150 square foot) roomsThis is a good choice if you appreciate the simplicity of evaporative humidifyingGood 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%)
9.0
8.0
5.0
6.0
7.0
Ease Of Cleaning (35%)
7.0
7.0
8.0
9.0
5.0
User Friendliness (15%)
8.0
8.0
8.0
7.0
6.0
Operating Cost (15%)
6.0
6.0
10.0
6.0
8.0
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
Humidification Technology Ultrasonic Ultrasonic Ultrasonic Evaporative Ultrasonic
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.

Performance Comparison


Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Humidifying Performance


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 doesn&#039;t have too many hard to reach and hard to clean...
The Levoit doesn't have too many hard to reach and hard to clean areas.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

User Friendliness


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 has a clear and simple interface that makes navigating...
The Levoit has a clear and simple interface that makes navigating through its features easy.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

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.

We loved the convenience of the Levoit&#039;s remote control.
We loved the convenience of the Levoit's remote control.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Operating Cost


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.

Value


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.

Conclusion


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.

Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Max Mutter and Steven Tata