Airborne pollutants are a real health hazard that many homes aren’t equipped to handle. Having an air purifier running in the background is one of the most effective ways of maintaining healthy, breathable indoor air. In today’s post, we’d like to take a close look at the latest Levoit-made air purifier model – the Vital 100. As small as it is, it’s an unbelievable piece of technology that works extremely well in small and large spaces. To see whether the Vital 100 deserves a place in your home, take a look at our review below.
The Vital 100 is programmed with three different fan speeds made for rooms of many sizes. Its lowest speed cleans the air in rooms of up to 139 square feet with an ACH (air change per hour) rate of 4-1/2 times. Its second gear works optimally in rooms of up to 185 square feet with 4 ACH, and its highest fan speed clears the air 3.3 times in spaces as large as 300 square feet.
Obviously, from the size and ACH ratings of the Vital 100, it’s far from being the largest or most efficient air purifier out there, but for most bed rooms, dorm rooms, and home offices, it works like a charm.
Despite being used to eliminate bacteria and viruses by destroying their DNA, ozone is a lung irritant that can cause irreversible health damage if exposed to the molecule in large quantities. Users don’t need to worry about exposing their loved ones to ozone with the Vital 100 since it neither shoots UV-C beams or has an ionizer.
Considering the Vital 100 is built to be used in confined spaces, we’re actually grateful that it doesn’t have an optional ozone-generating ionizer.
3-Stage Filtration System
Do you know what’s better than one or two filters? Three! And that’s precisely what you’ll get with the Vital 100. The first filter is a preliminary filter that traps large particles (hair, fibers, fur, etc.) from clogging the following filters.
The second filter is none other than a True HEPA Filter which, if you don’t already know, traps particles as small as 0.3 microns in size up to 99.97% of the time. The final line of defense is an activated carbon filter that absorbs and eliminates odor molecules and VOCs from the air.
The Ideal Air Purifier for Pet Owners
Let’s take a moment to appreciate just how exceptional the Vital 100 is. For those of you with pets, this is for you. The Vital 100’s tri-filter system, specifically the True HEPA Filter, is made to stop airborne allergens like pollen and dander from sending you into a sneezing fit.
The activated carbon filter is the cherry on top since it eradicates foul odors (pet owners definitely know the smell).
Since air purifiers are meant to run in the background, they should be as quiet as possible. This is especially true for nighttime users who want to breathe in the freshest air while asleep.
Levoit completely understands this and has made the Vital 100 to be as quiet as you could ever hope for. On its highest fan speed setting, the Vital 100 generates roughly 50 decibels of noise, and when the slowest fan speed is activated, it produces a barely audible hum of only 23 decibels.
LED Light Control
For those of you who need an air purifier in the bedroom but are disturbed by obviously bright LEDs, then the Vital 100 is definitely for you. Not only is it borderline whisper-quiet, but it also comes with an adjustable nightlight that can be dimmed or turned off completely.
You won’t need a sleep mask to protect your eyes from piercingly bright LED lights with the Vital 100 gently lulling you to sleep.
2, 4, and 8-Hour Timer
Nobody wants to spend every waking hour babysitting an air purifier. To increase the convenience of the Vital 100, it comes with a timer function that can be set to 2, 4, or 8 hours.
After reaching the time limit, the Vital 100 will turn off automatically, and it’ll switch to standby mode for when you need it.
After reading our review, you should have a pretty good idea of just how perfect the Levoit Vital 100 truly is. This is a compact air purifier which won’t work efficiently in spacious areas like living rooms, but for bedrooms and other confined spaces of up to 300 square feet, you’ll have a difficult time finding an air purifier that performs as well as this.