Welcome to our review of the Levoit LV600S Humidifier, also known as the Levoit Smart Hybrid Ultrasonic Warm/Cool Mist 1.5G Humidifier. As you may be well aware, a humidifier is a device that helps maintain a healthy living environment by combating dry air and enhancing air quality.
We take a deep look at the design, features, ease of use, noise levels, and overall performance of the Levoit Smart Hybrid Ultrasonic Warm/Cool Mist 1.5G Humidifier to ensure you have all you need to make an informed decision. Maybe you need relief from dry skin or other situations like irritated nasal passages and protection of your electrical devices from humidity-related damage, the Levoit LV600S could be the device you need. Now, the Levoit LV600S has a predecessor which is the Levoit LV600HH and this review will also look at the LV600HH in comparison to the LV600S.
Let’s get started.
Levoit LV600S Review
The Levoit LV600S Smart Hybrid Ultrasonic Humidifier is a top-tier device that can transform your home or office into an invigorated and revitalized oasis of comfort. It has a sleek and contemporary design that is aesthetically pleasing and complements any interior decor. It is designed with durable ABS plastic that provides longevity and sturdiness and also keeps the weight of the device light.
The Levoit LV600S Smart Hybrid Ultrasonic Humidifier has a very large, prominent, and transparent water tank that compliments the elegance in the appearance of the device. This large 6 Liters tank not only provides aesthetical appeal but enables you to easily monitor the level of water that’s in the device. Also, it is a top-fill tank which makes it easy for you to fill it and clean it.
On the front of the Levoit LV600S, you will find a nicely placed Control Panel with a Display and Icons to tap on and help you effortlessly navigate its settings and control the device. From left to right you have an ON/OFF Icon, Mist, Humidity, Timer, Warm, and Sleep Icon. On the right-hand side, you have an aroma box that you can easily take out, and add 8-10 drops of essential oil onto. With this, the LV600S will begin to diffuse the aroma when it begins operation. Do note that you cannot directly add essential oils inside the tank.
This Levoit Smart Hybrid Ultrasonic Warm/Cool Mist 1.5G Humidifier has its steam nozzle at the top of the tank. The nozzle has two openings that you can adjust 360° respectively and is capable of covering up to 753 ft2. When you take out the cap housing the nozzle, you will observe a wide opening for you to pour water into the tank and easy cleaning. Then, you will also observe a water filter which helps to prevent impurities from getting into the device. You can take out this water filter to clean it by turning it anti-clockwise.
Moving further, you can take out the tank completely by lifting it by the handle on top. You will then find components that make the Levoit LV600S function. These are the mist tube and mist channel, float, and noise silencer, amongst others. The mist tube/mist channel and noise silencer can be removed before you clean the humidifier.
When you receive the Levoit Smart Hybrid Ultrasonic Warm/Cool Mist 1.5G Humidifier, you get a quick start guide, user manual, cleaning brush, aroma pads, water filter sponge, and absorption pads.
How to use the Levoit Humidifier
Firstly, it is very important for you to use distilled water in the Levoit LV600S Smart Hybrid Ultrasonic Humidifier. This is also applicable to any humidifier you own. This ensures that minerals do not build up and clog the humidifier’s components which would result in wear and tear. Also, using distilled water eliminates frequent cleaning of the humidifier. Then also, distilled water delivers a purer and cleaner mist from your humidifier and is helpful for persons with allergies.
In addition to these, it is worth mentioning that the Levoit LV600S or Levoit Smart Hybrid Ultrasonic Warm/Cool Mist 1.5G Humidifier is designed with an Input Power Rating of 120 Volts. This will not be applicable in some countries that use 220/240 Volts. But this humidifier can still be used by using a stepdown converter or transformer. With these said, find a suitable location for the Levoit LV600S (not floors, carpets, or rugs) then, fill its tank with distilled water, place it back on the base of the humidifier, and power up the device.
The display will come ON and show you the current humidity of the room where the LV600S is placed. If you leave the device like this, it will keep increasing the humidity of the room. However, you can set your desired humidity for the room by tapping on the Humidity Icon or Button, then keep tapping (tapping increases the value by 5%) till it gets to the value you want, then stop tapping for the device to accept that value. The Levoit LV600S will then run till it gets to the value you’ve set, and it will go OFF. To negate this, just tap on the humidity button for 3 seconds.
The Mist level button is used to adjust the flow of Mist from Low, Medium, and High. Simply tap on the Mist button to navigate through these three modes. Then, you have the Timer button which allows you to set an amount of time that the humidifier should run, and in the end, it will go OFF. Next, you have the Warm button. This allows you to get warm mist out of the humidifier by tapping on this button, and you get Low, Medium, and High. The last button is the Sleep button which allows you to turn OFF the display on the Levoit Smart Hybrid Ultrasonic Warm/Cool Mist 1.5G Humidifier. This is helpful when you do not want any lights showing on the humidifier while you sleep.
Another remarkable feature of the Levoit LV600S Smart Hybrid Ultrasonic Humidifier is its support for Smart Controls (Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa) and the VeSync app (Android, iOS). Simply download the VeSync app, pair it with the humidifier, and you can then use your phone as a remote control for the Levoit LV600S. From the app, you can change mist levels, set humidity levels between 40% and 80%, toggle between warm and cold, sleep mode, timer, et cetera.
Performance Expectations From the Levoit LV600S Smart Hybrid Ultrasonic Humidifier
Performance expectations from this Levoit Smart Hybrid Ultrasonic Warm/Cool Mist 1.5G Humidifier are satisfactory, and we’ve highlighted them below:
(1) Humidification Performance and Tank Capacity
The LV600S has an impressive humidification performance. It can rapidly release significant amounts of moisture into the room, and create a comfortable atmosphere. Whether it’s a medium-sized or large-sized room, it can quickly provide relief and enhance the air quality in the room. When your desired humidity for your room is reached, the Levoit LV600S stops releasing mist, and then monitors the humidity such that, if it reduces, the humidifier starts working again to keep the humidity at your desired value. Also, with its large 6L tank capacity, you can be rest assured that this will take you throughout the night, thereby eliminating refills.
(2) Mist Output
The Levoit LV600S has a very powerful mist output performance. With two nozzles that you can rotate 360° respectively, you can tweak the flow however you want it. In addition, you can set the mist intensity from Low to Medium to High to cater to your room size or your particular situation as an individual.
(3) Quiet Operation
While in operation, this Levoit LV600S Smart Hybrid Ultrasonic Humidifier is quiet. If you are close to the device, you will definitely hear the outflow of mist. Its operation as a whole does not generate unwanted sounds, and you can use it conveniently in your bedroom, nurseries, offices, et cetera.
(4) Safety Features
As expected from a top-tier humidifier, the Levoit LV600S is designed with an Automatic Shut-Off feature that is activated immediately the device detects that the water level is low, or for any reason, the tank is removed. It also has a Memory function that enables it remember your settings. If you turn it OFF or unplug it and plug it in again and turn it ON, it will remember your Wi-Fi settings, Mist, Warm, and Humidity settings.
(5) User Controls
The Control Panel on the Levoit LV600S is very simple. The one-touch buttons are very responsive and it’s so easy to change settings and features. This enables the usability of the device by different age ranges. Also, you have easy manageability of the device via the VeSync app on your mobile phone.
Regular maintenance of a humidifier is very important. This is so because it contributes to the smooth operation of the device. On the Levoit LV600S Smart Hybrid Ultrasonic Humidifier, this is made easy with its easy-to-clean components and added replacement parts.
Levoit LV600S vs Levoit LV600HH
As mentioned in the introductory part of this article, the Levoit LV600HH is a predecessor humidifier to the Levoit LV600S. Both devices have similarities but with some added features in the LV600S.
The Levoit LV600HH is also a top-of-the-line Hybrid Ultrasonic Humidifier. It is designed with cutting-edge features that deliver user-friendliness, innovation, and efficiency, and fulfills the requirements of providing optimal air quality.
Let’s see the comparison of the LV600HH and LV600S
Looking at both humidifiers, you will observe that they look so much alike. But, the Levoit LV600HH’s dimensions are 11.3 x 7.0 x 10.5 in / 28.7 x 17.8 x 26.7 cm while the Levoit LV600S has 11.6 x 7.7 x 11.3 in / 29.4 x 19.5 x 28.8 cm. The LV600HH weighs 6.5 lb / 2.95 kg, while the LV600S weighs 6 lb / 2.7 kg. Then, at the top of both humidifiers, the nozzle enclosure on the LV600S is bigger than that of the LV600HH.
On the LV600HH, you have to take out the tank, turn it upside down, before you can open it, and fill it with distilled water. But on the LV600S, you can fill the tank while it is sitting on the device. Then, both humidifiers have the same tank capacity of 6L, 1.5Gal.
The LV600S has a water filter that you can take out and clean, or change its sponge. To do this, simply insert your hand into the tank and rotate the water filter anticlockwise to loosen it. But on the LV600HH, that’s where the cover of the tank is located.
The Levoit LV600HH and Levoit LV600S both have an aroma box. But on the latter, it is on the right side of the device, while on the former, the aroma box is on the left side of the device.
Both humidifiers have one-touch buttons but they are arranged differently. On the Levoit LV600HH, you will observe a round dark spot in the middle, just below the display screen; this is the sensor for its remote control. But on the Levoit LV600S, you do not have this as the unit is designed to work with your mobile phone as the remote control, via the VeSync app. Then, the Effective Range, Maximum Cool Mist Output, and Maximum Warm Mist Output of both the Levoit LV600HH and LV600S are the same with 430–753 ft² / 40–70 m², 300 mL/h, and 500 mL/h respectively.
Just as in the Levoit LV600S, the Levoit LV600HH is also designed with an Automatic Shut-Off feature that is activated immediately the device detects that the water level is low, or for any reason, the tank is removed. It also has a Memory function that enables it remember your settings when you turn the unit OFF and back ON .
Specifications of the Levoit LV600HH and Levoit LV600S
The full specifications of both humidifiers are shown below.
Conclusively, the Levoit LV600S Smart Hybrid Ultrasonic Humidifier is a sure ally and a sustainable solution to enhancing indoor air quality. With in-depth analysis of the device which covers its key aspects, we’ve seen how the Levoit LV600S truly excels in catering to the vital concerns of indoor air quality.
The device will also add a touch of elegance to your living room, bedroom, and anywhere you will be using it. It is beautifully crafted, with practical features that make it an attractive humidifier for any setting.
In comparison with the Levoit LV600HH, both humidifiers are truly deserving of the recognition they have amongst their competitors, as they are able to provide consistent and reliable performance in alleviating issues that are associated with dry air.