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Homes Clean Freaks Will Love This Laser Vacuum That Counts The Particles It's Sucked Up

Clean Freaks Will Love This Laser Vacuum That Counts The Particles It's Sucked Up

Here's why Dyson thinks your vacuum cleaner needs lasers (photo: Getty Images)
Here's why Dyson thinks your vacuum cleaner needs lasers (photo: Getty Images)
By Danica Lo
March 25, 2021
The new Dyson V15 Detect features diode lasers as well as an LCD particle counter, so vacuum cleaner owners can now benchmark and KPI their cleaning sessions

Just when it seemed like vacuum cleaners couldn't get more high-tech, Dyson ups the stakes by building lasers into its latest model, the V15 Detect. Yes, lasers. And it took a team of 370 engineers around the world to develop the V15, which features 230 air watts of suction and a five-stage filtration to eliminate 99.99 per cent of dust particles down to 0.3 microns. The lasers are there to detect "hidden dust" as small as 10 microns—and the vacuum is even equipped with an "acoustic piezo sensor" to prove that these tiny particles have been picked up. 

"Our latest vacuums use adapted laser technology to reveal hidden dust, integrating a diode laser into the cleaner head that is precisely positioned at a 1.5 degree angle, 7.3 mm off the ground to create the best contrast between dust and floor," Chef Engineer and Dyson Founder James Dyson said in a statement.

"We don't think detection is enough, so we remove and meticulously size and count the particles 15,000 times a second using an acoustic piezo sensor which converts vibrations into electrical signals, displaying precisely the size and number of particles sucked up on an LCD at the back of the vacuum."

Dyson cited the global Covid-19 lockdown over the last year and "more time spent indoors," as one motivating factor for the development of the V15 Detect. 

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The Dyson V15 Detect has a laser (photo: Courtesy Dyson)
The Dyson V15 Detect has a laser (photo: Courtesy Dyson)
Dyson's V15 Detect features a screen so you can KPI your vacuum sessions (photo: Courtesy Dyson)
Dyson's V15 Detect features a screen so you can KPI your vacuum sessions (photo: Courtesy Dyson)

In addition to the enhanced capabilities that allow users to benchmark and KPI their vacuuming sessions (finally! geez), the new Dyson V15 Detect also features an enhanced anti-tangle technology built around a conical brush bar that spins captured hair off into the bin for easy disposal. Dyson was an early pioneer of anti-tangle engineering in vacuum space, with its "Animal" series of pet hair vacuums popular among shedding households.

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