Dyson made vacuum cleaners great again when it invented the cyclonic vacuum cleaner, trumping its competitors to such a degree that they’ve all weakly tried copying Dyson’s astounding innovation since, and especially when the patent ran out, as consumers voted overwhelmingly with their hearts, minds and wallets.
Never one to sit still, James Dyson and his incredible engineers moved onto cordless vacuum cleaning technologies, and over several generations of constant improvement, have now delivered their most amazing product yet - the Dyson V15 Detect - equipped with a laser!
Now, the laser doesn’t actually blast dust into smithereens, or at least, not yet. We might have to wait for the Dyson V25 in 2031 for that capability to appear. What the laser does is to illuminate dust particles that are invisible to the eye, using a “precisely-angled green laser integrated into a Fluffy cleaner head. There’s also the sonically acoustic dust sensing tech and the new anti-tangle hair screw tool that clears hair fast - full details in the video and article below.
Here’s the launch video in full - it’s an absolute MUST WATCH, as it explains the technology in unmissable detail, hosted by Dyson Ambassador and well known interior designer, magazine editor and TV host Neale Whitaker, backed up by the amazingly able George Bariamis, Dyson Australia's in-house product expert extraordinaire.
There’s a lot more detail below, but first, here’s the video, where you can see that Dyson’s newest vacuum really, really sucks - and now provides the laser-sharp illumination its competitors can only dream about (and are presumably desperately trying to copy).
Note, this video will follow you down the page on the right hand side of the screen, in a first for iTWireTV videos, so please feel free to keep reading as you watch.
So, Dyson is revolutionising its vacuum cleaners again, and further helping to create a healthier home made easier, with Dyson unveiling its brand-new generation of cord-free vacuum cleaners: the Dyson V15 Detect.
It is engineered to detect hidden dust as small as 10 microns, and equipped with an acoustic piezo sensor to enable scientific proof of what's been sucked up, ensuring these new Dyson technologies redefine deep cleaning at home.
Developed by a team of 370 engineers globally, the Dyson V15 Detect uses a Hyperdymium motor to generate powerful suction and 5-stage filtration captures 99.99% of dust particles down to 0.3 microns for a deep clean . The Dyson V15 Detect helps create a healthier home at a time when 60% of people are cleaning more than ever before .
“As engineers our job is to solve daily problems, and the past 12 months has created plenty of new ones with more time spent indoors” explains James Dyson, Chief Engineer and Founder. “We are all cleaning more frequently, trying to remove the additional house dust but desperate for peace of mind that our homes are truly clean.
“Our latest vacuums use laser technology to reveal hidden dust , integrating a diode laser into the cleaner head that is precisely positioned at a 1.5 degree angle to create the best contrast between dust and floor.
“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 .
The Dyson V15 Detect is both powerful and intelligent, giving the ultimate reassurance – scientific proof of a healthier, cleaner home”, James Dyson added.
LASER DUST DETECTION
Dyson has pioneered vacuums with laser dust technology to reassure us that our homes have been deep cleaned. Laser Dust Detection reveals the particles you cannot normally see, with a precisely angled laser integrated into the cleaner head.
The idea came about when a Dyson engineer noticed that airborne particles in their home glistened in the sun. They began to research how they could take this notion and apply it to the fine dust we cannot see in our home. The team experimented with laser lights in the lab to test how this could be achieved, and a new solution was born.
Dyson engineers integrated a green laser diode – chosen for its ability to provide the best contrast – into the Slim Fluffy cleaner head, positioning it precisely at a 1.5 degree angle, 7.2mm off the ground. It means hidden dust on the floor surface that is otherwise invisible to the naked eye can be seen and removed.
Understanding that now more than ever people want more hygienic homes, Dyson engineers set about developing a technology which enables the user to measure the dust it detects and then displays it on an LCD screen for real time scientific proof of a deep clean8.
So, how does this work? An acoustic piezo sensor has been integrated into the vacuum. Carbon fibre filaments in the cleaner head pick up microscopic particles which are sized and counted up to 15,000 times a second. The dust enters the vacuum and hits the acoustic piezo sensor within the bin inlet with the tiny vibrations being converted to electrical signals. The dust size and quantity are shown on the in-built LCD screen, so the user can see how much dust the vacuum has removed, as well as the different sizes of particles and deliver scientific proof of a deep clean.
The Dyson V15 Detect has been designed so that it automatically increases suction power when it comes across a large amount of dust. This happens in auto mode, when the piezo sensor detects high concentrations of dust, and reactive suction power is triggered to automatically increase in power. When dust levels normalise, suction power is reduced to its previous level.
Introducing a new anti-tangle Hair Screw Tool: Dyson engineers also looked to solve the problem of removing hair on the brush bar. This is often a challenge for many vacuums, despite claims to the contrary, so we have developed a new anti-tangle conical brush bar which spirals hair off and into the bin. This prevents the wrapping of hair around the brush bar. Engineered for human and pet hair, our engineers delicately tweaked the precise angle of the bristles on the tool, to ensure the release force did not tangle the hair and tested the tool on multiple hair types.
New anti-tangle High Torque cleaner head: This is Dyson’s powerful High Torque cleaner head that prevents tangling. The cleaner head now has 56 polycarbonate teeth which looks like a comb. These small teeth prevent tangling around the bristles when you are cleaning, and automatically clears hair from the brush bar, so you don’t have to.
New Hair screw tool. Picks up long hair and pet hair, fast.
The Dyson V15 Detect features Dyson’s 5-stage advanced filtration technologies, capturing at least 99.99% of particles as small as 0.3 microns , to expel cleaner air. Our Dyson cyclone technology is efficient at separating dust and dirt from floors and surfaces and whole machine sealing means this isn’t leaked back into your homes.
ALSO AVAILABLE IN A COMPACT FORMAT
Dyson is also introducing the Dyson V12 Detect Slim, which features the technology from the V15 Detect, in a smaller, more compact format.
BUY DIRECT FROM THE PEOPLE WHO MADE IT
The Dyson V15 Detect Absolute Extra, with HEPA filtration and Dyson V15 Detect Total Clean, is available from 27th May, with an RRP of $1,469 and $1,399 respectively at Dyson.com.au. Buy Direct from the people who made it at Dyson.com.au for exclusive models, flexible delivery options, best price policy and auto-warranty registration. To pre-register, click here.