Dyson has a vacuum cleaner with lasers that show dust

You know that satisfying feeling you get when you are vacuuming and you hear a bunch of tings of big chunks going up the vacuum?

Well now Dyson wants you to have that feeling with your eyes with their new laser that shows dust as you vacuum.

Check out the video below for more info, or the blurb below for specific details.

Laser Dust Detection

Dyson has pioneered vacuums with laser dust technology to reassure you that your home has 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.

Piezo Sensor

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 clean.

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.

Anti-Tangle Technology 

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. 

The Compact version

Dyson is also introducing the Dyson V12 Detect Slim Total Clean for an RRP of $1,299 which features the technology from the Dyson V15 Detect, in a smaller, more compact format.

Buy direct from Dyson

You can now buy it from Dyson directly. The Dyson V15 Detect Absolute Extra, with HEPA filtration and Dyson V15 Detect Total Clean, are available from 27th May, with an RRP of $1,549 and $1,499 respectively at Dyson.co.nz.

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