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Dyson launches its most powerful HEPA cordless vacuum – capturing microscopic particles as small as 0.1 microns²

Dyson’s first vacuum to feature the next-generation Hyperdymium motor, spinning at up to135,000 rpm providing unrivalled powerful suction

Australia. 13 October 2022: Dyson today launches the Dyson Gen5detect™ vacuum, our most powerful cordless vacuum featuring a new fifth generation Hyperdymium motor, delivering 262 air watts of powerful suction¹. The machine also features a fully sealed, whole-machine HEPA filtration system, engineered to capture 99.99% of particles down to 0.1 microns². A new Fluffy Optic™ cleaner head has also been re-engineered, revealing twice the amount of microscopic dust³ for increased brightness and range – so you can see exactly where to clean.

Next-generation Hyperdymium motor

  • The motor is smaller, faster and more powerful than its predecessor, spinning at up to 135,000rpm – up to nine times faster than a Formula One engine. This power enables the Gen5detect™ vacuum to have the most powerful suction of any Dyson cordless machine, capable of capturing microscopic particles as small as 0.1 microns² from your home such as diesel soot. Engineers built this motor around a shorter shaft, and combined multiple parts into one, enabling a more compact format, wrapped in a single piece of precision moulded frame to ensure maximum power efficiency.

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Whole machine HEPA filtration – so dust, bacteria and miscroscopic particles remain trapped in the bin²

The Dyson Gen5detect™ features Dyson’s most advanced cordless whole-machine HEPA filtration system. The machine is fully sealed ensuring only dirty air passes through the filter, expelling cleaner air into your home.

With microscopic particles measuring as small as 0.1 microns, 1.9m of filter media folded 145 times traps 99.99% of potentially harmful particles down to 0.1 microns². 14 cyclones also remove dust from the airflow so there’s no loss of suction¹, ensuring optimal performance with every clean.

James Dyson, Founder and Chief Engineer at Dyson, says:

“The Gen5detect defines Dyson’s next generation of cleaning technology. It is the combination of our dust light optic technology, dust particle counting and sizing, pioneering new motor and whole-machine HEPA filtration, that enables you to achieve our deepest ever clean.”

Charlie Park, Vice President of Floorcare at Dyson, says:

“The best filter cannot provide clean air if there is an opportunity for dirty air to leak out of the machine – so our engineers worked hard to ensure that all our Dyson vacuums have whole-machine filtration. In our Gen5detect vacuum, we went a step further with HEPA filtration to ensure that even particles as small as 0.1 microns remain trapped in the machine.”

Twice the Illumination – seeing is believing

  • The 2022 Dyson Global Dust Study revealed that 95% of people are cleaning just as much, if not more, than they did last year to ensure their homes remain a clean and healthy space, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, according to Dyson’s Global Dust Study, 40% of people are only motivated to clean when their home was dusty or when there was visible dust and dirt on the floor, compared to 33% in 2020.

    Introduced in 2021, Dyson’s own illuminating dust technology was developed to allow owners to see the microscopic particles hiding in their home. This means hidden dust on the floor surface that is otherwise invisible to the naked eye can be seen using a blade of light.

    The Gen5detect™ vacuum cleaner possesses a re-engineered Fluffy Optic™ cleaner head which produces twice the brightness³, covering even more of your floor. Dyson engineers designed the new light source to be positioned as low as possible in the endcap of our Fluffy Optic™ cleaner head, projecting a blade of light to only illuminate particles on floors. This was a huge design challenge - to fit the optic, printed circuit board (PCB) and thermal solutions into a tiny space without compromising pick-up.

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New user interface, software advances – now shows you when your room is clean

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  • Drawing inspiration from the way our illumination technology has changed the way people clean, the Dyson Gen5detect™ introduces a completely re-engineered user interface (UI) that now shows users in real-time when their surface is clean⁴. A piezo sensor uses acoustic sensing to count and categorise particle sizes, and bars on the LCD screen now rise and fall according to volume of particles being removed in real-time⁶ – so owners know when to move on or spend more time cleaning. In addition to the software updates to the UI, the Gen5 motor also required engineers to develop new software to monitor and control the motor’s speed, power and temperature – this works in hand-in-hand with the new UI, empowering owners to troubleshoot potential issues and maintain their machines independently.

Chunrui Zhang, Head of Embedded Software at Dyson, says:

“Software increasingly plays a more critical role in fuelling Dyson’s technology pipeline – across both the internal functionality of our machines and the information delivered to the owner. The Gen5detect vacuum cleaner possesses both Dyson’s most advanced cordless software management system and uniquely updates owners with real time cleaning performance, ensuring a better understanding of the health of their home.””

Other key features of the Dyson Gen5detect™ vacuum include:

Built-in dusting and crevice tool: The machine transforms into our most powerful handheld¹. Hidden inside the wand is a built-in dusting and crevice tool to save time between floor and handheld cleaning.

Single button control:It has a power button instead of the classic trigger, for more comfortable, continuous cleaning. This also allows users to swap hands while navigating obstacles, making cleaning easier.

Fade-free, energy-dense battery: Up to 70 minutes of suction⁵, Dyson’s longest ever runtime in a cordless vacuum. Ten energy-dense lithium-ion cells deliver fade-free, powerful suction.

Heavy duty cleans: The most powerful cordless vacuum weighs 3.5kg and now comes with a 0.77L bin.

Easy, no-touch bin emptying: The straight, slim bin has an ejection mechanism with a rotary catch, to drive out dust in one smooth action. A silicone collar wipes down the mesh shroud to drive out dust without dirtying your hands.

The Dyson Gen5detect™cordless vacuum cleaner is available from 13 October, at Dyson online stores and Dyson Demo stores, priced at $1,499.

Buy Direct from the people who made it

All Dyson machines come with a two year warranty covering parts and labour, and a 45 day money back guarantee**. Buy Direct from the people who made it at or Dyson Demo stores for exclusive models, flexible delivery options, best price policy and auto-warranty registration.

Additionally, experience Dyson technologies through Dyson Demo VR – an immersive, online environment in which customers can trial, test and understand Dyson products all from the comfort of their own homes, using a VR headset. Dyson Demo VR is the first virtual store of its kind, bringing the best of the physical offline world together with the convenience and dynamism of the virtual world, available through the Oculus store.

[1] Suction tested to IEC62885-4 CL5.8 and CL5.9, tested at the flexible inlet, loaded to bin full, in Boost mode by independent third-party, SGS-IBR Laboratories US in 2022.
[2] Filtration tested against ASTM F3150, tested in Boost mode by independent third-party, SGS-IBR Laboratories US in 2022. Filtration efficiency is calculated by comparing the number of standardised dust particles entering the vacuum cleaner against those released. The capture rate may differ depending on actual environment and the mode.
[3] Compared to the original Dyson Laser Slim Fluffy™ cleaner head. Effectiveness influenced by ambient light conditions, debris type and surface.
[4] Best accuracy achieved in Auto mode. Auto ramp feature in Auto mode only. Testing based on average in home usage according to Dyson internal test data.
[5] Applies in Eco mode on hard floor. Actual run time will vary based on power mode, floor type and/or attachments used.
[6] Quantity and size of dust displayed on screen varies depending on usage. Examples shown may occur within one or more displayed size range. Automatic suction adaptation only occurs in auto mode.Applies in Eco mode on hard floor. Actual run time will vary based on power mode, floor type and/or attachments used.

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