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Dyson Gen5detect Absolute

Overall rating

68% of reviewers would recommend to a friend.

Incredible vacuum!


We have had a full size corded dyson for years and love it— except for the cord. This thing is just as powerful but by being cordless you can clean the house with ease. You really don’t fully understand the difference until you start using it. We now vacuum up messes that previously “weren’t bad” and would previously wait until we do a more thorough clean. Even better, my husband now will just start vacuuming with it because he thinks the light on it is fun! About the light- it sounds like a gimmick but it’s actually pretty cool. You can see exactly where the dust is on the hardwood floor and it helps you realize what areas are dirtier than others. The V15 also has a sensor that calculates the amount of dust/dirt that it’s picking up and automatically changes the suction based on the task in hand. This is huge since it saves a ton of battery life. We can easily vacuum our entire 2,000 sq ft house with battery life to spare. The carpet tool that’s included is also great for rugs and the hair tool is perfect for the sofa. The absolute model also has a built in wand so you can clean tight spaces as you go around the house. We have a shiba inu who sheds his entire coat twice a year (for the summer and winter) so this has really been keeping our house a lot cleaner in regards to having dog hair everywhere. One note- if the dog decides to dig up a houseplant just take out the full size vacuum. While this vacuum is great for normal everyday cleaning, for big projects (like dirt from a plant all over your bathroom) you will still need the corded one. Thank you dyson, this has changed our life!

Frequently asked questions - Illumination Vacuums

Which Dyson vacuum cleaner has the illumination?

The Dyson Gen5™, V15 Detect™, and Dyson V12 Detect Slim™ have a illumination cleaner head.

These cordless vacuums feature a green light that illuminates dust and particles in your home.

The light allows you to see the particles that are typically invisible to the naked eye, which can help ensure a more thorough cleaning.

How does illumination on vacuums work?

Dyson engineers integrated a green light diode – chosen for its ability to provide the best contrast – into the Fluffy Optic™️ cleaner head, positioning it precisely at a 1.5 degree angle, 7.3mm off the ground.

The light is pointed mostly horizontally, so it illuminates dust more than it illuminates the floor.

This makes the dust visually stand out on the floor surface. It means hidden dust on the floor surface that is otherwise invisible to the naked eye can be seen and removed.

Why do Dyson vacuums have illumination?

Dyson has engineered illumination technology to ensure you are reassured that your home has been deep cleaned.

Dyson vacuums have illumination to illuminate fine dust so it stands out from the surface it sits on.

The human eye’s evolutionary sensitivity to green light means we see it brighter than other colors, enhancing contrast and making hidden dust clearly visible.