Halo Vacuum Cleans & Kills With Ultraviolet Light

Halo UVX Ultraviolet Vacuum (Images courtesy Halo)
By Andrew Liszewski

We first became aware of how crappy our run of the mill vacuums were thanks to James Dyson. But now it seems even his cyclone technology isn’t enough to make our homes truly clean. Halo Technologies believes you have to kill every single organism and pathogen hiding in your carpets and furniture and the best way to do that is with ultraviolet light. Their Halo vacuum includes a UV-C bulb on the underside that serves as a potent germicide killing anything exposed to the light.

…the Haloâ„¢ UVX Ultraviolet Vacuum can kill potentially dangerous micro-organisms by disrupting the DNA structure of their cells. Run the Haloâ„¢ UVX Ultraviolet Vacuum over your carpets as you would with a normal vacuum, activate the UV-C bulb with the trigger on the handle and you’re instantly and safely deactivating the DNA of the dust mites, viruses, bacteria, fleas, lice and mold that had been lurking between the fibers.

Their description of disrupting the DNA of these unwanted pests sounds pretty cool but unfortunately it doesn’t make the task of vacuuming any less boring. But if you’ve got yourself a healthy dose of Howard Hughes-esque germophobia the Halo UVX Ultraviolet Vacuum is available on their website for $399.99.

[ Halo UVX Ultraviolet Vacuum ] VIA [ Freshome ]

8 thoughts on “Halo Vacuum Cleans & Kills With Ultraviolet Light”

  1. so what happens when you aciddently turn it on yourself and get exposed to radiation? Do my cells DNA mutate me into a superhero?

  2. Call me weird, but I think there may be such a thing as TOO clean! I think I heard that you need a few micro-organizisms hanging around so that your body can develop immunities etc to bigger “bugs”. Too clean might leave us more vulnerable to bugs out there in the dirty, grimy real world.

  3. I got one of these things. I was impressed at first, but I really did not notice great performance. I actually had to pick the lint off of my rug to throw it out. How the heck did it not pick up lint???

  4. I have a Dyson and it is amazing. I have two questions about this vac….
    1) How slow do you have to go to kill the DNA with this UV bulb? It would have to be really stong, and won’t it hurt my floor?
    2) It’s only killing what’s left behind…why not get a vac that will actually pick it up!

    Nic

  5. I work for Halo, so I can answer your questions 🙂

    If you check out our website, http://www.gethalo.com you can see the kill chart. (length of time it takes to kill specific micro-organisms.)

    Dust mites, the flu virus, lice, fleas & bacteria are killed in under a second of contact with the Ultraviolet light, mold takes slightly longer, at 1.1 seconds, and yes, we did test this out in a labratory setting. We wanted the right frequency of Ultraviolet light to be able to kill these organisms during regular vacuuming.

    Any kind of light, even sunlight can bleach out carpets. However, if used as directed, the Halo UVX is safe to use on your carpets.

    Studies show that vacuums do not suck up dust mites. They have little suction cups on their feet, which enables them to cling to the fibers of the carpet. Check out this link – it’s from consumer reports, and they know what they are talking about 🙂 http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/08-30-2007/0004654612&EDATE=

    With the Halo, you kill the dust mites, which enables you to suck them up as well.

    Happy shopping!

    Sincerely,
    Kate E. Law
    [email protected]

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    Miele Vacuum Video As Featured on ABC 7 News
    You can see from this video that the Miele will trap all of the particles in a cloth like bag that self-seals on its way out and you are actually purifying the air in your house by vacuuming! The filtration is 99.95% effective at 0.3 microns which is amazing. Thanks to its HEPA filter and super intensive clean bags the vacuum is able to achieve this kind of filtration.
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  7. Through a particulate analysis on YouTube here, I cut out all the marketing BS and demonstrate how poor the Dyson vacuum really is. The one vacuum that truly works is the Miele, which also truly traps the dust. My findings prove that the Miele Vacuum is completely sealed and really is HEPA.

    I show how well the Miele vacuum works and truly traps the dust. My findings prove that the Miele Vacuum is completely sealed and really is HEPA.
    Miele Vacuum Video As Featured on ABC 7 News
    You can see from this video that the Miele will trap all of the particles in a cloth like bag that self-seals on its way out and you are actually purifying the air in your house by vacuuming! The filtration is 99.95% effective at 0.3 microns which is amazing. Thanks to its HEPA filter and super intensive clean bags the vacuum is able to achieve this kind of filtration.
    Also check-out my blog called <a href=”http://consumer-reporter.blogspot.com/
    “>Consumer Reporter – a vehicle to educate consumers about the vacuum and air purification market.
    If you appreciate the information I provide on Miele vacuum cleaners via You Tube and my blog, please support my on-line store, KillDirt.You’ll get free shipping and no tax (as long as you do not live in New Jersey). We will be sure to make your shopping experience a pleasant one.

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