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Halo Vacuum Review: UV Germ-Killing Power

Posted by John on July 16th, 2008

Halo UV vacuum cleanerI recently had the opportunity to “test-drive” a Halo UV vacuum cleaner, and I was very impressed by its design, handling, and germ-killing ability. Halo UV vacuums feature a UV-C light bulb that kills viruses, bacteria, dust mite eggs, flea eggs, mold spores, and other germs. UV-C light bulbs have been used to kill germs in water treatment plants and hospitals for many years, and more recently, some supermarkets have started using them to sterilize shopping carts.

Safe for people and pets, the UV bulb is located on the underside of the vacuum, just behind its powerful 5,000-RPM brushbar (the brushbar has its own motor, in addition to the airflow motor). The UV light is activated only when the vacuum is in its operating position with all wheels on the floor. Simply vacuum as usual and let the Halo do the dirty work for you.

The Halo UV vacuum is perfect for pet owners and parents of small children, as it cleans the dirt you can see plus the germs that you can’t see. In independent lab tests, the UV-C light has been proven to kill 99% of germs with just one second of exposure.

The vacuum is ideal for allergy sufferers as well because it has a HEPA air filter that captures 99.97% of household allergens. The HEPA filter is included in replacement bags, so there are no separate HEPA filters to replace. You don’t have to worry about replacing the UV bulb, either, as it comes with a lifetime warranty.

The Halo vacuum is lightweight, making it easy to maneuver, and its wide, 14-inch cleaning path makes vacuuming a quick chore. On-board tools, a 13-foot hose make, and automatic carpet height adjustment make cleaning your floors even easier.

Finally, the Halo UV vacuum features a sturdy, sleek design and powerful suction that will not disappoint. Overall, I give the vacuum five out of five stars.

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