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Post# 394492   7/7/2018 at 21:24 by funeraldirector (Boston)        

Hi,

Having lunch with an old friend today who just happened to upgrade a customer from an worn out Riccar into a new Lux Legacy. I was surprised to see a new cord material that was much more flexible and rubber-like than the previous Unicable cords they were using. Also noticed a different spring and feeling in the cord winder of the Legacy that was way smoother and felt more like quality than the previous one I had used. These are positive steps for sure. I wonder if Beech (sp?) Tool and Die still makes the winder assembly for Lux?

I also happened to notice a couple of new Lux Guardian Platinum units that were just delivered and both shipping cartons labeled "Assembled in USA." I was pleased to see that as well and am seeing more Made in USA decals on products they previously had manufactured overseas. Maybe things are changing in Bristol.

Brian





Post# 394493 , Reply# 1   7/7/2018 at 22:05 by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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Thats great ! keep The aerus electrolux in usa not overseas perfect make em like they use to

Post# 394710 , Reply# 2   7/11/2018 at 19:24 by electromatik (Taylorsville, North Carolina, U.S.A.)        

We have heard so much conflicting information regarding the Bristol plant that I never knew what the facts were. I now consider the matter closed. The plant is still open and operational (or at least one of the U.S. plants is still open).


I would love to see Aerus take what they have learned from the Platinum and create a new unique design.


Post# 395173 , Reply# 3   7/17/2018 at 21:11 by DJub85 (Virginia)        

I'm curious about the cords... what's the newest Legacy cord you're comparing the new cord to? What color is the new cord vs the color of the old cord, etc.? I know that Aerus brought in new black, "ribbed" (not smooth) cords around 2013, but are you saying that they have an even newer cord now?

I'm floored to know that the Guardian Platinum is now being assembled in the USA. That's the only thing (other than finances, ha!) that kept me from wanting one. All of the EU models have transitioned to a new, more attractive white/silver color scheme. If Aerus starts selling white/silver machines made in USA, I'll have to buy one. I might even just go ahead and buy a black/silver one since it's made in the US. I'm just hoping the Platinum didn't kill off production of the Legacy or Classic. The plant is only so big!

I'm super excited that the bags moved back to US from China and that the Platinum is now made here, too. If we can just get the power nozzles and sidekicks made in USA again, we'll be all set.

And yes, I agree I wish Aerus would make their next new product all in-house. Here's my Aerus wish list:

1. Never stop selling the Legacy and Classic (heritage, baby!)
2. Add HEPA to at least the Legacy if not the Classic too (just steal the HEPA setup from the old Guardian Ultra that used the same body)
3. Design new, mostly metal telescoping wands
4. Create a new in-house vacuum with clear ties to heritage products (1205 machines, XXX, G, even the Legacy... something retro).

I think we're on the cusp of seeing fully battery electric vacuums. We already have some battery stuff from Dyson, but I feel like the next logical move is for all canisters to go battery, too. If there exist battery lawn mowers and cars, then surely battery canister vacuums are not far behind. I feel like that's something Aerus could potentially jump into with their next product. I'm more concerned about my listed top 4 wishes, but wouldn't it be cool to park your Aerus on a wireless charging pad and have it ready to run the next day with no need for a cord or plugging/unplugging?


Post# 395186 , Reply# 4   7/18/2018 at 05:25 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Not only battery canisters-but uprights,too.Imagine a cordless Kirby with the power of a plug in one!Could happen!Give it time!
Another for Lux--DITCH the bagless central vacuum and replace it with a HEPA Filtrete bagged one.


Post# 395223 , Reply# 5   7/18/2018 at 14:52 by Air-WayCharlie (USA)        

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I have owned nearly every model of Lux from the E, to now the Platinum Guardian. IMO, the Platinum Guardian is arguably one of the best canisters made. A true cleaning machine with incredible filtration and really, really quiet. (About as loud as the G models.)

I do not mind the plastic wands or gas pump handle. The variable speed is a nice new feature, (finally), and it has a nice size bag capacity. The retractable cord must be 30 feet--the longest on Lux cannister that I know of.

I am so impressed with the Guardian Platinum line that my Lux Legacy upright is leaving on Monday to be replaced with the new black/white Guardian upright. It has the most powerful motor ever in a Lux upright. Other than that, the design is the same as past Lux uprights. I'm looking forward to playing with it!


Post# 395230 , Reply# 6   7/18/2018 at 17:57 by jp10558 (Southern Tier, NY, USA)        

The problem with batteries in vacuums is that the vacuum cleaner companies don't really get batteries right now IMHO, and the tool companies don't get vacuums really. I'd love to see someone use a "standard" battery like the Dewalt Flexvolt or Milwaukee M18 Fuel or Bosch whatever. But for lawn mowers they use 2 and they last like 20 minutes. And the "big ones" are going to run you $300 or so just for the batteries. Then again, if you're vacuum is $2000+ you could probably fit that in somehow. I just don't know if they could say, use an 18V design and have a compatibility with the "major" tool battery brands - without spending a lot to partner with them somehow. And if they were tied to one brand, they turn off anyone who's using a different brand with their tools...

@Air-WayCharlie do you know how the sound compares to Sebo airbelt canisters?


Post# 395237 , Reply# 7   7/18/2018 at 20:00 by Air-WayCharlie (USA)        

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The Sebo and Miele canisters are very quiet. The Platinum power nozzle sounds like all of it's forerunners making it louder than the machine itself. When the Platinum is set on, "Auto", for the power setting, it is extremely quiet.

Lux went through quite a few machines that were kind of loud but nothing like, let's say a Kirby. When I use my Sentria,(or any of the G series), I can't even hear the phone ring. The current Tri-Star CS model is fairly quiet except for the power nozzle which is made by Lux/Aerus. Lux/Aerus power nozzles have always been whiney since the inception of the Omniflow style. (Around the time of the PN-6 I think.) Prior to that they were much quieter in my opinion.





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