The Miele Complete C3 Alize is Miele's least expensive C3 Series full-size canister vacuum. It is extremely lightweight. The canister weighs only 12 lbs. Miele vacuums are extremely quiet compared to other canisters. They are sound insulated and are German engineered to last. The Miele C3 Complete Alize Canister Vacuum has the power to capture even fine dust and allergens plus a proven filtration system to keep those particles in the vacuum.Great for allergy sufferers. A rotary dial adjusts the suction power to your needs and even has a quiet setting. You can rewind the retractable cord automatically with one touch. A unique feature of the Miele Alize is the comfort grip handle which sports an integrated high-performance LED light. Perfectly illuminate areas directly in front of the floor head so you can be certain nothing is missed, even in dark areas like closet corners and underneath beds and other furniture. Activate the spotlight simply by pressing the light switch on the handle. The light will begin to dim and then go out after 30 seconds. Miele's tools store right in the canister (dusting brush, upholstery nozzle, and crevice tool.) A crush-proof hose adds durability, and the telescopic wand is made of stainless steel for long-term usage. The Alize also comes with a 3-D bumper to protect your furniture.