Years ago, we didn't have the luxury of being able to decide whether we wanted a lightweight vacuum cleaner. A vacuum cleaner was a vacuum cleaner so the possibility of a lightweight vacuum cleaner was inconceivable.
These days however, lightweight vacuum cleaners are immensely popular and there are several reasons behind this surging demand.
The history of vacuum cleaners in the UK dates back to the early 1900s. Hubert Cecil Booth started the first vacuum cleaner company in the UK, known as the British Vacuum Cleaner Company. It wasn't long however before William Henry Hoover, who had already experienced success with his vacuum cleaners in America, made headway in the vacuum cleaners market in the UK and overtook Booth.
Wattage is an important consideration because motor power alone does not guarantee better suction: it depends on the overall design of the unit. If a vacuum cleaner has a high wattage, the motor is more powerful.