For those who aren’t fans of the dark, Dyson recently announced its new line of Lightcycle desk and floor lamps that—according to them—will last you for the better part of your life. At $599.99 for the company’s new Lightcycle desk lamp and $899.99 for the new Lightcycle floor lamp, these light fixtures are a far cry from that Ninja Turtle nightlight you still secretly keep in the hallway.
As any piece of Dyson hardware goes, the technology inside the lamps is part of what makes them so expensive. Most LEDs used in lighting tend to overheat from continued use, resulting in their deterioration. In the case of the Lightcycle lamps, Dyson installed heat pipe cooling technology that uses vacuum-sealed copper tubing combined with water cooling to increase the lifespan of their LEDs up to 60 years.
This cooling system powers one of the most sophisticated light fixtures you’ve ever seen. Anyone with a general grasp of sensor technology knows how the lamp automatically turns on when you’re in its presence, but it also adjusts its brightness (which ranges from 100 to 1000 lux) and color (ranging from 2,700 to 6,500 °K) depending on your age, time of day, and what you are currently doing.
An ambient light sensor regularly checks your background lighting and adjusts the lamp’s brightness. Age settings can be set using the Dyson Link App. Older folks tend to need more light than younglings, so the Lightcycle could automatically adjust to be dimmer for a 20-year-old but brighter for someone pushing 80. In total, users can choose from three activity settings: Relax, Study, or Precision depending on lighting environment needs.
Power-wise, the lamp comes with a single USB-C charger on the stand which serves to lessen the number of devices plugged into your laptop. It isn’t the biggest feature of the lamp, but it does help when you need something charged by your bedside table. The Dyson Lightcycle lamps are already available in China but will be available on the global market later this month.
Lastly, the lamp comes with a single USB-C charger on the stand which serves to lessen the number of devices plugged into your laptop. It isn’t the biggest feature of the lamp, but it does help when you need something charged by your bedside table.
Find out more over at Dyson.