Dyson has unveiled its latest smart lighting device - the Dyson Lightcycle Morph.
Like the original Lightcycle lamp, which hit the shops last year, the Morph is focused on personal lighting and is not only concerned with the time of day, and the activity itâs supposed to be lighting, but also the userâs age. Dyson states that a 65-year old needs up to four times more light than a 20-year old.
Dyson says the varying levels of light also help to improve visual acuity and provide the right light for the time of day. There are built in, algorithm-powered cycles that will mimic the local daylight of wherever you are in the world. In the companion app you can set your home city for an accurate measurement.
The smart lamp, which can also be manually controlled by that app, or on the device itself, comes in both desk and floor stand variations. As well as the daylight tracking, users can also select from four preset light settings - indirect, task, feature and ambient - depending on the situation and the level of lighting required.
Task, for example, sets a focused, powerful light for work, hobbies, make-up application and intricate tasks. It's designed to help reduce eye strain and improve visual performance.
The design is very different from the first Lightcycle; it is based around a polycarbonate composite stem and an optical head that can be rotated 360 degrees. The Morph part of the name comes from the fact that it can morph into an ambient light, with a warm glow, coming from the stem when mounted.
The three warm and three cool LEDs on board offer color temperature ranges of 2700 to 6500 Kelvin, and feature Dyson's heat pipe cooling method to prevent the lamp to prevent from overheating. Dyson says these LEDs will be good for 60 years.
This is Dyson, so the new lamps donât come cheap. The Lightcycle Morph is $650 or $850, depending if you want the desk or floor model.