Dyson Lightcycle Morph light

Posted in Products on 26 February, 2020

Fuelled by a frustration with things that don’t work properly and a relentless obsession with making them perform better, Jake Dyson has globally unveiled Dyson’s newest addition to its technology portfolio, the Dyson Lightcycle Morph light.

Engineered for versatility and inspired by natural light, the Dyson Lightcycle Morph has unique local daylight tracking and delivers light throughout a room in four different formats – as an indirect, task, feature or ambient light.

Personalised via the Dyson Link App, the Dyson Lightcycle Morph intelligently adjusts the light it emits depending on the user’s task, age and local daylight. 360° manoeuvrability provides customised light when and where it matters. All this, and with light quality that lasts decades2, made possible by Dyson’s pioneering Heat Pipe technology.

A light with many different uses, provides the right light for the right time of day.

Building on the core technologies of the Dyson Lightcycle task light which launched in March 2019, the Dyson Lightcycle Morph has the ability to emulate some of the properties of natural light in multiple different formats. Using Dyson’s unique Daylight Tracking algorithm and 3 warm, 3 cool LEDs, the Dyson Lightcycle Morph continually adjusts its colour temperature and brightness in relation to local daylight, providing the right light for the time of day depending on the user’s location.

The Dyson Lifecycle Morph can be used as an:

  • Indirect light: The intelligent optical head smoothly rotates 360° to bounce light off walls, floors and ceilings.
  • Task light: Focused, powerful light for work, hobbies, make-up application and intricate tasks. Engineered to help reduce eye strain and improve visual performance.
  • Feature light: Creates dramatic effects, highlighting art, colours and decorative features. 3-Point Revolve motion enables precise positioning.
  • Ambient light: The stem lights up to create a comforting, orange glow. For evening relaxation with reduced blue light.From waking up with an artificial sunrise in a bedroom, working with a powerful high-quality task light, enhancing interiors with the dramatic feature lighting or relaxing in the evening with soothing ambient light, the Dyson Lightcycle Morph is engineered for versatility.The ambient stem demonstrates that form does not just follow function, but the two disciplines work hand in hand. The Dyson Lightcycle Morph is designed around a distinct aluminium- polycarbonate composite stem, rotationally perforated with 16,740 apertures.

Mounted on the stem is an Intelligent Optical Head with 360° manoeuvrability. The stem is machined to a depth of just 0.7mm and formed of extruded aluminium to deliver a unique balance of high impact resistance and smooth light travel. The micro apertures create a soft gradient to the lit effect and the highly reflective surface inside the aluminium core aids a flawless travel of light down the length of the stem. With an almost transparent aesthetic, two ultra-thin exposed cables run through the centre of the Dyson Lightcycle Morph. Clamped at both ends under extreme tension, these cables power the optical head in an almost invisible manner – achieving a 360°, uninterrupted lit effect on the stem.

When docked as an ambient light, the stem lights up to create a comforting, orange glow and can be set for evening relaxation with reduced blue light. A colour warming orange filter on the dock creates the warmest light levels, reducing the colour temperature down further from 2,700K to 1,800K, emulating the colour of candle light.

“When trying to recreate the characteristics of daylight, light quality is vital. So we developed a way to protect it for the long term,” says Jake Dyson, Chief Engineer.

Dyson’s heat pipe technology draws heat away from the LEDs to provide a non-stop, energy-free cooling cycle, maintaining light quality for 60 years with light quality not diminishing over time.

Low light, flicker and glare can cause eye strain and visual fatigue. The Dyson Lightcycle Morph is engineered to help reduce eye strain. The Intelligent Optical Head produces a uniform distribution of high quality, powerful light, while achieving a low flicker score at full brightness (<1%) thanks to custom drivers and light engines. The Precision mode achieves a colour rendering index of 90 or over (out of 100), displaying colours very close to daylight. In this mode, fine drawing, make-up application, painting or crafts appear truer-to-life. Precision mode helps reduce eye strain by emitting a pool of high-intensity light with a cooler (4,600 Kelvin) colour temperature.

A 65-year old needs up to four times more light than a 20-year old. So, thanks to Age Adjust, the Dyson Lightcycle Morph corrects brightness based on the age entered into the Dyson Link app, meaning that the older the user, the brighter the light. The Dyson Lightcycle Morph has pre-set modes: Study, Relax, Precision, Boost, Wake-up, Sleep and Away. It also has manual control with slide-touch dimming and colour temperature selection to define personal light preferences. It’s possible to pre-programme and assign names for up to 20 different light settings, to suit the task or mood.

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