Dyson expands its range of home technology with three new products, including the Lightcycle, a “smart task light” that promises to reduce eye strain and maintain light quality for 60 years.
This new product was created with over 892 prototypes made and more than 90 engineers involved.
Engineered to provide “the right light for the right time of day”, the Lightcycle’s most exciting function is its local daylight tracking feature. It is able to continually adjust its colour temperature and brightness according to local daylight by using a unique time-, date-, and location-driven algorithm to calculate colour temperature and brightness of daylight, wherever you may be. This technology is supported by data from over a million satellite and with a 32-bit microprocessor.
The task light also provides a uniform pool of light with more than 1,000 Lux brightness, combined with glare protection and low optical flicker. This exceeds recommended levels for studying, while protecting eyes from glare.
Its biggest claim, however, is its ability to maintain light quality for 60 years, considering how light fixtures tend to have a short lifespan.
Dyson engineers resolved the problem of fading and discolouring of LEDs when they overheat by designing a system that offers non-stop cooling. The technology is actually often used in satellites: there’s a vacuum-sealed copper tube that draws heat away. Inside, a drop of water evaporates, dissipating heat along the pipe as it condenses, before returning to the LEDs by capillary action. This forms a consistent cooling cycle that doesn’t require energy. With this design, brightness and light quality can be maintained for, reportedly, 60 years.
Finally, you can also enjoy personalised light with the Lightcycle, as you link up the device with the Dyson Link app. It communicates with the task light to adjust light output according to your age, task, daily routine, and local daylight. Pre-set modes you can choose from include: Study, Relax, Precision, Boost, Wake-up, Sleep and Away. It also has manual control with slide-touch dimming and colour temperature selection that lets you define your personal light preferences. It’s possible to pre-programme and assign names for up to 20 different light settings, to suit your task or mood.
Other than the Lightcycle, Dyson also launched the Pure Cool Me personal purifying fan, which projects a stream of precise and focused air for cooling, and has a filter that captures 99.95% of particles including allergens, pollen, and mould spores. The quiet machine also has activated carbon that absorbs and traps gases, odours, and household fumes.
You can also look forward to Dyson’s latest cordless vacuum, the Dyson V11, which is designed to have 20% more suction power than its predecessor, the Dyson Cyclone V10 vacuum.