Dyson’s products can do everything from cleaning your home, drying your hair, drying your hands, purifying the air, keeping you cool and keeping you warm. Now the company is literally shedding light on a way for you to maintain your well-being and focus with the Dyson Lightcycle task light.
Humans have evolved for more than 200,000 years and organised their activities around the daily cycle of natural light.
As the sun made its way across the sky it created within us a body clock that governs when we wake, when we eat, when we work, when we play and when we sleep.
On the grand scale of human history, the use of artificial light and our ability to control has being quite a recent development.
That artificial light now allows us to do things after sunset but the quality and colour of the light could be doing us harm.
The Dyson Lightcycle task light is designed to mimic the colour temperature and brightness of light for that time of the day.
It uses a unique algorithm that takes into account your location, the time and date to calculate what the colour temperature brightness of daylight should be at that particular moment.
The Dyson Lightcycle task light then communicates that information to the 32-bit microprocessor on board and optical driver to tune the product’s LED light.
The product has three warm and three cool LEDs to simulate daylight colour temperature from 2,700 – 6500 Kelvin.
Believe it or not, low light, flickering and glare can affect how we feel and cause eyestrain and visual fatigue.
Human evolution following the cycle of natural light has created our own internal body clocks.
Our brains and even our organs know exactly what time of the day it is and any disruption to our exposure to natural light can cause numerous problems.
Disrupting the body clock could literally affect your health.
An example of body clock disruption we’ve all experienced is jetlag.
Our internal body clocks know the precise time to produce melatonin in time with our circadian rhythm at night when it’s time to go to sleep.
Any disruption to that circadian rhythm could affect the quality of our sleep and, in turn, our health.
In today’s high-tech world we are exposed to even more light including the blue light from our mobile devices and computers.
It is this blue light, which were exposed to when viewing our smartphones and tablets, which can trick our clock through our internal photo receptors.
Dyson’s approach is to provide a uniform, high quality and powerful light with more than 1000 lux brightness but with protection from glare and low optical flicker.
A flickering light alone can cause fatigue and even headaches.
Light is distributed evenly from the Dyson Lightcycle task light to create a pool of consistent illumination while concealing the actual light source to protect your eyes from glare.
Dyson says the brightness of light quality for these LEDs can be maintained for 60 years so the product’s ability to adjust colour and brightness to track the natural daylight will not fade over time.
Thanks to the Dyson Link companion app, users are able to take complete control of the light and personalise it to suit them.
The light can be adjusted to suit you and your tasks depending on whether you want to relax, stay focused, wake up or sleep.
The app allows users to enter their location and personal information including their age.
The addition of your age will also determine the amount of light required.
Did you know a 65-year-old needs up to four times more light than a 20-year-old?
Dyson does and it has taken that into account for its calculations of providing the precise light for you.
LED lights tend to get hot but Dyson has created a unique cooling system using a vacuum sealed copper tube to draw the heat away – a similar cooling technology used in satellites.
The vacuum sealed copper tube has a drop of water inside and when it evaporates it dissipates the heat along the pipe as it condenses before returning to the LED by capillary action.
This provides a non-stop and energy free cycle of cooling.
The Dyson Lightcycle task light has preset light modes for study, relaxing, precision work, boost your focus, waking up, sleep and it even has an away mode so it switches on and off to give the impression you are still at home.
You can program up to 20 different light settings and assign names for each one to suit whatever you’re doing and how you’re feeling.
The product itself has an adjustable arm with a three axis glide motion with no springs or pivots that could wear out over time.
The arm of the Dyson Lightcycle task light is also reversible.
Customers can detach flip and reinsert the arm in a matter of seconds so you can position the light exactly how you like.
There is also a USB-C port for charging your mobile devices and even your laptop computer.
Also onboard as an ambient light sensor so we can detect if the background light changes and adjust itself automatically to keep you at a consistent brightness.
The Dyson Lightcycle task light also has an infrared movement sensor so it can switch itself on when you’re close to it.
Similarly it will also turn itself off if you have been away for two minutes.
The Dyson Lightcycle task light is available now in two colours – white/silver and black and it is priced at $799.
To purchase contact call: 1800 426 33 or email: AUCommercial@dyson.com.