Dyson has launched a new lamp that will change the colour of the white light it emits throughout the day based on location and time.
The Dyson Lightcycle task light, which costs from $599.99 or £449, requires users to set where they are in the world and what the time is.
The reason is to enable it to automatically change what temperature of light the lamp emits. This, Dyson claims, should help a user's well-being.
The light is capable of 1,000 lux brightness. It is designed to stop glare by only allowing users to point the bulb downwards rather than angled, as is normally the case with a classic angle-poise lamp.
Research from numerous companies has previously shown that the light we are subjected to has an effect on our well-being and even sleep patterns. Apple, for example, offers iPhone, iPad and Mac users the chance to reduce the amount of "blue light" they are subjected to with its "night shift". Dyson takes a similar approach here.
The idea, as Pocket-lint was shown at the Lightcycle's launch, is that the "white light" emitted through the day changes according to the time. Starting warm, it moves to a bright, cool light, before becoming warm again as the evening progresses.
The hope is that, by doing so, users won’t struggle to sleep at night.
Of course, users will be able to override the settings at any point, opting for more specific light temperatures between 2,700 and 6,500 kelvin.
The Dyson Lightcycle task light also has pre-set modes to choose from: Study, Relax, Precision, Boost, Wake-up, Sleep and Away. Plus, you can pre-programme and assign names for up to 20 different light settings yourself. Sadly, it doesn’t seem to offer support for smart home assistants, such as Google Assistant, Alexa or Apple HomeKit.
Like Dyson's previous lamp system, the CYS, the Lightcycle can be controlled via touch sensitive strips on the lamp itself. However, this new, differently designed model can also link with a dedicated app that is connected to the Dyson ecosystem.
The Dyson Lightcycle lamp will come in both floor and desk versions. The floor model costs $899 and £649. The desk friendly model is £449.
While the bulb isn’t replaceable, Dyson says that it will last for 60 years thanks to an innovative cooling technology it developed. This stops the six LEDs from overheating and therefore being damaged over time.
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