When Dyson first introduced the Lightcycle desk and floor lamps, it was clear there was a lot of R&D that went into the product, from the copper water vapour cooling chamber to the daylight tracking technology and the three-axis glide that allowed users to position the light exactly where needed.
With the new Lightcycle Morph light, it’s even more refined and evolved. Instead of the three-axis glide, it’s now using an optical head that can be rotated and swivelled around 360 degrees, resulting in a lot more possibilities on how to light up a room, whether it’s as a task light, ambient light or as indirect light.
I’m particularly fond of the ambient light mode, where the optical head docks into the perforated stem magnetically. There’s a filter to reduce blue light and it results in a soothing, orangey glow in the room which is perfect for unwinding after a long day or for gently waking up in the morning.
The lamp can be connected and controlled either via the touch-sensitive controls and physical buttons on the lamp head or through the Dyson Link app.
There’s also a motion sensor on the arm of the lamp that automatically turns the lamp on whenever movement nearby is sensed. It’s a pretty great feature, in all honesty. The motion sensor is sensitive enough to pick up someone sitting down next to the lamp, and it won’t automatically turn off if you’re just sitting down and not making any big actions.
In the Dyson Link app, there are a few modes to choose from, including
- Synchronised, which will track daylight and automatically adjust the colour temperature of the light
- Study, a neutral white light during the day with warmer hues during the night
- Relax, a warmer light that’s dimmed to help unwind
- Precision, a high-intensity light that’s ideal for detailed tasks
The Precision setting is meant to mimic how colours will look like during the day when out and about. Colours and shades might appear darker or lighter under lights in the home, so for ladies applying makeup, for instance, might notice a change in their makeup when out and about if the light used when applying doesn’t reflect the end product correctly. Artists will also be able to take advantage of this light setting when working, ensuring that colours are true to life.
Everybody’s eyes are different, and according to the Illuminating Engineering Society, a 65-year-old needs up to four times more light than a 20-year-old. Setting one’s age in the Dyson Link app will automatically correct the brightness of the light based on one’s needs.
I haven’t had much time to try out the lamp, but I’ve noticed some small changes in my daily routine. I wake up earlier now, thanks to the lamp’s glow, and I’ve found myself falling asleep easier since my lighting source at night isn’t so harsh and bright. For people looking to keep their eyes in the best condition, the Dyson Lightcycle Morph might be a worthwhile investment.
The Dyson Lightcycle Morph (S$799 for desk version, S$1,199 for floor version) is now available at the Dyson Service Centre & Demo Store at Capitol Piazza and Dyson Demo Zone at Westgate Mall.