Dyson Lightcycle Morph Delivers Algorithmically Optimal Light

02.27.20 | By
Dyson Lightcycle Morph Delivers Algorithmically Optimal Light

Last year’s Dyson Lightcycle carved out a niche for itself within the crowded category of lamps by offering a novel feature: simulating natural sunlight customized to the age, activity, and location of its user. The sequel – the Dyson Lightcycle Morph – follows up with similar user customized features as its predecessor while also adding an additional adaptable and transforming 4-in-1 design.

Characteristic of the Dyson engineering-focused efforts, the Lightcycle Morph returns with an updated and ever-so-slightly more welcoming machined metal industrial-architectural aesthetic, one surprisingly evocative of Apple’s perforated cylinder iSight webcam. A balanced adjustable touch-glide arm is topped off with a water-cooled LED optical light, personalized again to deliver optimal light according to the user’s age, task, and time of day (using the Dyson Link app).

Touch-sensitive dimming and color temperature controls allow additional output tinkering to further personal lighting according to preference and needs, with a max of 850lm output with a color temperature range of 1800-6500k.

While the Dyson Lightcycle Morph is first and foremost a task light (available in both table and floor models, in black, black+brass, or white), its transformable design also permits three additional modes – Indirect, Feature and Ambient. Ambient mode is its most unconventional and clever, sealing the lamp’s LED head into the light’s perforated tube to illuminate rooms with a warmer, indirect glow, essentially turning a light optimal for work into one stage an atmosphere of relaxation.

Like everything Dyson, the Lightcycle Morph arrives with a premium, starting at $649. But thanks to its water filled, vacuum-sealed copper tube cooling, the Dyson Lightcycle Morph is rated for a life of 181,000 hours – nearly 7,542 days of illumination without color or brightness degradation – plenty of time before ever necessitating, “lights out!”

Gregory Han is Tech Editor of Design Milk. A Los Angeles native with a profound love and curiosity for design, hiking, tide pools, and road trips, a selection of his adventures and musings can be found at