The Dyson Lightcycle automatically simulates properties of natural daylight so you get the right light for the time of day, anywhere in your home. This light is engineered to reduce eyestrain, providing powerful, high quality light with glare control and low optical flicker*. Personalize your illumination setting your age and location or changing the light modes on the Dyson Link App.* Tested at full brightness according to IEEE 1789 - 2015 - Recommended Practices for Modulating Current in High-Brightness LEDs for Mitigating Health Risks to Viewers.
Intelligently tracks local daylight
Automatically adjusts brightness and color temperature from 2700K to 6500K so you get the right light for the time of day, anywhere in your home.
Designed to reduce eye strain
Powerful, high quality light, with glare control and low optical flicker¹, for your task at hand.
Optimal light for the task at hand
Settings for wake up, work, study and relaxation in any room in the home.
Auto-adjusts for personalization
Dyson Link App enables personalized light settings for your age and location.
Intelligent optical head
Ambient light and motion sensors detect changes in surrounding light and motion around you.
3 Axis Glide motion puts powerful light precisely where you need it: vertically, horizontally and through 360°.
Fade free light quality for 60 years²
The only light with Heat Pipe technology that cools six LEDs and provides a light output of up to 1000 lx, with no deterioration over its lifetime.
¹ Tested at full brightness according to IEEE 1789 - 2015 - Recommended Practices for Modulating Current in High-Brightness LEDs for Mitigating Health Risks to Viewers.
² LED-life calculation is based on L70 measurement according to IEC 62717, with an estimation of 8 hours' usage per day. Real-life results may vary.
The Dyson company is known for their technology innovation and their attention to design. The Lightcycle lamp checks off both boxes with a unique, modern design and hi-tech features.
The design is modern and minimalistic, resembling a construction crane or a universal bevel protractor (tool used to measure angles). It is both simple and complex, using pulleys, rollers and a swivel to make adjustments to the light’s aim. Positional adjustments are made effortlessly to get the light to aim just where you want it, although if you have the lamp against a wall, its adjustable area is reduced. This is because as you push the light inwards toward the vertical arm, the back end of the horizontal arm moves away at an equal rate. Having the lamp next to a wall will limit how far you can push the light towards the vertical arm. In most cases you will be able to position the base in such a way that it will get your light to aim just where you want it though. This is because it has a full 360 degree swivel. In fact the direction of light can be maneuvered in the following ways: 360 degrees rotation around the base; up and down (around 2 feet of vertical adjustment); and forward/backwards (over 1.5 feet of forward/backward adjustment). In all configurations, the light points downward, as it is fixed to the horizontal arm. I have my base behind my computer monitors with the light pointing towards my keyboard.
The lamp has two touch sensitive points on the top of the horizontal arm that control the color (shades of white) and brightness of the light. On the belly of that same arm are more buttons that control motion detection and light cycle. I find those buttons to be a bit confusing as to which one controls what, so I mainly control the settings with the Dyson Link app on my phone.
An interesting thing about this lamp is that you can configure it (through the app) to display a natural light that is similar to your exact location’s natural light. You can also enter in your age and it will change the light to optimize it specifically for you. Dyson spent years researching and developing this technology and I don’t know how much is hype and how much is science, but I can say that using their age and location synchronized settings, I find the light to be very comfortable at my workstation. The light also has a wake-up mode, sleep mode and an away mode. The away mode is interesting because it will cause the lamp to turn on and off at random intervals between 4pm and 11pm while you’re gone.
I have been using this lamp for long periods of time for quite a while now and I mostly love it. I only have a couple of things that I don’t love. First, it was harder than necessary to assemble. No tools are required but getting the vertical arm to screw into the base was a bit of a chore. There is a plastic disc underneath that the vertical arm screws into and it is very shallow and hard to get a decent grip on to get it threaded. Another thing I’m not crazy about is that there is a lot of “play” in the base, which makes the vertical arm a little wobbly. This may be a way to help balance everything, but it doesn’t seem right. It’s a little thing because when you put the light into any position, it stays there, so it doesn’t affect much; it’s just a little strange to me. The last thing is that this light has a motion detector setting that will turn off the light if there is nobody in the area. It’s a good way to make sure the light isn’t being wasted, but not so good for a workstation application. If you are being somewhat still at your desk, the light will constantly turn off on you. Thankfully, you don’t have to use the motion detector if you don’t want to, and there are probably some applications where it works better.
Overall I have to say that I love this lamp and it is a great addition to my workstation.
I’m consistently impressed with the ongoing innovations in useful technology Dyson comes up with, including reimagining home appliances people use everyday. The Dyson Lightcycle task light, is no exception.
The Dyson Lightcycle is a well-made, functional, desk lamp. I could totally see this task light working out well on a large office desk or drafting table, perhaps used by a designer, an engineer, or even an architect. But with that being said, the ultra-modern, almost futuristic, robotic appearance of this light may not compliment everyone’s decor, and may only look good in a particular type of room or style of furnishings.
Unboxing went smoothly. The device was packaged extremely well, and it was a pretty straightforward process in putting the task light together with the handy step-by-step diagram printed on the inside lid of the box. And following the prompts in the Dyson Link App made pairing the Lightcycle to my phone via Bluetooth, simple and easy.
The Dyson Link App enables you to personalize your Dyson Lightcycle according to your age (birth year), and location. You can customize various features based on your daily routine and activity. There are several pre-set modes: study, relax, boost (for automatically increased brightness of white light), wake-up, sleep, and away.
The app allows you to adjust the color temperature and brightness/dimming. This can also be done manually on the Dyson Lightcycle itself via the controls by slide-touch or finger-tap. Color of the light ranges from a warm, relaxing ‘sepia’, to a cool, white light.
The Dyson Lightcycle is designed to reduce eye strain by tracking daylight so as to simulate the natural, local daylight of where you live. I found this technology to be particularly interesting. Since our light needs can change as we grow older, this task light can be customized to meet those changing needs.
However, taking into consideration not only Dyson’s reputation and consistent quality in the design of their innovative products, but more importantly, the cost for this particular device, although impressed with the task light’s performance, unfortunately I’m unable to recommend. The Dyson Lightcycle’s cost, coupled with what this desk lamp can do and who would benefit most from using it, just doesn’t warrant its very high price point, in my opinion.
Basically, there are other lamps out there in the marketplace, as well as, brands of bulbs that can work with existing lamps, which are comparable with regards to similar features - such as pairing with your mobile device and personal customization for home or office use - available for a much lower cost which average consumers would most likely be more willing (and able) to spend.
Hello Janine, this is Kelly with Dyson. Thank you for sharing your review of the Dyson Lightcycle Desk Lamp. We're happy to hear that you were so pleased with the innovation and functionality of this lamp. Our newest task light simulates natural daylight, reduces eye strain and features an intelligent optical head. Owners can connect via Bluetooth to personalize their experience with the Lightcycle lamp, which tailors the lamp to what you're doing, your age and the time of day, all to ensure proper lighting for your environment. We'd value the opportunity to learn more about your experience with your Dyson Lightcycle Lamp, as we'd like to help ensure you are having a 5-star experience. Please consider emailing us directly at askdysonUS@dyson.com. We look forward to hearing from you.
Best wishes, Kelly Dyson Customer Support
App, Control, Design
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
A Marvel of Design
The Dyson LightCycle Desk is truly a marvel of design.
The name isn’t quite what is seems, though. When I received the unit to test, and opened the box, I thought maybe it was a LIGHTED DESK. No, it’s a desk light. Maybe that’s the next idea. :)
I wasn’t sure what to expect at first. It’s an unusual design. It comes disassembled; the instructions are printed on the lid of the box. As with previous Dyson products that I’ve tried, the items are meticulously packaged. The manual is wrapped in wax paper, there are multiple pieces of plastic-cling to peel off as you assemble.
The only issue I had with assembly is that I found it difficult to snap the upper arm into place. The photo could have been a bit clearer on how to snap in into place where the wheels were in the correct place. It took me a few tries before I got it right.
The base does take up a lot of real estate. I have a small desk, so I put the light on a nearby file. With the long arm, it still displayed light across the desk.
It is motion activated (if you activate that feature), which is nice for my office; the overhead switch is in an awkward place. I walk in, not even close to the light, and it senses movement.
The bulb housing itself is small, but it puts out a lot of light considering the size. You can move the light up or down, controlling the concentration. You can also sync the light with the Dyson app.
I had some issues with the light fully syncing with my Samsung phone. It would get about half way and get an error. I had to wait until the next day before it would complete the process.
The app is fun to play with. You can put in your location so that the light automatically changes to match your local area. There are also presets, such as Relax mode, which is a warmer hue for winding down. I used the Custom Settings to get the tone just right for the way I work. I’m not a huge fan of artificial light, so having the control over the type of light it puts out was a nice feature.
The LightCycle Desk is another fabulous design by Dyson. It will certainly be a conversation piece in your home.
This light was a breeze to set up and I will be honest I did not know what to expect from Dyson. The setup was a breeze. It wasn't difficult at all and only took 2 steps, screw in the base/attach the arm. The movement of the lighting arm was extremely smooth, the turning base just glided when touched. The amount of control you have is amazing via the app and on lamp controls. The lamp has controls that allow for complete lighting control; brightness/warmth, motion sensor, auto lighting that adjust to the room darkness and synced lighting to the sunrise and sunset based on geographical location. You can preset your own setting for a specific desired lighting for each individual that uses the lamp. The lamp also has a usb-c near the base of the lamp which is great for my cell phone.
The ability to shift from diffused lighting (by having the lamp at it's max height) to focused lighting (by lowering the arm) is a huge convenience. I set it up in the reading area and it genuinely makes sitting in that area and reading much more enjoyable. The lamp design is also a major hit with guests, it is a great conversation piece as it adds a contemporary flare to any area. The first question is, how does it work followed by praise for the flexibility of the design. I definitely recommend this smart lamp to light up any area and inspire tech envy but all kidding aside it is a very nice lamp and you will soon forget about the price tag when you see it in action.
First of let me say I was impressed with engineering, just how the light itself work by just putting two stick together very impressed, the design is simple with a modern touch. The installation process was painless, Screw the vertical pole to the base, and then attach the light stick to where the bearings are, and done. You do not see any wires except the one that has to be connected to the wall. Adjusting the lamp to different positions took very minimal effort, it can also be spin around.
By adjusting the height of the lamp upward the light beam spread wider illuminating more area on the desk, adjusting it downward you can illuminate a specific spot. The brightness and light temperature color can be adjusted with the touch sensitive buttons on top of the light. This lamp also has a motion sensor which react when your close by, and turn itself on, acting more like a path light. This lamp is also equipped with auto feature that will adjust the light brightness and temperature color, according to your light environment.
This is not a regular lamp it also works with an app, link it to the Dyson Link app and you can control it from there, actually adjusting the light temperature and color felt bit more accurate than using the buttons. The light itself is very bright and does not heat up. Close to the base it has a USB plug perfect for phone charging. Overall lamp works as intended and is beyond any regular lamp out there, but it may not be affordable to most.
I bought this light taskbar for my husband. He's an artist and lately he has been drawing plans for different buildings he wants built on our land. With this light he sees everything much better and isn't experiencing as much eyestrain as with the big overhead light. And, we have the added advantage of a superior "nightlight" if we walk past in the dark...how cool is that? Trust Dyson to be on the cutting edge!
Like my title says, I didn’t think I could be “wowed” by a light, but here we are. Yes, there are some things to think about with this Dyson offering, but there is no doubt the Lightcycle is a quality product.
Set-up is easy, directions are clear. App installed. I was up and running in a few minutes.
As for the light itself, it is a nice weight (around 9lbs), and has a sturdy feel. It certainly has that Dyson touch and you can immediately tell things were well thought out. For all the “tech” in the light itself, which I love, I just can not get over how well the stand/arms “move.” There is a 3-axis system where you can move the one arm up/down, the other arm in/out and the entire thing can rotate 360 degrees. It is so fluid, you can more or less do it with a finger. It is truly wild. Light controls are thoughtfully placed and work well. Beyond function, I really like the industrial look of the lamp. Simple, stated, and it would fit in many settings. Finally, it comes with a nice long (10.5 ft) cord that helps when it comes to placement.
I was initially unsure where I was going to place mine. Given some of the features, I was torn between bedside or on my desk. I chose my desk. I spend forever there, working, also staring at a screen…in poor light. There is no doubt I’ve been putting undue stress and strain on my eyes. I was looking for focused, and consistent light. I got that, and more.
Honestly, there are so many features and options, it is somewhat of a lot to take in. I have been messing with my lighting over the past year or two, with voice control, scheduling…etc…all in an attempt to both make it easier as well as better for me. Yes, I failed with my desk set-up. The Lightcycle fixes that. It is actually designed to replicate the natural light where you live (yes, really, actual location) as it changes during the day. They call this Daylight Tracking. The idea is that being in light that changes color temperature and brightness alongside a typical daylight cycle is a healthier choice. That seems to make sense to me, and I like the idea, given how much I am indoors. There is also another mode that will simply adjust the light to match the light that is currently around you. Both modes work quite well, and while I prefer a warmer setting most of the time, I am going to stick with Daylight Tracking for a while. If these are not for you, you still maintain total control over all settings.
You can control most of the main operations of the light on the light itself, but the app offers even more control. You can set favorite lighting modes as well as select from quite a few presets. Some are task orientated, like Study, Precision, Relax…etc… while some are more focused around on/off specifics. There is a wake-up mode that gradually brightens. A sleep mode which defaults to warmer and softer settings. An away mode where the light will turn on and off at random intervals if you are out of town.
Further, there are a couple of other nice features that I think are useful. There are motion sensors that, when turned on, allow the light to turn off when no one is near, saving energy. You can also enter your age so the light will consider your needs and adjust the Study and Relax presets automatically. Finally, there is a USB-C charger in the base. A nice little touch.
Obviously, this light is a commitment. Dyson does offer a five-year warranty, which is great, but they state the light will maintain its quality for 60 years. Yes, 60 years. There is an advanced cooling system that is supposed to control heat, making this possible. Obviously, you must take this one on faith, and, well, who knows, but Dyson has built a nice reputation on quality and good design.
Given that reputation, and my time spent with this light, I really like this Lightcycle. I think the only thing missing I would have liked to see is perhaps some voice control (Google/Amazon/Apple). Maybe, down the road? I had my doubts going in, but the fluid motion, build, style, and most importantly, the light itself, with its features, combination of autonomy and control and overall quality won me over.
A:AnswerHello Curt, this is Kelly with Dyson. The Dyson Lightcycle task lamp will intelligently track local daylight, getting data with regard to sunrise and sunset times. A cloudy day would not bear any effect on the lamps' ability to automatically adjust the brightness and color temperature. You'll always have the right light, for the time of day, anywhere in your home.
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A:AnswerHello Thomas, this is Kelly with Dyson. It looks like you may have asked your question under the wrong product. Please feel free to contact us directly via email at askdysonUS@dyson.com and we'll be glad to answer any product questions you may have.
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A:AnswerHi Roe, this is Kelly with Dyson. We're sorry to hear that you're having issues with your Dyson Lightcycle Desk Task light. We're happy to assist with troubleshooting any issues you're having. Please contact us directly at askdysonUS@dyson.com and we will be in touch.
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