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Dyson - Lightcycle Desk Task Light - Black/Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews

82%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Engineering Easy to Use

    Posted
    Wishkid
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    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 would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Dyson quality desk lamp

    Posted
    Janine
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    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.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      DysonProductExpert

      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 Dyson-EN_US

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    coolest desk lamp in existence

    Posted
    Alex
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    Is this a little overboard? Yes. Is this from Dyson so who cares? Also yes. I love Dyson, I've many of their Vacuums, and now this desktop lamp. The packaging is like you would expect along with the build quality. Putting together the lamp is pretty easy and the instructions are clear on how to do that. I had the lamp put together within 5 minutes. There are many settings to choose from, such as light color temperature, brightness, auto brightness, motion detecting on/off, and a program that matches the lighting based on the current outdoor light. There are 3 axis in which you can adjust the lamp, forward and backward, up and down, and rotation. You cannot tilt the lamp, but you don't need to when using it as the other adjustments prove to work quite well. I would give this 5 stars but I've had to unplug and completely re-set up the light because it completely looses connection with the app. Once this happened the light would have a bit of a mind of its own in terms of brightness. We will see how the goes long term. Other than the connection issue, the lamp provides excellent colored light and is easy on the eyes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So much more than just a light

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    JustCuz
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    This light is packed full of features that any techy would love. Unboxing you will find it's easy to assemble and has high build quality parts. I already had the Dyson app so set up was a breeze. The light dose look best at a desk but I liked it so much it's on my night stand next to my bed. Easy to use controls on top of the unit. Color temperature from warn to cool. Brightness level and a power button. On the bottom side you will find three more features. The first button will automatically change the light level and brightness throughout the day according to your location. Than you have a Motion detector that will turn the light on when is sees motion. I liked this one when it was on my desk. Just walking in to the room and the light would come on. And the last as an auto button this will adjust to background light. Down towards the base You will find a USB-C charging port. Which comes in handy on my night stand for charging my phone over night. You can fully Control the light from the Dyson app which is also packed full of features and settings. This has been a fun light to play with.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Extremely versatile lamp for any desk or Job

    Posted
    Fordman9870
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    Dyson does it again, I can't get over how cool my desk lamp is. Setup up takes about 4 minutes, then just download the Dyson Link app and follow instructions. I really like the app, the back ground of the app matches the color temp of the lamp setting (a neat feature). In the app you can control the Kelvin temp of the light from 2700k to 6500K. You can also boost the lux from 100lx to 1000lx (max boost for short periods. @@@@@@@ I am thoroughly impressed with the amount of research that went in to this. @@@@@@@@ over 850 prototypes, 90 engineers) the lamp is reportedly going to last for up to 60 years (kind of a powerful claim) I will make sure and put this lamp in my will and pass it down as I probably won't be here to see that. When in manual mode you can sync the light to match your daylight via the app, you can also use the presets for studying, relaxing, precision lighting, or make your own customization of a particular light setting. Motion detection can also be set to know when to auto shut off when your presence is not detected. These can be done from the lamp (buttons under and touch on top, or the app. The latter being my choice. @@@@@@@ The lamp is able to mate with all of the smart home gadgets (google, Alexa etc.) The lamp uses pullies to move up and down and left and right and swivel around. Also known as 3 Axis motion glide Technology. It can be set to about any position you need for all my jobs from working on bills, reading, writing, putting models together. The actual LED lamp part is very small (about the size of a silver dollar) but pack tons of power. It uses a technology called Heat Pipe where a drop of water rests above the LED allowing the LED to be placed close together and this results in over 640 lux, or in Laymen's terms VERY BRIGHT!! DO not accidentally look into this led light, it would almost be as bad as staring into the sun. If you are looking for lamp that is one of the most versatile ones on the market, this is the one. Suitable for any desk or job. I would recommend this for family or friends.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cutting Edge Tech and Performance for a Price

    Posted
    JBCTECH
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    This latest Desk Light offering by Dyson Technologies offers a solid build, impressive features and a great design for smooth, effortless repositioning. It even includes a USB-C plug for charging your devices. The light settings are versatile and offer separate control of brightness and color temperature, both on the lamp and via the Dyson Link app. The app gives full control and the ability to sync the light adjustments for the time of day (it will set them automatically according to your geographical location). There is a motion sensor that, when activated, will turn the light on and off according to movement. However, I found myself waving my hand periodically to keep it on when reading or browsing under the light. There is also a sensor for having it automatically adjust according to the ambient light around the lamp. This is clearly a high-tech lamp in a class of its own. Considerations: A lamp in this price-range is an investment, not a casual purchase. So ... . Decor. This is definitely 'Industrial Tech', so be sure it will be compatible with its surroundings. I first set mine up in our traditional-styled living room to test its features. The contrast was not at all flattering (I'm being kind). On the other hand, it will shine (pun intended) in its deployment to my music workstation. It should also excel as a light for work-tables, small hobby activities, and over various dedicated locations such as tables for games or puzzles - and, of course, over an uncluttered computer station. . Low-light. The brightness and versatility of this lamp is impressive. It even includes a 'boost' mode that gives its fullest, brightest light. However, when using it for low-light activities like reading or browsing, I could not dim the light as far as I wanted and found myself swinging it further behind me to get the desired level. If your intended use and decor are right, this is a unique, premium lamp with a wide range of features, control and adaptability. An added plus is that it will definitely garner attention and start conversations!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lamp in Form and Function

    Posted
    The34Car
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    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's 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's 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's 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're 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's a great addition to my workstation.

    I would recommend this to a friend