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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Some Great Features

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    PracticalSandy
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    The Dyson desk light has some great features. It is very easy to move it to the optimal place since it swivels and goes up and down effortlessly. The other great features include the sensor for turning on and off due to inactivity, the automatic daylight, study and relax modes, and the ability to adjust the brightness and the warmth manually. I also like that you can control the light either manually or with the app. This desk light is perfect for crafting and doing other close up work. It was easy to install and seems to be good quality. It would have earned five stars had it been able to go up higher for when I use my standing desk, and if the light head could tilt to reduce glare. I definitely recommend this lamp for anyone who needs to control their desktop or work space lighting.

    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

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    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

    The perfect desk lamp

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    MichaelM
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    The Dyson Desk Lamp is probably the perfect lamp. Like most Dyson products, there is an abundance of engineering that went into creating this device. The lamp is expensive. But you don't buy a Dyson product because you want to save money. You buy it because you want the best. Well, this is it. Everything about this lamp screams quality. It can be adjusted about any way you want, and the adjustments are very smooth. I like the counterweight that keeps the height where you want it. It makes the lamp a little retro, too. I also like the auto feature that lets you set a location and allow the lamp to dictate the brightness and type of light needed, from cool in the morning to warm in the evening as you're winding up your day. The touch sensitive controls are also a plus. The Desk Lamp is also very efficient. The LEDs are kept cool by the use of a heat pipe, most commonly used to cool computer processors. This also helps to increase the life of the LEDs, which Dyson rates at 144,000 hours. The LEDs save electricity, as does the motion sensor that turns the lamp off if you forget to. If you're at a desk most of the day, there are a few things you should have. You need a good chair, a functional desk, a high quality computer monitor, and good lighting. For lighting, it doesn't get any better than the Dyson Desk Lamp.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can't believe i am saying this, but wow!

    Posted
    skylog
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    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've 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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cutting Edge Tech and Performance for a Price

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great features, big pricetag

    Posted
    cusedice
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    If you're looking for a lamp for your living room, this probably isn't it. The design looks like a tower crane you see on the city skyline. However, as a desk lamp for the office, it's very cool. Typical of any Dyson product, the product comes well packaged and is easy to assemble. You'll need to download the Dyson Link app to get the full functionality out of the lamp. If you already have a Dyson account, it's easy to log in, pair the lamp and run a quick update. If you don't have a Dyson account, it'll take you a few moments to set one up before you can get going. The light itself goes from pure white to very soft white. You have the ability to adjust it to any color temperature in between and also the ability to adjust the brightness. You can set it for Auto, which detects the light in the room and adjusts accordingly. There is also a motion setting to detect movement so the light will automatically go off when no one is around. You can set it to sync up with your location so that the lamp mimics the natural daylight for your location at that time of day. Through the app, you can set "Scenes". This is where you can set up presets for the lamp. It comes with a few ready to go, such as Relax (low, soft light) and Precision (Extremely bright, pure white light). You can set up your own based on your preferences or just use the ones they give you. Of course there's always manual control where you can just use the controls on top of the lamp or on the app to manually adjust everything. Overall, the design is cool and I can definitely appreciate the engineering that went in to this thing. However, it's a very odd looking lamp and it's use is really limited to an office. I hope that Dyson is able to take what they've learned with this lamp and translate it into something for the home, such as a floor lamp. Also, the price is quite high for a desk lamp. That being said, for the amount of flexibility in lighting that this lamp provides, along with the build quality and the estimate or 60 yrs of life, it could be worth it for the right person.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lamp in Form and Function

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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Marvel of Design

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    CMCMom29
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    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've a small desk, so I put the light on a nearby file. With the long arm, it still displayed light across the desk. It's 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.

    I would recommend this to a friend