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Why you’re going to want to get your hands on Dyson’s Lightcycle lamp


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See the lamp that promises to help you sleep and lasts up to 60 years.

Having only just announced the release of the innovative V11 vacuum, tech giant Dyson is showing no signs of slowing down. Adding to its range of futuristic home products, the company has just revealed an ambient light called Lightcycle and, in typical Dyson style, it's so much more than just a lamp.

Dyson has once again put itself at the forefront of new technology in order to address increasing concerns around the negative effects of artificial light on our health and wellbeing. Creating the real life equivalent of the Night Shift setting you can find on iOS or Android, the clever new Lightcycle lamp has been made with your sleep patterns in mind. Using LED technology to mimic natural lighting, the Lightcycle can automatically adjust its lighting temperature based on ambient light, location or time of day. For instance, you can program sleep and wake up times and the lamp will slowly adapt the ambiance to help you either wind down or wake up.

Specific lighting modes such as study, precision and relax can be used in accordance with users' other needs. It is interesting to note though, that these settings can only be programmed through the Dyson Link app, whilst most other settings can be adjusted with the sleek, touch-sensitive controls on the lamp itself.

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In addition to its ambiance settings, the Lightcycle has features that you wouldn't expect on anything other than a Dyson product. The company has claimed that the bulb itself is able to last 60 years before it needs replacing. The side of the stand also contains a single USB-port to charge your smartphone and you'll find a control panel above the bulb where you can adjust all of the lamp's settings.

The Lightcycle is available in three iterations: a desk version and two floor versions. One intriguing point about the designs is that they have moved away from Dyson's typical futuristic look and instead adapted a very industrial-style vibe. Whether this will help it integrate more efficiently into more users' decor remains to be seen, but it is a curious move from the company nonetheless.

When and where can you shop the Lightcycle?

The Dyson Lightcycle models will be globally released in April on the Dyson site. As you would expect from the high-tech gadgets, they are set to come with pretty hefty price-tags. You'll be able to pick up the silver desk lamp for a cool US$599.99, whilst the silver and black floor versions will set you back an eye-watering US$899.99. If you calculate how many light bulbs you would typically use in a 60 year period though, the price bracket doesn't actually seem so bad.

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