Dyson Lightcycle Morph is the Optimus Prime for LED lamps – CNET

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The desk version of the Lightcycle Morph costs $ 650, while the floor version costs $ 850.

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Dyson may be best known for its vacuum and bladeless fans, but it also makes other products, including fancy LED lamps. The latest model in this category, the Lightcycle Morph, is the most advanced light it has ever developed – and it seems like a nice upgrade the light wheelthat I looked at last year.

The Morph is available as a $ 650 table model (equivalent to around £ 500 or AU $ 950) and as a standing model (USD 850), as well as two color options. It is now available.

The aptly named Morph is something of a transformer of lamps thanks to its ability to warp in one of four different lighting options. If it is facing down, it is a standard work lamp that you use for reading, writing and learning. However, if you turn your arm and dock your head on the perforated aluminum-polycarbonate composite shaft, you get this cool candlelight effect that turns the morph into an atmospheric light where you can relax.

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Dyson Lightcycle Morph: The ultimate LED lamp


You can also turn your head and point it against a wall or ceiling to illuminate a room. The morph revolves around three points – the stem, the elbow and the head – and is therefore more flexible than previous Dyson Lightcycle models.

The fourth lighting option is not that different from the third, but you can use it as a kind of spotlight that directs the head towards a specific object, e.g. B. a work of art that you would like to present. There is also a USB-C port that you can use to charge your devices.

Like last year's Lightcycle, it is equipped with Dyson's special heat pipe technology, which according to Dyson efficiently cools the LEDs to protect them from fading and discoloration. When used normally, the Morph's LEDs should not go off for 60 years, Dyson says. In other words, this light could survive you.

The Morph has a cool mode, with which the color temperature can be automatically adjusted to the time of day at your location. It's called "daylight tracking" and the idea is that it provides the right light for the right time of day and reduces the amount of light blue light as you go into the evenings. This way, your daily rhythm is not confused and you can sleep better.

You would expect a high-tech light like this to have an app, and it does. You can adjust the amount of light and color temperature in the app and choose preset modes like learning and relaxing. There are also absence modes and you can have the light wake up with your alarm.

I haven't lived with the Lightcycle Morph, so I can't tell you if it really helps you sleep better and improve your mood, but as far as LED lamps are concerned, it undoubtedly has a striking design and appears to be versatile. It can take a while for the price to drop, but there's a lot to like if you can afford it.

The USB-C charging port.

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