Dyson’s Lightcycle desk light is expensive, but Black Friday discounts make it $100 more affordable – CNET
The Dyson Lightcycle is $100 off on Best Buy as part of their Black Friday deals. A desk lamp for $100 off — sounds impressive, right? Well, just so you know, it’s down from $599 to $499. For the unaware, the Dyson Lightcycle is not just any desk lamp. It is made for a niche audience. Here’s what makes it special.
You are not paying $499 just for a light on a stand. The Dyson Lightcycle packs function in a minimalistic design, with a promised 60-year life for the LEDs in the lamp. The company’s Heat Pipe technology keeps six high-power LEDs cool enough to protect light quality for over six decades. It’s a buy-it-and-forget-it product. It can change temperatures and brightness according to the daylight in your area. The ambient light sensor reacts to changes in background light to keep your space at a constant brightness — something that’d be appreciated by professionals of all kinds.
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The expensive Dyson desk lamp offers a flexible design so you can rotate it 360-degrees while the base remains where it is. It might look over-engineered when you set it up first, but the product is definitely a conversation starter. I have my office set up in the drawing-room since the pandemic started and once the visitors started coming in I haven’t had even one instance where they didn’t ask me about this tall but sturdy desk lamp. The questions I get – “What is it?” “Wow, this looks gorgeous!” “What is so special about it?”
The ‘cool’ part of the Dyson Lightcycle isn’t just functionality or design, instead, it’s how it works. The device packs intuitive controls at the top of the head. You can tap to turn it on and off and run your fingers across the sliders to adjust the color temperature and brightness manually. Just using it in day-to-day life is enjoyable. Dyson also offers glare protection and low optical flicker for students and artists, so they can work for longer hours without any hiccups. I have gone through hours at a stretch working under the Dyson Lightcycle and I’m yet to be disappointed.
If you are still skeptical of paying $499 for a lamp that lasts 60 years and offers a minimalistic design, you might like to know that it can connect to an app called Dyson Link, so you can sync it with daylight and control it via your phone. You also get a USB Type-C socket built into the lamp’s stand to free up socket space on your desk or bedside.
If you have $500 to spend and you’ve been looking for a lamp that has a minimalistic design, would last you decades, and offers functionalities like no other, the Dyson Lightcycle should be your Black Friday pick.
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November 23, 2021 at 09:54AM