Dyson expands its range of consumer products with the Lightcycle, a “smart task light” that reportedly can maintain the light quality for up to 60 years.
“The Lightcycle is able to read the light conditions in a room and adjust its colour temperature and brightness accordingly to provide the right light at any time of the day,” said Dyson professional & lighting category manager Will Darvill at the launch in Singapore.
It gets the data from over one million satellite-based measurement of light conditions of the Earth’s atmosphere at different times of the day.
The Lightcycle’s built-in 32-bit microprocessor crunches this data and sends it to the optical driver for “dynamic colour tuning” so the lighting is adjusted throughout the day.
“The product’s three warm and three cool LEDs work together to simulate colour temperatures from 2,700K to 6,500K,” said Darvill.
The product is also designed to minimise eye strain which it claims to achieve with a brightness of more than 1,000 lux, glare protection and low optical flicker.
To ensure that the Lightcycle maintains its ability to track daylight without risking faded and discoloured LEDs over time, Dyson engineers implemented a technology supposedly used in satellites in which a vacuum-sealed copper tube is used to draw heat away.
This continuous cooling cycle presumably helps maintain the LEDs, which the engineers believe allows the Lightcycle to sustain its brightness and light quality for 60 years if it’s used for eight hours a day.
Users can personalise the Lightcycle according to their age, daily routine and choose from 20 different modes via the app. Or they can use the manual control on the product to tweak the lighting.
Dyson Lightcycle comes in two variants – desk and floor – in White/Silver. The price and date of availability in Malaysia has yet to be announced.
Apart from the Lightcycle, Dyson also launched the Pure Cool Me personal purifying fan.
Designed to be used in a personal space – be it on a desk, next to the bed or even a nursery, the Pure Cool Me has a 70° oscillation range for airflow.
“The fan’s filter can capture 99.95% of particle pollutants as small as 0.1microns,” said Dyson health & beauty vice president Paul Dawson. This includes allergens, bacteria, pollen and mould.
A quiet product, the fan has a built-in reminder to show users when the filter needs changing, and comes with a two-year parts and labour guarantee.
The Dyson Pure Cool Me comes in White/Silver and Gunmetal/Copper and is priced at RM1,699.
Dyson also revealed its latest cordless vacuum – the Dyson V11 which supposedly has 20% more suction power than its predecessor, the Dyson Cyclone V10 vacuum.
The new digital motor is claimed to spin up to 125,000rpm and engages triple diffusers – the first two to straighten airflow and reduce turbulence, while the third reduces noise and improve acoustics.
The battery can reportedly last for up to 60 minutes, and it works with the monitoring system to gauge the remaining run time, which users can see on the LCD screen, a new added feature. The screen will also inform users of any blockages and how to clear them.
Users can choose from three modes – Eco, Auto, and Boost – all of which can supposedly capture 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3microns.
The Dyson V11 Absolute is priced at RM3,399.
The vacuum and purifying personal fan are available on shop.dyson.my, the Dyson Demo at The Gardens Mall in KL and Gurney Plaza in Penang, and major departmental and electrical stores nationwide.
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