If you’re anything like me and my masterful skills in procrastination, you’ll spend far too long every day adjusting your desk lamp to make it just right. 

Now, Dyson has taken away that handy excuse by launching its Solarcycle Morph Desk light in New Zealand. Though that steep NZ$999 price remains a useful get out.

So how exactly does a desk lamp justify such a high price of entry? Well, the Solarcycle Morph Desk is capable of automatically adjusting the light according to the owner’s task, age, mood and whatever the local daylight situation is where you’re sat.

It does this via whatever data you pop into the app (it’s not able to guess your age), its Daylight Tracking algorithm which adjusts colour temperature and brightness every 60 seconds, and the warm and cool LEDS within. 

Its flexibility means you can then adjust it to produce light in four different ways. 

The head can be rotated 360 degrees to bounce light off the wall, floor or ceiling, or if you need something more focused then you can flip it downwards for a pool of high-intensity light. Dyson suggests this is best suited to “work, hobbies, make-up application and intricate tasks” — though presumably not all at the same time.

Then there’s Feature light, which offers “dramatic effects” to highlight art, colours and decorative features. Or if you just want something ambient, you can flick the light into the stem, which then emits a “comforting orange glow” to avoid the perils of blue lights of an evening. 

While you still might consider NZ$999 a high price for all of that, it should at least last you a while. Dyson reckons that its heat pipe technology keeps the LEDs cool enough for them to work for around 60 years (though the New Zealand warranty only covers 3% — or two years — of that time).

Alan Martin
Alan is an experienced and versatile writer with the unique distinction of having written for both The New Statesman and Nuts. The list of publications Alan has written for doesn't stop there. His work has also been published in: Wired, CNET, Gizmodo UK, ShortList, NME, TechRadar, The i, The Independent, The Evening Standard, City Metric, Macworld, Pocket Gamer, Expert Reviews, Coach, The Inquirer, Rock Paper Shotgun, Tom's Guide, T3, PC Pro, IT Pro, Ideal Home, Livingetc, Stuff, Business Insider, theBit, Wareable, and Trusted Reviews. Alan now covers a range of subjects for ReviewsFire, with a focus on news - his unique style of covering technology news is a key part of ReviewsFire's success.


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