Telecommuting: Dyson goes lighting with a smart lamp
This is called a dazzling introduction. Dyson, everyone knows. Its flagship product, a new generation vacuum cleaner, but also the history of the brand. Which merges with that of James Dyson, a British inventor who created his company in 1991 after yet another invention in which he strongly believed, a vacuum cleaner which would become a worldwide success. Today, the brand has just launched into lighting. Home lighting, thanks to the explosion of telecommuting. With a lamp that reacts to your presence and your surroundings.
To accompany its release, the brand published a very interesting study on lighting when we telecommute. Thus, Dr. Karen Dawe, neuroscientist in the group, appeared in front of the media to give valuable advice to teleworkers in search of good lighting. Selected pieces and presentation of this brand new product, the Lightcycle Morph.
Best practices for telecommuting lighting
“Our research shows that people use lighting in the home in four ways: indirect lighting to produce general lighting, directional lighting for activities requiring precision, decorative lighting to highlight eponymous elements,” and ambient lighting to produce subdued light, ”explains Dr. Karen Dawe. Artificial light is often only intended for one of these 4 uses.
It is therefore necessary to be able to equip oneself with solutions for each of these scenarios. And to select the right light before you start an activity. If you are embarking on precision work, opt for artificial light with a high CRI (Color Rendering Index). Subdued light, ideal for reading, on the other hand will have a lower CRI.
Another tip: always use natural light. But do not let it reflect on your computer screen. Because it causes eye fatigue as well as a loss of concentration. If you are in a video conference, prevent a window from appearing in the other person’s field of vision. This will prevent him from eye strain.
Also, don’t hesitate to take breaks. A few seconds every 30 minutes to take his eyes off the screen and spare them the blue light for a few seconds. And several pauses in motion throughout the day to get more movement.
Finally, Dr. Dawe says the need for lighting also depends on age. A 65-year-old will need 4 times as much light as a 25-year-old. With age, the lens turns yellow and impairs color perception.
Light by Dyson, a jewel of technology
Dyson therefore announces the release of the Dyson Lightcycle Morph lamp. The latter reproduces natural light. It adjusts to satisfy the 4 uses mentioned above. Ambient, decorative, indirect or directional lighting. Indirect lighting is enabled by an intelligent optical head that rotates smoothly through 360 °, customizable through the Dyson Link app. In addition, the Dyson Lightcycle Morph reacts to a presence around it. This new generation lamp will be available at 549.99 euros in a desktop version. The largest model being at 749. Too few reviews are yet available, but the few published tests point to a very high quality product.
For all observers of the light and lighting market, the arrival of the always very creative firm Dyson can only be good news. With the Dyson Lightcycle Morph, the latter seems to have opted for a strategy similar to that taken with vacuum cleaners. A very high end product at a relatively high price.