Trust Dyson to come up with solutions to problems we never realised we had. The English design and engineering giants brought their Dyson CSYS Task Light to Australia this year, and we’re left wondering how we ever worked without one. You may think your current desk lamp works fine, but the Dyson CSYS is entirely functional and exceptionally bright. Best of all, the CSYS Task Light has a super minimal aesthetic that would look ideal with any kind of desk set up.
The Dyson CSYS emits a warm white light from eight high power LEDs. It has a really powerful light output because the LEDs are positioned only 8mm apart. The beauty of the product stems partly from the fact that the light actually stays where you want it. Everyone has had the experience of positioning a desk lamp exactly at the right level and angle, only to have it sag and move the light elsewhere. Dyson recognised this common problem and came up with a creative solution to it. Traditional lamps use springs and pivots to stay upright, which are prone to weakening over time. The CSYS Task Light utilises a counterweight pulley system using gravity to stay in position.
With the simple touch of a fingertip, the light moves smoothly horizontally, spun around 360 degrees or up and down the stem. This allows you to get the perfect level of illumination exactly where you want it, and you don’t have to worry about it moving anywhere. When you move the light down the stem, illumination is concentrated in a specific spot. This is ideal if you’re doing something really detailed and need light focused in a particular area. As you move it up, the light spreads out evenly across the surface area it’s focused on. Furthermore, a touch sensitive, continuous dimmer gives you the ability to adjust the brightness to any level you prefer.
Of course, a Dyson product wouldn’t be complete without at least a few different innovations. The CSYS Task Light uses Heat Pipe Technology to direct heat away from the LEDs. This kind of technology is typically found in satellites and microprocessors. It’s an important feature because when LEDs are exposed to heat, their brightness and colour diminish over time. The use of Heat Pipe Technology means the lights in the CSYS sustain their brightness for an impressive 144,000 hours.
On top of all that, the Dyson CSYS Task Light is an incredibly sleek looking product. It’s a subtle design and the minimal aesthetic would work with almost any kind of desk set up. If space is at a premium in your workspace, then you’ll appreciate the small footprint of the lamp, which can easily fit on any work table. With the adjustable reaching arm, you could even use it as a bedside reading lamp.