Dyson, the UK-based appliance company, has launched a range of LED lighting products to the Australian market.
The collection, which includes the CSYS range of task lights and the Cu-Beam range of suspended lights, feature innovative heat pipe technology, allowing the LEDs to stay cool and thus sustain brightness and colour for up to 180,000 hours, the equivalent to 30 years based on 11-hour days.
Jake Dyson, the son of Sir James Dyson and a successful lighting designer, was in Australia recently to launch the new collections. Over the past ten years, Jake has developed groundbreaking lighting technologies and is committed to solving problems with LEDs that often go ignored.
“I don’t want to enter a disposable culture of LED lighting. I want to provide lights that last a lifetime, where you buy them once and you have them your whole life. I also really wanted to rethink how we light spaces and how we can improve lighting altogether – not only in the volume of light, but the evenness and that it doesn’t shine in your eyes,” Jake says.
The CSYS range includes a desk light, a floor light and a clamp light. The lights feature a counterweight pulley system inspired by the construction crane that uses gravity to hold itself into place. The light is also dimmable and touch-sensitive, and built-in memory means the light will remember the last light level setting. Because of the LEDs’ 140,000-hour-long lifespan, the design of the light had to be timeless.
“There’s a kinetic beauty to CSYS as an object and an instrument. It’s timeless in design. They’re very slender and don’t clutter a space,” Jake says.
The Cu-Beam downlight and uplight also use heat pipe technology to cool the LEDs and has a lifespan of 180,000 hours. The downlight uses a custom-engineered lens and employs precisely calculated optical geometry, taking a single light source and creating a targeted pyramid of light over a task area. Similarly, the uplight uses a bubble optic lense to cast a wide pool of light across the ceiling. This eliminates hot spots and allows a short drop height, creating soft, ambient light throughout the room.
“The lens is designed to give a massive rectangle of light. I’ve designed [the Cu-Beam downlight] for dining room tables and kitchen counters, and the light is incredibly powerful,” Jake says.
Now that Jake has designed a light that lasts more than thirty years, what is next for Dyson’s lighting portfolio?
“I can’t go into too much detail just yet but we are working on something that’s very, very exciting that we think may come to market in four years’ time.
“The biggest movement in lighting that you’ll see over the next few years is the ability to have ‘healthy’ lighting, and lighting that changes its colour to the body’s circadian rhythm. ‘Healthy’ lighting will be the next big change in lighting,” Jake says.
For more information, visit the Dyson website.