For an item that would ordinarily be placed in the commoditised category of task lighting, the Lightcycle is a truly spectacular, albeit high end product that clearly stands out from the competition. With the Lightcycle, Dyson aim is to help us take back control of the conditions under which we work, starting with light.
“Interior designers usually have task lighting at our desks… I know I do,” says Adriana. “It’s not bad, but the light can feel too strong over time. And I work long hours, staring at a screen. So I know first hand how important light is for my wellbeing.” She echoes a common sentiment felt by almost anyone who’s worked in an office past sunset. But unlike Adriana, most people don’t even know it’s the light that’s hurting their wellbeing.
The Lightcycle is a result of Jake Dyson’s commitment to enhancing the individual workspace experience through his vision of high quality, personalised task lighting. Considering that the modern worker spends around 90 percent of their time indoors under artificial light, we do a poor job of educating ourselves on the effects of light. A statement that is reinforced by studies claiming the negative effects of poor lighting on our health – poor sleep, headaches, eye strain and, in extreme cases, depression. And given that this is a global concern, it should be clear why we need products that improve the lighting conditions we work in.
Our eyes are over exposed to blue light from the displays on our digital devices, which are bombarding our optic nerves to the point of irreversible damage. Combined with the fact that the Middle East’s predominantly hot climate forces us to spend most of our time indoors, this means we’re exposed to artificial lighting in almost every waking moment.