Gallery: Jake Dyson’s CSYS Lamp Extends the Life of Its LEDs by a Whopp...

It's getting to be common knowledge that LEDs are among the most energy-efficient lighting options out there, but they still maintain some problems: ugly light color, for one; and shortened life due to their own heat damaging themselves, for another. But now Jake Dyson (yes, his dad is the vacuum god) has devised a new lamp that addresses both those problems. His CSYS desk lamp, which debuted during New York Design Week, has a built-in heat pipe running inside its arm that carries the heat generated by the LEDs away from them. The arm itself acts as a heat sink, releasing the heat into the air. The result is that the attached LEDs will last a whopping 37 years longer!

Up until now, heat-sink technology has been being used primarily in satellite technology, and Dyson is the first to use it in a consumer lighting context. Dyson set out to not only create a lamp for the future in terms of sustainability, but also in terms of practicality. The lamp’s arm is able to move back and forth on three axes, meaning it can go not only up and down like most desk lamps, but also back and forth and around in circles. This means the light can be moved up for a wide, diffuse light, or down to for a task light. Furthermore, the LEDs give off a warm, golden light you might actually want to work in.

The lamp itself, with clean, elegant lines is quite the looker, and is available with blue, black, red, gray or white accents.

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  1. Futons Online December 29, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Important to shed and share light on eco’n’viromental subjects when and where we can.

  2. jman225 May 29, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Heat sinks ARE used in all sorts of consumer grade LED lights! Overhyped, just like his father’s products.

    Try “led lamp heat sink” in google images.

  3. tomclancy_jack May 27, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    “Up until now, heat-sink technology has been being used primarily in satellite technology”
    – Um, and every single computing device you’ve probably ever used . For that matter, just about every electronic device that makes heat uses some kind of heat-sink – whether it’s a heat-pipe design like this lamp, or fins that utilize moving air to help draw away heat faster. There must have been a reference to satellite technology in the press release for it to get worked into the article in that way.

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