Dyson Solarcycle Morph assessment

Dyson Solarcycle Morph assessment

Dyson’s Solarcycle Morph was initially launched because the Lightcycle Morph. So in case you see evaluations of the Lightcycle Morph, because it’s nonetheless identified in nations together with the US, you may know it is the identical product.

It is a successor to the Lightcycle, which is now referred to as the Solarcycle. Besides in nations the place it is not. 

Confused? Do not be. Actually, the a part of the identify to concentrate on is the “Morph”. That is what separates the Solarcycle/ Lightcycle that we’re reviewing right here from the sooner product.

Morph denotes its versatile qualities: you should use it as a process or studying gentle, an ambient gentle or a highlight. And it has a recent design that strikes away from the economic, task-light look of the unique lamp to a extra universally interesting kind. 

To see what we considered the unique Solarcycle/ Lightcycle, take a look at our hands-on assessment.

Simply so as to add one other layer of problem, the Solarcycle Morph is available in two varieties: a ground and a desk lamp, which share the identical design and have set. We’re reviewing the ground lamp, which is the bigger and pricier of the 2.


The ground lamp is silver and white. Within the US and different territories, you too can purchase it in brass with black accents and in black.

It’s merely designed and exquisite in a manner that grows on you the extra you have a look at it. You would possibly suppose it seems tubular and reasonably plain as you get it out of the field. However the extra time you spend with it, the extra pretty it will get, till it begins making your entire different stuff look lumpy and quaint.

It’s 125cm excessive over a spherical base, with an extended, jointed arm which you can place wherever you need. Actually, because the arm can swing 360 levels on a horizontal airplane and the lamp can flip 360 levels on a vertical axis, you’ll be able to level it at no matter you need: your ebook, a bit of art work on the wall, the desk. And you’ll change its brightness and the whiteness of the sunshine to swimsuit its operate.

Due to this, the Solarcycle Morph is absolutely a number of forms of lamp in a single. It may be a studying gentle. It may be a process lamp. It may be a highlight. After which, in case you swing the bulb again over the perforated steel central column, it locks in with a magnet and illuminates it, remodeling it right into a muted, ambient gentle.

By way of the app, you too can set it to imitate the pure daylight cycle.


One of many claims for the Solarcycle Morph is the lifespan of its LED. It ought to final 60 years, with eight hours of use a day, with out dimming or affected by color fading.

Among the many most attention-grabbing issues about Dyson merchandise are the engineering tales that introduced them into being, like the truth that the Airwrap harnesses the Coandă impact, and the cordless vacuum cleaners retain their suction due to their cyclone know-how. Within the case of the Lightcycle Morph, the important thing to creating the un-dimmable 60-year LED is a few drops of water.

Warmth damages and discolours LEDs, so Dyson has added just a few drops of water in a sealed tube subsequent to the LED. Because the water heats up, it cools the LED, then evaporates, collects on the prime of the tube, condenses and runs again down to guard the LED once more. (That is precisely the type of fascinating design story that you must by no means bore your friends with after they come over and level at your Dyson lamp.)

Clearly we are able to’t check the 60 12 months promise however because it appears unlikely that anybody would shell out £649.99/$849.99/€749.99 for a lamp on the power that they’d by no means have to exchange a bulb, it appears moot.


It’s simple to place the Solarcycle Morph collectively. However I’d advise enthusiastic about the place you need it and assembling it there.

There are three important parts to it: the (heavy) base; the column; and the facility cable that attaches beneath. As soon as it’s arrange, it’s unnerving to maneuver it. Partly this comes from an consciousness of its extravagant value and partly as a result of its flamingo-like development appears fairly fragile.

The ground-standing Solarcycle Morph is unquestionably not a child-friendly lamp. Actually, when you have younger youngsters, I’d advise you to go for the desk mannequin and preserve it properly out of attain, or take into account the ground lamp a distant future buy. The central column seems invitingly just like the type of factor a toddler would attempt to seize and hoist him- or herself up with, however I’m not satisfied that both little one or lamp would come out properly from such an encounter.

Daylight setting

The Solarcycle Morph’s USP – just like the Solarcycle earlier than it – is its daylight setting, which mimics the cycle of pure daylight and thus guarantees to make your life in proximity to it extra nice.

Select your location within the app and it’ll recreate the cycle of sunshine exterior: waking you up within the morning, serving to you to focus in the course of the day and serving to you to loosen up and fall asleep at night time. This implies you’ll be able to schedule it and use it as a light-weight alarm.

There are obvious constructive psychological and physiological results to lamps that mimic pure daylight. Whereas we are able to’t verify any constructive well being outcomes to utilizing this or another daylight lamp, what we are able to say is that if lockdown taught us something, it’s that being caught inside on a regular basis is horrible and does no-one any good.

Studying or working subsequent to the Solarcycle Morph may be very positively pleasant, to the extent that after you get used to having it close by, you may positively miss it. In my case, this was extra right down to the truth that I may get the sunshine excellent for studying or working, reasonably than for the daylight setting. 


There’s nothing extra annoying than a wise system you’ll be able to solely management through the app. Realistically, we’re not all as organised as manufacturers make out and typically – regardless of scheduling and distant entry – we nonetheless find yourself operating around the place 10 minutes after we should always have left, switching off lights.

Correctly, Dyson has added controls to Solarcycle Morph itself. In addition to the big on/off button above the lamp, there are two intelligent slide controls subsequent to it, on prime of the sunshine arm, that permit you to select the depth of the sunshine and its whiteness just by operating a finger over them. Alongside the aspect are keys to modify on the daylight setting, activate the auto brightness and movement sensors.

The auto brightness takes the ambient gentle of the room under consideration and can regulate the depth of the lamp to compensate. The movement sensor is a power-saving characteristic that’ll change off the sunshine whenever you’re not utilizing it. Keep in mind that in case you’re sitting very nonetheless and studying, you would possibly often have to wave an arm round to maintain it switched on.

The app is useful and also you’ll want it to arrange schedules and daylight settings and regulate brightness and color extra exactly. However the truth that you are able to do every thing it is advisable on the sunshine itself speaks to a extra life like way of life. Different members of the family and friends can management the sunshine settings with out having to obtain the app.


Like all Dyson merchandise, the Solarcycle Morph makes use of the Dyson Hyperlink app. A whole lot of the time, when reviewing apps, I say that it’s simple to make use of or tough to navigate. It’s uncommon that I say that an app is fantastically designed however within the case of the Hyperlink, it truly is.

There are quite a lot of choices to manage your lamp however they’re merely laid out and just one click on away.

You possibly can both decide to synchronise your gentle with the native daylight settings, go for one of many pre-sets comparable to Research, Loosen up, Precision or create your personal mode (adjusting the white to yellow steadiness and brightness) and add it to the pre-sets.

There are additionally choices to configure your lights settings, so you’ll be able to change the daylight mode to your location and add your age in order that the sunshine is customised to you (older folks respect a brighter process gentle, for instance).

As you’d anticipate for a linked system, you too can schedule instances for it to modify on and activate auto brightness and movement sensors.  

Worth and availability

The floorstanding Solarcycle Morph prices £649.99/ $849.99/ €749.99 and is offered from Dyson within the UK, within the US (the place it is nonetheless referred to as the Lightcycle Morph) and in France.

The Solarcycle Morph desk lamp prices £499.99 within the UK, $649.99 within the US and €549.99 in France and different elements of Europe.


The Lightcycle Morph is the most effective lamp I’ve ever used. And that is as a result of it does a lot. It may be any kind of lamp you need, immediately. 

However what it might’t be is in a number of totally different locations without delay. In the event you’re contemplating shopping for it, it is value enthusiastic about how and the place you may use it. If you’d like it that can assist you get up within the morning and relax at night time, it is smart to have it within the bed room. However would you additionally use a process lamp or a highlight in the identical place? 

Earlier than you make investments, be sure to need one very costly lamp that may do every thing, reasonably than two or three which might be completely suited to a single job.    

To see different sensible gentle choices, take a look at our round-up of the most effective sensible lights we have examined, together with gentle strips, bulbs and ornamental lights. 

Dyson Solarcycle Morph/ Lightcycle Morph ground lamp: Specs

Color temperature: 2700-6500 Ok
Common Lux stage: 1,546lx
LED life time: 181,000 hrs

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