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Jake Dyson Designs An LED Light To Last A Lifetime [NY Design Week 2012]

Jake Dyson Designs An LED Light To Last A Lifetime [NY Design Week 2012]
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Designer promises that this is the last desk lamp you'll ever need to buy.

Scott Lachut, PSFK Labs
  • 26 may 2012

Despite the promise of efficiency over their lifetime, most LED lights have failed to deliver on the hype. Much of this can be attributed to the heat generated by the chips, which can degrade the light quality and impact their longevity, causing many a consumer to be dissatisfied with their investment. With this problem as his primary design challenge, Jake Dyson and his team of designers set about engineering an elegant solution called the CSYS LED task light, which they displayed at this year’s ICFF.

The lamp, which promises to last for 37 years on a single bulb, employs a heat-pipe to cool the LED’s using the same passive thermal management technology found in satellites and computer microprocessors. The so-called heat pipe is a long copper tube that has been vacuum-sealed around a single drop of liquid; as the liquid heats up underneath the bulb, it moves to the other end of the tube, dissipating heat along the tube’s length and creating a source/sink effect. As it cools, the liquid condenses, running back in the opposite direction of the tube to be recirculated.

While the technology operating under the hood of the lamp is quite impressive, we were particularly enamored by the lamp’s aesthetic, which take its inspiration from an architect’s drafting table and construction crane. The lamp can be easily adjusted for various lighting needs, and the the three-wheel design promises not to lose position or sag over time.

This highly functional LED lighting design might just live up to its claim of being the last desk lamp you’ll ever need to buy.

CSYS LED Task Light

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