By Ben Bowers
on 12.13.11
Photo by Jake Dyson

Any stylish LED desk lamp will dwarf their standard incandescent compadres in terms of energy efficiency. Jake Dyson’s CSYS LED task light (~$850) nearly triples the average life time of other LED bulbs though by reducing the wear and tear that normally comes from overheating. Using heat pipe technology originally developed for satellites and computing, this fully-dimmable lamp draws heat away from the bulbs and distributes it evenly across the entire heat sink — resulting in lifespans of up to 160,000+ (or roughly 37 years). No good task lamp would be complete without the ability to adjust the position and height of the light source. The CSYS is every bit of a gymnast in that regard thanks to its crane-inspired design, which enables users to adjust the lamp in three axes. As with is to be expected with a cutting-edge products with a mortgage-like lifespan, Dyson’s desk monument doesn’t come cheap, but we’ll leave you to run the hedge fund math on whether coughing up that level of cheddar is worth it in the long run.

Buy Now: ~$850

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