Around seven years ago I met Jake Dyson – he was on a quest to change the way we light rooms, the way we think about light.

This was at the launch of the “Jake Dyson Light” a very different looking desk light, I even interviewed Jake at the time. Today, Dyson has launched the next generation of their desk light, which takes the concept, design and technology to the next level.

It’s called the Solarcycle Morph Desk Light and it will intelligently adjust the light it emits based on the thing you’re doing, the person you are and the amount of light coming into the room.

Basically, within the MyDyson app, you tell it all about yourself, so that it can adjust some settings based on your own age and even your mood, but the real key here is the innovative design and sensors.

If there’s plenty of daylight coming in, the light will adjust – and that happens in real-time, so it adjusts for you according to Jake Dyson “With the Dyson Solarcycle Morph™, our aim was to challenge the fundamental conventions of contemporary artificial lighting and find a solution. So we developed a light that tracks natural day light and intelligently transforms for different uses – providing the right light, at the right time, precisely where it’s needed.”

Basically, the key here is, and this is something Jake is very passionate about – you can use it to light just the area you’re working – they call it a task light. Or you can use the 360 rotation to provide indirect light by pointing it at a wall or the ceiling.

The other two use cases are a feature light, allowing you to highlight art or a specific area, or ambient light – in which case the stem of the desk lamp lights up to glow in the room.

At $899, it’s a solid investment in “light”, but these are designed to work and last for a decade, and I can tell you my original Jake Dyson light is still working at my home office today, after 7 years of almost non-stop use.