Like father like son. If you thought James Dyson's vacuums were expensive, his son wants you to pony up almost $US860 for an LED desk lamp that promises over 37 years of illumination thanks to space-age heatsink technology.
With a design inspired by construction cranes, the CSYS LED Task Light from Jake Dyson can be adjusted in three axes creating a focused spotlight of illumination when it's lowered, or a large pool of light when it's raised. While touch sensitive dimmer controls let the brightness be controlled even further.
It also borrows heat pipe technology developed for use in satellites and microprocessors to passively conduct heat away from the LEDs, distributing it over the lamp's boom arm which serves to dramatically prolong the life of the bulbs. I'm a big fan of his dad's vacuums and don't mind the premium price tag they carry, but I'm not so sure I can justify spending this much for Jake's desk lamp that's just going to sit there reminding me that I'll probably be gone before it is. [Jake Dyson via Chip Chick]