Motorlight by Jake Dyson

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Motorlight is a motorised uplighter that casts a variable angle of light, designed by Jake Dyson.

The angle of light is controlled by a cam wheel that can be adjusted to provide a precise wash, or set to automatically cycle from wide to narrow washes and back again.

Info from Dyson follows:

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Motorlight - The first variable angle uplight

Motorlight enables you to vary light angles to suit different environments and needs - from ambient light through to spotlighting.

Mechanical focussing
Motorlight can be set to a precise angle of light or can be activated to cycle through continually adjusting angles to enhance the mood of your environment.

Variable Light Wash
You have the option to experiment and achieve the exact angle of light for a given situation. The effect of continually cycling the angle of light can be likened to 'active' mood lighting. This type of lighting can enhance the environment, with washes of light causing the room to feel like it is lifting and breathing.

The Motorlight range
Motorlight has a modernist aesthetic, which can work with any decor, whether minimal, clean and futuristic or retro chic. Designed and manufactured by Jake Dyson Limited.Motorlight is produced in exclusive batches of 500 units and is available in five colours: White Gloss, Black Gloss, Red Glow, Blue Glow and Clear Glow. Special edition colours are available on request.

Motorlight Construction
Motorlight is constructed using an innovative mix of materials. The outer casing is moulded from UV stabilised high grade polycarbonate for strength and durability.

The capsule reflector is super-pure clad aluminium for maximum light purity and brightness.

The base guide tube and cam wheel are made from aircraft grade aluminium and they are CNC precision machined to produce high quality components.

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Posted on Sunday, July 27th, 2008 at 11:36 pm by . See our copyright policy. Before commenting, please read our comments policy.

  • Zenza

    Thank you for this being the most horrible thing I’ve ever seen in my whole life!

  • razifohnas

    i can imagine installations using this.
    just hope it comes to a price of an Eveready Torchlight..

    hahaha…

    brilliant by the way..

  • Mattia

    The lighting effect is pretty cool, but the casing looks like it was designed by another Dyson. I’d love to see it placed in a simple rectangular box that allows for a more architectural placement of the light.

  • BRian

    Dude, Jake,
    Good to see your product released on Dezeen!
    Great idea!

    However, it could be made a bit ‘user friendly’ by reducing the price!

    Brian

  • xtiaan

    so its five hindred quid for a glorified torch?

  • http://www.dougosborn.com Doug

    Gees I hate to be seen as an idiot in public…. is this rechargeable? or have we cleverly hidden the cord. I found no reference.

    Stop laughing !

  • ambroise

    I don’t grasp the meaning of this project …

  • Fire

    Nice idea but the looks are too conspicuous to blend into an architectural scheme.
    I see this used predominantly to illuminate building facades, but this product is not IP rated so only suitable for interiors.
    In my experience moving parts = unreliable fitting – in need of repair.

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  • charles

    dude, my Maglite does the same thing. Its 20 buks.
    and it looks better too.

    “The base guide tube and cam wheel are made from aircraft grade aluminium – ”

    aircraft grade for what??
    to fight the evil? so it won’t break on my next secret mission?

  • Luke

    As an architectural lighting designer of six years experience I can see very little reason for this product to exist. It solves a problem which is not evident.

    It is ‘the first variable angle uplight’ becasue of all the hundreds of lighting manufacturers and thousands of designers in the world none has lacked the wisdon nor possessed the unlimited development budget to indulge in designing a product with no market.

    Jake, my advice is to think about the lit effect first and then design the luminaire, not the other way round.

    The beam is messy because the reflector is not optimised for a fixed lamp position. Look at dimming LEDS if you want to vary output and distribution for ‘active’ mood lighting.

  • Bob

    It’s a £500 Maglite!

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    It is 'the first variable angle uplight' becasue of all the hundreds of lighting manufacturers and thousands of designers in the world none has lacked the wisdon nor possessed the unlimited development budget to indulge in designing a product with no market. Really ???

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    The beam is messy because the reflector is not optimised for a fixed lamp position. Look at dimming LEDS if you want to vary output and distribution for ‘active’ mood lighting. I think so !