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10/06/2015 16:20 BST | Updated 10/06/2015 16:59 BST

Dyson's New Lamp Uses Tech From Satellites And Lasts For 37 Years

Dyson has unveiled a new lamp. Now that might not sound like the most groundbreaking thing in the world but bear with us because this lamp is quite simply, incredible.

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Developed by James Dyson's son Jake, the CSYS combines technology previously reserved for satellites with a design that makes it look like something from a Swiss supervillain's lair.

What's immediately most impressive about CSYS is the simplicity of the design.

Using a flawlessly designed 3-axis counterweight system that's inspired by industrial cranes, the arm glides both up and down and forwards and back requiring nothing more than a gentle tap and the power of gravity.

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Then there's the light itself. Eight LEDs provide light for up to 37 years, that's right 37. How? A complex aluminium heat sink that draws heat away from the LEDs and dissipates it through the rest of the lamp.

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Used originally on satellites, Dyson has done its now trademarked move of taking something considered space-age and appropriating it for something as normal as a desk lamp.

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So what will the world's first literally space-age desk lamp cost you? Well it's not going to be cheap, at £399 this is not a lamp you buy on a whim.

Then again, it's made out of satellites...