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The Google dLight is an employee-only smart lamp designed for video calls that supports firmware updates and Google Assistant controls

The Google dLight has a rather minimalist design. (Image source: Ben Gold)
The Google dLight has a rather minimalist design. (Image source: Ben Gold)
A designer from Google has unveiled a stylish in-house lamp that it is handing out to its employees for free, at least in the US. The dLight has a USB Type-C port, automatic firmware updates over Wi-Fi and an adjustable colour temperature to provide optimal lighting when on video calls.

Ben Gold, a designer at Google, has unveiled the dLight, a smart lamp for the company's employees. According to the designer, Google does not intend to sell dLight, so do not expect it to appear on the Google Store anytime soon. Instead, Google has created the lamp for its employees who work from home. Currently, Google only distributes to its US employees; apparently, the rest of the world may eventually be eligible to use dLight.

While the lamp looks stylish, Gold also states that it is practical. Specifically, dLight has a height-adjustable stand and a moveable head for illuminating objects on a desk. Alternatively, Google hopes that its employees will use dLight to improve the image quality of video calls. Additionally, dLight supports an adjustable colour temperature spanning warm to cold white lights.

Gold adds that Google has integrated dLight within its Google Assistant ecosystem, allowing it to be controlled using your voice. Hence, dLight has built-in Wi-Fi, which it also uses for downloading firmware updates. The dLight has a USB Type-C port too for 'future expansion', although it is unclear what Google has planned in that regard.

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Alex Alderson, 2022-02-15 (Update: 2022-02-15)