Leonel Ponce

Humanscale's Horizon LED Task Light Packs High Design Into a Slim Profile

by , 05/18/11

humanscale, led, light fixture, led light fixture, task light, horizon, thin film, green lighting, energy efficiency, icff, ny design week, 2011, peter sathis, michael mccoy

The Horizon’s green features extend beyond its electronics and energy performance. The Red Dot Award-winning task light is constructed from 95% recyclable content, and most of the frame consists of recycled aluminum. Yet the fixture’s striking aesthetic transcends styles and trends, which together with its robust materials should lead to a long life of maintenance-free use.

The lamp’s elegant base and head are connected via a thin aluminum arm, through which all wiring is pulled in order to preserve a clean aesthetic. These components are connected via spherical joints that allow a wide breadth of movement, enhancing the task light’s versatility. The pivoting arm connects smoothly at both ends, as the design team eschews clunky sockets in favor of extended profiles that wrap around the sphere. This detail is evocative at the lamp head, where the lens smoothly diverges from its flat profile to envelop the pivoting joint in a mystifying glow.

Humanscale’s innovative task light represents an important step in lighting design: the adaptation of technological advances into minimal, exquisite products that anyone would be proud to own; the Horizon task light could represent LED technology’s giant leap into the mainstream lighting fixture market, and a possible lighting revolution!

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