Element 790 Now Available

Delivers Improved Performance and Functionality to the World's Most Award-Winning Task Light


Karen Brooking

NEW YORK, January 10, 2011 — Element 790, the upgraded version of Humanscale’s revolutionary Element LED task light, is now shipping. Building on its forerunner’s advancements, Element 790 sets a new bar for functionality and usability for LED task lights.

With improved MCX LED Technology, Element 790 delivers 50% more light output than its predecessor. It needs only seven watts of power to produce light output equivalent to 90 watts of incandescent lighting—hence its name, Element 790. While its performance has improved over its predecessor’s, Element 790 maintains all of Element’s advancements over traditional LED task lights to eliminate poor, bluish-colored illumination, oddly-shaped light footprints and a kaleidoscope of distracting shadows on the work surface.  Instead, Element 790 produces a large footprint of comfortable, warm 3500K light that is ideal for ergonomic illumination.

With an intuitive dimmer control located on top of the assembly, Element 790 provides 10 different levels of adjustable light output for both energy savings and to accommodate user preferences. Element 790 also offers an expanded color palette to complement a wider range of interiors: Silver, Black and White with Silver accents.

Similar to its predecessor, Element 790’s unique aesthetic stems from its heat-shedding design. A series of metal fins keeps the unit cool to optimize performance and to extend the LED’s life, which is rated for 60,000 hours. Easy replacement of the LED assembly ensures an even longer life, unlike most LED task lights that often cannot be repaired and must be replaced in their entirety when the LEDs fail.

For global purchasing flexibility, a single Element 790 SKU with a global plug set can be used almost anywhere in the world. For added versatility, Element 790 has 19 different mounts, including a series of panel mounts for systems furniture.

Offering exceptional sustainability, Element 790 is constructed primarily of eco-friendly aluminum, and contains up to 81% recycled and 99% recyclable content. It can also be integral to the achievement of a number of valuable LEED credits.

Element 790 carries a list price starting at $449 and is backed by a 10-year, 24/7 warranty. For more information about Humanscale and its full range of ergonomic solutions, visit or call 800-400-0625.

About Humanscale

Humanscale is the premier designer and manufacturer of ergonomic products that improve the health and comfort of work life. Achieving more with less, Humanscale’s product designs have been honored with more than 150 prestigious awards since 2007 and featured in various museums such as The Museum of Modern Art.

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