Humanscale's Element Vision to Appear at Milan Furniture Fair

Next-Generation Task Light Delivers Exceptional Light Output & Quality


Karen Brooking

LONDON, March 2011 – Humanscale will internationally debut its all-new Element Vision LED task light at the 2011 Milan Furniture Fair, April 12th-17th 2011, Italy. Featuring cutting-edge advancements in MCX LED Technology, Element Vision offers performance and light output never before seen from an LED task light.

Designed by Humanscale Design Director Mark McKenna and the Humanscale Design Studio, Vision utilises a round, multi-chip LED that eliminates all the weaknesses of traditional LED task lights. It produces a broad, consistent footprint of warm, inviting 3000K illumination that casts just one shadow on the work surface - unlike most current-generation LED task lights, which create a series of distracting shadows. And with a Colour-Rendering Index (CRI) of 85, Vision’s light output is high quality and true colour - a far cry from the poor, bluish-coloured light produced by traditional LEDs.

In addition to unmatched light quality, Vision offers functional, energy-saving features that further separate it from the competition. An intuitive dimmer switch located on top of the light assembly provides adjustable levels of illumination, allowing the user to customise light intensity according to each task. Additionally, a Passive Infrared (PIR) occupancy sensor automatically turns Vision off when the user leaves the area, and back on again when the user returns - a valuable feature for achieving LEED credits. The innovative PIR sensor is attuned to humans’ unique heat footprint, so only a person can activate the sensor to turn the unit back on.

Vision’s unique aesthetic is born from its heat-shedding design. A series of metal fins keeps the unit cool to optimise performance and extend the life of the LED, which is rated for up to 60,000 hours. The innovative heat sink mimics the shape of a traditional task shade to reduce glare for even more usability. And the entire LED assembly is easily replaceable in the field - unlike traditional LED lights - ensuring a long life of service.

Built for exceptional sustainability, Vision consumes only seven watts of power while producing light output equivalent to as much as 90 watts of incandescent lighting. It is constructed primarily of eco-friendly aluminium, contains up to 80% recycled and 99% recyclable content, and ships in 70% recycled packaging. Vision can also be integral to the achievement of a number of valuable LEED credits.

For global purchasing flexibility, a single Vision SKU can be used around the globe. This is accomplished through an interchangeable plug for electrical outlet compatibility most anywhere in the world, regardless of voltage. For added versatility, it is offered with 19 different mounts, including a series of panel mounts for systems furniture.

Engineered with perfect internal counterbalance, Vision offers fingertip adjustability and effortless positioning without the friction knobs or rigid joints found on most other adjustable task lights. This encourages users to direct light exactly where it’s needed and away from reflective surfaces.

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LONDRA, Marzo 2011 – Humanscale debutterà, a livello internazionale, al Salone del Mobile di Milano, dal 12 al 17 Aprile 2011, presentando la nuovissima lampada da lavoro LED Element Vision ovvero il progresso della tecnologia LED MCX capace di generare un incomparabile comfort visivo, di gran lunga superiore ad altre lampade LED

Progettata da Mark McKenna, Design Director di Humanscale, in collaborazione con il suo team, Vision utilizza un LED multi-chip di ultima generazione che offre una luce monocromatica, quindi neutra, molto gradevole nella temperatura del colore ( 3000 K ), mantenendo una resa cromatica ( CRI ) pari a 85: un rendering colorimetrico eccellente se confrontato con una sorgente di luce naturale. Una sola ombra sul piano di lavoro a differenza di altre lampade che creano una serie di ombre molto  fastidiose. L’indice di rendimento di Vision è, quindi, di qualità assoluta. La luce insufficiente, spesso bluastra, prodotta dai LED tradizionali è soltanto un lontano ricordo.

Oltre all’incomparabile qualità della luce, Vision offre grande funzionalità e assicura un notevole risparmio energetico: argomenti che non hanno concorrenza. Un interruttore con dimmer intuitivo permette all’utente di personalizzare l’illuminazione scegliendo l’intensità della luce in funzione delle proprie necessità. Un sensore a infrarossi passivo  ( PIR ) spegne automaticamente Vision quando l’utente abbandona l’area circostante e la riaccende al suo ritorno: argomento importante per ottenere crediti LEED. L’innovativo sensore PIR percepisce la presenza ( calore ) di una sola persona per cui sarà solo la persona che potrà attivare il sensore e riaccendere Vision.

Vision è stata disegnata pensando anche ad una lunga durata nel tempo: Il dissipatore di calore mantiene una temperatura “ fredda “, mediante pinne di metallo, che imitano la forma di un’ombra tradizionale, riducendo i riflessi  ed assicurando un utilizzo maggiore ovvero tale da aumentare la durata del LED, che si calcola fino a 60.000 ore. Inoltre, l’intero assieme del LED è facilmente sostituibile  sul posto, a differenza di tante altre lampade.

Costruita per una sostenibilità esemplare, Vision consuma solo 7 watt e produce la stessa luminosità di una lampadina da oltre 90. Costruita principalmente in alluminio ecosostenibile, contiene fino all’80% di materiale riciclato e il 99% di materiale riciclabile e viene fornita in una confezione riciclata al 70%. Vision, per ottimizzare acquisti globali, utilizza un unico SKU - Stock Keeping Unit, ovvero è usabile in tutto il mondo: una spina intercambiabile per la compatibilità della presa indipendentemente dalla tensione. Per una maggiore usabilità Vision è offerta con 19 diversi supporti di fissaggio.

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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