Buildings Magazine Recognizes Diffrient Work Light II

Energy-Efficient Task Lighting Solution Named Top Product Pick for 2008


Karen Brooking


NEW YORK, April 22, 2008Buildings magazine will feature Humanscale’s Diffrient Work Light II—an Editors’ Choice, Top Product Pick for 2008—in its June 2008 issue. An innovative and environmentally conscious design, the Diffrient Work Light II was selected as one of the most intriguing and innovative products available to the publication’s readers for the development, construction, modernization, management, and operation of commercial buildings and facilities.

Buildings’ editorial staff and a panel of facilities professionals evaluated thousands of products for the Editors’ Choice feature. The Diffrient Work Light II was among the elite 100 chosen as a Top Product Pick, a distinction based on design aesthetics, ease of use, durability/life-cycle, efficiency or applicability, universal appeal, and sustainable/green elements. Buildings serves 72,000 building owners and professional facilities managers—the decision-makers in commercial, institutional and governmental real estate in North America.


An effortlessly adjustable and beautiful task lighting solution, the Diffrient Work Light II was designed to accommodate the latest swirl-style compact fluorescent bulbs, which use one-fourth the energy of comparable incandescent bulbs, and last up to ten times longer. The light is precision-designed and engineered with a perfect internal counterbalance for feather-light movement and a wide range of positioning without the friction knobs or rigid joints found on virtually all other positionable task lights. Available with a single or double arm in either silver or black, the Diffrient Work Light II features an asymmetric, cone-shaped reflector shade to reduce glare.

The light contains 90% recycled and recyclable content, and is constructed primarily of aluminum. Since aluminum boasts a tremendous scrap value, it is more likely to be recycled than other, less valuable materials. Additionally, recycled aluminum saves 95% of the energy and 95% in carbon dioxide emissions compared to virgin aluminum.

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