Diffrient Work Light II Brightens iF Awards

Task Light Chosen for Function, Innovation and Design


Karen Brooking


NEW YORK, March 25, 2009 — Humanscale’s Diffrient Work Light II has won a prestigious 2009 iF product design award in the Lighting category, heralded for its innovation, performance and green qualities. Superior design and materials selection, workmanship, ergonomic features, safety and brand value were also factors in its selection.

The versatile, precision-designed and engineered task light was among 2,808 products from 39 different countries entered into the iF competition, which honors outstanding product design in 16 categories.
The Diffrient Work Light II—which boasts sleek good looks, the longest reach on the market, one-touch positioning and a perfect internal counterbalance—will be featured in the 2009 iF design exhibition, which runs from March to August in Germany. The energy-saving task light will also be included in iF’s product yearbook and online exhibition.
In addition to the iF honor, the Diffrient Work Light II earned a GOOD DESIGN award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design. It was also named an Editors’ Choice, Top Product Pick for 2008, by Buildings magazine, lauded as a “Nifty Office Essential” by Canadian Interiors, and was selected for the Executive Gift Guide 2008.
The eco-friendly Diffrient Work Light II is constructed primarily of 100% recycled aluminum, contains 77% LEED recycled content, and can help a project achieve LEED credits in numerous categories. The light is specifically designed to accommodate the latest-generation compact fluorescent bulbs, which consume 75% less energy and last up to 10 times longer than comparable incandescent bulbs. And when used as part of a dual-lighting scheme, the Diffrient Work Light II can contribute to energy savings of more than 50%.
List pricing for the Diffrient Work Light II starts at $290, and it will be available in April 2009.


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