Element LED Task Light Receives 2010 Green GOOD DESIGN Award

Honor Recognizes Humanscale’s Commitment to Sustainability


Karen Brooking


NEW YORK, October 13, 2010 — Humanscale’s groundbreaking Element LED Task Light received a 2010 Green GOOD DESIGN Award. Among thousands of submissions from over 46 countries worldwide, Element was selected as an outstanding example of green design.

The Green GOOD DESIGN Awards are organized by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. Green GOOD DESIGN’s goal is “to emphasize the importance of sustainable design and to develop a public awareness program to the international general public about which companies are doing the best job in sustainable design for our environments,” said Ioannis Karalias of The Chicago Athenaeum.

Element’s Green GOOD DESIGN Award reflects Humanscale’s design philosophy that good design achieves more with less. Designed by Mark McKenna, Design Director of the Humanscale Design Studio, Element is among the most efficient task lights in the world and the first of its kind to meet all of the Department of Energy’s criteria for an LED task light.

Engineered for superior sustainability, Element consumes less than seven watts of power to produce as much illumination as 70 watts of incandescent light and is rated for 60,000 hours. Constructed predominantly of recycled aluminum and plastic, Element contains 81% recycled and 99% recyclable content. It ships in 70% recycled packaging and can be integral in the achievement of a number of LEED-CI, -NC and -EB credits.

Since its June 2009 introduction, Element has garnered international praise and attention. It adds the 2010 Green GOOD DESIGN Award to its growing collection of honors, including Gold awards at both NeoCon 2009 and IIDEX/NeoCon Canada 2009, as well as a 2009 Buildings magazine Citation of Excellence, a GOOD DESIGN Award and a Gold Award in Appliance Design magazine’s 2010 Excellence in Design (EID) competition.

Winning products of the 2010 Green GOOD DESIGN Awards will be exhibited at the upcoming April 2011 Conference on the Environment in Hamburg, Germany, organized by The European Centre and The Chicago Athenaeum.

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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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