Element 790 LED Task Light to Appear at NeoCon East 2010

New Addition to Element Family Offers New Colors, Improved Performance


Karen Brooking

New York, October 15, 2010 —Humanscale will unveil Element 790, the upgraded version of its groundbreaking Element LED task light, at the 2010 NeoCon East Trade Fair. Featuring adjustable illumination and an expanded color palette, Element 790 builds on the advancements of its revolutionary forerunner to take functionality and usability to new levels.

Element 790 gets its name from its incredibly efficient light output. Thanks to MCX LED Technology—the same technology utilized by the original Element light, the most award-winning task light of 2009/10—Element 790 consumes just seven watts of power while producing light output equivalent to 90 watts of incandescent lighting. It overcomes all the weaknesses of traditional LED task lights—poor, bluish-colored illumination, oddly shaped light footprints, and distracting shadows on the work surface—to produce a large footprint of comfortable, white 3500K illumination.

With an intuitive dimmer control located on top of the light assembly, Element 790 provides 10 different levels of adjustable light output, which saves energy by allowing the user to customize light intensity according to personal preferences and task requirements. In addition, Element 790 offers an expanded color palette to complement a wider range of interiors: White, Silver, Metallic Red, and Black.

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

Designed for superior sustainability, Element 790 is constructed primarily of eco-friendly aluminum, contains up to 81% recycled and 99% recyclable content, and ships in 70% recycled packaging. It can also be integral to the achievement of a number of valuable LEED credits.

For global purchasing flexibility, a single Element 790 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.

Additional features of Element 790 include perfect internal counterbalance for 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.

Element 790 carries a list price starting at $449 and is backed by a 10-year, 24/7 warranty. It will be on display at the 2010 NeoCon East Trade Fair, October 28 – 29 in Baltimore.

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