Element Vision Named Winner in 2011 IGDA Competition

New Task Light Recognized for its Design, Energy Savings and Innovative PIR Sensor


Karen Brooking

NEW YORK, August 22, 2011 — Humanscale’s Element Vision LED task light has been selected as the overall winner in the Interior Lighting category of New York House Magazine’s third annual Innovative Green Design Awards (IGDA) competition. The groundbreaking task light impressed the panel of independent judges with its technological innovation, design, energy savings and Passive Infrared (PIR) occupancy sensor.

New York House Magazine’s IGDA competition celebrates the best green and sustainable designs in furniture, lighting, flooring and floor coverings, bedding, kitchen appliances, window treatments, building materials, and interior finishes. The competition aims to identify and showcase the innovative work of product designers and manufacturers, as well as the distributors who support them and bring these innovations to the public. The IGDA’s panel of independent judges rates all entries on how well they meet the criteria for green and sustainable design and manufacturing, and judges them on their innovation and overall aesthetics.

Built for exceptional sustainability, Humanscale’s Element Vision LED task light is constructed primarily of eco-friendly aluminum, contains 74% recycled and 98% recyclable content, and ships in 70% recycled packaging. Featuring cutting-edge advancements in MCX LED Technology, Vision has a high CRI of 89 and produces a broad footprint of true-color, glare-free, 3000K illumination. The task light’s clever heat-shedding design also enhances its unique aesthetic. An intuitive dimmer switch located on top of the light head provides seven adjustable levels of illumination, thereby conserving energy and allowing the user to customize light intensity according to each task and location.

One of Vision’s most outstanding features—and the aspect that so greatly impressed the IGDA judges—is its innovative PIR sensor, which detects motion by sensing changes in the human heat profile and automatically turns Vision off and on when the user leaves and returns to the area, thus further saving energy. The PIR sensor is attuned to humans’ unique heat footprint, so only a person can activate the sensor to turn the unit back on. Due to its many energy-saving attributes, Vision can be integral to the achievement of a number of valuable LEED credits.

An official awards ceremony will take place at Javits North, the new LEED certified Javits Center Building in New York City during the Green Festival, from October 1 – 2, 2011.

For more information about Humanscale and the company’s full range of task lighting solutions, visit or call 800-400-0625.

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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