Humanscale To Launch Element Disc™ LED Task Light at NeoCon® 2012

Innovative LED Task Light Features Thin Film LED Technology™ and Passive Infrared Occupancy Sensor


Karen Brooking

NEW YORK — Humanscale will officially launch Element Disc at NeoCon, June 11 - 13, 2012 in Chicago, Ill. Two years ago, Humanscale revolutionized the LED task lighting industry with its best-selling Element Classic LED task light—one of the most awarded LED task lights in the world. Last year, the Element 790, Element Vision and Horizon task lights brought heightened performance, sustainability and functionality to Humanscale’s LED offerings. And now, Humanscale is further advancing its market leadership position for innovative, high-performance LED task lighting with the groundbreaking Element Disc LED task light.

Designed by Humanscale Design Director Mark McKenna and the Humanscale Design Studio, the Element Disc LEd task light sets a new bar for performance, aesthetics and sustainability. Its sleek, futuristic looks allude to the next-generation technology within.

Utilizing advanced Thin Film LED Technology, the Element Disc LED task light overcomes the weaknesses of conventional LED task lights by offering brilliant 3000K illumination and excellent light distribution in a slender profile. With a Color-Rendering Index (CRI) of 80, it uses a number of high-intensity micro LEDs that surround several layers of polycarbonate and optical films to create an ultra-wide footprint of warm, glare-free light that casts only one shadow on the work surface.

Above all else, the Element Disc LED task light is designed to simultaneously provide user controllability and reduce energy consumption, all in a strikingly elegant form. Toward this end, it offers fingertip adjustability and effortless positioning without friction knobs or rigid joints, encouraging users to direct light exactly where it is needed and away from reflective surfaces. In addition, it features intuitive, smart dimming functionality, which affords the user seven levels of brightness and uses memory to save the last preferred light setting selected by the user. Even when not in use, the Element Disc LED task light exudes minimalism by folding into a compact nesting position, with the circular form of the lamp head gracefully echoing that of the base.

One of the Element Disc LED task light’s most exceptional features is its integrated Passive Infrared (PIR) occupancy sensor, which detects infrared energy changes and automatically turns the task light off or on when the user leaves or returns to the area, thus further saving energy. Engineered for incredible efficiency and hassle-free operation over its life span, it uses only seven watts and is rated for up to 50,000 hours of use, equal to 25 years in most 9-to-5 work environments. Due to its many energy-saving attributes, the Element Disc LED task light can be integral to the achievement of a number of valuable LEED credits. Furthermore, unlike compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), the Element Disc LED task light contains no mercury, lead or other hazardous materials and is compliant with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive.

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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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