LED Task Lighting: Keeping your Ideas Bright
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Ergonomic task lighting is an extremely important part of a healthy, productive work environment that, unfortunately, is often given little thought. Excessive overhead lighting, in addition to wasting energy, can lead to glare on computer screens and printed materials. Often times people will contort themselves into very un-ergonomic positions to try to minimize the discomfort. The right task light can help alleviate eye strain, headaches and even have a positive effect on mood - all while saving on energy costs. Proper task lighting becomes much more important as our eyes age, especially for precision work. See below for more information.
Workplace Lighting Issues:
The Human Benefits of Task Lighting:
- Eyestrain is the number one health-related complaint of office workers.
- The biggest lighting issue facing office workers today is that most offices are lit exclusively with overhead lights, which evenly illuminate the entire workplace - walls, desktops, floors, cabinets, etc. The problem with this approach is that different users and different tasks require different amounts of light.
- One of the most common office tasks, reading a paper-based document, requires four to five times more light than does viewing a monitor.
The Economic Benefits of Task Lighting:
- Right amount of light for each user and each task.
- Reduced glare.
- Reduced incidence of Computer Vision Syndrome.
- Improved productivity.
- Improved mood/energy levels.
- When retrofitting the lighting in an office, the general illuminance can be reduced if task lighting is implemented properly into the overall design. The result can be significant energy savings and improved visibility for workers.
Humanscale Element Light
The Element task light is truly a game changer in the world of LED lighting. Every shortcoming of earlier generations of LED lights has been conquered in a major way. Remember the multiple rows of tiny LEDs emitting that strange alien autopsy blue light? Well, those are long gone. The Humanscale Element task light uses a single LED bulb which casts a single shadow and allows for a large footprint of pure white 3500 K illumination.
The Element also has functional and cool-looking heat dispersing fins that keep it cool to the touch and make it much more likely that the bulb will last its full 60,000 hour life. If the bulb ever does stop working, it can be easily replaced. Go Element!
The Humanscale Element would also make Mother Earth smile. It consumes just seven watts of power, the equivalent to a couple of Christmas tree lights, and is constructed primarily of recycled aluminum and is 99% recyclable to make it one of the most environmentally friendly task lights on the market today.
Humanscale Diffrient Task Light II
Put light right where you need it with an easily adjustable task light that uses the latest ballast-in-bulb technology, the Diffrient Task Light II maximizes the efficiency of compact fluorescent bulbs to provide long-lasting pure white illumination.
This is one good-looking task light and it has the reach of an NBA player. In fact, it has the longest reach of any task light on the market. The Humanscale Diffrient Task Light lets users easily position the light anywhere they need it with a finger tip adjustment thanks to the clever counterbalance mechanism. No fumbling with friction knobs or rigid joints.
Available with either a single or double arm, the Diffrient Task Light II is made primarily of recycled aluminum and features a slim, parabolic shade to improve illumination and keep that pesky glare out of your eyes.
Humanscale Diffrient Work Light II
Take all of the functionality of the Diffrient Task Light II and then add a sleek cone-shaped shade and a versatile screw-in socket, for a wide variety of bulb options and you have the Humanscale Diffrient Work Light II.
Humanscale Diffrient Technology Light
The Diffrient Technology Light has all of the stand out features of the Humanscale Diffrient Work Light II with the addition of two power outlets and an optional data port conveniently located on the base. Wow! Extra outlets to charge up all those gadgets and an optional data port for effortless access to the internet. No more crawling and reaching to find plugs, this is a technology geek’s dream task light. These features also make the Humanscale Diffrient Technology Light the perfect choice for “hot desking” environments. That’s just a fancy way of saying “shared work-spaces”. Let there be light!
Koncept i-Bar Light Series
Whether looking at the i-Bar original, or i-Bar Mini, the innovative LED task light from Koncept delivers high-power LED lights in a compact and elegant design. The Koncept i-Bar is an eco-friendly solution for your task lighting needs.
Koncept z-Bar Light Series
Koncept's z-Bar LED task lamp delivers award-winning design in an eco-friendly and highly-adjustable LED light for your home or office. With knobless adjustability and a 42" extension, the Koncept z-Bar LED task lamp is one of the most versatile in the industry.
Koncept's IceLight offers unparalleled adjustability among its LED task lamp peers. The ability to move the head up and down, as well as 360 degrees around, ensures the IceLight's six high-powered LED lights are focused exactly where you need them.
ESI LED Task lamps
Whether the ESI LED-Omega task lamp, or the ESI Full Spectrum LED lamp, ESI offers a powerful and environmentally friendly task lamp option for your workspace.