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Throwing a little light onto the matter

Throwing a little light onto the matter


Ergonomics is about so much more than the way you sit at your computer or the installation of sit/stand desks throughout your workplace.

Did you know a major and often underappreciated influence on employee well-being is the impact of light? It also is a significant factor in energy use and, therefore, the costs of running a workplace.

And this has a lot to do with the type of lighting you choose to utilise in your space. Overhead lighting is one of the biggest culprits of energy consumption. By placing energy-efficient task lights at every workstation, however, overhead lighting levels can generally be reduced, slashing energy use and costs. Research has shown that a dual-source lighting system can reduce energy consumption by as much as 67 percent. Stop and think about that figure for a moment. That’s over a two-thirds cost saving.

Plus, the best task lights feature built-in dimmer switches and sensors that automatically shut the light off when you leave the area to save energy.

At Humanscale, all of the task lights have this feature. They’re simple to adjust too.

In addition to this, task lights are designed for the way we work today. Because computers, laptops and tablets are backlit, our eyes need up 20 times more light when we are reading paper-based documents.

And let’s not overlook the aesthetics of a functional piece of equipment. One of the task lights in Humanscale’s line-up is the Horizon – a task light that bears the distinction of also being part of MoMA’s (Museum of Modern Art in New York) permanent collection, due to its visually stunning combination of form and function.

But this is not a case of beauty at the expense of utility. As with all of the task lights in the Humanscale range, Horizon promises complete ease of use, comfort and longevity, while only using LED bulbs. This means the lights are more cost- and energy-efficient than comparable incandescent bulbs. Did you know that LEDs use as little as 10 percent of the energy and last up to 60 times longer than incandescent bulbs? Again – think about those figures. A tenth of the energy for something that lasts 60 times as long…

When you specify Horizon task lights, you’re casting your vote for sustainable design, lowering your company’s carbon footprint, while also saving significantly on costs.

And all this is done with a product that is so visually appealing one of the world’s greatest galleries has put it on permanent display. What’s not to love?

Visit humanscale.com to find out more.


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