Hands On With the Horizon LED Task Light

ICFF 2011

We're crowning Peter Stathis as the to-go designer for LED task lighting. Not only did he unveil the JOBY Trapeze light this past weekend at ICFF, but he also helped present his co-designed Humanscale Horizon LED task light (alongside Michael McCoy), the first task light to utilize Thin Film LED Technology, giving the Horizon a beautiful minimal desktop presence we've been wanting to see in person since 1st laying our eyes on the PR stills

Just like the JOBY Trapeze, this high-intensity array of LED lights give the Humanscale Horizon the ability to produce a very even and warm adjustable amount of illumination with a very slim lighting head unit; no harsh shadows and a 3000K temperature light that is anything but cold. And as you can see from the video above, the Horizon can easily be maneuvered into position for directional lighting. The 11 watts and a rated lifespan of 50,000-60,000 hours (that equals about 25-30 years with 8 hours per day use) make it evident that LED is the way to go if budget permits. No pricing yet, but we should see the Horizon finally available and in production in the latter half of this year.