We love our MacBook Pro, but we don't necessarily love using the glossy screen during some parts of the day when the screen seems less a monitor and more of a mirror (fortunately the secondary external Dell monitor hooked up when at home eases the strain). And at night, whether it's an overhead light, a desk lamp or ambient lighting in the room, there's always a bit of glare to deal with. We're wondering if Humanscale's latest task lamp, the Horizon, may be the cure for our glare issues.
Designed by Peter Stathis and Michael McCoy and unveiled at the 2010 NeoCon World's Trade Fair last week, the Humanscale Horizon task lamp uses Thin Wave LED Technology, a lighting solution with a number of high-intensity LEDs surrounding several layers of polycarbonate and optical films to create a bright, but consistent flat area of illumination without distracting shadows, hot spots of light, and the characteristic blue-ish tone of many 1st generation LED lighting sources. It might be the perfect solution for those of us who have glossy screens, at least when it's positioned correctly (any light is going to create some sort of glare at specific angles).
The Horizon also happens to look great, with a slim rectangular head which can be adjusted to multiple positions from its sturdy base. The lamp is rated for 50,000 to 60,000 hours of use, consuming less than 11 watts of power...that's 25-30 years of operation before any need replacement! The Humanscale Horizon will be released in the 3rd Quarter 2010, with pricing yet to be announced.