01/22/2007

Editors’ Choice: Herman Miller Lights the Way

The Buildings editorial staff tests out the Leaf Personal Light and rates it based on energy efficiency, functionality, life-cycle cost, and design/aesthetics.

 

Energy Efficiency Using 40-percent less energy than a compact-fluorescent bulb, Leaf’s LEDs offer facilities professionals the ultimate in efficient lighting.

Functionality Easy-to-use fingertip controls - the easy-to-find on/off button and lamp-color and intensity adjustments - are extremely responsive to a light touch. iPod-like controls will make it attractive to a younger generation.

Life-Cycle Cost The steep first cost associated with this lamp is mitigated by its long life - up to 100,000 hours of use. Plus, work-order requests to change expired lamps are sure to drop.

Design/Aesthetics The design is ultra-modern (appealing to many users, but perhaps less so to traditionalists). Due to its size, the light is most ideal for spacious environments. (We’d love a mini version for more-compact work environments!)

Leaf Personal Light

The Leaf Personal Light, designed by Yves Béhar of San Francisco-based fuseproject for Herman Miller Inc., Zeeland, MI, uses innovative LED technology (a combination of blue-white and yellow-white LED chips that provide “cool” or “warm” illumination) to bring the human touch to lighting. Manage lighting intensity, color, and on/off by simply touching the task light’s intuitive controls; when turned on again later, the unit retains previous color and intensity settings. The blades of the Leaf’s spirited design are thin and sculptural; five colors coordinate with a variety of settings. Most importantly, this energy-efficient product uses only 8 to 9 watts of power, or 40-percent less than a compact-fluorescent bulb. Leaf is designed for the office, as well as living areas, and has a substantially longer life than conventional light sources - up to 100,000 hours of use.

More information on Leaf is available at (www.hermanmiller.com).

 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

Yaskawa drives offer quality performance for air handlers and cooling towers on the roof to secondary chilled water pumps in the basement

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Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
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