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The Leaf™ Personal Light uses innovative LED technology to bring the human touch to lighting. Designed by Yves Behar of fuseproject in San Francisco, Leaf lets the user manage lighting intensity, color, and on/off by simply touching the intuitive controls. Sleek, energy-efficient, and very adjustable, Leaf is designed for the office and living areas. It is a cool and compelling way to illuminate work or set a mood. Available in Red.
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Providing better, more effective products to connect individuals to their work is one of the key goals of "The Be Collection", whose products include the Leaf personal light. Herman Miller and noted designer Yves Behar spent more than three years of collaborative engineering and design development to create Leaf, a multi-purpose light suitable for home or office. Leaf's task-to-ambient capability combines LED (light emitting diode) technology, engineering, and sculptural beauty in what Behar calls, "a fusion of technology with humanity." Leaf can produce a spectrum of warm-to-cool light to meet a functional need, mood, or location with a simple touch control.
Leaf uses 20 LEDs for illumination - half are blue-white (cool) and half are yellow-white (warm). Touch to turn on/off. Slide a finger along a groove in the base to adjust intensity and achieve the desired blend of warm and cool light. When turned on, the light retains the previous color and intensity settings. Leaf allows up to 100,000 hours of use, eight times longer than conventional light sources. The blades of Leaf's elegant profile are thin and sculptural, giving the light an organic form. Its innovative heat-dissipating design keeps the light cool to the touch without a fan. The lower blade rotates 180° and pivots 27.5° forward and 23° backward. The upper blade pivots 210° to extend for direct lighting or to fold for subtle, ambient lighting.
Environmentally speaking, Leaf's sculptural form was created to minimize material use and mechanical complexities while maximizing light options. Overall, its LEDs consume between 8 and 9-watts of power, carry a 60,000-hour lifespan at full power, and cut energy use by 40% when compared with standard compact fluorescent lights. Leaf is also mercury and lead-free and RoHS compliant. And of course, Leaf was developed in strict accordance with Herman Miller's Design for Environment standards.
Light meets local codes including Canada, New York City, and Chicago. To emit ambient lighting, fold upper blade close to lower blade. For wall wash light, pivot upper blade straight up.
Material(s): Steel, aluminum, plastic, and other materials. Leaf is up to 95% recyclable at the end of its useful life.
Designer: Yves Behar
Yves Béhar is a thinker. And one thing he thinks about a lot is the future. You can see it in his designs — from his reflective red-lacquered laptop for Toshiba to his elegant closed-toe Footprints for Birkenstock to his refined Aliph Jawbone Headset for cell phones. "I believe design's purpose is not only to show us the future, but to bring us the future," he states.
Yves Behar is the founder of the San Francisco design studio, fuseproject. Yves is focused on humanistic design and the "giving" element of his profession.View other products by Yves Behar
Manufacturer: Herman Miller
Herman Miller has been dedicated to design for more than 75 years. With a design legacy that began under the leadership of Gilbert Rohde and George Nelson in the 1930s and 40s, the company gained a worldwide following for its modern furniture collection by the early 1950s, with chairs, sofas and tables for home and office by designers like Charles & Ray Eames, Alexander Girard, George Nelson, and Isamu Noguchi. These icons of modern design developed products that still endure today. And, through continued innovation at the company and a new generation of designers and ideas, the products that Herman Miller makes today will endure for decades to come.
Herman Miller works for a better world around you. They do this by designing furnishings that improve the human experience - from pioneering the way for ergonomic office seating and furniture to stewarding environmental leadership in its business and manufacturing processes, product material useage and product life cycles. Herman Miller's longstanding commitment to the world around us continues to drive design solutions for the modern home and workspace. The company continues to develop its designer relationships with names like Yves Behar, Jeff Weber and Studio 7 adding lighting, storage and office collections to its catalog of design classics.View other products from Herman Miller