Key facts

Product:
Leaf Personal Light
Family:
Leaf Personal Light
Manufacturer:
Herman Miller >
Designer:
Yves Béhar >
Architonic ID:
1043848
Country:
United States
Launched:
2006
Manufacturer groups :
Interior lighting-Table lights >
Groups:
Interior lighting-Table lights >

Concept

"A new experience in light is what we hoped for," says Yves Behar, designer of the Leaf personal light for Herman Miller. As a result of innovative engineering and design development, Behar's hopes became reality.

Leaf offers maximum lighting options with minimal mass in an intriguing, organic form and with controls that invite human connection. The proprietary technology also addresses the most vexing problems in existing LED solutions--light intensity and heat build-up.

"Leaf is designed to give the user a full spectrum of choices to express light's magical and sensory variations," says Behar. "It allows the human senses to become engaged by allowing the user to choose the intensity and color of light which best suits a functional need, mood, or location."

In addition, Leaf was developed according to Herman Miller's demanding Design for the Environment (DfE) protocol, emphasizing sustainable processes, materials, and recyclability. Leaf's environmental impact is perhaps most profound through its use. On average, Leaf's LEDs consume approximately eight to nine watts of power, carry a lifespan up to 100,000 hours, and cut energy use by 40 percent compared to compact fluorescent bulbs.

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 person 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.


LED Technology
Chips, not bulbs. Leaf uses 20 light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for illumination; 10 chips are blue-white (cool) and 10 are yellow-white (warm).
Personal control. 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.
Good memory. When turned on, the light retains the previous color and intensity settings.
Energy efficient. Uses 8-9 watts of power, or 40 percent less than a compact fluorescent bulb.
Long life. Allows up to 100,000 hours of use, eight times longer than conventional light sources.

Spirited Design
Elegant profile. Blades are thin and sculptural, giving the light an organic form.
Cool and quiet. Innovative heat-dissipating design keeps the light cool to the touch without a fan.
Finish choices. Five colors to coordinate with a variety of settings; black, white, red, nickel, polished aluminum.

Very Adjustable
Lower blade. Rotates 180 degrees and pivots 27.5 degrees forward and 23 degrees backward.
Upper blade. Pivots 210 degrees to extend for direct lighting or to fold for subtle, ambient lighting.