September 26, 2006

Leaf Personal Light by Herman Miller

Just because we're green doesn't mean we aren't Wired. The September issue of the techie magazine offers a sneak preview of the products that will appear at the Wired NextFest in NYC September 29-October 1. Wired calls NextFest an annual "World's Fair...(of) products, prototypes, and ideas from today's most innovative companies and researchers." And in a sign that green has gone mainstream, this year's NextFest features "Sustainable Living" as one of its design categories.

Among the products featured is this fab Leaf LED light from Herman Miller. Unlike a traditional LED, according to Wired, the LEAF's diodes flash intermittently and use 40 percent less electricity. The touch-sensitive lamp features an upper arm that functions as a "thermal sink", keeping the lamp cool to the touch. According to the Herman Miller website:

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.

Leaf is manufactured with 37 percent recycled materials, and is 95 percent recyclable when you upgrade. And it looks like some kind of crazy high tech snake.

Available for pre-order at Lumens Light and Living.

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Posted by Jess Brooks at September 26, 2006 7:49 AM

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