Horizon LED Task Light
The most celebrated and beautiful table light in the industry, Horizon is a visually striking embodiment of Humanscale’s commitment to high performance and functionality. Recipient of the prestigious Red Dot Award as well as a Next Generation Luminaires Award for product design and performance, Horizon resides in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). This iconic piece is available in eight vibrant colors and seamlessly complements any design aesthetic.
A Technological Pioneer
Horizon is the first table light to use Thin Film LED Technology and produces an even plane of 3000K (warm white) illumination — casting just one shadow.
Horizon’s precision-brass spherical joints facilitate natural, fluid movement while its dimming function is activated with a light touch.
Sleek Aesthetic, Maximum Efficiency
A high-efficiency nightlight function uses just one watt of electricity. The entire head of Horizon is made of die cast aluminum, serving as a heat sink to maximize LED longevity and ensure a 50,000 hour rated life.
“Our goal in designing Horizon was to achieve an ultra-thin, luminous plane of light—made possible through years of research—and celebrate it by floating it above the desktop in a package of material and aesthetic efficiency.” Peter Stathis, Co-Designer
Humanscale teamed with designers Peter Stathis and Michael McCoy to create the Horizon table light, winner of 17 design awards from around the world. Horizon combines minimal modernism and organic forms. It has been accepted into the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
“If a design solves a functional problem as simply and elegantly as possible, it will not only have superior performance, but its aesthetic will be timeless as well.” — Robert King, Humanscale Founder and CEO
Humanscale was founded in 1983 with a mission to develop high-performance ergonomic office tools that would solve functional problems as straightforwardly and gracefully as possible. Beginning with its first product — an anti-glare filter that improved the visibility of monochrome monitors in the early 1980s — the company has methodically designed some of the most innovative products in the industry. In the late 1990s, Humanscale made a significant mark with its introduction of high-performance articulating keyboard systems, offering effortless one-touch adjustability while eliminating the knee-clearance issues associated with competing solutions. Today, the company is still the leader in that product category.
In 1999, Humanscale turned heads in the contract furniture industry with the introduction of the Freedom chair, designed by ergonomics pioneer Niels Diffrient. Combining unprecedented functionality with minimal manual controls, the chair broke new ground by utilizing dynamic mechanisms that respond to the requirements of each individual user automatically. Since its introduction in 1999, Freedom has won 10 international design awards and has been featured in virtually every major design publication.
Building on the success of the Freedom chair, in 2004 Diffrient designed the Liberty chair, which featured a tri-panel configuration of non-stretch mesh that provides tailor-made lumbar support without external devices.
In addition to task and office seating, Humanscale's award-winning product line includes articulating keyboard supports, adjustable monitor arms, task lighting, CPU holders, laptop holders, foot rests and ergonomic mice. Headquartered in New York City with distribution worldwide, Humanscale is a leader in ergonomic design and is committed to environmental sustainability for all its products.