NEW YORK, December 21, 2010 — Interiors & Sources readers named the Tolomeo LED task light the best lighting product of 2010. As part of Interiors & Sources’ annual Reader’s Choice Award, thousands of readers honored the Tolomeo with their votes based on the light’s performance, aesthetics and sustainability.
Designed by Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina in 1987, Tolomeo has transcended time to become a symbol of modern Italian design. Manufactured by Artemide, the world leader in high-end residential and professional lighting, the Tolomeo LED task light is distributed to the North American contract market by Humanscale.
Available in two sizes—Classic and Mini—Tolomeo’s signature design can accommodate any environment. The Tolomeo Classic is a full-size desktop task light that stands more than 50 inches tall when fully extended and provides up to 48 inches of horizontal reach. The Tolomeo Mini is 20% smaller, standing 40 inches tall when fully extended and providing a 38-inch reach. Both are available in a Polished Aluminum finish with Silver accents—and feature power switches on the base of the shade.
The LED version of Tolomeo offers incredible light output and energy efficiency vastly superior to its predecessors. It consumes just 10 watts of power while producing as much light as 75 watts of incandescent lighting. With a highly effective lens and five separate diodes tightly configured within the light source, the Tolomeo LED light casts a single shadow on the work surface—a trait that few LED task lights share.