L-1 LED. For the next 75 years.

2012 marks the 75th anniversary of the original Luxo L-1 task light, designed by Jac Jacobsen in 1937. It is still in production. Not many industrial products are still going strong after such a long period of time.

Glamox Luxo Lighting is celebrating the 75th anniversary of L-1 by launching the LED version: L-1 LED. This way we believe that L-1 will live for at least another 75 years.

The incandescent light bulb – end of an era
It is impossible to put a price on the value of the incandescent light bulb and its impact on human life. The invention of the incandescent light bulb forever changed a world lit only by fire.

Electric lighting was developed and commercialized by Thomas Edison and others towards the end of the 19th century, and the old-fashioned incandescent light bulb has enjoyed the position as the number one light source in people’s homes for more than a hundred years.

The L-1 task light owes part of its exceptional long life to the success of the incandescent light bulb. These days, however, incandescent light bulbs are being phased out all over the world. Other light sources are fast taking over, and LED is by far the most interesting.

LED: Light source of the future!
A Light Emitting Diode (LED) is a semiconductor that emits light when an electric current passes through it. LED’s are extremely energy-efficient, when properly applied.
They can be used on their own, or assembled into modules for added power.

L-1 LED is equipped with an 8 Watt module with dimmable light emitting diodes, which provide bright, warm light. It even has a timer: L-1 LED automatically turns itself off after 4 or 9 hours in order to save energy.

Light emitting diodes have an incredibly long life span. The diodes in L-1 have a life expectancy of 50,000 hours. You may never have to change the light source!

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