Task lighting for desks has come a long way from the days of old, when classic bankers lamps or flexible goose neck lamps were a common sight in most offices and homes. With LEDs rapidly replacing incandescent bulbs and making them virtually obsolete, desk fixtures have shed a lot of weight and unnecessary parts as a result.
To say that task lighting is trending toward minimalism today is an understatement. Slim profiles are definitely in and are helping clear away the visual clutter from the desktop, as the following examples illustrate.
The CSYS TASK light from Jake Dyson (shown above) looks like an architect’s T-square — or perhaps a scaled-down version of a crane used to construct high-rise buildings. It features inventive “heat pipe” technology that cools the slim fixture and promises more than 37 years of use.