The Curve by Finelite is a portable LED desk lamp that achieves efficacy of nearly 50 lumens per watt. The luminaire features QuickTouch dimming to 5 percent and a field-replaceable LED module. It comes in a silver finish with 188 RAL colors available upon request. The Curve is manufactured with a high-performance Cree XP-E LED package and takes 8W of power. Its light output is 363 lumens, and it is backed by LM-79 testing, LM-80 data, and a five-year warranty. Reclaimed steel perforations are used to weight the base. finelite.com
Jennifer Brite is a design journalist and public-health scientist who is currently pursuing a doctorate in public health with a concentration in epidemiology and demography at the City University of New York. For ARCHITECT, she writes about new products and sustainable design.