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|TASK LIGHT 1
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|This reading light is manufactured from chrome steel and has a flexible ‘goose neck’, which allows for adjustment.
It is a typical desk top light, ideal for an office situation or for the home.
It has a heavy base that ensures that it is stable in most positions.
An LED cluster provides the focussed light.
|MATERIALS: Name suitable materials for the manufacture the task light shown above. Explain your selection.|
|Chrome steel is the material selected for this task light. It is rust proof and generally corrosion proof. This means that it’s finish will always look the same as the first day it was purchased, as long as it is not damaged. The chrome steel base is heavy and will ensure the whole lamp is stable, even when the goose neck is moved into different positions.
Chrome steel is popular with ‘modernists’ and this style of task light will appeal to people that like a modernist style of design. Steel is 100% recyclable and so a ‘closed loop’ recycling set up is suitable for this product.
|STRENGTH AND STABILITY: Does the task light unit look strong and stable? Is it likely to last many years / decades? Explain your answer.
|Steel is a strong and robust material, able to resist knocks and drops. The weight of the base ensures that the light cannot ‘topple’ over, even when the goose neck is extended beyond the base. The material gives the customer confidence of the lamps long life cycle.|
|AESTHETICS AND STYLE: What do think of the way the task light looks?|
|The task light is in a ‘modernist’ and perhaps even a ‘Bauhaus’ style. The use of chrome steel is based on the materials popular during the Bauhaus period of the 1930s and 40s. Designers mimic this style even today, as it still appears modern and fresh.
The chrome steel light will fit in with any modern home or office and it is a feature in its own right. The LEDs are housed in a small cluster and when the light is turned on, the chrome reflects a proportion, emphasising the modernist style.
|FUNCTIONALITY: What do you think of the functionality of the task light?|
|The task light has simple functions. The LED cluster provides a focussed light, without flooding the area around it. The switch is at the top of the LED unit, for easy access and has a simple on / off function. The goose neck allows a variety of angles and curves, making the light suitable for most users. The light can be used on an office desk and looks equally at home on a bedside cabinet.|
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