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LIFTO arose from the 1984 BELUX light competition. The graduate Benjamin Thut had been experimenting with the motion of gas pressure springs – inspired by the mounting system for the lid of car boots – for some time to invent this brilliant idea of adjustability. The patented use of gas pressure springs is unique in lighting construction and gives LIFTO its wide radius of action. The three articulated joints are easy to move with just one hand, yet the light stays unchanged in the desired position even with this large radius of action.
The surfaces in black and chrome complement its filigree construction with a brilliant light shining through the silvery glass. A particular ambience is created using one of the three different chromed versions of LIFTO with colored gas pressure springs in azure blue, champagne and kiwigreen.
LIFTO LED sets new standards with 10 strong Power LEDs to illuminate the table over a wide and impressive area (600 lumen) with high color rendering. The close arrangement of the LEDs precludes unpleasant multiple shadowing which is the case with many LED lights on the market. The integrated Dip-switch enables LIFTO to be dimmed from 100-1% or switched completely on or off. The same switch also allows the color temperature to be smoothly adjusted from a warm to a cool light (3000-4000 Kelvin). The electronics are designed for an operating lifetime of 50,000; yet LIFTO is also designed so that the LED board can be replaced.
LIFTO has a wide range of applications in both the office and the home. The smaller LIFTOLINO version is especially suitable for small tables or for bedside reading and a wide range of mounting adaptations is available for table and wall use.
|Height||615 mm / 500 mm|
|Light regulation||two light levels|
|Stand/ mounting||with table clamp|
|Height head of lamp||85 mm|
|Depth of luminaire head||170 mm|
|Form of protection (DIN 40050)||IP20 protection against: solids > 12 mm|
|Safety class||class I (protective earthing)|
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