What's In It For You

Tone Personal Light

Product Story

Herman Miller’s newest LED task light, Tone balances price and performance like no other in its category. It adjusts and dims to put the perfect amount of light right where you want. It draws just over six watts and shuts off automatically after nine hours of use to save energy. It also capitalizes on the latest advances in LED technology to produce alluring illumination that makes everyone look their best.

Considering all you get, Tone shines as one of the best values in the LED market.

Tone Personal Light

In, Out, and All About

Tone moves every which way. The entire lamp swivels at the base, while articulating joints—at the base, head, and midsection—give you precise control over what is illuminated.

A single-arm version also is available. It remains fixed at an appropriate ergonomic height, but otherwise offers all the features of its articulating counterpart.

Tone Personal Light

A Glowing Value

Easy adjustability, dimming, auto shutoff—Tone delivers big value in a small package. Since it draws just over six watts, about 10 percent of a typical incandescent bulb, the value also is reflected in minimal operating costs.

Tone LEDs will last more than 50,000 hours—at an average of eight hours per day, that’s about 24 years. Even then, the LED circuit board can be replaced to give Tone new life. When it’s finally ready to retire, Tone is about 93 percent recyclable (it’s made from 38 percent recycled material to begin with).

Tone Personal Light

Small Footprint

With workspaces getting smaller, bulky task lights can get in the way. When placed on a work surface, Tone has a mere six-inch-diameter base—a compact design that brightens your work without cluttering your desk.

Both the articulating and single-arm versions also can clamp to your work surface or mount on a rail tile.

Tone Personal Light

Born and Raised in Michigan

Tone is made in Herman Miller’s home state of Michigan. That goes for all major components—even the circuit board. So not only does Tone need little energy to operate, it doesn’t require much to transport parts during the manufacturing process either. At every step of its life, Tone treads gently on the environment.

Design Story

Designer Tom Newhouse positively beams when illuminating the virtues of light-emitting diodes. He’s especially intrigued by the ramifications of their minuscule size. Though the light output is generous, the LEDs themselves are tiny. Consequently, the lamp containing them can be smaller, too. “LEDs provide a tremendous opportunity to sculpt a new form factor for a desk lamp,” he says. “We don’t have to design around big bulbs, so we can use less material and achieve an unobtrusive footprint.”