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Oskar Task and Bookend Light

$720.00
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Sexy and studious, the Ingo Maurer Oskar Task and Bookend Light was designed by Maurer to both hold books in place when they're on a shelf and illuminate their pages when they're being read. The slim, rectangular aluminum transformer base fits in seamlessly with a row of books. From this, an adjustable metal arm projects for perfectly positioned reading light.
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Oskar Task and Bookend Light

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Sexy and studious, the Ingo Maurer Oskar Task and Bookend Light was designed by Maurer to both hold books in place when they're on a shelf and illuminate their pages when they're being read. The slim, rectangular aluminum transformer base fits in seamlessly with a row of books. From this, an adjustable metal arm projects for perfectly positioned reading light.

For more than 40 years Ingo Maurer has created somewhat irreverent and thought-provoking designs in a method that is more exo-modern than contemporary. These experimentalist collections enliven fashion runways, monuments and private homes, giving Ingo Maurer lighting a name that resounds in the minds of the design-forward.

The Oskar Task and Bookend Light is available with the following:
Details:
  • Anodized aluminum shade with protective glass cover
  • Anodized aluminum base
  • Flexible metal arm
  • Integrated electronic transformer
  • On/off toggle switch on transformer
  • 13' cord with plug
  • Low-voltage
  • Not UL/ETL Listed
  • Made in Germany
  • Designed by Ingo Maurer, 1998
Lighting:
  • One 50 Watt 12 Volt Type GY6.35 Halogen lamp (included).

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Lumens

The amount of light that comes from a bulb, which has commonly been measured in watts. The more lumens, the brighter the bulb.

Wattage

A measurement of the power delivered to a component of an electric circuit (allowing a one-ampere current to flow through the component under the pressure of 1 volt.)

Bulb Shape

Bulb shapes are denoted with a letter, which describes the shape, and a number, which indicates the size. The number indicates the diameter of the light bulb at its widest part in eighths of an inch.

Base

The part of the bulb that connects to the fixture and its power supply. Bulb bases are denoted with the letter E, and a number which indicates the diameter of the bulb base at its widest part in millimeters.

Voltage

Indicates how much voltage a bulb can accept via the fixture it's installed in.

Light Color Temperature

The relative color from a light source, measured on the Kelvin temperature scale. Warm light is lower in color temperature (2700-3000 K) and cool, blue light is higher (5000 K).

Average Rated Life

The average amount time that a bulb is expected to last.

CRI

CRI = color rendering index. This number, which can go from 0 to 100, measures the ability of a light or bulb accurately renders colors. The higher the number, the better, with most quality bulbs these days measuring at least in the 80s.
Dimensions:
  • Fixture: Height Adjustable To 13", Width 7.5"

Need help with some of our terminology? Check out Lumens' Lighting & Design Glossary.

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