w152 busby

For a long time, lamps were an electrical experience - the light being evidence of the electrical current that passed through a lament. But now, modern lighting has become unrecognisable, no longer the subject of electricity, but of electronics. Printed circuit boards, micro-chips, diodes and interfaces are now staple ingredients, giving us greater control, conserving energy and providing longer lifespans. This transformation is a chance to establish new possibilities for the meeting point between light and electronics.

 

This is not a story about gadgetry (regardless of technical achievements), but rather an af rmation about how we live - wherever light is supplied, power is often also required to charge our burgeoning electronic devices. w152 busby is an electronic lamp that provides intelligent universal power from three USB outlets, detecting charging requirements and managing them at their fastest rate, no matter how many variable devices are plugged in. It provides a total of 45 W and 9 Amps of power - enough to manage the latest generation of laptop computers. It can be supplied either as a freestanding or wall-mounted lamp, or built into a surface. The w152 busby illuminates and powers the office, the workshop, the library, the living room and the bedside table.

 

Design: Sam Hecht & Kim Colin 

Material
w152 busby is made of aluminium.
Integrated LED
The light technology is based on a highly energy-efficient, high quality LED solution, which gives a warm white light.
3 powerful USB outlets
Features 3 USB type A sockets, each providing 3 Amps (in total 9 Amps), allowing 15W of power output per socket (45W in total). Enough power to charge USB-charged laptops.
Power management and device detection
Detects what power is required for any device and adjusts to ensure its fastest possible charge.
Dimmable
w152 busby features an integrated programmable dimmer switch operated by a button.
Ambient or directable illumination
Two versions are available — an ambient lamp and a directable lamp.
360° rotation
The lamps can be rotated 360° for glare control and light direction.
Multiple mounting options
w152 busby is available in two versions: one that is freestanding/ wall-mounted and one that can be integrated into a vertical or horizontal surface.
Private or public use
Available with removable or fixed lamp stem for private or public use.
Product namew152 busby b1
Dimensions
ModelAmbient lamp
USB sockets3 x 3 amps (9 amps), 3 x 15 W (45 W)
MountingBase, free-standing and wall-mounted
MaterialAluminium
Cord length160 cm
LightsourceIntegrated LED – included
Watt6W
Lumen550
Colour temperature2700 K
CRI> 90
Lightsource life expectancy50.000 h
Light controlDimming
Energy classA+
Packaging dimensionsL27 x W23.5 x H9 cm (0.01 m3)
Packaging weight1 kg
ColourArt. no. / EAN code
Black152B105 / 7330492005621
Silver152B104 / 7330492005638
Product namew152 busby b2
Dimensions
ModelDirectable lamp
USB sockets3 x 3 amps (9 amps), 3 x 15 W (45 W)
MountingBase, free-standing and wall-mounted
MaterialAluminium
Cord length160 cm
LightsourceIntegrated LED – included
Watt6W
Lumen550
Colour temperature2700 K
CRI> 90
Lightsource life expectancy50.000 h
Light controlDimming
Energy classA+
Packaging dimensionsL27 x W23.5 x H9 cm (0.01 m3)
Packaging weight1,2 kg
ColourArt. no. / EAN code
Black152B205 / 7330492005669
Silver152B204 / 7330492005676
Product namew152 busby i1
Dimensions
ModelAmbient lamp
USB sockets3 x 3 amps (9 amps), 3 x 15 W (45 W)
MountingIntegrated
MaterialAluminium
Cord length160 cm
LightsourceIntegrated LED – included
Watt6W
Lumen550
Colour temperature2700 K
CRI> 90
Lightsource life expectancy50.000 h
Light controlDimming
Energy classA+
Packaging dimensionsL27 x W23.5 x H9 cm (0.01 m3)
Packaging weight1 kg
ColourArt. no. / EAN code
Black152I105 / 7330492005645
Silver152I104 / 7330492005652
Product namew152 Busby i2
Dimensions
ModelDirectable lamp
USB sockets3 x 3 amps (9 amps), 3 x 15 W (45 W)
MountingIntegrated
MaterialAluminium
Cord length160 cm
LightsourceIntegrated LED – included
Watt6W
Lumen550
Colour temperature2700 K
CRI> 90
Lightsource life expectancy50.000 h
Light controlDimming
Energy classA+
Packaging dimensionsL27 x W23.5 x H9 cm (0.01 m3)
Packaging weight1.2 kg
ColourArt. no. / EAN code
Black152B105 / 7330492005683
Silver152B104 / 7330492005690

Kim Colin & Sam Hecht

Exhibition London Design Festival
September 2015