w127 Winkel is designed to provide the best possible task light at a feasible price. Today, it is our flagship product, our most award-winning and best-selling task light, a favourite among many renowned architects – and with good reason. We spent over three years developing what we consider to be the most refined task light ever seen: a sublime unity of parts, where every design choice is based on providing light that is nothing less than perfect.
w127 Winkel’s entire concept is built on providing state-of-the-art light, and in this, it truly excels. Built around a COB LED, its well thought through, precisely engineered lighting solution comprises several individual system components. Each of these plays its own vital role in delivering a generous yet incredibly even spread of high-quality, dimmable light over a large surface. Thanks to the biopolyamide material’s heat insulating qualities, paired with a sophisticated heat management system, powerful light can be combined with safe handling and a long lifespan. Last but not least, a built-in timer switches the light off after nine hours, for even greater energy efficiency.
Together with Berlin-based designer Dirk Winkel and the German chemical company BASF we’ve created a cost-efficient design and production process with no compromise on quality, environment or tactility. A high-performance recyclable biopolyamide material – based on over 60% biologically sourced material from the castor plant – provides all the advantages of plastic, while minimising its disadvantages. Fibreglass reinforcement adds strength and an almost ceramic feel – a beautiful tactility.
w127 Winkel’s arms are pure, solid biopolyamide, with the power cord and micro-spring attached to their exterior, fully visible; this well-planned arm and joint construction provides stability and flexibility, all the way from shade to table mount. We see the design as a celebration of this material – straightforward, solid and honest, with no second skin, no coat of paint, and nothing to hide.
The w127 Winkel family is designed for maximum versatility, with several mounting options – clamp, base, bracket, pin – as well as a range of adapters for integration with table systems from various furniture manufacturers.
Long lasting light source
Dirk Winkel is a Berlin-based product designer who graduated from the University of Arts (UdK) Berlin, followed by a MA in Design Products from the Royal College of Art (RCA) London in 2010.
He is specialised in lighting and furniture design and worked for different designers and design houses in Berlin and London before setting up his own studio in Berlin in summer 2011. Driven by belief in the beauty of formal purism and the classic principle of 'less but better', some of his great interests are the exploration of pushing the boundaries of mass production techniques, the rethinking of light and lighting paradigms, and the investigation of new materials and their potential.
Luminous intensity distribution (polar)
w127 Winkel LED / Input 36VDC
Luminaire luminous flux Ф = 501.3 LM
Isolux h: 0.4 m E-max: 1550 lux
Lamp body, shade & glare shade: solid biopolyamide
Heat sink: aluminium
Diffuser & reflector: polycarbonate
Base/clamp: solid biopolyamide & steel
Pin: stainless steel
Integrated dimmer switch
COB LED (included)
Life time expectancy
Colour temperature (CCT)
Colur Rendering Index (CRI)
CRI 97, GAI 80
Max colour variation
Dimmable - timer 9 h
L54 x W38 x H10 cm (0.02 m3)