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Item #: Y6460FR

Ardea Personal Light by Herman Miller


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Herman Miller Ardea Personal Light with Freestanding Base
designed by Yves Behar

At A Glance:
With a nature-inspired design by Yves Behar of Fuse Project, the Ardea personal light is simple, trim and infinitely adjustable. Its compact fluorescent technology is energy efficient. Placed on a side table, end table or home-office desktop, Ardea lets you direct light right where you need it - on paperwork, a keyboard or a good book.

What's To Like:
Winner of the Good Design Award in 2009, Ardea looks and feels exotically beautiful - like the elegant heron, the bird that inspired its design. And it's so very easy to adjust the Ardea - the flexible hinges keep it in place just where you need it.

What's Not to Like:
For a table lamp, the Ardea Light is a little on the expensive side. That initial cost is quickly justified with it's low cost, energy-efficient design.  

The Bottom Line:
The Ardea Personal Light is an elegantly designed, supremely functional desk lamp with a personal touch. Because of its great adaptability and helpful features, you'll feel like it was made just for you, your desk, and your lighting needs.


  • Neck: extends from 18" to 35.5" high
  • Base: 7.875" diameter
  • Even light. the CF bulb is surrounded by a mirror reflector, which ensures even light distribution and a cool lampshade.
  • Easily adjustable. Flexible hinges at the base and head allow for infinite light adjustment.
  • Fluid look. Hinges are continuous with the rigid structure.
  • Energy efficient. Compact mini-fluorescent 13w bulb is low-energy consuming (0.17 amps at 120v).
  • 84 percent recyclable. Developed for minimal environmental impact.

The Herman Miller Ardea Personal Light is also known by the following manufacturer item numbers: Y6460.FR, Y6460.FRBK, Y6460.FR91, Y6460.FRMS, Y6460.FRCD.

Materials & Measurements

Ardea Personal LightMaterials:
Energy-efficient 13-watt compact fluorescent light.

Base: 7.875" diameter
Height: 35.5" (fully extended)

About The Manufacturer

Herman Miller Authorized Retailer

Herman Miller is an industry leader in the integration of cutting edge technology to furniture and other household items to make everyday life more comfortable, convenient, and stylish. Herman Miller stands out at the forefront of such fields as ergonomic technologies, environmentally friendly manufacturing processes, and customizable furniture items.

In addition to producing some of the most outstanding office furniture in the world, Herman Miller has also taken on the responsibility of manufacturing some of the most celebrated furniture designs by some of the world's most famous designs. These "modern classics" include works by Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, and Isamu Noguchi. Herman Miller celebrates these famous mid-century designers' works through its extraordinarily precise manufacturing techniques and industry-leading green production processes.

Herman Miller is a global company with operations, sales offices, dealers, and licensees in more than 40 countries in North America, Asia/Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, serving customers virtually anywhere in the world. Herman Miller is headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan, while manufacturing facilities are located in the U.S., China, Italy, and the United Kingdom.

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Yves BeharYves Behar
Yves Behar has been exploring the design world since his childhood in Switzerland. "In Europe, it is double nature to evaluate objects based on how they work and how they look," he explains. Behar grew up in a bicultural home, influenced by his East German mother and Turkish father. "One is functional and modernist and the other, expressive and poetic," he says. "I always try to marry the two in my projects." For a relatively young designer, he has had a remarkable career. A graduate of the Art Center College of Design, he started out working with high tech Silicon Valley clients such as Apple and Hewlett Packard, eventually gravitating into the sport, apparel, technology and furniture arenas. He has recently applied his penchant for design in desktop lighting for Herman Miller.


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Herman MillerArdea Personal Light

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great product quality


from delray beach

Comments about Herman Miller Ardea Personal Light:

will buy herman miller products in heart beat


Bright & Stylish


from Irvine,CA

Comments about Herman Miller Ardea Personal Light:

Very bright & stylish! Easy to control the lighting angle!

Service and delivery comments:

On time!


Truly a beauty


from South Orange, NJ

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Verified Buyer


  • Attractive
  • Ergonomic
  • Nice And Bright


    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Home Office
    • Small Rooms

    Comments about Herman Miller Ardea Personal Light:

    Nicely designed lamp. Its flexible (twists) in the arm and you can angle the lamp arm to vary the amount of light falling on the surface. Its solidly built making it a little heavy (but still an easy lift with one arm) but still worth the buy. I'm glad I bought it. It sits really well with all my Sense furniture in the room.

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    Shipping & Delivery

    Free Shipping: Free

    We love free shipping offers and we thought you might too! And just because it's free doesn't mean we skimp on service. The item will ship with UPS ground service which includes delivery directly to your front door or main office. Once shipped, orders will generally arrive within 2-5 business days. This shipping option is simple, fast, easy (and free)!

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      What kinds of attachment brackets does it come with?
      Asked on 8/16/2012 by Kesami from San Francisco

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      • Smart Furniture Staff Reviewer


        None. The Ardea Personal Light has a freestanding base and does not include any type of attachment brackets. Should you need the lamp clamped to a work surface, or mounted on panels or rails please contact your local Herman Miller commercial dealer.

        Answered on 8/17/2012 by Melanie from Smart Furniture
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      Is this lamp metal or stainless steel?
      Asked on 5/2/2012 by Anonymous

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        Ardea Personal Light components are constructed from 70% steel, 15% aluminum, 11% electronics, 2% zinc, and 2% plastic.

        Answered on 5/3/2012 by Melanie from Smart Furniture
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    The Ardea Lamp comes with a 5-year manufacturer's warranty.

    Do you have specific questions about what's covered under Herman Miller's warranty for this product? Give our sales team a call at 8‌88-467-6278 to get your questions answered.

    Did you purchase a piece of Herman Miller furniture that's not working as expected? Send an email to or contact our customer service department at 8‌88-762-7841, and we'll take care of you. We usually ask for a photo or video of the warranty issue that you're experiencing, so if you want to expedite the warranty claim process, you can e-mail us with those attachments, and we'll jump on filing the claim for you right away