Chromalux® Full Spectrum PAR38 90W
A striking, elegant option for recessed lighting
Unlike any other PAR lamp, the Chromalux® full spectrum PAR lamp is simply incredible. Use these in your recessed cans where you'd otherwise put an R40 flood bulb, and be prepared for a gorgeous, crisp, and colorful flood of vivid light.
All Chromalux® PAR lamps, whether the PAR20, PAR30, or PAR38, bring out the colors of everything they light, uniquely equipped with a neodymium lens and pure silver reflector for optimal color correction and enhancement.
PAR lamps create a narrow flood beam of light, a more direct and precise beam of light than R-style flood lamps (for example, an equivalent R40-style bulb). We often describe R-style lamps as general lighting and PAR lighting as more elegant and striking.
Perfect for display lighting, spot illumination, or general illumination in your home. Adds an elegant touch of pure and colorfully soothing light, which will enhance the appearance of textures and colors in your environment. Equally well-suited for living room or bedroom narrow-flood illumination: anywhere you'd like to create a soothing yet vivid environment!
Can also be used outdoors for some (very) upgraded outdoor floodlighting.
About Chromalux® full spectrum lamp, the original light bulb for health and wellness since 1959:
🌈 incredible color balance and acuity (CRI 98-99)
☀️ balanced, full spectrum light
😀 natural mood booster
👁 zero eye strain or glare
⚡️low flicker, EMF-safe
The ultimate light bulb for your health and well-being! Chromalux® full spectrum lamp has been enhancing people's lives and the spaces they live in since it was first created in Finland over 60 years ago.
The Chromalux® full spectrum bulb creates a soothing yet vibrant interior space that you'll love to live, work, and play in.
All Chromalux® light bulbs contain neodymium glass which filters out yellow and other dulling frequencies of the light spectrum, resulting in filtered light with enhanced violet, blue, green, and red tones. The result is an environment that comes to life: colors are more vibrant, textures enhanced, and contrast increased.
Chromalux® bulbs are the ultimate tool in supporting your health + well-being. They are, by definition, low in flicker, EMF-safe, and absolutely beautiful.
Many of the benefits of Chromalux® lie in our signature neodymium glass, which purifies light to provide the ultimate soft, crisp, and pure natural light that helps you see better and makes you feel better, all while providing your body with the pure, full spectrum of visible (and non-visible light) it requires.
Feel Better: Well-being all year round
Chromalux® provides your body with the pure full spectrum light it was designed to receive by closely mimicking nature's sunlight.
Just like the quality of food we ingest, the quality of light we use can make a difference in our overall well-being and vitality.
Chromalux® bulbs contain more of the soothing red spectrum with no artificial peaks in the visible light spectrum, which is consistent with natural daylight, and unlike most types of lighting available today.
See Better: Eye Health, Visual Comfort+Acuity
Chromalux® bulbs are naturally low in flicker, but the real difference is seen through its signature neodymium glass, which filters glare and creates better contrast and definition between colors, tones, and textures, to finally allow your eyes to relax and see clearer. Thanks to these inherent chromatic balance and color discriminating qualities, Chromalux® has been a top recommendation for the low vision population since the 1980s, and has been shown to enhance visual acuity.
Enhanced Environments: Pure+Vivid Colors
Chromalux® is the original neodymium glass light bulb, which works by purifying the visible light spectrum - removing glare and dulling frequencies - while strengthening violet, red, blue, and green values. As a result, light is filtered, cutting glare and revealing the most beautiful crisp and vivid colors.
The Chromalux® light bulb brings the beautifully enhanced colors, texture, and contrast inherently present under natural sunlight, back into the home.
Under Chromalux® light, you'll notice colors, textures, and tones become more vibrant and your home more alive: very much like photoshop for real life!
PAR Bulbs vs. R style Flood Bulbs
Both are perfect for use in either recessed can or track lighting.
PAR bulbs are spot lights, with a defined and focused beam of light, whereas R style bulbs are flood lights, with a wider beam angle and less defined beam of light.
As with any of our bulbs, try using a few of each type together for the ultimate light oasis! Each has its own magic.
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We offer a 14 day return and exchange policy on most items that are unused and in good resalable condition.
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Experience life in full color
We invite you to discover the difference a simple light bulb can make.
The lighting you choose is the lens through which you view your surroundings. With such a profound effect on your well-being, motivation, and general outlook on life, your choice in lighting should never be an afterthought. Instead, we like to think of it as the glue that unifies all the other healthy lifestyle choices you make - like whole nutrition, exercise, supplementation, and mindfulness practices - into a beautiful, nuanced, and expressive life.
Enhancing people's lives and the spaces they live in since it was first created in Finland over 60 years ago, Chromalux® is a simple, wholesome tool you'll love to include in your wellness arsenal.
Whether you use our light to read under, to work under, to paint under, to live under, flipping on the light of Chromalux® is like a warm, soothing hug that immediately uplifts your spirit.
As you'll quickly discover, Chromalux® isn't just a light bulb - it's a way of life.
One you'll look forward to turning on every day.
Our Magic Element
Without ever turning it on, the most noticable quality of a Chromalux® light bulb is its lovely lavender glass. Responsible for this lovely tint and pure light output of Chromalux® is the element neodymium.
A stunning lavender or blue in appearance, neodymium is an earth element that possesses some unique color enhancing and purification qualities.
Neodymium acts as a filter - absorbing dulling components of the visible light spectrum - like yellow - to purify your environment and naturally enhance colors and textures.
When used in Chromalux® light bulbs, these color enhancing and purification qualities are simply stunning.
Are these dimmable?
Our frosted glass reflector (R) flood bulbs and all PAR halogen bulbs are dimmable.
Our reflector flood (R) style lamps in clear glass are not dimmable.
What is the difference between reflector (R) flood bulbs and PAR bulbs?
While both are perfect for use in either recessed can or track lighting, the light beam of flood type light bulbs (R style light bulbs) have a less defined edge than a comparable PAR light bulb.
Flood bulbs are great for general illumination and covering large areas with light.
PAR bulbs are more like spot lights, with a defined and focused beam of light.
How do I know which size flood bulb I need?
Measure your current bulb's diameter and length from base to top, then select our bulb that is closest in size (scroll up to find a bulb's size under the tab entitled "specs"). Most BR30 bulbs and BR40 bulbs are comparable to our R30 and R40 bulbs, respectively.
If you don't have an existing bulb, measure the diameter of your recessed fixtures.
Usually, 3'' diameter = R20/PAR20, 4 or 5'' diameter = R30/PAR30, and 6'' diameter = R40/PAR38
Our R25 bulb is an unusual shape, but is commonly used in either 4" or 5" cans.
Pro tip: if any bulb is a bit shorter in length than the depth of your fixture, you can use something called an E26 socket extender to add an inch or so of length to your bulb and to drop it more flush with your fixture opening.