G16.5 40W Chromalux® Full Spectrum Incandescent Vanity Bulb (E12 candelabra base)
A true incandescent light bulb. Perfected by Chromalux®, the original light bulb for health and wellness since 1959.
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® incandescent lamp creates a soothing yet vibrant interior space under which you'll love to live, work, and play.
All Chromalux® bulbs contain neodymium glass which filters out yellow and other dulling frequencies of the light spectrum, resulting in purified 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.
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
Designed for extended usage as a healthy replacement for ordinary light bulbs, 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 peaks or valleys in the visible light spectrum, 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!
Frosted vs. Clear Glass
Clear glass bulbs are a few lumens brighter than their frosted counterpart.
We recommend using clear glass in shaded or covered lamps if you'd like things a bit brighter, or if you'd like to a create a more vivid environment.
Clear glass = crisp + vivid
Frosted glass = soft + smooth
Both are equally beautiful + natural. Try them all!
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Shipping + Returns
We ship to the US + Canada!
Free shipping is available at checkout for all orders over $99 within the 48 contiguous US states. We ship to Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico.
We ship quickly: often the same day for orders placed weekdays before 3:30 PM EST!
We offer a 30 day return and exchange policy on most items that are unused and in good resalable condition. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, order number, and a request for an RGA number.
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer exchanges for international orders at this time.
All sale items are final sale.
Damages + Breakage
If your package experienced extra turbulence on the road, not to worry - we're here to help! Product(s) damaged in shipping will either be replaced or credited at no cost to you. Please email email@example.com your order number, and a quick image of the damage/breakage within 7 days of receipt of order to submit a damage claim.
🌈 incredible color balance and acuity (CRI 99)
☀️ balanced, full spectrum light
⚡️low flicker, EMF safe
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. As you'll quickly discover, Chromalux® isn't just a light bulb - it's a way of life.
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 the pure light output of Chromalux® is the element neodymium.
A stunning lavender or blue color 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.
What is the difference between normal incandescent bulbs and Chromalux® incandescent light bulbs?
Incandescent light bulbs simply use incandescence as their light technology: it's a way of using electricity to make visible light.
Chromalux® is our branded technology using neodymium compounded glass (scroll down for more on neodymium) that takes incandescent light further: purifying and enhancing the visible spectrum of light produced so colors (particularly reds and blues - the colors our eyes are least sensitive to) are enhanced and vibrant, while contrast is increased.
A lot of us choose to use incandescent light bulbs for the wealth of health benefits they offer. But, as great as they are out of the box, incandescent light doesn't replicate all colors purely, either fading or yellowing them, which is unlike how we see under natural daylight!
Whereas most light bulbs (whether incandescent, halogen, or LED) produce dull light and can muddle colors as compared to natural daylight, Chromalux® and its special neodymium technology brings meaning to the phrase "seeing life in full color!"
What are the benefits of incandescent light bulbs?
Just like the quality of food we provide our bodies, the quality of light we use can make a difference in our overall well-being and vitality.
Considered to be the healthiest light bulb possible, incandescent light bulbs (and their brighter sister, the halogen) are most similar in form to the sun.
Not only do they provide a balanced spectrum of visible light, they also have all the added healing and cellular regenerative properties from the infrared energy they provide, all while being low in flicker and EMF safe. We lovingly call them light vitamins, or the "whole food" of lighting!
Is Chromalux® a colored bulb?
No; Chromalux® is a pure, naturally balanced light source emitting a clean, white light. The lavender appearance of our bulbs is caused by the the element neodymium, which is compounded into our glass and gives Chromalux® many of its special properties!
What is neodymium?
A common earth element, neodymium (pronounced nee-oh-di-mee-um) is compounded into the glass of all Chromalux® light bulbs. Acting as a sort of filter and magnifier, it filters portions of the yellow spectrum - the dulling part of the visual light spectrum that our eyes are most sensitive to - while enhancing reds, blues, and increasing contrasts between colors and tones.
Whereas most light bulbs (whether LED, incandescent, or halogen) produce dull light and can muddle colors as compared to natural daylight, Chromalux® and its special neodymium technology brings meaning to the phrase "seeing life in full color!"
Can I use these bulbs at night?
Absolutely! In fact, we recommend it. Incandescents are perfect light sources to use at night due to their limited blue light wavelengths. Use them also during the day for a more lively and colorful space too!
Are these dimmable?
Yes! All our incandescent bulbs are dimmable with the exception of the clear glass reflector (R20/R25/R30/R40) flood bulbs.
Do I need a special lamp for these?
Not at all; use Chromalux® in any old lamp you already have!
Be sure to check the max wattage rating of your lamp, though! You can usually find this info printed somewhere on the socket.