Lumiram Aurora™ Bright Light Therapy System
The closest simulation to natural sunlight!
Sunlight is an essential ingredient in life, but many of us don't get the amount of bright, health-stimulating light we need - especially around this time of the year. As the days get shorter and shorter leading up to winter, we get less time under the bright sun which is necessary to keep our circadian cycles and health in balance.
Whether you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder or generally feel a little off during the winter, light therapy restores some zing to winter life!
While the majority of light therapy units these days use LED technology, the Aurora™ light therapy box is one of the few units available on the market using full spectrum fluorescent technology. This is especially important for those dealing with SAD and photo-sensitivities.
Aurora provides the necessary 10,000 Lux of bright, white light at a distance of 2 feet, in order to:
🌓 reset circadian rhythm and restore sleeping patterns
⚡️ increase energy and alertness
😊 improve mood
The awakening effects of Aurora are immediately noticeable; you'll start to feel more alert, energized, and motivated within seconds of turning it on. If you're looking for an extra kick to get the morning going and motivation to cross items off your list, you'll love Aurora's energizing effects - even if SAD isn't a concern for you!
Professional, high-grade quality that will last you a lifetime of winters.
While most products are throw-away, the Aurora lightbox will be in your wellness toolkit for the rest of your life. All you'll need to do is change out the bulbs as needed.
The Aurora™ consists of 2 main components:
- The "Box": an artisan-quality metal case enclosure (with carrying handle) that is hand-made here in Brooklyn, NYC, with a prismatic lens covering to deflect glare.
-The Light: 4 Lumiram Lumichrome full spectrum fluorescent tubes. Made in Germany, Lumichrome is the closest simulation of noontime sun (98 CRI, 5000K) available in a light bulb.
Coupled with a cozy nook and your morning cup of hot coffee (or tea if you prefer), winter mornings never felt so good!
How to Use:
Light therapy works best if used in the morning. While eating breakfast, getting ready, or maybe sitting at your desk, place your Aurora about 24 inches away from you, and to your side. The goal is for light to reach your eyes, without looking directly at the light source. It’s quite bright - let light reach your open eyes peripherally. Also, if you wear blue light filtering glasses, we recommend taking them off during your light session for maximum benefit.
Try for 10 minutes at first to see how you respond; you should begin to feel a sense of alertness. If you start feeling jittery, that’s an indication to place your unit a little further away and/or use it for less time. You’ll soon learn how your body best responds, and your needs may also change over time!
- 10,000 lux (when used at a 2-foot distance)
- 110 watts
- 5000K 98 CRI
- Flicker and buzz-free high power factor electronic ballast
- Solid Metal construction
- Prismatic lens for comfortable, glare-free light distribution
- Polished aluminum reflector to enhance luminosity
- Size: 12.5'' tall, 22.5'' wide, and 3.75'' deep
- Weighs 10 lbs fully equipped
- Hand Made and assembled in NY
Note: We cannot make medical claims and it is recommended to consult your physician or therapist on how to use light therapy.
About Chromalux® Bulbs:
How do I know which Chromalux® collection is best for me?
We wrote out some of the key differences between the collections here. Let that be your first guide. From there, just find the bulb type you need!
Are Chromalux® bulbs dimmable?
Yes, all incandescent and halogen bulbs are dimmable. If a particular bulb is not dimmable, it will be noted under the product description.
Will Chromalux® work in ordinary light fixtures?
Yes. Chromalux® is available in most standard bulb shapes and sizes. Just check the max wattage your fixture can accept and choose your bulb accordingly!
Does Chromalux® contain UV?
Not at all. None of our products contain UV except for specified avian, reptile, or similar fluorescent lights.
Is Chromalux® a colored bulb?
Chromalux is a pure, naturally balanced light source emitting a clean, white light. Chromalux® bulbs are made of a special glass containing neodymium, an earth element that absorbs yellow and dulling components of the light spectrum. As an element, neodymium appears either lavender or blue in color. So don't worry, Chromalux® bulbs don't emit colored light; quite the contrary!
What does Chromalux® full spectrum light look like?
Like a cloudless sky on a crisp and clear summer day! Chromalux® bulbs "de-haze" environments, making your interiors come to life with enhanced color, contrast and textures, all in a pleasant and soothing way.
All other FAQ
What is the difference between clear and frosted light bulbs?
The clear glass bulbs will usually be a few lumens brighter than a frosted version. A good rule of thumb: think frosted glass for general lighting and clear glass for more striking, ambient lighting. If you have eye sensitivities, we recommend frosted glass. Glass type, whether clear or frosted, does not affect the color temperature or appearance of the light.
I'm concerned about EMF. Which bulb is safest for my home?
Incandescence is the purest form of artificial light. If EMF is a concern for you, we highly recommend Chromalux® incandescent light bulbs, or Chromalux® Enhanced™ light bulbs (for slightly whiter light).
What are the benefits of full spectrum lighting?
Feeling and seeing better! Full spectrum light provides light containing the full visible light spectrum. Plants love full spectrum light, as do people and pets; basically all living creatures need sunlight to thrive, and full spectrum lighting strives to encapsulate that indoors!
Some benefits: improved mood, productivity, and enhanced visual clarity among others.
Are full spectrum bulbs similar to light therapy boxes? Will they benefit someone suffering from SAD?
This is a great question! While full spectrum light bulbs definitely help those suffering from SAD, they are not considered a standalone treatment for seasonal depression. Light therapy boxes provide a much stronger intensity of light and can be used only for about 30 minutes a day, while Chromalux® full spectrum lighting can be used without restrictions (like a normal light bulb). We actually answered this question in more detail. Read the differences between full spectrum light and light therapy.
Are full spectrum bulbs the same as daylight bulbs?
No, this is a common misconception. Full spectrum light bulbs have enhanced color rendering properties and a balanced visible light spectrum, similar to sunlight. Daylight bulbs do not necessarily mean full spectrum, but instead refer to light bulbs with a color temperature between 5000 and 6500K, the color temperature range of daylight at noon.
What is the best or safest light bulb for eyes?
Chromalux® full spectrum incandescent light! Chromalux® uses neodymium glass to filter dull and harsh light, while creating incredible contrast between colors and textures. Not only will you see better, your eyes will feel less fatigued! For these reasons, Chromalux® has been a top recommendation for low vision population since the 1980s, and has been proven to increase visual acuity.
What is the difference between flood lamps and PAR lamps?
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, while PAR bulbs are more like spot lights, with a defined and focused beam of light.
An automated confirmation email containing your order number will be sent immediately upon placing your order. We process orders as we receive them - usually the same day if placed on a weekday. Barring special orders or backordered items, you can expect your order to ship within that time frame as well. Once your order has shipped, another automated email will be sent confirming shipment and a link to your shipment’s tracking number. Please note that tracking numbers may take up to a day to update.
Free shipping is applied automatically at checkout to all orders to the contiguous US states over $150. We ship to Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico.
Yes, we do ship to Canada! Please select the Canada shipping option at checkout.
Note: All bulbs are rated for use at 110-120 Volts only. At this moment, Chromalux® bulbs are not rated for use in Europe or elsewhere using 240V.
30 Day Return Policy
We offer a 30 day return policy on all our products from the date of purchase. To get a full refund minus shipping costs, all items must be returned to us, unused in their original inner and outer packaging and in good resalable condition. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, order number, and a request for an RGA number (return guaranteed authorization). Customers are responsible for return shipping costs. All refunds are credited to the original method of payment. Please allow anywhere from 5-12 business days for the credit to appear in your account.
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Please do not send us packages without an RGA number or prior authorization - your return and refund will not be processed. Products must be returned and received within the above stated 30 day time frame. Please wrap all glass bulbs well to ensure their protection during shipment. We reserve the right to determine the level of condition of items returned after inspection. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer exchanges for international orders at this time.
Damages + Breakage
Please inspect your order carefully upon receipt. No claims for damages, order errors, or shortages will be accepted after 7 days from receipt of order. Please email us a quick photo of the damage or breakage within those 7 days, including your name and order number, so that we can send you a replacement free of charge. Please note that the average life of our light bulbs is not guaranteed life; actual mileage may vary. Some bulbs will exceed the average life stated on the package, while others will fall short of this average.