Lumichrome® 1XX Full Spectrum Fluorescent Bulb- 15,18,30,32 & 40W / 6500°K / 98 CRI
The Lumichrome® 1XX is our most popular fluorescent lamp. With a color rendering index (CRI) of 98 out of 100, it provides the closest possible replication of natural sunlight in an artificial light source.
Using Lumiram’s patented phosphor blends, the light of the 1XX is a bright and natural white. If you were to turn on this lamp in a windowed room with natural daylight, you would be hard-pressed to distinguish a difference between the two lights!
We've seen this lamp work equally well in a variety of applications: everywhere from kitchens, to art studios, health facilities, dental labs, and office spaces. You really can't go wrong.
Made in Germany to the highest standards.
F15W-1XX 6500°K (98CRI)
Average Rated Life: 24,000 hours (all models)
Color temp: 6500°K (all models)
CRI: 98 (all models)
Description: 18″ T8
Diameter: 1″ (all models)
F18W-1XX 6500°K (98CRI)
Description: 24″ T8
F30W-1XX 6500°K (98CRI)
Description: 36″ T8
F32W-1XX 6500°K (98CRI)
Description: 48″ T8
F40W-1XX 6500°K (98CRI)
Description: 48″ T12
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?
Of the two familiar UV types - UVA and UVB - Chromalux® contains a minute amount of UVA. None of our bulbs contain UVB - the type of UV that causes skin tanning and damage - except for specified special reptile bulbs which contain 10% UVB.
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.
Which Chromalux® collection do you recommend for daytime usage? how about at night?
While all Chromalux® light bulbs could be used at any time (due to an increased soothing red spectrum), we find the incandescent collection to be perfect for night time usage, and the enhanced collection for daytime usage.
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.
Any other questions?
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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.
Guarantee of Satisfaction and Return Policy
Healthlighting guaranties its products to be free of defects in material and workmanship for a period of 60 days from date of purchase. We offer a 30 day return and exchange policy on most items that are unused 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. Customers are responsible for the return shipping cost. Products must be returned to us unused in their original inner and outer packaging. Light bulbs that have been in use for more than a couple of hours are not eligible for return or exchange.
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. All products must be carefully packaged before being returned; please wrap all glass bulbs well to ensure their protection during shipment. A restocking charge will be added to items that arrive broken or in poor condition to our facility. If the item is unusable or cannot be resold (returned to us with torn or missing packaging), we will not be able to issue a refund. 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.
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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. 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.