We're so glad you found us! Get ready to experience light and your surroundings in a new way. Chromalux is a special light bulb indeed, yet is intended for year-round, zero-restriction usage. That's to say, Chromalux bulbs are upgraded replacements for all your ordinary household light bulbs!
An average of 5000 hours : most standard incandescents last between 1000 hours and halogens 2000 hours! This increase is due to a specially designed filament with supports, a protective inner gas, and a brass-chromed socket that prevents corrosion - all special features of Chromalux® lamps!
All Chromalux® bulbs, whether incandescent, halogen, or now, LED, use neodymium glass. Neodymium is a mineral that absorbs yellow and dulling components of the light spectrum, effectively filtering light so you see clearer, crisper, more vivid colors. That's what makes Chromalux® light pleasant for the eyes and beautiful in home interiors! Neodymium gives Chromalux® the appearance of purple/blue/pink glass, depending on the environment. We're proud to say that Chromalux® is the first neodymium glass light bulb on the market, brought to the US from Finland in the 1960s. And don't worry, using Chromalux® bulbs won't make you or your interiors look pink! Quite the contrary actually- Chromalux filters light in a particular way to reveal pure white light, with a soothing and vivid touch!
Like a cloudless blue sky on a crisp and clear summer day! All Chromalux® bulbs essentially "de-haze" environments, making your interiors come to life. Contrast and textures are enhanced and colors appear more vivid, all in a pleasant, soothing, and non-harsh manner.
A Chromalux® full spectrum light bulb emits about the same amount of light as the common bulb. However, because Chromalux® casts a gentler, whiter light, and filters out yellow glare, it produces natural light that is easier on your eyes. It's a difference you can see and feel!
Generally speaking, the clear glass bulbs have a higher lumen count, thereby being perceived as more light. We recommend using clear bulbs in desk and floor lamps with lamp shades, and frosted bulbs in open (uncovered) fixtures.
Incandescent equivalent bulbs use a halogen burner instead of a traditional incandescent filament. The result is 18% more luminosity and slightly whiter light than the same bulb in incandescent. In terms of Chromalux®, you get the same great light and well-being benefits but with less energy consumption!
Full Spectrum Lighting
Full spectrum light closely simulates natural outdoor lighting and has a color rendering index of over 91. Natural lighting- which has an index of 100- is called full spectrum light. Learn more about 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.
You may use Chromalux® full spectrum light bulbs anywhere and everywhere for crisp natural lighting; not just in rooms where exposure to natural light is limited. Popular choices are: the kitchen, living room, bathroom and office.
This is a complex question. They can definitely help those suffering from SAD, but are not considered a standalone treatment and are not exactly like light therapy boxes. 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. Click for a more in depth explanation of the differences between full spectrum light and light therapy.
No, this is a common misconception. Full spectrum light bulbs have enhanced properties of color rendering and a fuller visible light spectrum, similar to sunlight. Daylight bulbs do not necessarily mean full spectrum, but instead usually refers to light bulbs with a color temperature of 5000 to 6500K, similar to natural daylight at Noon.
Health and Light
No. Chromalux® bulbs do not contain UV light, which is necessary to synthesize vitamin d through contact with our skin.
Chromalux® full spectrum incandescent light! Chromalux® uses neodymium glass to filter dull and harsh light, while providing incredible contrast between colors and tones. Your eyes will feel less fatigued while seeing better! Chromalux® also allows low-vision patients to see better and is recommended in such applications.