Welcome! Get ready to experience light and your surroundings in a new way. Chromalux is a unique light bulb intended for year-round, restriction-free usage. That's to say, Chromalux bulbs are beautiful and healthy upgrades for all your ordinary household light bulbs!
Chromalux is soothing, healthy, and undemanding for the eyes. It may at first appear less bright while your eyes readjust to their natural relaxed state when converting from conventional lighting. This adjustment is normal - just allow a few days to let the muscles of your eyes relax and get used to the purer, more natural alternative!
All Chromalux® bulbs are made of a special glass containing neodymium, an earth element that absorbs yellow and dulling components of the light spectrum and as an element appears to be lavender in color. Don't worry though, Chromalux® bulbs don't emit colored light. Quite the contrary: Chromalux is naturally balanced light, with a pure and soothing touch!
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.
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!
Our Enhanced™ collection uses a halogen burner instead of a traditional incandescent filament. The result is 18% more luminosity and slightly whiter light than our incandescent bulbs. You get the same great light and well-being benefits but with slightly less energy consumption!
Generally speaking, the clear glass bulbs have higher lumen output, thereby being perceived as brighter. We recommend using clear bulbs in fixtures with lamp shades, and frosted bulbs in open (uncovered) fixtures where the bulb is in your line of sight. For decorative purposes, keep in mind clear bulbs emit the most shadows. A good rule of thumb: think frosted glass for general lighting and clear glass for more striking lighting. Glass type, whether clear of frosted, will not affect color temperature or appearance of the light.
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 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.
No, this is a common misconception. Full spectrum light bulbs have enhanced properties of color rendering and a balanced visible light spectrum, similar to sunlight. Daylight bulbs do not necessarily mean full spectrum, but instead usually refer to light bulbs with a color temperature of 5000 to 6500K, the color temperature of 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.