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!
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!
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!
Yes. Chromalux® is available in most standard bulb shapes and sizes. Just check the max wattage your fixture can accept and choose your corresponding Chromalux® bulb accordingly!
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.
Yes, all incandescent and halogen bulbs are dimmable. If a particular bulb is not, it will be noted under the product description.
Of the two familiar UV types - UVA and UVB - Chromalux® contains a minute amount of UVA. None of our Chromalux® bulbs contain UVB, the type of UV light that causes skin tanning and damage.
Our Enhanced™ collection uses a halogen burner instead of a traditional incandescent filament. An amplified version of incandescence, the resulting light is 18% more luminous and slightly whiter in color temperature than that of our incandescent bulbs. Need help selecting a bulb from our different collections? Learn more about the different Chromalux® collections
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!
No. Chromalux® bulbs do not contain UV light, which is necessary for the production of vitamin d.
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.
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.
We love this 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. Click to read the differences between full spectrum light and light therapy.
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.
Light Bulbs FAQ
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.
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.