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How to Buy a Full Spectrum Lamp

There is no other kind of light that can compare to natural light – that is, the light that comes from the sun. It is a good thing that there is a man-made light that effectively mimics this, allowing you to enjoy it even when the sun does not decide to shine on a given day. This is light that comes from a full spectrum lamp.

Why Use Full Spectrum Lamps?3

• Great for reading and crafts. One of the best features of a full spectrum lamp is that its head can be turned and adjusted so you can just direct it to properly light up whatever you are working on. It gives you a crispier look at words and colors.
• Perfect for people with eye problems. The aging process does so much in affecting how we see things. The older we get, the more we suffer from eye strain due to glaring lights.
• Helpful for SAD sufferers. This has shown to greatly help people suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder, a condition that affects a person’s mood when the winter season comes.
• Good for pets and plants. Because such lighting mimics the light emitted by the sun, this is the perfect kind to illuminate your pet fish, bird, and any other kind of creature living in captivity. This will also be good for your indoor plants.

Now that you know how these non-glaring light fixtures are perfect for performing your routine day to day tasks, it’s time to know how to buy a full spectrum lamp. You have to find good lighting that is safe, easy on the eyes, and comfortable as you do your daily chores. Although it could cost more than other kinds of lamps, the safety you get from this definitely makes up for its price.

So, what are the tips you have to know in buying a full spectrum lamp?

Getting to know full spectrum lights

Otherwise known as “daylight” lighting, a full spectrum light has a very high color temperature, approximately the kind that you see on a bright and sunny day. It ranges from 5000K to 6000K and can be a very pronounced blue. It used to be lighting that is considered too harsh for the indoors but there are already variations that are good enough to be installed in homes and offices.

Consider the full spectrum index (FSI)4

The full spectrum index provides an analysis of the peaks and troughs given by the SPD. It then comes up with an average. The average gives the lamp its score.

Consider the full spectrum lamp with a low score to be the best choice as it has an even distribution of wavelengths.
Ideally, lamps with scores of 2.0 or less are the “true blue” full

Determine approximate lumens

The lumen is the measure of the total amount of light that is emitted by a source. This is often used along with wattage to determine the luminous efficiency of a light.

More lumens, the brighter the light source is.
Full spectrum lights can range from 2000 to 2500 lumens.

Check the energy efficiency

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Last Tip: Check the energy efficiency of the item.

• Be sure to find a lamp that possesses the qualities mentioned above and is also energy-efficient.
•• Energy efficient full spectrum lamp can illuminate your home without using up too much energy to do so.

Yes, buying a full spectrum lamp is an investment but looking at it long term, using such a light practically becomes free. This is because you will not have to replace it at much as you would with other kinds of light. Also throw in the fact that it uses up less energy. Overtime, this makes for an investment that will pay you back!

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Full Spectrum Lamps

Balanced Spectrum lamps harness the full range of UV light that the sun provides. Sunlight lamps cast a clean and true light, and emulates the sun. This is especially useful for those who benefit from this type of light. Artists, readers, craftspeople, or those who are unable to spend much time in natural sunlight benefit from balanced, full spectrum lamps. Sunlight floor lamps - a best seller.

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Lightbox Therapy

Artificial sunlight is found useful in treating and preventing Seasonal Affective Disorder (also known as winter depression, which brings about depressive symptoms specifically in winter), and delayed sleep phase syndrome, in which the circadian (day V/s night)-rhythm is disturbed, and the individual tends to fall asleep at the same time much after midnight.

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Replacement Bulbs

LAMPSUSA stocks a variety of replacement full spectrum bulbs for lamps you may already own. We have Verilux, Grandrich-EZ Reader, and more.

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