What is a Microsun? And why does it rise?
Our unique light is optimized for older eyes. Combining rare earth metals with smart electronics to drive a quartz arc tube, the Microsun bulb takes almost a minute to “rise” to true full spectrum light. Combined with dual SunStyle LEDs, the 7,000 Lumen output of a Microsun outshines eight 60 Watt bulbs. A MIcrosun is a mini-sun lighting up your home with better, brighter light!
Read without your readers, read longer, put down the magnifying glass and read without fatigue for hours.
It’s not just for reading. Crafting, scale model building, jewelry making, quilting, needlepoint and sewing…anything that requires visual concentration will be easier to do for longer under your Microsun!
Your light is not a reading light.
When Thomas Edison invented the incandescent light bulb, he was replacing a candle. Considering that “candlepower” is till used as a measurement, it would seem like he did just fine.
As for inventing a true reading lamp, well…that didn’t come until much later when we invented the Microsun lamp. Reading under a Microsun is more like reading in daylight under the sun, than reading with your regular lamp and bulb, which was designed to replace a candle.
“Readers” aren’t the answer.
While younger eyes don’t have any trouble reading with standard light bulbs, our older eyes yellow over time and need more light in the blue/green spectrum to make up for this yellowing of the corneas. Microsun brings back all the colors with our true full-spectrum light, optimized for reading.
A Microsun for every decor.
While our most popular light is our Library of Congress collection, modeled after those lamps designed specifically for the Library of Congress reading rooms, we have a lamp to fit any unique style. SEE THE LAMPS and choose the one that best fits your home or office.
We make it easy.
with our 30-day return policy, you can try a Microsun at home and decide for yourself is your new Microsun is the answer to your eyestrain. You can even pay for your lamp in installments – call for details. Microsun lamps are always warranted for 2 years, so you can buy with confidence.
Don’t just take our words for it.
See what satisfied Microsun users say about how Microsun light has made a difference…
“I need more light when I do my projects. That sun-like light casting down on your projects…it made the biggest difference. I can see so much better and I wouldn’t trade it for the world!” – Sherry
“I didn’t get eyestrain, didn’t get the fatigue, and was able to work as long as I wanted.” – Nora
“I love my lamp and can’t be without it. I have vision problems and it’s the only lamp I can read under!” -Kathleen
“I received my lamp today…and I can finally see to read. Thank you. I love it!” – Carol
Change your light with Microsun.
Change your life when you change your light to Microsun. You will see the difference…we guarantee it! If not, then simply call us to return the lamp for a refund.
We have many lamp styles to choose from, all with the same incredible Microsun light. Choose from floor or table lamps, swing arms or standing lamps, Amish hardwood or contemporary…whatever style best fits your home or office.
When you purchase your lamp, use promo code READ519 to SAVE 25%* off any regularly priced lamp. SHOP NOW
As always, if you have questions or wish to order by phone, call us at 937-552-2424
We love to talk about our light!
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*Promo code READ519 valid on regularly priced lamps. No other promos or discounts apply.
Mother’s Day is Only Days Away…
Are you like most of us and struggling to figure out what gift to get Mom that can possibly convey how much she means to you? There are so many options to choose from, and yet often miss the mark for that perfect gift for Mom.
Flowers? Lovely for a few days, and then they fade.
Jewelry? If she’s like most moms, she knows what she likes and buys it for herself.
Chocolates? Enjoyable, but not long-lasting or special.
Books? Keepsakes? Lovely gift ideas. Even better…Light that will help her see them better and enjoy them longer!
Looking for the Perfect Gift?
Moms are special people and deserve the best we can give them…after all, they’ve given us more than we possibly imagine over the years.
When it comes to finding the perfect gift, Microsun has you covered. Your Mom is the light of your world, so why not show her that when you give her the gift of light this Mother’s Day?
When you give Microsun light, you’re not just giving more light, but better, brighter light that will enhance her life and allow her to do what she loves for longer!
“I received my lamp today in the mail….I can finally see to read. I love it!” ~ Carole
A Lamp for Every Mom…
Microsun has lamps for every mom. From task lighting, to reading lamps to LED anyspace lighting perfect for her desktop.
Does your mom enjoy hobbies that require more light? The she will love the 10x brighter output of our Craft Light Series of lamps with the perfect clean light to optimize color rendition, enhance clarity and reduce glare.
Our Craft4K floor and Solis table lamps are our most popular Craft Light Swing Arms. With an extended 11″ swing arm these lamps focus on the task at hand. making them the perfect lamps to light up Mom’s world!
Is your mom an avid reader? Did you know that as we age, the lenses of our eyes become more clouded, making it difficult to see as clearly as we once did? Colors tend to lose their vibrancy and the world begins to look more dim. Microsun light can help mom see more clearly and read like she once did.
Microsun started by inventing the “World’s Best Reading Light” and this light is still the best light around. If your mom loves to get lost in the another world, but struggles to read due to tension headaches and eye strain, then a Microsun reading lamp is the gift for her.
Library of Congress lamps are our most popular reading lamps, modeled after the lamps designed specifically for the reading rooms of the Library of Congress.
“The lamp and has changed my life. I can read in the evening!” ~Barbara
Maybe your mom needs some light for her desktop workspace. Take a look at Microsun’s NEW all-LED lamps, sleek and modern, the Arc and ellypse provide extra light for anyspace.
Each Arc and ellypse is engineered from one solid piece of aerospace-grade aluminum and is powered by touch control, giving mom the ability to customize her light with the touch of her fingertips.
“I have an Arc on my desk at work. The Arc gives me the lighting options I need to make working easier and more enjoyable. I loved it so much at work that I bought an Arc for home!” -Liz in Ohio
Get the “Mom Will Love It” Guarantee…
Every lamp from Microsun comes with a 30-day, money-back guarantee.
Always. No questions asked.
If, for any reason, Mom does not love her new light, you can send the lamp back to us for a full refund, less shipping.
So buy your Mom a Microsun with confidence! She’s going to love it! *But even if she doesn’t, you’re covered when you buy Microsun!
Ship it for FREE…
Now through Mother’s Day (Sunday May, 12, 2019), your order ships for FREE!
Simply use promo code MD19FS to add FREE SHIPPING* to your order.
We Are Here to Help!
Not sure which lamp you should get for Mom, or are you looking at multiple lamps for the many “Moms” in your life? Microsun can help. Email us at [email protected] or give us a call at 937-552-2424 – We Love To Talk About Our Light!
*Promo Code MD19FS not valid with other promos. Expires 5/12/19.
Color Temperature. Do you know what’s best?
Did you know choosing the right color temperature can improve how effective your light is? When your light is optimized for your activities, then you will often find that you are able to enjoy them for longer.
Microsun understands this, which is why we offer different light bulb packages for your Microsun lamp. We understand that it can be overwhelming to try to determine which light you need, so we’ve made it simple for you and bundled the bulbs together as sets, so you can easily choose the light that’s best for you.
How do you use your light?
When deciding what color temperature bulbs you need, the first question to ask is what do you do under your light?
Do you like to read?
Use your lamp for room lighting?
Enjoy hobbies like knitting, sewing or scale modeling?
Once you know what your primary use for your lamp is, then you will be able to make the choice from Microsun’s two color temperature options for the bulb set in your Microsun.
The first option is the Microsun Reading Light.
As you would expect, Microsun Reading Light bulbs are optimized with readers in mind. The 3500K color temperature provide a warm light that is modeled after the mid-morning sun and engineered to reduce glare and enhance clarity specifically black words on light backgrounds. With the warm quality of the Microsun Reading Light, this lamp is often the preferred light to use for lighting your home or office.
We also offer the the Microsun Craft/Task Light.
Microsun’s Craft/Task light is optimized for color rendition and clarity. The crisp white light of Microsun craft light is 10x brighter than ordinary lamps, making it the perfect light for any of your hobbies – quilting, sewing, ceramics, scale-modeling, etc.
Once you decide your light, Microsun makes the next step easy…simply choose your bulb package! NEW bulb bundles include a Microsun bulb and a pair of LEDs for your Microsun lamp, and you’ll SAVE when you purchase all three bulbs in one bundle!
Choose your Light:
Microsun Reading Light Bundle – ONLY $54.90
1 MIcrosun Bulb and 2 Side Socket LEDs. Optimized for Reading
Microsun Craft/Task Light Bundle – ONLY $64.90
1 Microsun Bulb and 2 Side Socket LEDs. Optimized for Craft/Tasks.
Microsun Reading Light with Remote LEDs Bundle – ONLY $84.90
1 Microsun Reading Bulb and a set of Remote Control LEDs for your side sockets.
Microsun Craft/Task Light with Remote LEDs Bundle – ONLY $89.90
1 Microsun Craft/Task Bulb and a set of Remote Control LEDs for your side sockets.
See the difference when you choose your best light!
Do find yourself experiencing tension headaches and eye strain while working at your desk?
Are your eyes tired after going over your household paperwork?
Better lighting can help.
Your workspace may not have the light you need to optimize your productivity, reduce eye strain and tension headaches.
Several factors contribute to your overall light experience, color temperature, brightness, and intensity. Lighting solutions can include more light, adjusted color temperature lighting and focused lighting on your task at hand.
Many offices are still in the dark, using harsh fluorescent lighting in office spaces which can result in mood changes and decreased productivity. Often we need more light than what we are using in our work spaces. When we aren’t getting the light we need, then it can be more difficult to stay focused without tension. Light that is more naturally attuned towards the colors of the sun can be easier on your eyes…allowing you to work for longer, with less eye strain.
Color temperature is important, and having options to adjust color temperature enable you to fully customize your workspace to suit your lighting needs. This allows you to find your desired warm or cool color temperature to help your eyes see easier.
Your light needs to be where your eyes are focused or it won’t be as effective. Light directed on your work seems like an obvious solution; and yet, how many people are working without desktop lighting and instead relying on the indirect ceiling lights for office light? Directly focused light on your paperwork will make a difference you can see!
Microsun has your lighting solutions.
At Microsun, we specialize in lighting solutions for you and your workspace.
For more light, Microsun’s traditional 8x brighter light will give you light modeled after the mid-morning sun engineered to increase clarity and reduce glare. With three light levels, you’ll chose from ambient room lighting to high-output light focused lighting on your workspace.
See Microsun. High-output lighting solutions.
If you are looking for color temperature control, then Microsun Arc light is for you. It truly is a desk lamp like no other. Crafted from one solid piece of aerospace grade aluminum, the Arc is the perfect addition to your desktop workspace. With fully adjustable color temperature and brightness levels, you can choose the light that works best for you. The Arc makes a stunning addition to any desk or table and gives your eyes the customized light that works best for you!
See the Arc. Your color temperature lighting solution.
For spaces that require a bit more lighting directed onto your task at hand, the ellypse is the perfect any space lamp. With a tiny footprint, the ellypse will have an epic impact on your desk or table top. Easy to operate capacitive touch technology gives you light, at the touch of your fingertips. Four light levels enable you to adjust your brightness levels to find the one for you. This lamp is light and portable, so you can even take your light on the go!
See the ellypse. Your direct lighting solution.
Ready to reduce tension and eye strain? Microsun has your office and workspace lighting solutions. If you wish to learn more by phone, give us a call (937-552-2424)…we love to talk about our light!
The first Monday after a time change is difficult, especially when we’re “springing forward”. Losing that precious hour of sleep in the middle of a weekend has lasting effects that can carry over for several days and weeks.
Our bodies become used to our schedules, and when time is adjusted, we often find that we have some catching up to do.
Did you know that one of the things that helps us adjust to changes in time is better, brighter light?
Use light to your advantage. Light is the strongest cue that helps adjusts our internal body clock. When possible, expose yourself to bright light early in the morning upon awakening.
Source: 11 Sleep Tips to Help You Adjust to Daylight Saving Time
When we’re waking up to dark morning, it can be difficult to get our bodies moving, especially when our internal clocks think we should still be in a nice warm bed. Bright light can help us wake up and ease into the day. The best light for this is light that mimics the natural light of the sun.
Microsun light is modeled after the sun. With 8x more light than your standard bulb, the brightness of Microsun light will help you “wake up” and face the day, when you’re adjusting to Daylight Saving Time, and every other day!
Did you know that Microsun light rises like the sun? When you turn on your Microsun, the light takes about a minute to come to full brightness, allowing your eyes to gradually adjust to the brightness of the light. It’s like a sunrise in your home!
“It was like sunshine just poured into my house!”
-Peter in Welches, OR
Learn more about Microsun and how it works HERE.
When you chose Microsun, you’re choosing better, brighter light that can help improve your overall health. Not only will you be able to read for long with reduced eye strain, Microsun can also help improve your overall health and mood with light that mimics the sun.
See the difference with a new Microsun – your eyes will thank you!
Spectral power distribution is a visual representation of color outputs from a light source.
According to the Illuminating Engineering Society, SPD curves can be used to compare the color composition in different light sources. Each type of light has its own color properties, which are based upon the wavelengths present in an illumination source. Although the human eye sees a certain color, light is actually created from blending various hues of the visible spectrum together.
An SPD curve has all of the colors of the visible spectrum laid out on a graph. Wavelengths are noted on the x-axis in nanometers and relative power is on the y-axis. Light with the shortest wavelength is blue and light with the longest wavelength is red.
SPD curves vary across light sources, as they all have subjective properties. Natural daylight has even distribution of power across all wavelengths. Tungsten incandescent lighting has significantly more red light than blue light. Most of the power in high-pressure sodium lamps goes to yellow, green and orange light.
Fluorescent lighting is low on red, but spikes with yellow, green and blue light. Ceramic metal halide lighting has the highest power output from yellow, orange and green light as well as fair amounts of red and blue light.
These measurements are not static, as each individual lighting product has different specifications.
Wavelength and the visible spectrum
Light travels in the form of waves.
For the sake of a visual representation, imagine large ocean waves crashing on a shore. Each other those waves has a crest and a trough. Crests are the highest point from a rest position a wave can achieve and troughs are the lowest point a wave can achieve from a rest position. Wavelength is the distance between two crests.
NASA states that wavelength is equal to the speed of the wave divided by the frequency. This equation is why red light and blue light have different wavelengths. Each color travels at a different speed, even though the difference may not be noticeable to the naked eye.
Light, known as the visible spectrum, consists of all of the waves the human eye can see. It is a small part of the entire electromagnetic spectrum comprising x-rays, microwaves, infrared waves, radio waves, long radio waves, ultraviolet rays and gamma rays. The human eye can see light with wavelengths from about about 380 to 760 nanometers. A SPD curve shows how much of each of the visible waves is emitted from a light source.
Describing color for electric lighting
Color for electric lighting does not blend in the same way our preschool teachers taught us to mix paint.
The primary colors for light are red, green and blue. For some, this combination seems odd, as we traditionally learn that primary colors are red, blue and yellow. Light works a little differently.
Yellow light, for instance, is not yellow. It is actually a combination of a a lot of green and red light and very little blue light. Black is the complete absence of light, and white light is a combination of large amounts of red, blue and green light.
In most residential and commercial uses, colored light is not necessary as white light is the norm with varying color temperatures.
Deciphering spectral power
A special tool is used to measure spectral energy.
These tools are called spectroradiometers, according to the IES. They determine radiometric, photometric and colorimetric qualities of a light source and most often use prisms or diffraction gratings to disperse the light.
The measurements are converted into a SPD graph, which includes UV and IR wavelengths as well as very small band pass increments less than 1 nanometer.
Spectroradiometers are not commonly owned devices because they are expensive and not easy to transport. However, consumers can request a SPD curve for any lighting option they are considering.
Using spectral power distribution in lighting decisions
Now that we have an established understanding of the science of light, how is it going to help purchase the best lighting products? Each kind of light source has different effects on vision and mood due to the wavelengths they give off. Checking out an SPD graph is simply another way to ensure that the colors emitted by a light source will not have any negative implications for sight or emotion.
According to a report from the city of Southampton, N.Y., blue-rich white light is in high demand. High intensity discharge lamps, such as metal halide and high pressure sodium bulbs, emit more energy at the middle of the spectrum. LEDs with higher color temperatures give off cooler white light and emit more energy from the blue end of the spectrum.
Choosing between those options comes down to the application. Eyes that have adapted to darkness are more sensitive to blue light, which means that blue-rich white light will seem brighter than warmer light. Based upon this factor, outdoor lighting sources would need to emit more blue energy than red energy for the most brightness.
Blue-rich white light is also beneficial as people age. The eye lens begins to yellow more as people get older, which causes more blue light to be absorbed. As the lens absorbs more, less light gets to the retina. Blue-rich white light sources help slow this change by providing enough light and contrast.
An SPD curve can also show whether or not glare caused by a light source will be discomforting.
Light with a wavelength of about 420 nanometers has the greatest potential to create discomfort glare, according to the Southampton report. For older people, any light source with high spectral output below 500 nanometers will have a lot of glare.
Examining an SPD curve is an easy way to figure out what light source works best for a certain space. Even if people do not understand all the science that goes into the measurement, they should be aware that such a resource exists to give them more insights into making a lighting decision.