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 Libraryof 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.
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.
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
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.
Watch the History of Light video above to learn more about Microsun light.
The World’s Best Reading Lamps
MicrosunPower 7000 Lumens for 90 watts. More power than eight (8) 60 watt light bulbs.
SunStyle LEDs produce light 5 times more efficiently than standard bulbs.
Electronic Driver optimizes contrast and color rendition.
Rocker Switches to adjust light sources for three levels of illumination.
Microsun’s patented lamps produce a quality of illumination almost as natural feeling as the sun itself. Whether you’re sewing, quilting, reading a newspaper or your favorite novel, you can enjoy vibrant and natural light all day long, all year long.
I don’t even use my overhead lights anymore! – Pat M. Brooklyn, NY
The impact of a Microsun lamp will simply transcend any expectation you’ve ever head for lighting quality. Instead of settling for weak light to save energy, you can now choose an efficient lamp that delivers the vibrant quality of natural light that your eyes crave.
The Microsun light source is an energy efficient, electronically controlled system that generates 7,000 lumens of natural light. By comparison that’s more light than eight (8) 60 watt light bulbs!
It was like sunshine just poured into my house. – Peter W. Welches, OR
When you buy a Microsun lamp, your satisfaction is guaranteed. Select a lamp style that will enhance your work or home environment, save energy, and do what you love for longer…under better, brighter Microsun light!
Microsun has over 100 different lamps styles and variations to fit any decor, all with the brilliant Microsun patented 8x brighter lighting system.
Originally customized for the Library of Congress, our brass and faux leather design is our best selling desk lamp. Shown in black, the lamp is also available in brown faux leather or aged cherry hardwood.
Dr. Heath Gilbert is an Optometrist in Dayton, Ohio who graduated with his Doctorate in Optometry from The Ohio State University and currently practices at the Dayton Optometric Center. He has served as president of the Miami Valley Society of Optometrists and also consults with the Dayton Veterans Administration.
As we age, it is inevitable that we will experience some level of vision loss. As an optometrist, Dr. Gilbert is very aware of the issues associated with those of us who live with vision loss. He has a Microsun lamp in his low-vision rehabilitation practice and sees his patients benefit from Microsun. According to Dr. Gilbert, most patients who read an eye chart under a Microsun lamp can see 1-2 lines beneath where they typically read with standard light. He also notes that people are better able to read even poorly printed materials like magazines, etc. under the clarity of Microsun light.
Watch the video above to hear Dr. Gilbert talk about age-related vision loss and Microsun light. You can see the difference that 8x better, brighter light will make in your own home or office. Like Dr. Gilbert’s patients, you will also enjoy the benefit of improved quality of life when you choose a Microsun lamp.
The lamp shown in the video is a Microsun Solis with swing arm extended, allowing brilliant Microsun light to be directed downward towards your paper, book, etc. for optimal lighting efficiency.
Nora McFarlane is a long arm quilter and fabric artist who couldn’t work without her Microsun Lamp. She’s used an Ottlite in the past, but now wouldn’t work without her Microsun lamp. She has two Microsun lamps in her studio, where she invited us to film. We met her through the Paducah Quilt Show where she wowed people with her innovative and beautiful works of art.
If you are involved in quilting, fabric painting, long arm quilting and you are looking for a way to reduce eye strain, get better color rendition and be able to thread a needle without a pair of readers, you will be much happier with a Microsun lamp. The Solis is one of our most popular lights for quilters, with a swing arm to help bring the light right over your work surface. The heavy base, makes sure that the lamp will not tip over. While an Ottlite may seem like a good choice, with it’s “flexible” arm, you’d need 8 Ottlites to equal the output of a single Microsun.
Watch Nora compare the Microsun lamp to the Ottlite in this video
When it comes to any kind of crafting, Microsun will help you enjoy what you love for longer.
Brian Brenner, owner of Truth and Triumph Tattoo in Dayton Ohio has been tattooing for a couple of decades. When you are spending hours focusing on your art, being able to see without strain is critical. After he tried the Microsun Solis task lamp, with its long swing arm, he was hooked. It’s not so much as what he sees when he’s using it, but now, when he works without it- he misses it. Now he wouldn’t work without it.
He has the optional black shade on his, you can add your own stickers. If you don’t believe Brian, try it for yourself, risk free for 30 days.
The true full spectrum light of the Microsun lamp will be like working in sunshine.