Bottled Sunshine Natural Light Cycle Lamp - Walnut Base, Matte Shade
Humans evolved with natural light. Our evolution has programmed us to respond to the daily and seasonal variations in natural light from the sun. Exposure to natural light is critical for synchronizing the hormone cycles, which regulate our energy, metabolism, and recovery. Only in the past 100 years or so have we traded living in sync with the natural rhythms of the sun for the convenience of having unlimited (and unnatural) light at all times. Now most of us don't get enough natural light during the day and get too much artificial light at night.
The Bottled Sunshine Lamp from Sunlight Inside provides light the way nature intended: Sunlight during the day to boost your mood and energy, and candle and firelight at night to help you wind down and sleep. These lamps are handmade on demand in California and configured for the precise location you have them shipped to, so they'll automatically follow the daily and seasonal cycles of natural light where you live. When it arrives, there's nothing for you to set up - simply turn it on and off like a lamp.
The lamp works right out of the box with nothing to set up or install; just plug it in and turn it on for perfect natural light. But if you want manual control over your Bottled Sunshine lamp's light output, it features Bluetooth technology and can be controlled by your smart phone with a free app (currently available on iOS only; Android version coming soon). The app is strictly optional.
This lamp is handmade and built to last, with a walnut base and a matte finish on the shade. Other Bottled Sunshine styles available here.
If you need this lamp configured for a location other than you have it shipped to, please indicate that in the "Notes" field immediately before placing your order.
Bottled Sunshine Natural Light Cycle Lamp Features
- Uses less than 16W of power yet brighter than a 75W bulb
- 50,000-hour lifespan (10-20 years)
- Unmatched light quality: 90+ CRI and lifetime color consistency of better than 2 Macadam ellipses
- Mechanical dimmer and on/off switch on the power cord
- Perfect dimming allows you to dim from 100% - 1% while maintaining consistent color
- 24V power supply included
- Bluetooth-enabled if you want more control than Mother Nature provides
For more information on how sunlight affects our health, check out the Sunlight Inside blog.
Bottled Sunshine Natural Light Cycle Lamp Specs
- 8¾" H x 4" diameter
- 2 lbs
- Lifespan: 50,000 hours (10-20 years)
- Light output: 1000 lumens (75W equivalent)
- Power consumption: Less than 16W
- Color temperature: 1650°K (firelight) to 8000°K (northern sky daylight)
- Color rendering index (CRI) value: 90/100
- Materials: Glass, metal, and wood with (almost) no plastic
- Manufacturer: Sunlight Inside
About Sunlight Inside
The maker of Bottled Sunshine, Sunlight Inside, sources sustainable, reclaimed, and American-made materials wherever possible. The lamps are handmade, and may contain some "character" (minor imperfections in the finish).
This product is shipped from one of our warehouses in Northern California. Orders placed after 12 p.m. will typically ship the following business day. To see an estimate of our delivery times, click here.
Returns & Replacements
Products can be returned for a refund within 30 days of receipt if unused and in original packaging. Returns are paid for by customer unless product is defective or damaged, in which case Real Goods assumes responsibility. Please use Fedex, UPS, or USPS with tracking, for returns.
Returns of solar panels, inverters or other large ticket items will incur a re-stocking fee of up to 20%. Freight shipping is non-refundable.
- Well worth the price, 6/27/2017