Circadian Optics Lumos 2.0 Light Therapy Lamp

Last updated: June 18, 2019

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Product Details

In our analysis of 99 expert reviews, the Circadian Optics Lumos 2.0 Light Therapy Lamp placed 5th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Symmetrical and minimalist, this versatile design fits as well in a home as it does in an office. It’s perfectly square top-to-bottom light panel and integrated stand create a bold, modern aesthetic. Right angles and straight lines give it a clean, sharp look. Its matte textured dark grey color stands out in a crowd of white. The subtle use of light grey and orange beveling around the frame and switch adds to the sophistication of the lamp.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

LED light span is 8x longer than fluorescent bulbs.
This light therapy lamp also has the ability to fold up for easy storage when you aren’t using it.
We like its slim, streamlined design, which looks similar to a regular desk lamp.
It has a long bulb lifespan.
With the Circadian Optics Lamp, you have the ability to plug your lamp into your laptop and use it while you work without having to worry about being near a wall outlet. This compact model is very portable and features a thin light that you can adjust to different angles that folds back down when you are finished.
The stand is unique and feels very user-friendly. It is very functional and adjusts to any position with ease. It allows you to position the light emitting face higher so the light can shine down into your eyes which is the recommended position for light therapy lamps.
The lamp folds down flat, making it extremely portable and easy to store.
The Lumos gets a big thumbs up from me for its size and compact design. It folds up into an extremely easy to transport unit that is incredibly thin and easy to carry from room to room, etc. Its’ footprint is tiny and it can also be wall mounted.
What we do particularly like is the treatment head is large enough to be effective, but small enough to not intrude into every one else life.
The design is adjustable, so it can be angled any way, and it produces an impressive 10,000 lux of pure white light using LED bulbs.

What reviewers didn't like

The base is not very wide for stability.
The only downfall is the small surface space of the light.
Some people feel that it may not be bright enough to 10,000 lux.
Other users have found that the Circadian Optics Lamp isn’t bright enough, despite its rating at 10,000 lux. This could be due to the tone of the light that appears softer than other SAD lights. There is also a noticeably dimmer appearance of the SAD light when it is plugged in with the USB cable.
A small complaint we have is that the height of the unit makes it a little top heavy. I found that the lamp wants to fall over if the stand is not set just so.
The base of this lightweight unit is very narrow and can be unstable; the ABS plastic should withstand a fall, but the bulbs may not.
A common complaint with the Lumos is that it isn’t bright enough. It is rated at 10,000 lux and it could be something to do with the tone of the light, which is softer than many SAD lights, but it doesn’t appear as bright as other 10,000 lux lights.
Circadian Optics give a one year labour and parts warranty with the lamp. That is not as impressive as some other manufacturers.
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