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What is 10,000 LUX? - Alaska Northern Lights

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Published on Mar 30, 2012

http://www.alaskanorthernlights.com/

What is 10,000 LUX?

A popular question when someone is looking at a light box is 'What is this 10,000 lux mean?'

So what exactly does LUX mean?

LUX is a unit of illumination, equivalent to 0.0929 foot-candle and equal to the illumination produced by luminous flux of one lumen falling perpendicularly on a surface one meter square.

It is a unit of light measurement. The higher the number, the brighter the light source.

What is the importance of the 10,000 lux and distance rating?

The 10,000 lux measurement is important in light therapy to judge the effectiveness of any particular light box or lamp. Light therapy is effective when a person is within a 10,000 lux brightness range of light for twenty to thirty minutes. Our light box has a 10,000 lux range at 24 inches. This is important to consider when shopping around. Many lamps boast of 10,000 lux light, but fail to mention at what distance this is from the light unit.

The greater the 10,000-lux distance, the farther away you can be while getting your light treatment. This makes it convenient to do other tasks such as eating your breakfast, working on a computer or reading a book while receiving your light treatment.

If you have more questions, visit our website http://www.alaskanorthernlights.com/ for more information.

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