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Meet the Bright 360 – the ultimate Craft Lamp from Cricut – Diary of a Quilter

One thing that has been on my needed upgrade list is lighting for my sewing room. As I’m getting older and my eyes are getting noticeably worse, I’m ever more conscious of protecting them. So when Cricut reached out to me about letting me try out a new lamp I was curious to see if it could fit my needs. In this post I’m going to share my review of the Cricut Bright 360 – the ultimate craft lamp. I will say this – it has exceeded all of my expectations.  This post is sponsored by Cricut and contains affiliate links, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

While my sewing room has nice windows for natural lighting during daylight, when night  comes my lighting is terrible. Which is especially frustrating during winter months when it gets dark so early. I never trust my judgement on choosing colors or fabrics when it’s not daylight and typically wait until morning, which limits my creative sewing time.

I’ve tried a simple light that I bought at Costco a couple of years ago, but the lighting radius was small – definitely not big enough to light up my whole cutting space, it was awkward to position facing my sewing machine and honestly, more trouble than it was worth.

The Bright 360 solved all of these problems.

Here are some of the reasons I love this lamp:

For a single work lamp, the light radius is huge.  It has a 4 square foot radius and lights up my entire work table with clear, even light. The filtered white LED light helps me see colors, textures and and details clearly. Here’s the true test – I can even tell the difference between different shades of solid white fabrics at night. Something practically impossible without daylight! (If you’ve ever sewn at night with what you thought was the same color shade, only discover in the morning that you’d used two different shades, you know what I’m talking about!)

In spite of it’s size, the lamp is easy to adjust with one hand – just press or lift gently to move the extended arm to any degree or use the handle near the base to swivel smoothly in any direction. I love that I don’t need to move the lamp from my cutting station to my sewing machine. I can simply use the handle with one hand to rotate the lamp direction to face either workspace.

The height of the light extends the illumination radius over my whole cutting table, or overhead, lighting up my whole sewing machine – meaning it lights up a large area with out getting in the way of my head or hands or project.

The head of the lamp tilts easily directing light where you need it most and because it’s an LED light, the lamp head doesn’t get hot. The LED light doesn’t need bulb replacements and has been tested to last 40,000 hours.

The brightness of the light is adjustable as well as the color temperature.  A second slider adjusts the temperature settings to warm, daylight, or cool and everything in between. I keep mine set at daylight the majority of the time because it’s such a beautiful, clear white light. I can even use it for photography at night if needed – which is a new (and great!) option for me.

Here’s a visual for comparison where I used it at night with no overhead lights on in the room. The light is clear, filtered and glare free. And you can see that the whole work table is illuminated.

The lamp is sturdy and stable (almost 9 pounds) with a weighted base that is nonslip and will not scratch your work surface. I don’t worry at all about it getting bumped and flying off the table.

image from Cricut

The Bright 360 is available in 2 sizes – a Table Lamp (this is the one I have) and there is also a larger Floor Lamp version.  One thing to consider – because this lamp is large, sturdy and has a large swing radius, it does require some significant space. Also, it does require a standard wall outlet nearby for power (power cord is 71″ long.)

Easy to assemble in one step – no tools needed – then plug in and it’s ready to go.

The Bright 360 Table and Floor

lamps are available from directly from Cricut.

They will also be available from Amazon, Joann, and Michaels. Joann brick-and-mortar stores will have them in stock  if you want to go in and get a feel for the lamp in person.

Here’s some video footage from Cricut where you can get a feel for the size and scale as well as the ease of positioning and adjustment for the Bright 360 lamps in action. 

What does the Cricut Bright 360 cost?

The table lamp retails for $199 and the floor-size version for $250. Admittedly, this is not a cheap lamp and may not be in the budget for every crafter. When I first heard the price point I wondered if a lamp could really be worth that cost. After using the lamp for almost 2 weeks and experiencing the size and quality of the lamp itself, as well as the ease of assembly (no tools required) I think the price point is fair. You do get what you pay for and this is definitely the Cadillac of craft lamps.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments or on the post on Instagram and I’d be happy to answer!

Bright Health 360° Light Therapy Lamp
– Bright Health Therapy

Improve Your Mood, Boost Your Energy, and Sleep Better with 10000 LUX Light Therapy

Meet the Bright Health 360°, a full-spectrum light therapy lamp that mimics sunlight to aid in your body’s serotonin and melatonin production. Both hormones are vital to happy, healthy lives as they directly affect energy levels, emotional stability, and sleep-wake cycles.

Our sun therapy lamp emits the recommended and study proven 10,000 LUX needed to provide maximum benefits. Its unique 360° light surface and attractive design make it perfect for light therapy and task lighting. Its non-clinical design is designed to fit into any room without being intrusive.

Safely & Effectively helps Relieve:

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • The Winter Blues
  • Jet Lag
  • Irregular Sleeping Patterns
  • Shift Work Adjustments

Use our therapy light lamp for just 30 minutes each morning for the best results. Traditional lamps deliver light from one angle. We’ve designed ours with a 360° for maximum and convenient effectiveness. It features four brightness settings for morning light therapy and task lighting throughout the day.

  • Delivers 10,000 LUX, the maximum light intensity required for relief. Studies have found that 10,000 LUX is the ideal intensity for therapeutic light therapy lamps to be effective. Anything more provides no additional benefits.
  • Four brightness settings for all-day use. We designed our LED sun lamp to be your all-day lighting companion. Use it in the morning for light treatment and throughout your day for task lighting. Its four settings give you the flexibility to increase or decrease the brightness of your environment.
  • The most unique design out of all therapeutic lamps available. Don’t settle for natural energy lamps that are clunky and unappealing. When compared to other mood therapy lamps, ours stands out. Its unique 360° design offers an aesthetic unavailable from other SAD lamps.
  • The #1 expert-recommended treatment for the Winter Blues. Bright light therapy lamps have been the most-recommend method for treating conditions caused by light deprivation. Their safety and effectiveness make them a convenient way of replacing low sun exposure, often during colder months.
  • Non-invasive, natural, and easy to use. Light therapy is easy to use with few side effects. Simply sit in front of the lamp for 30 minutes each morning after waking. The lamp mimics sunlight to trigger serotonin production and balance your sleep-wake cycle.
Product Specs 14″ Light Therapy Lamp:
  • Item Number: BH9030
  • Shipping Weight: 4 lbs.
  • Product Specs: 14” h x 7.3” w x 7.3”
  • Retail Box Dims: 14.5” h x 8.5” w x 8.5” d
Product Specs 24″ Light Therapy Lamp:
  • Item Number: BH9031
  • Shipping Weight: 7 lbs.
  • Product Specs: 24” h x 7.3” w x 7.3”
  • Retail Box Dims: 24.5” h x 8.5” w x 8.5” d

How to Use Your Mood Therapy Light

Light therapy may provide relief if you experience low energy levels, poor sleep, or depleted mental stability. These lamps have been a go-to treatment method for the Winter Blues, sleep or circadian rhythm issues, amongst other light-deprivation-related conditions.

When using your lamp, follow these best practices:

  • Use your lamp for 30-minutes each morning shortly after waking
  • Place the light above your line of sight, where possible, to maximize the light reaching your eyes
  • Face the lamp with your eyes open during sessions, do not look directly into the light
  • Keep track of the effects of the first few days, increasing or decreasing session time based on your response
  • Incorporating other practices such as healthy sleep, eating, and exercise regimens is essential. Light therapy is not a singular solution and requires different methods for the best results.

Light Therapy Basics

LUX – Arguably the most crucial factor

LUX is a common term used when describing LED light therapy lamps. It is the measure of light intensity produced by the lamp. This is vital when choosing an adequate lamp, as one that produces too little LUX won’t deliver the best results.

Studies have found that 10,000 LUX is the optimal intensity required to deliver optimal results. The chart below highlights the LUX of the sun at various times throughout each day.

Color Temperature – Promoting comfort or alertness

A light’s color temperature refers to the color emitted. Measured in Kelvin (K), lights with “warmer” colors (closer to 1,000 K) generally promote comfort, whereas cooler lights (closer to 10,000 K) promote alertness. Our lamp has a 4,000 K color temperature for a balance of comfort and alertness.

Light Spectrum – Providing different benefits

The light spectrum is a term used to describe light wavelength measured in nanometers (nm). Each spectrum has a different benefit/effect produced. There are typically two types of light therapy lamps: full and blue-spectrum.

Full spectrum lamps (like ours) use a range of 380 to 730 nm of light. Lamps that use blue light produce a range of 380 to 500 nm. Blue light has been found to be more effective but also potentially dangerous. We believe in creating effective and safe products, which is why we use full-spectrum light instead.

What Makes Bright Health Mood & Energy Lamps Different

When we sat down to develop Bright Health’s first bright light lamp, we made two things a part of our mission:

  • Develop a lamp that’s effective for the best results
  • Make its design stand out from the crowd

We grew tired of either flat or bulky designs that were currently available. This led us to develop a lamp with a look and feel that’s a real conversation starter.

Its 360° delivers the recommended 10,000 LUX while providing an evenly lit room. Its distinctive design is made to be used for light treatment and enjoyed as a centerpiece in any room. And its two designs accommodate those with confined space or a larger living area.


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Which lamp will burn brighter?

09/21/2009, 13:12

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An electrical circuit with two lamps connected in series is connected to a 220 V AC network.
One lamp is 50 W, the other is 600 W. Which of the lamps will burn brighter and why?


Re: Which lamp will burn brighter?

21.09.2009, 15:05


If I’m not mistaken, then the lamp that consumes more power will convert more energy, so its radiation will be more intense.


Re: Which lamp will burn brighter?

21.09.2009, 15:27

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Kryptic in message #245206 wrote:

If I’m not mistaken, the lamp that consumes more power will convert more energy, so its radiation will be more intense.

And you calculate what will be the voltage on each of the lamps.
In fact, a 600-watt lamp will most likely not glow at all, and a 50-watt one – almost like in nominal mode.


Re: Which lamp will burn brighter?

09/21/2009, 19:57

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feniks in message #245179 wrote:

Which of the lamps will burn brighter and why?

If the lamps are connected in parallel to a voltage of 220 V, then they will work in nominal mode and will consume the power that is written on them (in this case, obviously, a 600 W lamp will burn brighter). But with a serial connection, it will be the other way around. The resistance of the first bulb is greater than the second one, and when connected in series, more voltage will fall on a larger resistance, the current will be the same through both bulbs, so the first bulb will burn brighter.


Re: Which lamp will burn brighter?

09/22/2009, 09:50


Yes, I did not pay attention to the fact that it was consistent, I apologize.
That’s right, according to such calculations, it turns out that in such a 50W circuit the lamp will consume 43W, and 600W – 3.57W. That is, with less power (50W) – much brighter.


Re: Which lamp will burn brighter?

22.09.2009, 22:32

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Several useful additions were erased here, I’ll try to restore it.

1). With a current lower than the nominal value, the resistance will be lower – and, therefore, on a more powerful light bulb, the power will be released even less than with even a stupidly proportional calculation.

2). (This is already a “finishing”) When the power is reduced against the nominal value, the radiation spectrum shifts to the infrared region. And, therefore, a more powerful light bulb will shine even worse than under otherwise equal conditions.

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Returning to the question of increased brightness of LED lamps.