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Best Light Bulbs For Sleep

Best Sleep Light Bulbs

A good night’s sleep is high on my priority list, and it should be on yours too. And I’ve tried everything to help me get some good sack time. Little did I know that after trying some of the best light bulbs for sleep that I’d find the solution to tossing and turning.

I believe they work for me, and I’m reviewing some of the best ones below, so let’s take a look at lights bulbs for better sleep.



Drift Light – Using Light To Naturally Improve Sleep

The majority of these devices usually have some sort of dimming feature, and the The Drift Light works exactly like this. Check out some of the other features below.

  • Gradually dims, mimicking a natural sunset to help relax you
  • Simple to activate – it uses only a regular light switch, so no fancy equipment needed
  • Long-life LED technology, with a 30,000 hour lifespan, meaning you’ll save money over regular incandescent lightbulbs in the long run
  • Has a moonlight mode – you can set the bulb to a nightlight feature instead of turning completely off
  • Has a daylight mode – 550 lumens intensity (a standard 60 Watt bulb provides about 800 lumens)
  • Fits all standard size light bulb sockets
  • Fades to midnight mode (completely dark) or moonlight mode (nightlight) in 37 minutes
  • Perfect for kid’s rooms, who sometimes require a little bit of light to fall asleep
  • Increases the amount of melatonin by reducing the amount of blue light emitted


There are a few points I should mention here. First, the Drift Light is designed to work with overhead lights controlled by a wall switch, but I’ve seen some reviews that claim it works in bedside lamps too, although I have never tried it.

Also, it will not work with dimmer switches and also doesn’t work with 3-way lamps.

I like it myself, but I believe the perfect application is for children’s rooms. Lots of kids like a room that’s not completely dark, and this bulb, with its moonlight feature, is perfect for gradually dimming into a restful sleep.

Lighting Science FG-02263 Good Night LED Household Light Bulb

The Lighting Science FG-02263 light bulb operates in a similar fashion to the others detailed in this review. For a list of features and important differences, please see below.

  • Dimmable feature supports your body’s natural production of the sleep hormone, melatonin.
  • Produces less blue light, which is helpful for promoting sleep
  • Equivalent to a 60 Watt light source
  • Produces 650 lumens of soft, warm light
  • Over 22 year lifespan
  • Low energy consumption – 9.5 Watts
  • 3 year manufacturer warranty


The Life Science Goodnight LED bulb has a very good lifespan and is extremely low on energy consumption. It also eliminates up to 95 percent of the blue light spectrum. This is important because the blue light spectrum has been proven to stop the production of melatonin, a hormone which helps your body prepare for sleep.

This bulb does not have a dimming feature. It’s designed to be used in the bedroom as a reading light. It’s soft glow helps you unwind and relaxes you.

I can read perfectly with this light, but everyone’s eyes and tastes are different, and some people have complained that it’s hard getting used to this color of light.

I haven’t had a problem and actually prefer it now.

SCS Lighting Sleep-Ready Light

This is another high quality product that really does what it advertises. The Sleep-Ready light emits a specific wavelength of light that’s been proven to improve sleep patterns and assist in normalizing sleep cycles. Let’s take a look at some of the features.

·        Promotes the production of melatonin

·        Cuts out blue light to help prevent sleep disorders

·        Ideal intensity to read by

·        Gentle amber color is designed to simulate sunset

·        Energy saving 7 Watts for low power consumption

·        Provides 630 lumens

·        Long life – 30,000+ hours

The Sleep-Ready light is best used in a bedside lamp. It prepares you for sleep with a gentle, warm glow.

Most regular light bulbs and just about every piece of electronic gear in the house will emit blue light, which has been shown to suppress the production of the sleep hormone, melatonin.

This light screws into a regular light socket, but be aware that it may be a bit taller than a normal bulb, so your shade may not fit just right after installation.

Flux Wifi Smart LED Light Bulb

This is one of the neatest bulbs I’ve ever seen, and for the price I think it’s a great deal. The Flux Wifi Smart bulb functions as a dimmable light bulb and a sunrise simulator and is loaded with wonderful high-tech features. Check out the list below.

  • Controlled with your Smartphone – download the Flux app and you’ll have access to all sorts of features, such as changing the color to anything you like, dimming or shutting off without leaving your seat, and putting your personal touch on room lighting.
  • Presets – use the high-tech features of the Flux Wifi LED Bulb to light up rooms even when you’re not home. You can also use the bulb to simulate sunrise, as it gradually increases in intensity to wake you up slowly and naturally. It even Integrates with IFTTT!
  • Compatible with Google® and Alexa® – Control this bulb with your voice using Amazon Alexa®. It’s also controllable with Google Home Assistant so you don’t have to be home tor turn the lights on.
  • Efficient – The Flux Bulb has the same intensity as a 70 Watt regular bulb, but uses only 10 Watts of electricity. And with a 20,000 hour life expectancy, you’ll be saving money.

If you want to enter the world of high-tech lighting at a low entry price, this is a great bulb to start with. The are simple to set up and connect to your technology, operate at a low temperature, and is just plain fun to play with. Well worth the money, in my opinion.

Though not really thought of as a true sleep light bulb, The Flux Light Bulb does have a dimmable feature and is perfect for waking you up in the morning.

Philips Hue Bulbs

Philips is a well-known light bulb manufacturer, famous throughout the world for their high-quality and innovative products.

So you won’t be surprised to learn that they have a line of  Hue Light bulbs in the Smart LED market, and it’s loaded with features.

Let’s take a nutshell look.

  • 60 Watt equivalent output
  • Voice-controlled via Alexa (also compatible with Google Assistant and Apple Homekit
  • Capable of producing 16 million colors
  • Controllable from Smartphone with Philips Hue App
  • Handy accessories available such as Hue Dimmer Switch, Hue Tap, and Hue Motion Detector
  • Fits in standard bulb socket
  • Money saving 10 Watt energy consumption

This bulb is loaded with high-tech features, but you need to be aware that to get the full functionality out of it, you need to also have the Hue Bridge, which is a separate purchase.

It’s a no-brainer to get the bridge, even with the added expense. The Hue Bridge can control up to 50 devices, and as you slowly turn your home into a high-tech showplace of the future, the bridge will come in handy.

I love the bulbs that you can control with your Smartphone, and this is one of the best on the market, in my opinion.

If you’re experiencing sleep problems, like I sometimes do, you’ll stop at nothing to get a good night’s rest.

Trying one of these bulbs could be just the thing you’re looking for, and an inexpensive way to solve your sleepless night problems!

Don’t let sleepless nights stand in the way of you and your good health. I’s such an important part of the overall health picture, and it shouldn’t be ignored.

About the Author Ted

Ted is a writer and avid researcher on the subject of nutrition and general wellness. He has recently published books on Sugar Detox as well as the inflammation epidemic, and continues to improve his knowledge by constantly remaining up to date with the latest news and trends in the nutrition world. When not busy writing, you can find him playing banjo and guitar, or outside fishing.

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