FACTS & FAQs

Safety Information                                                              Frequently Asked Questions

What makes the candle glow?


Europium and dysprosium doped strontium aluminate is the latest generation of glow producing

products. It glows longer and brighter than all previous types. Strontium aluminate (SrAl2O4)) is 

activated with a suitable dopant (such as europium or dysprosium) and it becomes photoluminescent

with a long persistence of phosphorescence.


Is strontium aluminate safe to use in a candle?


Not only is it safe, it is ECO-friendly, odorless, non-flammable, non-toxic, non-radioactive, and contains no phosphates, formaldehyde, lead, or any other hazardous chemicals. It is inert and contains no heavy metals. The EPA has deemed it safe for humans and the environment. OSHA has no safety recommendations. The USDOT does not classify it as a hazardous material (HAZMAT) for transportation.(1) It didn’t even make the CA prop 65 list! (2)


Do the illuminating elements emit any harmful chemicals?


No. Since they are not flammable, they do not burn or emit any fumes.


Are they effective for light therapy?


Yes, and safer. You can look directly or indirectly at the “glow” lit or unlit. No eye damage or the necessity of sitting in front of it for 30 minutes, as with ‘light boxes. Use this link for complete UV non-blue light instructions (provided in a published document by NIHMSID: NIHMS831596).

Light Box Instructions It can be quite cumbersome. Our therapy is easier to use and much more pleasant. We also have the added benefit of aromatherapy; using no electricity or batteries.

How is Aromalight Therapy used?

To use lit or unlit, a full charge is needed (see instructions on website for charging).

To use unlit, you must be in a darkened room (the glow will provide light). Music and/or company is fine as long as you continue to see the glow directly or peripherally for 20 minutes or more.

To use lit, any room lighting (natural, artificial or darkened) will work.

 

Which one is better?


The effectiveness of light therapy is a result of the wavelengths emitted. According to one Nat

ional Institutes of Health (NIH) study, NIHMSID: NIHMS831596, PMID:

27494399

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there is no difference between using a shorter blue wavelength (our method) or a white (non-blue) bright light (UV light box) in positive treatment results. (3)




1. https://comptox.epa.gov/dashboard/dsstoxdb/results?search=strontium%20aluminate

 

2. https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65/proposition-65-list

 

3. Anderson JL, Hilaire MA, Auger RR, et al. Are short (blue) wavelengths necessary for light treatment of seasonal affective disorder?. Chronobiol Int. 2016;33(9):1267-1279. doi:10.1080/07420528.2016.1207660