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NorbSMILE

NorbSMILE is a Nutri-Orb, a unique white light with a specialized sunlike spectrum to lift your spirits and boost your energy year round. And, it’s a wonderful asset for beating the winter blues.

People respond to light, and amazingly the typical person spends 93 % of their time indoors. The trouble is — typical lights (bulbs and tubes) do not provide the light nutrition we need, and we can become slow, sluggish, even depressed. NorbSMILE provides a light spectrum like natural sunlight (minus UV radiation), helping you to feel happy and healthy, and to perform at your best.

NorbSMILE A19 bulb and packaging.

NorbSMILE A19

$19.99 ($69.99 4-Pack)

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NorbSMILE PAR30 Long Neck SAD light bulbs for recessed lighting - 4 Pack.

NorbSMILE PAR30 Long Neck

$24.99

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NorbSMILE tube light bulb and packaging.

NorbSMILE 48″ Tube (T8, T12)

$75.99 4-Pack ($224.99 12-Pack)

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What makes NorbSMILE the right choice for illuminating your day?

  • Light spectrum is similar to sunshine, without the damaging UV rays
  • Sun light spectrum promotes happy mood; helps with Winter Blues and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
  • Combats fatigue from too much time indoors—the average person spends 93 % of their time indoors in unnatural light spectrum.

NorbSMILE can even help you maintain your circadian rhythm and healthy sleep/wake patterns, particularly when paired with NorbSLEEP.

Standard LED or Incandescent bulb light spectrum

NorbSMILE replicates natural daytime sun (without the UV) for alertness, energy and mood.

Standard lights are far from natural, often sapping energy and negatively impacting mood.

Note: Does not substitute for vitamin D supplementation.

NorbSMILE replicates natural daytime sun (without the UV) for alertness, energy and mood.

Note: Does not substitute for vitamin D supplementation.

Standard lights are far from natural, often sapping energy and negatively impacting mood.

Standard Bulb (A19)

Bright, 800+ Lumens

When not dimmed, this 11 watt LED is equal to a 60 watt incandescent bulb.

High quality, long lasting bulb

Expected to last 6 years at average of 8 hours per day run time, with a 3 year warranty.

Low cost to operate

Estimated annual cost is only $ 1.76 when run for 4 hours per day.

Versatile

Dimmable, compact A19 style bulb fits nearly any fixture (2.25 in. wide x 3.5 in. long with standard base).

CRI 96

Natural sunlike spectrum with near perfect color rendering (96 out of 100), so objects look natural, not odd or color-distorted.

NorbSMILE A19

$19.99 ($69.99 4-Pack)

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Diagram of where to use Norb Smile bulbs in the home.
Diagram of where to use Norb Smile bulbs in the home.
NorbSMILE PAR30 Long Neck LED Bulb

PAR30 Long Neck

Bright, high quality

11 watt LED produces 750 Lumens, comparable to 60 watt incandescent bulb.

Long lasting tube light

Expected to last 15 years at average of 4 hours per day run time, with a 2 year warranty.

Low cost to operate

Estimated annual cost is only $1.74 when run for 4 hours per day.

CRI 96

5000K color temperature with near perfect color rendering, so objects look natural, not odd or color-distorted.

Solution for Track & Recessed Lighting

PAR30 shape with long neck compatible with most recessed lighting fixtures.

NorbSMILE PAR30

$24.99

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NorbSMILE PAR30 Long Neck LED Bulb

PAR30 Long Neck

Bright, high quality

11 watt LED produces 750 Lumens, comparable to 60 watt incandescent bulb.

Long lasting tube light

Expected to last 15 years at average of 4 hours per day run time, with a 2 year warranty.

Low cost to operate

Estimated annual cost is only $1.74 when run for 4 hours per day.

CRI 96

5000K color temperature with near perfect color rendering, so objects look natural, not odd or color-distorted.

Solution for Track & Recessed Lighting

PAR30 shape with long neck compatible with most recessed lighting fixtures.

NorbSMILE PAR30

$24.99

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48″ Tube (T8, T12)

Bright, high quality

18 watt LED produces 1800 Lumens, comparable to 32 watt fluorescent tube.

Long lasting tube light

Expected to last 17 years at average of 8 hours per day run time, with a 3 year warranty.

Low cost to operate

Estimated annual cost is only $ 5.76 when run for 8 hours per day.

Instant On:

No waiting for warm-up.

CRI 96

5000K color temperature with near perfect color rendering, so objects look natural, not odd or color-distorted.

Versatile

Dimmable, fits ballasted or non-ballasted 48-inch 2 prong fixtures.

NorbSMILE T8

$75.99 4-Pack ($224.99 12-Pack)

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48″ Tube (T8, T12)

Bright, high quality

18 watt LED produces 1800 Lumens, comparable to 32 watt fluorescent tube.

Long lasting tube light

Expected to last 17 years at average of 8 hours per day run time, with a 3 year warranty.

Low cost to operate

Estimated annual cost is only $ 5.76 when run for 8 hours per day.

Instant On:

No waiting for warm-up.

CRI 96

5000K color temperature with near perfect color rendering, so objects look natural, not odd or color-distorted.

Versatile

Dimmable, fits ballasted or non-ballasted 48-inch 2 prong fixtures.

NorbSMILE T8

$75.99 4-Pack ($224.99 12-Pack)

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Diagram of where to use Norb Tube Lights.
Diagram of where to use Norb Tube Lights.

The authentic and original, NorbSMILE is UL Listed. UL Listed means evaluated by Underwriters Laboratory, one of the world’s most respected consumer safety organizations. When you see the UL logo on lighting packaging, it means the product has undergone extensive testing to ensure that it is safe to use by the customer.

Norb Lighting, LLC is US BASED, BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU ACCREDITED and takes great pride in service and integrity.

Our Happy Customers

Woman holding a cat while sitting on sofa, underneath a NorbSMILE full spectrum light bulb

“As a small business owner, Covid is incredibly scary. I’m scared for myself, for my brides and what they are facing, and all of the other small business trying to navigate the unknown. Just wanted to send a tiny little love and lots of hugs to everyone experiencing heartache at this time. During this quarantine I have been using Norb lighting and the effect it has had is epic. This US based company creates light bulbs that mimic natural sunlight. Bringing a little sunshine into my home when we needed it most is exactly what my soul needed. I have been feeling happier and smiling more during this tough time.” – Quinn E.

“Excellent light therapy bulb. Simulates natural sunlight and is able to make your current light fixture into a light therapy stand or ceiling light. I have purchased a couple of sunlight therapy lamps which are awesome; but they are basically a portable device that includes the lights and lamp design. This is a bit heavier standard bulb sized bulb that can be screwed into almost any 110v fixtures. For myself, this is noticeable light waves that are immediately different from fluorescence and led/ traditional light bulb produced light.” – Francy T.

“Put these in the recessed lights of our kitchen as that’s where we hang out the most and I get very down (SAD) in the winters, that are dark, gloomy, and cold. We do not see the sun much in a Michigan winter. Our kitchen is a bit dark overall so we needed a boost. It is actually working! They are on most of the day. It’s a bright clear light and as hubbys eyes are aging he says he sees the kitchen much clearer now. So I’ll probably get a few more for the living room.” – Ann B.

“From the moment I took the Norb bulb out of the box until I twisted it in the lamp socket, I knew this was not your average light bulb. Beautifully designed and really well thought out. The light is very natural and so easy on the eyes. Bravo!” – Eric B.

NorbSMILE bulb in a lamp over a desk with paperwork and plants

“Being cooped up studying around the clock, my daughter needed a pick me up. I started researching options and came across the Norb product line. And what do you know, this did the trick. The color hue change made so much difference in her mood and attention span while studying. Well worth every dime.” – Tim H.

@thebuddhabus with NorbSMILE light bulb

“Here’s a bright 💡 idea to get you through these next months my friends. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a real thing that anyone can suffer from. If you live in a state like I do where sunshine is few and far between these months you really understand the struggle. An easy way to resolve that is SAD specialized lighting. It’s so affordable. Try my favorite, the NorbSmile. I put mine above my kitchen sink bc my entire family uses this area frequently every day washing hands and soon. I feel like I’m doing dishes and cooking all day being at home so much these last 8 months. Now I can be motivated knowing I’m getting a good dose of joy juice! 🌞” – @thebuddhabus

Our Happy Customers

Woman holding a cat while sitting on sofa, underneath a NorbSMILE full spectrum light bulb

“As a small business owner, Covid is incredibly scary. I’m scared for myself, for my brides and what they are facing, and all of the other small business trying to navigate the unknown. Just wanted to send a tiny little love and lots of hugs to everyone experiencing heartache at this time. During this quarantine I have been using Norb lighting and the effect it has had is epic. This US based company creates light bulbs that mimic natural sunlight. Bringing a little sunshine into my home when we needed it most is exactly what my soul needed. I have been feeling happier and smiling more during this tough time.” – Quinn E.

“Excellent light therapy bulb. Simulates natural sunlight and is able to make your current light fixture into a light therapy stand or ceiling light. I have purchased a couple of sunlight therapy lamps which are awesome; but they are basically a portable device that includes the lights and lamp design. This is a bit heavier standard bulb sized bulb that can be screwed into almost any 110v fixtures. For myself, this is noticeable light waves that are immediately different from fluorescence and led/ traditional light bulb produced light.” – Francy T.

“Put these in the recessed lights of our kitchen as that’s where we hang out the most and I get very down (SAD) in the winters, that are dark, gloomy, and cold. We do not see the sun much in a Michigan winter. Our kitchen is a bit dark overall so we needed a boost. It is actually working! They are on most of the day. It’s a bright clear light and as hubbys eyes are aging he says he sees the kitchen much clearer now. So I’ll probably get a few more for the living room.” – Ann B.

“From the moment I took the Norb bulb out of the box until I twisted it in the lamp socket, I knew this was not your average light bulb. Beautifully designed and really well thought out. The light is very natural and so easy on the eyes. Bravo!” – Eric B.

NorbSMILE bulb in a lamp over a desk with paperwork and plants

“Being cooped up studying around the clock, my daughter needed a pick me up. I started researching options and came across the Norb product line. And what do you know, this did the trick. The color hue change made so much difference in her mood and attention span while studying. Well worth every dime.” – Tim H.

@thebuddhabus with NorbSMILE light bulb

“Here’s a bright 💡 idea to get you through these next months my friends. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a real thing that anyone can suffer from. If you live in a state like I do where sunshine is few and far between these months you really understand the struggle. An easy way to resolve that is SAD specialized lighting. It’s so affordable. Try my favorite, the NorbSmile. I put mine above my kitchen sink bc my entire family uses this area frequently every day washing hands and soon. I feel like I’m doing dishes and cooking all day being at home so much these last 8 months. Now I can be motivated knowing I’m getting a good dose of joy juice! 🌞” – @thebuddhabus

Frequently Asked Questions about NorbSMILE

There are four consideratons:

  1. It is a 2-pin tube (which is by far the most common type).
  2. It replaces 48” florescent tubes.
  3. It is a “hybrid” type”, which means it will work with most ballasted and non-ballasted fixtures (download a complete list of compatible ballasts).  When unsure, hire an electrician to bypass the ballast (see our wiring diagram).
  4. It is UL approved as a T8 (T8 means 1-inch diameter tube). It may also be used in T10 and T12 fixtures (which accommodate 1.25” and 1.5“ diameter bulbs respectively), provided a UL rating for T10 or T12  is not required (by fixture or user).

No; we specifically designed NorbSMILE to imitate the sunlight’s natural spectrum with the exception of the ultra-violet (UV) frequencies.  UV rays are what helps our body to produce vitamin D, but are also a source of radiation and thus may damage skin.

Many people have become familiar with full-spectrum lighting through florescent tubes or Verilux style “full spectrum” products… which have been around for decades. These are products that have generally been represented as more “natural” or more like the sun. The promise was better mood and energy and less eyestrain.

In our opinion, these were better products than traditional fluorescent tubes or incandescent desk lamps as they attempted to round out the spectrum of light, with less saturation in the red part of the spectrum and perhaps more in the blue portion.

But… such “first generation” full spectrum lights were somewhat limited… if the goal was to mimic natural light. You can only get a florescent tube to do so much, and if you were to take a light meter reading from a first generation product and compare the spectrum to the sun’s spectrum, you’d see a marked difference. Today’s full spectrum lights, based on LED technology, can be “truly sunlike” (typically minus the U.V.) as it’s possible to tune the light however you want. So, if you want your full spectrum to be like midday sun (i.e. NorbSMILE) you can do that. Or, if you want it to mimic the setting sun, you can do that as well (NorbSLEEP). Within our website, you can see graphics that illustrate this.

The benefits of such lighting, Norb Lighting, are similar to what you might have hoped for with first generation full spectrum lighting—namely to attune the body to the sun’s spectrum and normalize daily hormonal fluctuations, reduce eye strain, reduce headaches, generally to feel healthier, more energetic and productive (when you should be) and more relaxed (during the evening hours). These type of lights provide more than illumination and rather than potentially disrupt natural rhythms help to support them.

Norb bulbs are only for use on 120 Volt, 60 Hz circuits.

Goodness no; you can have lighting products with equal color temperatures that radiate different light frequencies. The light components of the NorbSmile are designed to enhance your overall well-being and to look “normal” with nearly perfect color rendering.

We recommend that you request the services of a professional electrician before proceeding.

Before getting started, always disconnect all power (at the circuit breaker) to ensure that no electric current is flowing to the fixture.

Show the wiring diagram below to your electrician.  Note: it does not matter if the live wire was on the left or right side of the fixture as long as the other end is neutral.

Diagram to bypass an electronic ballast with NorbSMILE LED T8 tube lights.

No; high intensity “happy lights” are therapeutic lighting products of relatively high intensity, with very specific usage instructions. The NorbSMILE is a sunlike-spectrum light—but of much lower intensity, designed for regular day to day use—in home or business, from morning until early evening. The spectrum is natural, unlike most lighting products which emit light spectra very different than the sun (and can cause people to feel lethargic, distracted or agitated).

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