For DIYers and arts and crafts hobbyists, good lighting is a must. You can always buy a cheap table or floor lamp and call it a day, but should you consider a more expensive option such as Cricut’s Bright 360 that’s specifically designed with crafters in mind? The Cricut Bright 360 lamps are LED task lamps that let you see every important project details without hotspots, eye strain, glare, and a host of other issues. Below is our Cricut Bright 360 review to find out if these lamps are worth the price tags.
Cricut Bright 360 Comparison Chart
The Cricut Bright 360 lamp can be adjusted any way you please.
There are two Cricut Bright 360 variants. There’s a floor lamp and there’s also a table lamp. For the most part, the two are similar. The only differences are the height, size of the base, illuminance (more on that later) and price.
The Cricut Bright 360 Ultimate LED Floor Lamp measures 10.5 x 31 – 39 x 46 – 56 inches with the lamp head having a circumference of 9.5 inches. Meanwhile, the Cricut Bright 360 Ultimate LED Table Lamp measures 8.5 x 31 – 39 x 16.5 – 27 inches. The lamp head circumference is the same.
One of the features that separate the Cricut Bright 360 from standard floor and table lamps is its excellent adjustability. You can move it in any direction that you please with four points of articulation. It can pivot, glide and rotate 360 degrees.
As for the lighting itself, the Cricut Bright 360 uses LED bulbs that have a lifespan of up to 40,000 hours. Unfortunately, it is not user-replaceable. The good news is that 40,000 hours is a lot of time and if you use the lamp for around eight hours a day, seven days a week, it can last up to 13 years.
Cricut’s Bright 360 lamps have a CRI of 95, which means they can render true colors.
With its 9.5-inch lamp head, the Cricut Bright 360 can light up to 4 sq ft of your workspace. Both the floor and table variants provide the same level of brightness even though their specs sheets state that the floor version has a max illuminance of 3000 lux and the table lamp has a max of 1500 lux. This difference takes into account the distance that the power needs to travel in the case of the floor lamp which is taller.
As mentioned earlier, the lamps can be adjusted to any position that you want. In addition to excellent adjustability, the lamps also have weighted bases that prevent them from toppling over. The weighted base of the floor lamp weighs around 11lbs while the smaller base of the table lamp weighs a little over 7.5lbs.
What makes the Cricut Bright 360 lamps unique is their color temperature adjustment. You can set your preferred color temperature from 2900K (warm) to 5200K (cool). With this, you can prevent eye strain while working on your projects. Another feature worth mentioning is that the lamps do not get hot while in use.
Ease of Use
The Cricut Bright 360 lamps are easy to assemble, with just three pieces (two for the floor lamp) that snap into place.
The Cricut Bright 360 lamps are quite easy to assemble. The floor lamp comes with three pieces that you just snap into place while the table lamp only has two. Once you’ve snapped the pieces into place, however, the lamps cannot be disassembled. While this may provide some inconvenience, this also means that they will be sturdy without any wobbly parts.
They also come with a power adapter and cord that’s roughly six feet in length.
As for controls, there are two sliding switches that control the brightness setting and the color temperature setting. These switches are fool-proof and simple to use. You just adjust the slider to your preferred settings.
If you are serious with your crafts and projects, the Cricut Bright 360 lamps are worth purchasing.
The Cricut Bright 360 lamps are not for everyone, especially since they are quite expensive. However, for those serious with their arts and crafts, the Cricut Bright 360 lamps are worthy of a purchase. They have long-lasting LED bulbs, they are easy to use and the features are quite remarkable. You can up your productivity with these lamps since they have a wide color temperature range to choose from (to prevent eye strain), 95 CRI (ability to show true colors), they are fully adjustable and they don’t get hot even when used for extended periods.
Cricut offers a 1 year warranty for the Cricut Bright 360.
No. It’s not replaceable.
The Cricut BrightPad is an illuminated workspace that provides light from below. On the other hand, the Cricut Bright 360 is a lamp that shines light to your workspace. Read more about the Cricut BrightPad here.
They are practically the same when it comes to features, so choosing one will depend entirely on your preference.