How does the Kulala Sleep Lamp help me and my family sleep?
Sunlight and most indoor lighting strongly affect our body’s internal clock, regulating sleep/wake cycles. Bright days and dark nights naturally promote wakefulness during the day and sleep at night, including by promoting the release of the sleep hormone melatonin. Light such as Kulala’s DreamRed™ light does not affect circadian rhythms and naturally promotes sleepiness in the evening and at night.
What is Dr. Sofia Axelod’s Baby Sleep Method?
There are 3 pillars to Dr. Sofia Axelrod’s Baby Sleep method- the right light, the right schedule and research-based gentle sleep training. For more, read Kulala founder Dr. Sofia Axelrod’s internationally acclaimed book How Babies Sleep or download the Kulala app.
How does DreamRed™ work?
Kulala’s DreamRed™ light has been developed by our scientists and engineers to only emit wavelengths above 650nm, which have been scientifically proven to not suppress melatonin and promote circadian rhythms and sleep.
NASA astronauts use red light to promote sleep and circadian alignment. Kulala products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
How much sleep should my baby get?
As your child gets older their sleep habits will evolve. Infants need as much napping as nighttime sleep, but as they grow older they will phase out napping and reduce total sleep time. Between 3-4 years of age, most children drop their last nap.
How do I use my lamp?
The Kulala Sleep Lamp comes pre-assembled. Just unpack, plug in, and touch either side panel to turn on.
Tip #1: Prepare the room
Start your sleeping routine in a dark room with Kulala as your only light source.
You or your child can sleep with the lamp on low or off, whichever is more comfortable. Touch two fingers on the side panel to activate 3 levels of brightness.
Tip #2: Choose a consistent bedtime
The lamp works best if used at the same exact time every night when starting baby's bedtime routine- 30 mins to 60mins before bedtime. The lamp can be turned off just before you want to sleep, or kept on at night. It will take up to 7 days to entrain the circadian rhythm and improve your sleep.
For children, use the chart above or the Kulala app to figure out their optimal bedtime. Keep daily bedtime as constant as possible.
Tip #3: Limit light exposure from other sources
Reduce white light exposure in your home, which will keep you awake. Dim or turn off TV and screens, and turn on Night Shift/Night Mode on your mobile devices to filter out blue light.
Use only your Kulala lamp if you or your child wake up at night, and avoid any other light exposure during desired sleeping hours.
Use blackout shades to stop sunlight from waking you up too early. Keep them drawn until your desired wake time. If you wake up too early in the morning, use your Kulala lamp instead of opening your blinds. This will avoid re-entraining your circadian rhythm to a too early wakeup time.
Tip #4: Use the whole sleep system
For more in depth information, the book How Babies Sleep by Dr. Sofia Axelrod (Kulala founder and Sleep Scientist) has science-based answers to most sleep questions for children. The lamp, app, and book work together as a unique sleep system.
At what age is the Kulala Lamp effective?
Kulala works for all ages. The human response to light occurs no matter how old you are.
Can I read with this lamp?
The lamp is bright enough for you to read if you are close to it and direct the light at the page. However, everyone has different reading comfort levels.
Does the Kulala App work with the Kulala Lamp?
Where is the lamp made?
The lamp is proudly designed, hand-crafted, finished, and assembled in New York. All wooden components are made in New York, from maple trees grown in North America, primarily Maine. Electrical parts meet UL specifications.
How much is shipping?
We offer free standard shipping on all Kulala Sleep Lamps and Sleep Systems within the United States.
How long does it take for the lamp to arrive?
The lamp will ship out in 3-5 business days.
We also offer Kulala Gift Cards. This digital voucher is emailed immediately, and is perfect for a last minute gift for a friend, tired new parents or a baby shower gift.
Do you ship outside the USA?
At this moment we are only shipping within the USA.
How can I track my order?
We will send a shipping confirmation email that contains the order number and tracking link. If you need help contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I change or cancel my order?
If you need to change or cancel your order, please contact us as soon as you can at email@example.com and we will do our best to assist.
Warranty & return
What is the ‘Happiness Guarantee’?
At Kulala, we believe in science and we believe in our method. If you are not satisfied with the Kulala Sleep Lamp, you may return it to us within 30 days of delivery.
The book and app are not able to be returned or exchanged.
How do I return the lamp?
To ensure a smooth return, the lamp must be returned in its original packaging with all protective inserts. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to activate your return and generate the return shipping label. Once we receive the returned product, you’ll be automatically refunded via your original payment method. The return shipping costs will be automatically deducted from your refund. Please remember it can take some time for your bank or credit card company to process the refund. Unfortunately, we cannot accept returns or refunds on gift cards, sale items, the book or the Kulala App.
Can I exchange my lamp?
No, we cannot process exchanges. The fastest way to replace a lamp is to return the lamp you have, and once the return is processed, make a separate purchase for the new item.
What is the warranty on the lamp?
We warrant that the Kulala Sleep Lamp will be free of defects and workmanship under normal use for one year from the date of purchase. Customers who register their lamp are eligible for a lifetime warranty.
The Kulala Sleep Lamp warranty applies only to the original purchaser who buys a new product directly from Kulalaland.com. To register your lamp, please visit here: Registration must be completed within 30 days of purchase.
There are no user serviceable parts inside and opening the lamp voids the warranty. Kulala is not responsible and will not cover damage or defects caused by normal wear and tear, misuse, accident, abuse, water damage and failure to follow product instructions. Kulala may limit the number of replacement products any individual can receive.
Please contact us immediately if the item is defective or damaged.
Care & safety
Is Kulala lamp safe for my baby?
Yes, the Kulala Sleep Lamp works naturally with your baby’s circadian rhythm. In contrast to most other room and night lights, it does not interfere with your baby’s natural production of melatonin. The lamp is made from maple wood, an eco-friendly and sustainable natural material and uses a baby-safe varnish.
What are the technical specifications?
Dimensions: 3.75” X 5.5” x 7.625”
Weight: 2 lbs 14.5 Oz.
Cord Length: 9.5 feet
Voltage: 120 VAC, 60 Hz (USA)
Materials: Hand crafted natural maple wood.
Will my lamp work outside the USA?
No, the lamp is not designed nor intended for use outside the USA. The lamp has been built to USA standards and using a different voltage may cause your lamp to stop working or become a hazard. The Kulala lamp will be available in other countries soon.
How do I clean my lamp?
Clean the surface with a dry cloth. Do not use scouring pads or abrasive cleaning agents to clean the lamp. Always unplug the Kulala Baby Sleep Lamp before cleaning.
Safe use of the lamp
Do not place the lamp on top of devices that radiate heat. Do not use this lamp outdoors. Do not cover the lamp or place anything on top of it while it is in operation. Keep the unit out of direct sunlight. Do not immerse any part in water.
Do not operate this lamp if it has been damaged. This includes a damaged electrical cord, plug, or other damage caused by the lamp falling or getting wet. Only use the power adapter provided. Use of other power adapters may permanently damage the device.
Unplug the Kulala Sleep Lamp before cleaning. Clean the surface with a dry cloth. Do not use any cleaning agents (no alcohol, no ammonia, no furniture polish, etc) or scouring pads to clean the lamp. Keep the device away from changing tables, wet areas or where it may be exposed to water.
If kept on a surface that is cleaned with liquid cleaners, ensure that the surface is thoroughly dry before placing the lamp on the surface.
This product has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
WARNING! Cord may be a strangulation hazard. Keep out of reach of children. Always keep the device at least 3 feet away from your baby’s crib.
What if my lamp isn’t working correctly?
If your lamp isn’t turning on or flickering, please check that the lamp is properly plugged into the wall outlet and the power is switched on.
If the lamp is properly plugged in but does not light or lights only dimly, discontinue use immediately, and contact email@example.com so we can replace this under warranty.