"Today we'll learn Lumos Maxima, a modified version of the Wand-Lighting Charm!"
Filius Flitwick[src]

Lumos Maxima was the incantation to a charm that could be used to produce a blinding flash of bright white light from the tip of the wand,[1] a modified version of the Wand-Lighting Charm.[2]

Casting

To cast this light-creation spell, one must flick their wand, then draw it back and flick it a second time, after which it will light, as noted in chapter thirty-two of Extreme Incantations by Violeta Stitch. The spellbook also included a diagram depicting the proper casting of this spell.[1]

History

During the 1988–1989 school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Professor Filius Flitwick taught his fifth year Charms students this charm in preparation for their upcoming Ordinary Wizarding Levels.[2]

In the summer of 1993, Harry Potter practised this charm while reading the instructions from Extreme Incantations under his bed covers at 4 Privet Drive.[1]

During the Second skirmish at the Cave in June 1996, Harry used Lumos Maxima to see what was attacking him when attacked by Inferi.[3]

Known practitioners

See also

Etymology

The incantation is derived from the incantation for its predecessor, "Lumos", and the Latin word "maxima", which means "very great" or "greatest".

Behind the scenes

Appearances

Notes and references


Charms (class)
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Charm-book writers and developers
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Textbooks Achievements in Charming · Extreme Incantations · Quintessence: A Quest · The Standard Book of Spells
Charms studied at Hogwarts
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