Lumos Maxima is the incantation to a charm that can be used to produce a blinding flash of bright white light from the tip of the wand.[1] This light can be thrown far off of the wand, illuminating the surrounding area for several minutes after its initial casting before darkening once more.[3]

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.[1] The spellbook also included a diagram depicting the proper casting of this spell.[1]

At the end of the 1992-1993 school year, Professor Filius Flitwick assigned his second year Charms students this charm to practise in the summer before their third year.[1] He allowed them to use Extreme Incantations to learn it and to help them.[1]



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

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Notes and references

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film) - Scene 1 (Under Covers Prologue)
  2. This is how the wand movement is described in Extreme Incantations, chapter thirty-two.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)
  4. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Announcement Trailer
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