Lumos Maxima is the incantation of the strongest variation of the Wand-Lighting Charm. It produces a blinding flash of light from the very tip of the wand; it can be thrown far off of the wand, illuminating the surrounding area for several minutes after its initial casting, floating in mid-air, before darkening.
At the end of the 1992-1993 school year, Professor Filius Flitwick assigned his second year students this charm to practice in the summer before their third year, which is odd, as it is a major violation of the Decree for the Reasonable Restriction of Underage Sorcery.
Behind the scenes
- "Lumos Maxima" was used to introduce The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to fans by illuminating Hogwarts Castle.
- This spell was created for the third film and does not make an appearance in any of the novels.