100w BioBulb, energy saving, for sufferers of SAD £10.90 delivered @ Gizoo + 17% quidco - HotUKDeals
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** Don't low rate this because you think this is expensive for a lightbulb. These can often be up to £20. Read the description first! **

Only £7.95 (39% off), plus 17% quidco!
Delivery is £2.95, but free if your order is over £30. Still a great deal either way.

If you use the free delivery and the quidco, you can get this down as low as £6.60!

* Claimed to be the closest replication of sunlight. Ideal for sufferers of SAD
* The BioBulb brings back natural light that may improve mood, night-time sleep and daytime energy
* The BioBulb radiates less heat and can last for an amazing 10,000 hours saving energy too
* Flicker free and radiate full spectrum (380-780nm)
* Colour rendering index 85
* Light output in Lumens 1750
* Low heat 6500 kelvin colour temperature
* One hour spent in the presence of two 100 watt bulbs gives the same benefits as an expensive 3000 Lux light box
* Only uses 25w but gives the equivalent light as a standard 100w bulb
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#1
I'm not sure if this is screw or bayonet, I'll call Gizoo to ask and post the result here.
#2
From the picture it looks like bayonet :thumbsup:
1 Like #3
I think postage should be in the title - £10.90 delivered - minus quidco if registered of course
#4
Fair point. This is only my second post so I dithered for a while because I was unsure. Changed now.
#5
dont think I can afford one, but wothwhile deal for those that can. Anyone lend me a tenner?
#6
Pointless, pointless, pointless if you're expecting this to be of any use to SAD sufferers.

This is a 25W lamp, giving the equivalent light output of a 100W tungsten lamp - unless you've got a bank of the things it's going to achieve little more than sitting under an ordinary light bulb.
#7
The light is much closer to daylight than a regular lightbulb. It definitely helped me any way, though I admit I'm not clear on the science behind it.
#8
tharris;3981780
The light is much closer to daylight than a regular lightbulb. It definitely helped me any way, though I admit I'm not clear on the science behind it.


I'm afraid you might find that the science behind it is called placebo or autosuggestion. Still, if it works for you............
#9
Newbold
I'm afraid you might find that the science behind it is called placebo or autosuggestion. Still, if it works for you............


I don't think that's the whole answer, but it certainly is a factor. Last February was the Sunniest since records began in 1929 I felt great for a while.
#10
I called Gizoo and they confirmed it is a bayonet fitting.
#11
Surely any bulb that is 6500 kelvin colour temperature would do this? Isnt that just the harsh white light? I'm not sure, anyone?
#12
Mister_E;3981924
Surely any bulb that is 6500 kelvin colour temperature would do this? Isnt that just the harsh white light? I'm not sure, anyone?


According to this, 6500 kelvin lamps are daylight lamps:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Memolux-Energy-Colour-Daylight-Kelvins/dp/B0014FK2NK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=kitchen&qid=1231349272&sr=8-1

These aren't shown as having any SAD or other health benefits, though.
#13
If this could be trusted http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/27000232/ , cut and pasted below, then you will need to buy two bulbs to have an effect.

What is light Therapy?
This treatment consists of sitting in front of a special bright light for a session each day. Light intensity is measured in lux. Ordinary light bulbs are not strong enough as they only give out 200-500 lux. To treat SAD you need a light source of at least 2500 lux (about 10 times that of ordinary light bulbs).
banned#14
It doesn't look like these will be powerful enough to help with SAD:-

"Are Full Spectrum and Daylight Bulbs SAD Lights?

No, not at this time. Unfortunately due to clever marketing many people believe they can get a SAD Light treatment just by buying a full spectrum bulb or daylight bulb but this is factually incorrect.

This is misleading as unless the bulb emits 10000 lux they cannot be classed as powerful enough to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder. At this time there is no standard bulb, full spectrum bulb or daylight bulb that is powerful enough to treat SAD. The bulbs emit a pleasant light that can reduce tiredness and give better visual accurity but their benefit in treating SAD is unproven and not based on any medical evidence of which SAD.org.uk are aware. "

http://www.sad.org.uk/
#15
Thanks for the info guys, I for one would like better quality bulbs for reading :-) I'd be happy if they do that :-)
#16
Many people struggle with Seasonal Acquired Disorder which stems back to prehistory when we had a hibernation instinct. Cold weather, short days etc Makes you want to wrap up warm and go to sleep. Effects many but for some can demonstrate as depression... a very uncomfortable problem. Much investigation done with one of the findings being that if light exposure, closer to sunlight quality , can be provided then this can help.

Purpose of these bulbs is not to provide light 'intensity' but a warmer type of light akin to sunlight. The use of one of these bulbs in a living room, being used particularly in the late afternoon / evening can fool the mind into believing sunlight ( albeit low power ) is still there. Just use it as a normal bulb.

100 Watt is about right although folk have to experiment. Price shown here is a little below normal rates of about £14. Well worth trying if you do find yourself getting particularly low at this time of year, but expect to pay this order of price.

Voted hot if only to raise awareness of this remedy.
banned#17
criky18
Many people struggle with Seasonal Acquired Disorder which stems back to prehistory when we had a hibernation instinct. Cold weather, short days etc Makes you want to wrap up warm and go to sleep. Effects many but for some can demonstrate as depression... a very uncomfortable problem. Much investigation done with one of the findings being that if light exposure, closer to sunlight quality , can be provided then this can help.


Well lets be clear from the outset, SAD doesnt exist as a real medical condition. People who want to relieve you of your money will promote fantasy disorders so they can make a few quid. Ironically, the acronym SAD has been superseded by social anxiety disorder (another made-up condition)
banned#18
Mascherano
Well lets be clear from the outset, SAD doesnt exist as a real medical condition.


"SAD has been recognized and included in the diagnostic classification system of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition as major depressive disorder with seasonal pattern, and many clinicians are familiar with the symptoms. " http://www.psychiatrymmc.com/seasonal-affective-disorder/
#19
DickyGuy
"SAD has been recognized and included in the diagnostic classification system of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition as major depressive disorder with seasonal pattern, and many clinicians are familiar with the symptoms. " http://www.psychiatrymmc.com/seasonal-affective-disorder/


Yep and so have a lot of other made up disorders that stop you "Producing" for this country. People get sucked off because their lives are empty, boring and stuck in the rat race with some **** job that is equally as boring tie that to a dire diet made up of processed food and 2yr old fruit and vedge and the body and brain does what it is meant to do, be unhappy. I'm BPS registered and I do believe SAD exists but I'd rather call it bored, inactive and loneliness and the best cure is Norways method. I think at best these bulbs may provide a nicer light which in turn does not annoy you which does not frustrate you which in turn does not make you unhappy or angry. NO NEED WHATSOEVER for a dsm classification, but like I said we must have pills to keep the sheep producing.
banned#20
Mister_E
Yep and so have a lot of other made up disorders that stop you "Producing" for this country.


You don't need to create a new disorder to do that, lots of people get signed off work with more traditional and well recognised conditions - you might remember Ernest Saunders the Chairman of Guinness convicted of insider trading in a high profile case who was release as suffering from incurable Alzheimer's disease. Subsequently he was photographed skiing having made a remarkable "recovery".

Mascherano point was that "SAD doesnt exist as a real medical condition". Well the DSM IV recognizes it and I'm more inclined to believe the DSM than a couple of posts on HUD that provide no evidence to the contrary.
#21
Of course you would. Like I said I'm a member of the BPS but via real means and not your nonsense psuedo science. You go ahead and believe blindly DSM IV muwhahahahaaaa I'm not going to debate its flaws and history here. If you want empirical research then go look for it both for and against, I'm certainly not wasting my time providing it. The bottom line like I said is at best this bulb looks like it can provide a better quality of light and thats it, but at the moment I fail to see what it does different from any other 6500k bulb. Other 6500k bulbs in my past experience are too harsh I find on eyes, hopefully this one will be kinder on the lids :-)
banned#22
Raspberrys
You don't need to create a new disorder to do that, lots of people get signed off work with more traditional and well recognised conditions - you might remember Ernest Saunders the Chairman of Guinness convicted of insider trading in a high profile case who was release as suffering from incurable Alzheimer's disease. Subsequently he was photographed skiing having made a remarkable "recovery".

Mascherano point was that "SAD doesnt exist as a real medical condition". Well the DSM IV recognizes it and I'm more inclined to believe the DSM than a couple of posts on HUD that provide no evidence to the contrary.


The onus is on the quack psychiatrists to prove its a real medical condition. Most of the blame goes to the pharma crooks who medicalise everyday life (SAD, SAD, bi-polar disorder, ADHD etc etc). They have these useless drugs to push and by inventing a condition they make billions. Thats how SAD was invented.
#23
sounds like a good deal to me.

As a mood disorder, i'm sure it would provide some help, as long as you give it a chance.

Hot
#24
Despite what some ignorant people have said in this thread, SAD is real. Those who have never had it should maybe just keep quiet.

My experience with the Biobulb is that it's a load of rubbish for SAD. The problem is the light it produces is nowhere near strong enough to have any effect on SAD. Also the light it produces is nothing like the spectral frequencies of sunlight.

The only light bulb that can produce light that is close to sunlight is the SOLUX light bulb, as used in museums throughout the world. Nothing else comes close to that bulb if you want light that closely matches sunlight. Anyone else making claims that their bulbs are like daylight or natural light, should not be believed. I have seen enough spectral output graphs of bulbs to know people are being deceived by the bulb manufacturers.

Edited By: dz1 on Oct 26, 2012 15:00: -

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