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Beurer TL90 - SAD Light Box - £79.99 @ Ebay Betterlife from Lloyds Pharmacy

£79.99 @ eBay
Seems quite cheap for this SAD light box, £109 (average: £99.63 camelcamel) on amazon currently ------------------------ The largest SAD light box in our range, the Bright Light 'Maxi' model tow…
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2m, 3w agoFound 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Seems quite cheap for this SAD light box, £109 (average: £99.63 camelcamel) on amazon currently

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The largest SAD light box in our range, the Bright Light 'Maxi' model towers above other lamps at 58cm (22.8") tall and is the perfect sharing light for homes and offices. Designed to help relieve your winter blues, the Maxi produces an output of 10,000 lux for optimum relief and a treatment time of just 60mins.

When the hours of daylight noticeably reduce during the Autumn and Winter months, people tend to increasingly stay inside and the effects of a lack of light cumulate. This is often descibed as 'Winter depression' or ' Winter blues' and can affect people in a number of ways (see below). In the medical field, SAD lights are used to compensate for the effects of a lack of light. SAD light boxes with a light intensity of over 10,000 lux are designed to simulate daylight. This light can influence the human body and be used as a treatment or preventative measure.

Symptoms
Subdued mood
Need for more sleep
Loss of appetite
Lack of energy
Difficulty concentrating
Generally feeling under the weather
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2m, 3w agoFound 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Without sounding ignorant, wouldn't it be more cost effective to replace your light bulbs with the "daylight" LEDs? Not portable, but also saves money in the long run

I've walked past windows where the room was pretty dim apart from one of these things 2ft from their face and it didn't make sense!

Edited By: tehwabbit on Nov 24, 2016 13:47
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tehwabbit
Without sounding ignorant, wouldn't it be more cost effective to replace your light bulbs with the "daylight" LEDs?
I've walked past windows where the room was pretty dim apart from one of these things 2ft from their face and it didn't make sense!

Replacing your lights with full spectrum or very bright bulbs would help but for maximum effect you need to be quite close. The recommend treatment time at 20cm is 30 mins, though the distance and time varies per light box. The further away you are the longer treatment time required. Though if you were in the room receiving a lower level of light over a longer period it may have some effect. I think having a super bright light for a short period of time helps to halt the product of melatonin more abruptly.

These things can go very bright, also a second benefit is that you can use it for photography! :-)
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thomas01155
tehwabbit
Without sounding ignorant, wouldn't it be more cost effective to replace your light bulbs with the "daylight" LEDs?
I've walked past windows where the room was pretty dim apart from one of these things 2ft from their face and it didn't make sense!
Replacing your lights with full spectrum or very bright bulbs would help but for maximum effect you need to be quite close. The recommend treatment time at 20cm is 30 mins, though the distance and time varies per light box. The further away you are the longer treatment time required. Though if you were in the room receiving a lower level of light over a longer period it may have some effect. I think having a super bright light for a short period of time helps to halt the product of melatonin more abruptly.
These things can go very bright, also a second benefit is that you can use it for photography! :-)
Thanks, as I said, literally no idea!
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tehwabbit
thomas01155
tehwabbit
Without sounding ignorant, wouldn't it be more cost effective to replace your light bulbs with the "daylight" LEDs?
I've walked past windows where the room was pretty dim apart from one of these things 2ft from their face and it didn't make sense!
Replacing your lights with full spectrum or very bright bulbs would help but for maximum effect you need to be quite close. The recommend treatment time at 20cm is 30 mins, though the distance and time varies per light box. The further away you are the longer treatment time required. Though if you were in the room receiving a lower level of light over a longer period it may have some effect. I think having a super bright light for a short period of time helps to halt the product of melatonin more abruptly.
These things can go very bright, also a second benefit is that you can use it for photography! :-)
Thanks, as I said, literally no idea!

No worries, I'm not 100% sure either. I only started reading about them yesterday :D

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