Philips HF3330 goLITE BLU Energy Light For Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) £124.99 @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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STILL the cheapest I have seen this light.

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http://www.google.co.uk/products?q=goLITE+BLU&oe=utf-8&scoring=p

Product Info Sheet:
http://www.p4c.philips.com/files/h/hf3330_01/hf3330_01_pss_eng.pdf

User Manual:
http://www.p4c.philips.com/files/h/hf3330_01/hf3330_01_dfu_eng.pdf

Boost your mood and energy, naturally, with Philips goLITE BLU energy light HF3330
Research shows that our mood and energy levels, as well as our bodys circadian rhythms, are regulated by light. If we dont get enough of the right kind of light, our mood and energy levels can suffer. The goLITE BLU energy light with blue LED technology naturally restores the essential light signals needed to feel happy and energetic.

Light, health and circadian rhythms
The human body uses light cues, such as those provided by the sun, to time certain internal functions. Properly timed rhythms regulate mood, sleep, energy, appetite and digestion. These daily internal cycles, called circadian rhythms, sometimes fall out of sync, resulting in a deregulated body clock. Unfortunately, modern living has dramatically altered natures cues. A modern day no longer starts at the crack of dawn and ends at 8:00 p.m. Workdays are getting longer and many people face shift work schedules. Additionally, the advent of electric lighting allows social gatherings and personal activities to extend well into the night. These factors have diminished the bodys natural ability to regulate the body clock. Rapid traveling across time zones is another source of disharmony between the internal clock and the external time, which is referred to as jet lag. Proper timing of bright light exposure allows quick adjustment to the new time zone.

Besides regulating the body clock, light has direct alerting and energizing effects and improves our performance. Bright light therapy is also successfully used for mood relief, especially for seasonal mood swings.

Box Contains
1 x Rechargeable battery and AC adaptor
1 x Convenient travel case
1 x Users guide and quick-start guide
1 x Philips HF3330 Golite for seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
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#1
A 155 quid for a lamp?!?!?! Just tell the miserable sods to cheer up!
#2
why would anyone buy this, it makes me SAD just thinking about the price
#3
This gets you a cheap holiday via Teletext to Malta lol
#5
[SIZE=5]Amazon[/SIZE]


http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41gdwjeVzcL._SL160_AA115_.jpg


[COLOR=#003399]SAD Light - 10,000 LUX[/COLOR] by SAD LIGHT
[COLOR=#003399]Buy new[/COLOR]: [COLOR=#990000]£39.99[/COLOR]
#6
cannyscot
[SIZE=5]Amazon[/SIZE]


http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41gdwjeVzcL._SL160_AA115_.jpg


[COLOR=#003399]SAD Light - 10,000 LUX[/COLOR] by SAD LIGHT
[COLOR=#003399]Buy new[/COLOR]: [COLOR=#990000]£39.99[/COLOR]


Took a look at that unit, thanks, from what I gather:

No battery,
3kg vs Philips 1kg, (important for travellers)
Philips unit has built in clock, built-in timer, alarm clock, you can wake up to the light, universal charger.

'Lite Pac' has 1 review on amazon, couldn't find any more with a quick google, indeed its whole spec is as follows:
* Mains Adapter included
* Portable
* The only cure is a regular dose of strong artificial daylight. (Eh what?)

Also, given the the output is measured in lux, then these aren't 470Nm blue LEDS, but the brighter harsher white light, comparing apples & oranges then. Seach for blue LED SAD lamps for price comparisons.

Philips unit is a genuine 470Nm LED product, comes with a two-year warranty and a 45-day money-back guarantee if YOU think it doesn't work.

Whether that's worth £120 to you or not is up to you, but these 2 lamps are NOT the same thing.
#7
Over-priced.
#8
For that money I can drink myself happy through the winter lol
#9
jpearn
This gets you a cheap holiday via Teletext to Malta lol


God-damn it! I can't find it, round and round it goes, got matchsticks holding me eyes open and I can't see it. Where's this Teletext Malta deal where you can buy and f***k off to Malta with the press of an on/off switch? I think you ain't serious?
#10
jpearn
This gets you a cheap holiday via Teletext to Malta lol


I prefer turkey :-D
#11
'restores the essential light signals needed to feel happy and energetic'

Are all blind people terminally depressed? Donate the money to charity if you need to make yourself feel better, dont waiste it on this [email protected]@x!
#12
Blasphemous
A 155 quid for a lamp?!?!?! Just tell the miserable sods to cheer up!


Cheap at almost double the price (£292)...

[ http://www.lumie.com/shop/products/pharos-max ]

BFN,

fp.
#13
CHEEPSTUFFRULES!
'restores the essential light signals needed to feel happy and energetic'

Are all blind people terminally depressed?


Good question, allow me to retort:

The following report would seem to offer an explanation more rigorously examined than 'waiste it on [email protected]@x ':

Blind humans lacking rods and cones retain normal responses to nonvisual effects of light. Genova, Cathleen, for Cell Press, December 13, 2007

aicmfp
#14
Prozac:thumbsup::-D
1 Like #15
comments are pretty unfair. I know someone who suffers from SAD as they moved south to improve it and still have problems sometimes. This light would be a lot cheaper than moving home. A week abroad is great but the effect wears off quickly. So I've e-mailed the link to my friend and will rate it hot for the price.
#16
See I kinda knew this would never fly here, the (cringingly unfunny) '£160 for a blue light, omfg, can't these people cheer up?' brigade would see to that.

Too many people voting according to their uninformed opinions, rather than the deal, (or science) in hand.

However, I'm glad someone (besides me) found it useful, makes it worth it posting, so thank you! :thumbsup:
#17
All the doubters probably have to retreat to bed for a week now and again with MANFLU
#18
It is an expensive lamp.
But these things do have an effect.
When my mum uses hers regularly then her 18 yr old cat get a good dose too. Runs round acting like he's a spring chicken and you can't tell me he knows what the things supposed to do?
4 Likes #19
Seen a few of these type of posts whilst I've been trawling the site today.

I posted this link on another thread, to a voluntary organisation offering advice on what to look for in good lights.
http://www.sad.org.uk/

I'm not voting either way on this one as I've not checked out the light myself.

To the people who think S.A.D is b*llshit I hope you never suffer from it.
#20
duffbeer49
Seen a few of these type of posts whilst I've been trawling the site today.

I posted this link on another thread, to a voluntary organisation offering advice on what to look for in good lights.
http://www.sad.org.uk/

I'm not voting either way on this one as I've not checked out the light myself.

To the people who think S.A.D is b*llshit I hope you never suffer from it.


rep to you
#21
My Mum's mood has improved massively since she got one of these last winter, well worth the money.
#22
I wake up at 3.30am every single morning - have done ever since I came back from Egypt 7 months ago...... I wake up, go to the loo and then go back to sleep . Wiki said this was 'circadian rhythms'...i.e: the body clock.

As today is my birthday, feel free to club together and buy me one......I will let you know if it works....promise!
1 Like #23
Amazon add vat at sale time but HMRC consider SAD lights to be eligible for zero-rating if it is going to be used by a customer suffering from SAD for health reasons to treat the symptoms of SAD. This basically means you can complete a self-declaration certificate, and send it to Amazon.co.uk, confirming that you are entitled to a VAT refund (about £20) which makes it a bit cheaper.

Just print off the self-declaration form below, complete it and send it to:

EU Sarl t/a Amazon.co.uk, Patriot Court, 1-9 The Grove, Slough, SL1 1QP


Form:
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Eligibility declaration by a disabled person

Please note there are penalties for making false declarations

Customer

If you are in any doubt as to whether you are eligible to receive goods or services zero-rated for VAT you should consult Notice 701/7 VAT reliefs for disabled people or contact our National Advice Service on 0845 010 9000 before signing the declaration.

I (full name)...........................................................................................................................

of (address)...........................................................................................................................

declare that:

- I am chronically sick or have a disabling condition by reason of:
(give full and specific description of your condition);

and that

- I am receiving from: (name and address of supplier) EU Sarl t/a Amazon.co.uk, Patriot Court, 1-9 The Grove, Slough, SL1 1QP

the following goods which are being supplied to me for domestic or my personal use:

(description of goods) ………………………………………………………………………………………..

and I claim relief from value added tax.

Signature: ................................................................................
Date: ........................................................................................
National Insurance Number: ........................................................................................

Note: should keep this declaration for production to your VAT officer. The production of this declaration does not automatically justify the zero-rating of the supply. You must ensure that the goods and services you are supplying qualify for zero-rating.

=================================================================================
#25
It's cheaper perhaps, but bulb-based SAD boxes are larger for a reason. Worthwhile treatment requires a significantly larger light unit capable of operating at 10,000 lux and delivering it at distance, such as this or this.
If bulb based (a SAD lamp) product must emit 10,000 Lux at 15cm or more away from the user to be classed as a treatment device.

Lifemax state 12W output and 14,000 lux at 2.5 cm or 5,500 lux at 7.5 cm on full power. So to have the same effect as a large lightbox it would have to be at full power 2.5~5cm away from the face.

That's far too close for comfort & means when on the desk, means it's going to have a much diminished effect.

Blue LEDs units can be much smaller & have the same treatment effects as the large lamps, at close range, as they specifically target the ~270Nm 'active' spectrum.

Also no 'try before you buy', clock, timer, alarm or battery & is larger and heavier. You can only run on full or half power (1 or 2 tubes) vs 25, 50, 75, 100% on philips; and flourescent tubes generally fail faster than LEDs.
Lifemax only have one light therapy unit in their entire product range, with no indication on their website that this is a medically certified product or indeed that they have any form of light therapy research to back it up.

Add to that I haven't seen any flourescent tube based SAD box from a reputable manufacturer of Certified SAD products then IMO I don't see how it's better (other than price, which is in line with it being an inferior product).

I guess, what I'm saying, in essence is: Cool story, bro!

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