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SAD lamp £24.99 normally £59.99 @ Amazon

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If your anything like me then the winter blues have well and truly kicked in.

These lamps are just what is needed at this time of year. This is a bargain as these lights are normally very expensive.

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Product Description
This simple to use portable light box has two brightness levels and uses blue spectrum light tubes to simulate natural daylight. Brings near daylight inside whilst you work or relax to help combat those winter blues.

Small and portable for use anywhere a mains plug is available. Much more convenient than large tube units and better than LED versions as it does not create "spotting" in the eyes.

Supplied with Digital Switching Power Supply for worldwide use.

Box Contains:
1 x Light Pod
1 x Digital Switching Power Supply
1x Instructions

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Top Comments (5)

    mamboboy
    derbywiiman
    Cold for begging

    Nice avatar. Have some respect.
    carterthegreat
    derbywiiman
    Cold for begging


    +1

    And for not putting the name of the retailer in the title.

    We were all first posters here at some point. I hate it when I see this sort of attitude toward new posters here...
    wordie101
    bytemaster
    Sad deal for Sad Lamp for sad people. How did we all survive through the winter before some con artist came up with the idea? This should be filed under Snake Oil/Homeopathy.


    I am a depressive who suffers from s.a.d and these lights really help raise my mood use mine all year round especially on cold wet dark summer mornings lol ,,, and before toy make comments I'm a 41 year old doorman and built like a outside toilet if get my drift so keep childish comments to yourself ... And I hope depression never strikes you or any of your family as believe me it leaves a trail of heartbreak and sadness ,,, anyway back on topic heat added and well done on a nice find for a first attempt heat added for product and deal not cos he begged :)
    judderman
    Nice find OP. :)
    Some of the misrable bar stewards on here should sit in front of one!
    Ross1
    bytemaster
    Sad deal for Sad Lamp for sad people. How did we all survive through the winter before some con artist came up with the idea? This should be filed under Snake Oil/Homeopathy.


    I have a lot of reservations about sad lamps, however with regards to SAD itself, it is fairly well established. from wiki: Although experts were initially skeptical, this condition is now recognized as a common disorder, with its prevalence in the U.S. ranging from 1.4 percent in Florida to 9.7 percent in New Hampshire.

    The real question is whether a lamp can ever be an effective substitute for the sun. There is a major problem is testing against placebo here, as its pretty difficult to come up with a placebo light that doesnt provide light. As a result there is certainly a real lack of quality studies that show effectiveness against placebo. However, there are one or two studies that show it to be more effective than 'non-photic' boxes (i.e. nothing). The more interesting ones are compared to anti-depressants, known to be somewhat effective for SAD. Those studies seem to suggest light therapy as a serious alternative to anti-depressants, which surprised me as I did previously hold the position that it must be complete bunk.

    Now, I cant vouch for the quality of the studies, whether they used the best available anti-depressants in the right dosage, and they were also small scale. I think they are included in a 'meta-analysis' here: http://ebmh.bmj.com/content/9/1/21.full.pdf . There are a whole host of other potential problems with studies that are too long to talk about (Bad Pharma is worth reading for more info about that).

    In short: The jury is still out, but there is a chance its not complete bunk like Homeopathy.
    derbywiiman
    Cold for begging

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