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SAD lamp £24.99 normally £59.99 @ Amazon

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3y, 7m agoFound 3 years, 7 months ago
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

- shuwaz
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56 Likes
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...
52 Likes
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 :)
21 Likes
Nice find OP. :)
Some of the misrable bar stewards on here should sit in front of one!
13 Likes
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.
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Cold for begging

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#1
Ps first time so be nice... Or else
10 Likes #2
Cold for begging
4 Likes #3
derbywiiman
Cold for begging

+1

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


Edited By: carterthegreat on Jan 02, 2013 23:08
56 Likes #4
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...
#5
Damn it !
3 Likes #7
It's sad that people need these







Sorry
21 Likes #8
Nice find OP. :)
Some of the misrable bar stewards on here should sit in front of one!
2 Likes #9
Thank you for posting.
5 Likes #10
I would love to try one to see if they actually work. We went on holiday to Tenerife before Christmas which really lifted my mood and now we're back and Christmas is over I feel so unmotivated and lethargic, just taking the rubbish out to the bin is depressing, I hate this grey weather, it makes me feel like I'm living in a cave. I wonder if a blast of light would help but I'm too depressed and sceptical to shell out the money :(
#11
Is this not just a massive PIR Lamp without the PIR? you know the ones you have in your garden/ garage?

Might get myself a MAAAAHOOOSIVE lamp instead
#13
I still have some magic beans available.
2 Likes #14
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.
4 Likes #15
Well I thank the poster for this post. I have depression and the lights have been to dear to buy. This is good.
#16
Someone in my office has daylight bulbs above their desk when you compare it to the rest... the difference is clear.
52 Likes #17
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 :)
3 Likes #18
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.
Plenty of studies have been done on light therapy and it has been shown to be equally effective as antidepressants.
3 Likes #19
6,300 lux at 7cm means that it will have no effect. 10.000 lux is minimum for it to work on the brain.. otherwise it is just a light, and dont forget 7cm is very close i doubt anyone would have it that close to their eyes,, it would be at least 2 ft away (usually) meaning if my maths is correct the lux of this light will be that of a mobile phone screen HAHA. so a very expensive bulb indeed.
1 Like #20
Just set your PC monitor to extra bright whilst browsing HUKD.:)
Problem comes when you have to do something not on the computer, like eating.
1 Like #21
Can someone remove 'normally £59.99' from the title? They haven't been that price in 11 months.
#22
The wife has ms and apparently some sufferers benefit from one of the these. Worth a try at this price. Thanks
13 Likes #23
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.
2 Likes #24
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.

Go put your tin foil hat back on, and go sit in a corner. SAD is a proven condition and treatments like this are proven effective too. I have been recently diagnosed by my doctor as having SAD myself. It certainly affects other areas of my life as well, so I'd like to invest in such a treatment as soon as possible. I hate artificial light so I am considering replacing all of my lights with SAD bulbs that will illuminate my rooms with white light that are akin to the light you would expect from daylight.

I'd feel more comfortable with ordering this on Monday. I'm not sure how long this deal will last for though.
#25
Seems similarly priced elsewhere, £25-£30, so don't take the Pricedrop from £59.99 as SAD gospel
#26
I was advised to buy a SAD lamp by a sleep specialist doctor (I have a delayed sleep phase disorder) as I don't see much daylight at all this time of year. When I looked a year or so ago the well reviewed ones were all very expensive so this seems like a decent price.

Edited By: loop on Jan 03, 2013 01:27: .
suspended#27
Sod it, ordered, worth a try!
banned 4 Likes #28
Save your money.

http://www.sad.org.uk/recommended.php

Light Box definition according to SAD.org.uk:

A product that shines the correct levels of therapeutic light towards the user, using medically proven and certified, fully researched technology to provide a light treatment. The user must be awake at all times through the light treatment (i.e. NOT a Dawn Simulator*) If bulb based the product must emit 10000 LUX** at 15cm or more away from the user to be classed as a treatment device

Edited By: Lyrrad on Jan 03, 2013 01:16
1 Like #29
These lights really need to be much brighter than this to be effective. We got a good one ~5 years ago for my mother who found it very useful but it is somewhat distracting because of how bright it is.

The other thing that makes these lights different is the wavelength of light they emit must match daylight otherwise the are of no use.
#30
Whats wrong with a 6 pack of candles for a quid ?
4 Likes #31
knowitall5
6,300 lux at 7cm means that it will have no effect. 10.000 lux is minimum for it to work on the brain.. otherwise it is just a light, and dont forget 7cm is very close i doubt anyone would have it that close to their eyes,, it would be at least 2 ft away (usually) meaning if my maths is correct the lux of this light will be that of a mobile phone screen HAHA. so a very expensive bulb indeed.

This.

I consider a unit like this dangerous, as a potential SAD sufferer may well try this unit & give up on light therapy due to its poor performance. SAD boxes are big & bulky or expensive, sometimes both.

Personally I've had the Philips go lite for 3yrs through highland winters, on nightshift; although expensive it's (IMHO) amazing, whether it's placebo or not. (They also stand by their product with 45 day money back guarantee if it does nothing for you.)
#32
Not convinced by the concept as it is proven that the colour required to replicate sunlight is not possible to produce. This is just another placebo effect. If someone had told you it replicates a dentist's light shining in your face I can imagine people would have truly believed that too,

Cold for the product, well spotted though OP.
#33
Surely exposing yourself to UV rays is somewhat harmful?
#34
Firstly Thanks to Op for posting this, and to most for there constructive comments. Have been contemplating buying one of these, as I used to suffer from depression years ago, more so. Also for many years working 12 hour night shifts, you really do notice the difference not seeing daylight hours. I think if this is something your seriously wanting to try, it is worth spending the extra money to feel the full effects, the prices have dropped alot compared to how much I thought. Depression isn't a laughing matter. I wish you all the best ..... There is a light at end of tunnel now
#35
Back in the old days things where more straight forward:

SAD was winter blues
ADHD was badly behaved undisciplined kids

Now everything has to be a medical condition or syndrome. If you want to beat the winter blues (or sad ) get yourself outside, natural daylight is stronger than any lamp even on a cloudy grey day.
banned#36
SQUAD999
There is a light at end of tunnel now

Excuse the pun
banned#37
Get on yer bike and do some exercise you'll be too tired to be sad
#38
stothy
Not convinced by the concept as it is proven that the colour required to replicate sunlight is not possible to produce. This is just another placebo effect. If someone had told you it replicates a dentist's light shining in your face I can imagine people would have truly believed that too,

Cold for the product, well spotted though OP.

Science doesn't deal in 'proven', that's for tabloids and people with attention deficit problems. There is good evidence that some wavelengths of blue light have strongly beneficial effects for SAD sufferers. Maybe potential buyers should look at the 107 reviews this product gets - 66 x 5 stars and 26 x 4 stars. Looks better than placebo to my (trained) eye. And to those quoting raw LUX figures - these no longer apply since the work on wavelength eliminates the need for arc lamp simulators.
#39
make love to your wife.....makes me smile every time....especialy during the darkness...who needs a bulb (_;)
#40
£25.99! How much is a plane ticket to Africa? Very sunny there all year around.

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