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SAD lamp £24.99 normally £59.99 @ Amazon

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mosscatz2y, 3m agoFound 2 years, 3 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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mosscatz2y, 3m agoFound 2 years, 3 months ago
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mamboboy 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...
wordie101 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 :)
judderman 21 Likes
Nice find OP. :)
Some of the misrable bar stewards on here should sit in front of one!
Ross1 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.
derbywiiman 10 Likes
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mosscatz#1
Ps first time so be nice... Or else
derbywiiman 10 Likes #2
Cold for begging
carterthegreat 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
mamboboy 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...
mosscatz#5
Damn it !
_Wilson 3 Likes #8
It's sad that people need these







Sorry
judderman 21 Likes #9
Nice find OP. :)
Some of the misrable bar stewards on here should sit in front of one!
donaldduck2 2 Likes #10
Thank you for posting.
ripoffh8er 5 Likes #11
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 :(
crazymonkey#12
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
renderman#14
I still have some magic beans available.
bytemaster 2 Likes #15
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.
Selkie 4 Likes #16
Well I thank the poster for this post. I have depression and the lights have been to dear to buy. This is good.
Sycric#17
Someone in my office has daylight bulbs above their desk when you compare it to the rest... the difference is clear.
wordie101 52 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.


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 :)
mtj111 3 Likes #19
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.
knowitall5 3 Likes #20
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.

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