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6.30” x 5.50” x 0.40” inches.
Stepless: 2,000-10,000 lux (4 inch 10CM) (fully adjustable to preference).
Stepless: 3,000k-6,500k (fully adjustable to preference).
It can be programmed in 15 min, 30 min, 45 min, and 60 min intervals according to personal preference.
USB Type C connector. Input: 110-240V / Output: 5V/2A-2.4A (All adapters Included with purchase).
No, it does not get hot to the touch.
Clean only with a soft dry cloth - do not use solvents or cleaners containing abrasives or ammonia. After cleaning this product, all moisture should be properly wiped away and dried completely before it is connected to the power supply. To prevent risk of shock or any personal injury when cleaning your product, always make sure you have turned off, unplugged it from the power sources and allowed sufficient time for the product to cool down.
Light therapy probably won't cure seasonal affective disorder, nonseasonal depression or other conditions. But it may ease symptoms, increase your energy levels, and help you feel better about yourself and life. Light therapy can start to improve symptoms within just a few days.(Mayo Clinic)1
Many customers report that they notice a difference within the 1 to 2 weeks of usage. However, it depends on the reason behind why you are using the light in the first place. For example, if you are using the SAD lamp to help with the dark mornings, you may notice a difference after the first day. If you are using a SAD lamp for moderate to severe SAD, then it may take longer for your body to adjust, improve your mood and for your circadian rhythm to synchronise. (Michigan Medicine)14
Yes, you may wear your glasses while using your SAD lamp. Reading or prescription glasses and contact lenses do not reduce the effect of light. However, you should not use transition lenses, tinted glasses or sunglasses.
No, you do not have to look directly at the SAD lamp. But you do have to make sure that the light is within your peripheral vision with the light reaching all of your face. The important thing is that the light shines on your eyes.
It is possible to get too much light, which can produce discomfort including feeling “wired,” such as after consuming too much caffeine. Working with an experienced clinician, and starting with general guidelines, many SAD patients arrive at a “dose” that works well for them. (Brigham Health Hub)2
No, the SAD lamp uses white LED lights that do not produce UV light.
The SAD lamp is completely safe. Some people have initially experienced anxiety, headaches or early awakening. Most of these symptoms disappear within a few days and can be avoided by starting with a reduced session length or doubling the distance from the light for the first week.
The LED bulbs do not have UV output, so there is no risk of burning or damage to the skin or eyes. Double check with the pharmacy or your physician to make sure it is UV rays that you are to avoid.
If you suffer from an eye disease or have a history of eye diseases in your family, you should consult your ophthalmologist before using your SAD lamp. Also, if you are experiencing any temporary eye problems, wait until the problems subside before using the SAD lamp.
Yes. Although it’s uncommon, some children get SAD, and it’s perfectly safe for them to use light therapy.
Research has shown that light therapy may help for various Circadian Rhythm Disorders, Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), Sleep Disorders, Alzheimer’s Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Insomnia, Jet Lag, Shift Work Disorder, ADHD, Parkinson’s Disease, and non-seasonal depression. (Mayo Clinic)16
Most people can use light therapy safely. It is required that light boxes have filters that remove harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, so there's no risk of skin or eye damage for most people.(NHS)3
Use the light box in the morning for 20 to 60 minutes, depending on your individual needs. Start with 20 to 30 minutes of the light box every morning to see if that helps boost your mood and energy. If it isn't making a difference, try longer periods, up to 60 minutes each morning. (Psychology Today)4
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is prevalent when vitamin D stores are typically low. Broad-spectrum light therapy includes wavelengths between 280-320 nm which allow the skin to produce vitamin D.(National Library of Medicine)5
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs at the same time each year. Although it can occur in spring or summer, it typically begins in late fall and lasts through the end of winter.(MD Live)6
Anxiety and depression scores were significantly reduced following the light therapy at T3 in both the high- and low-intensity groups. Conclusions: Light therapy resulted in a significant reduction in symptoms of anxiety and depression but we did not find any differences between high- v. low-intensity treatment.(National Library of Medicine)7
The "winter blues" is a pet term for subsyndromal SAD. The "winter blues" is not as severe as Seasonal Affective Disorder; however individuals may suffer similar symptoms. Individuals with SAD will suffer most symptoms severely, such as depression and anxiety - having a big impact on their daily life. Individuals may not be able to function without treatment. Those with the winter blues are likely to see the milder symptoms, and these may have an effect on their daily life, such as food cravings and energy slumps. Both forms of SAD are nonetheless disruptive to normal life and only occur during the winter months.(Cleveland Clinic)8
Yes. Light therapy has a positive effect on mood and helps our bodies behave naturally. Light therapy can help with relaxation, balancing the circadian rhythm and managing sleep & eating patterns, amongst other things. Many individuals use a sunrise alarm clock to simply help them get up in the morning, a light mask to help them relax after a busy day at the office or a skin lamp for skin concerns such as fine lines or rosacea. (Michigan Medicine)9
Your circadian rhythm is your internal body clock which is regulated by light and dark in a cycle of approximately 24 hours. When the nights get longer, and there are less daylight hours available, your body may not produce cortisol or melatonin at the right times (which makes us wake and sleep), causing energy slumps, low mood and irregular eating patterns or cravings. This may mean your circadian rhythm is imbalanced. If your body is woken with a "shock" at the sound of a shrill alarm in the morning and when it is still dark outside, your body may not be ready to wake up, causing low mood from the moment you wake up. It is important to keep your circadian rhythm in sync to prevent these possible issues arising. (Web MD) 10
You may suffer all or some of the following:
These symptoms will usually occur during the winter months, if you work shifts or if you have been on a long plane journey and could be suffering from jet-lag.(Web MD)11
A Full Spectrum Light is an artificial light which closely replicates the intensity and range of colours found in natural daylight. These types of bulbs are significantly more efficient than incandescent bulbs. And they can also help prevent eyestrain and headaches (for example if they are used in the office environment) due to the colours being more like daylight than those towards the yellow end of the spectrum. (Light Research Center)12
Lux is a measurement of light illuminance and sometimes referred to as a "light level". It is the measurement of the intensity of light that hits a surface as apparent to the human eye. 10,000 to 25,000 lux is typical of a bright day and direct sunlight may be as high as 130,000 lux - whilst 1,000 lux would be an example of an overcast day.(Merriam-Webster)13
It is perfectly safe to use all our light therapy products whilst pregnant and there is no evidence to suggest these products will cause harm to an unborn child. It is recommended that pregnant women speak to their GP or Health Professional if they intend on using light therapy whilst pregnant. Care must also be taken if children are around and they should not be left alone with electrical equipment.(Contemporary OB/GYN)15