Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 53
Rated 5 out of 5 by DiscriminatingConsumer Best Energy LIght
I've used GOlite BLUE for many, many years. It helps me get through the long winters here in Minnesota.
The automatic shutoff (using the timer) is one reason I think this model is the best. My GOlite BLU is set for 30 minutes so when it shuts off, I know I'm done. With other lights, you need to keep glancing at the time or other indicators.
I've tried different forms of light therapy (even from other manufacturers) and conclude that Philips is the best and the HF3332 is the best of the best.
22 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kim68 Good augmentation for combating SAD
I've been using this light for SAD and have had great success with it. After only a week's use I found my mood improving (or at least not getting worse). And I can feel a difference when I forget to use it for a couple of days. I've used this light for a several of years and find it really useful, in combination with other therapies, in treating depression.
I particularly like the size. I just use it anywhere, next to my computer, in bed, on the couch, wherever. Also, I can easily bring it with me when I travel.
My biggest complaint is that programming is not user-friendly. I'm surprised it's not very intuitive or easy (especially if you lose the manual). But overall I like it a lot and would recommend it.
3 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by chonita Love my SAD LITE!!!
Helps me when I'm feeling down. gives me the Boost of energy and brightens my eyes to strive on. I would recommend this idea to other MOMS that are needing some much needed light.
11 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SeattleGal Excellent Sleep Aid
I bought this several years ago having heard it helps sleep problems. I tend to fall asleep easily but awake several hours later and am often up for hours more - especially when daylight hours are shorter. There was a diagnostic web survey linked to the Golite Blu when I bought it. It suggested I use it for 20 mins or so between 5 and 7 pm. After a couple of days of trying that, I felt improvement. And within a week, the problem resolved: using this light definitely shifts my circadian rhythm. I am still able to fall asleep on time, but stay asleep for 7-8 hours when I use the Golite Blu regularly. I know so many people who have told me they have a similar wakefulness in the middle of the night that I wanted to share my experience. This product really works well for me. Perhaps it might help you too.
23 October 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by joeae Does what it's supposed to.
I purchased this light to help treat delayed sleep cycle problems. Using the light for an hour in the morning certainly helps push me toward a more normal cycle, though by itself it isn't enough. I do have several minor quibbles with the design. First, it periodically loses its settings and turns both the bell alarm and the light alarm on, when I prefer to leave them off. This wastes battery, since I usually don't notice that it's turned them on for a day or two (or longer). (They come on at times I'm not near it.). Second, it's awkward to reset the time, alarm, etc., enough so that I don't bother to change it from daylight to standard time. Finally, it's too easy to depress the switch while packing it away, turning it on by accident. If I don't notice, the battery will be drained by the next morning.
24 August 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by BruceD bad battery; no repair available
Shortly after the 2-yr warranty expired, beginning the third winter of use, the battery failed to fully charge, requiring recharging every 2 or 3 uses. I was informed that there is no available repair for this and it is not covered by any warranty. Very disappointing for something that is so expensive. What good does it do if the lights in fact last as long as advertised if the battery doesn't?
26 November 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ianrey I should have known this device years back!!!
I am living in a humid country with plenty of sunshine (most of the time) Yet, I have not always been exposed to much sunlight as I would have wished because I am always under a roof with plenty of air condition, and also because I feel that Sun exposure is not good. To sum up, I have been years in lethargy and have always thought I am anemic, or I may have low blood or some underlying condition that I do not know. This affected my work and my life so much so I researched on how to improve my energy and I came to this device.
I used it at my workplace and it benefited me as I know longer am as tired as I was back then, and my mood has been better. I will definitely keep this device as part of my life wherever I am (whether I'm in a cold or humid country)
5 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jo44 Easy and effective
This product is easy to use and seems to improve my energy level over time. It's especially helpful during winter months when I don't get outside often.
14 May 2014