Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 36
Rated 1 out of 5 by OmarH Not for me.
I was sent a free sample of this device to try out. I found the idea of it interesting and look forward to trying it out. I brought it to work and set it up as instructed. Since I get to work early, I liked the idea of a product that could improve my energy. Didn`t work for me. I found the light very distracting as I worked and dont feel it helped me in anyway. After a week, I put it away. Maybe it will help you, but I know it didn`t work for me.
25 October 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ab2844 Exceeded my expectations
This lamp highly exceeded my expectations. I wasn't sure what I was even getting, since the lamp came to me for free as part of a reviewing system, which was pretty exciting in itself. Once I started using the lamp, I still wasn't really sure what would happen. I somewhat intentionally went into it blind, just wanting to experience the lamp for what it was. What I found is that it very subtly improved my mood and kind of helped me be more productive. Regarding mood, I found that after using the lamp for 20-60 minutes I felt a slight euphoria to overall pleasantness later in the day. This was either the same or in addition to the energy boost I got. Almost like having a jolt after eating candy or a caffeinated drink. Regarding productivity, I like to use things in my background when I do work on my computer. For example, I like lighting a scented candle to help me concentrate while writing. I put the lamp next to the candle while working and felt they worked well together to keep me sharp. The candle would smell nice in the moment and the lamp made me feel great after I finished work (even after I turned it off). Usually, I would also be so consumed in my work that I just kept the lamp on up to or a bit over the hour. I'm not sure if that made a difference from the times I kept it on for 20-30 minutes.
Technically, all the buttons work well and the layout is simple. There are 5 light settings. I actually just worked with the dimmest setting. I wear contacts/glasses and bright lights generally give me a headache. The dim setting on the lamp was bright enough for me. I like that it's clear on the lamp how long it's been on, but I don't like that the light flashes for each 10-minute segment. I'm very distractible (which is why I like to focus on a candle or light), so having a constant blinking light could be a bother if you're just looking at the lamp. Typically though, I would just do my work and have the lamp in my periphery so it wasn't that much of a problem.
I let quite a few people I know try the lamp out too to get more feedback on the effects. In total, there were 4 of us trying it out at different times. One male in his late 20s, female in late 20's (me), my late 40s mom, and an older woman in her early 60s. We all got positive results. The male was more skeptical in regards to mood, but he did say he had more energy. My mom said something to the effect of, "I can't put my finger on it, but I definitely felt something." Like a change in how she was feeling, for the better. The older woman was glowing afterwards and was almost ready to buy her own. She actually gets into very low moods and has low energy and we both saw a positive change in both qualities after she used it. She said she felt refreshed and overall good.
For the developers, I think it would be a cute idea to make the face of the lamp look more like a smile. It already kind of looks like a face (the + and - signs as the eyes and the blinking lights as a mouth), so my mom actually thought it would be cute if the "mouth" was curved to look like a smile :)
23 October 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by KristinS Blue Light Crew
I received Energy Lights HF3429 in exchange for an honest product review. The energy light is a cool blue light with the intention to improve mood for those that do not have much sun exposure during the day. I took it to work with me since that's where I'm at most during the waking hours and the instructions said to use it in the morning if you were not a morning person. The light, even on the lowest setting, is very bright. I've not been consistent in using it every day but have found that it's a calming feeling to have the light on but am not sure if that's accurate or a placebo effect.
17 October 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by RebeccaC Not worth the money
I received a free sample of the Philips Energy Light. I was excited to start to use the product because I am a busy stay at home mom and have three kids. I often feel that midafternoon slump and could really use additional energy without having to grab a cup of coffee. I read the directions for the Philips light and used it consistently for a week. Unfortunately I was unable to see any improvement in my energy level. In a couple of instances I also felt like the light was hurting my eyes. It was the appropriate distance away as recommended in the brochure and the light was on the lowest setting. Still, my eyes felt tired and strained when it was on. Overall I could see how someone might be led to believe that this light could help with your energy level but to me it would be more of a placebo effect than anything else. I am glad it was a free sample because to me this would have been a waste of money.
12 October 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by KristinS31 Great boost of zen and energy
I was provided the Blu light in exchange for an honest review.
I have been using the Blue Light therapy for about 8 days now and I am not sure if it's to soon to tell, but I feel like I have noticed a slight boost in my mood and a more restful nights sleep. I basically turn the light on in the morning for about 45 min while I check and send out my emails. It has a sort of soothing/calming effect while on. I can not attest to any significant changes or this being a 'life changing' appliance but I could see it helping those who are in a situation where they are not able to get out in the sunshine so much or work long hours inside. In theory the blu light is suppose to help improve mood and improve energy level by simulating the effect of sunlight (I believe).
It's somewhat compact in size and perfect for a desk or nightstand top. It's very quiet and doesn't produce heat like some lights would.
overall, I have been thrilled with this little light and the way that it makes me feel. I wouldn't hesitate to suggest it to a friend who was suffering from the blues or need a little boost while stuck indoors all day. I think the price point is fair considering all the ways that this does lhelp give you a boost and well worth the money.
9 October 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jessi5 Product works great
I received a free Philips goLite Blu to test out. Admittedly, I was a little skeptical at first, but I found that even a quick ten minutes in the morning really improved my overall energy levels. I wouldn`t say it improved my mood, but especially on overcast or cloudy days I noticed I had more energy. The one thing I didn`t like is how bright the light is even on the lowest setting. It took a little getting used to. Also, my lifestyle is very active so having a stretch of time where I am sitting in one place for 10-20 minutes at a time is very rare. There is some mobility once the light is charged, but it would definitely be more ideal if I could have set it down in front of me and left it. Will I continue to use it? Yes, definitely on cloudy our overcast days. Would I recommend it? If you experience slight dips of energy when the days are not so sunny, or spend good amounts of time closed off from the sun, then I think this could be beneficial.
6 October 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by KristineM Hooray! More energy!
This light helped a lot more than I thought it would. I live in sunny Arizona so there is always plenty of sunlight even when the seasons change so I didn’t think that any sort of lighting would have an affect on my seasonal depression but I was pleasantly surprised. I started using this light every evening when I got home from work. I would place the light on my coffee table and turn it on for about twenty minutes while I would talk about my day with my husband. I started to notice after a few days that I had more energy and could make it through my day without hitting a wall halfway through the day. I’ve actually already recommended it to a friend who said she already uses something similar. I’m sad it took me this long to find out about it. The only downfall I would say is that the battery doesn’t last more that a few days but that’s likely because I keep it on the brightest setting.
3 October 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by DebbieF energy & mood help
I received the Energy Light in exchange for my online review. I use the light in the morning prior to leaving for work. I do think it helps me to wake up and it provides a bright blue light. I do feel more energetic on the days I have the light on.
I plan to bring the light to the office. I feel like, I may benefit more using it during the day, specifically after lunch. It will be nice during the cold winter months, when I am not able to be outside.
The charger is nice. It is very portable. The carrying case is a great for protecting the light while traveling or transporting to different locations.
29 September 2016