This light is expensive but I noticed a huge difference. I felt warmer, had more energy and of course felt happier. The best endorsement of all? My dog loves to lay in front of the light when in use.
17 June 2012
Beats the Blues
Well designed product with various settings for count down to off in 15 minute increments or continuous on mode.
As with any product that uses a light bulb, the fluorescent light tube will fail at some point and must be replaced.
I recommend Philips add a short video on YouTube that explains how to do this along with ordering information for replacement bulbs. Buy Philips replacement bulbs to ensure same level of performance in regard to the frequency of light and bulb longevity.
16 June 2012
Reliable and effective
I purchased this product in 2007 when it was from the Apollo Health company (bought by Philips). It is still going strong and I use it about 6 months of the year, 3-45 minutes a day. I've traveled with it (in its original packaging) though it is not compact like the newer models. I've used it a my bedside, at my desk, near my comfy chair when I read. I significantly reduced my need for medication during the winter, helps me wake up and actually help get my kids to school, and gives me a push to go exercise - which in turn also helps my SAD. Highly recommend - it's worth the money to feel more like yourself during the dark and cloudy falls/winters. (I also use it when 105+ temps keep us locked in the AC for half the summer.)
24 January 2012
This product is easy to use, looks good and performs great!
11 October 2011
nice and bright
clean and simple design. works fine even when i only had 1/2 the bulbs functioning. got this for my hound and she really seemed to enjoy it in the early morning hours.
customer service was prompt and very helpful with responding and sending out replacement parts. replacement bulb section was a bit of a pain to install. all said, product is approved by human and canine.
10 October 2011
The light is as claimed, but the touch buttons leave a lot to be desired
The light is bright and adequate. however the touch buttons are annoying. The light topples if you press with one hand. You must use both hands and hope for the best. Several times I have not been able to turn it on no matter how i pressed. I would buy it again if they fixed the pressure buttons.
9 October 2011
This is a very effective light for maintaining my good mood and sleep. This is the second light box I have owned. The first was bought from Appolo Light (now Phillips?) over 20 years ago(?) That one lasted forever and I hope this one does too. This box gives me both the psychological experience of sitting in full spectrum light(like being in the sun-it does not tan you, though) and also the blue wave lengths that research says are most effective for mood. I find I need only 15 minutes a day to get the effect I want. --45 minutes was too much for me. (perhaps --if I been depressed when I bought it , I might have needed 30-45 minutes to start.) I am very pleased with this light. I recommend it with no reservations.
18 May 2010