Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 114794

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Light boxes best brand

Posted by Anna P. on August 1, 2002, at 11:42:05

Hello,

Can you please tell me which brand of light boxes is the best? Where can I get it?
Did anyone have a good experience with the light boxes so far?

Anna P.

 

Re: Light boxes best brand

Posted by Phil on August 1, 2002, at 12:16:56

In reply to Light boxes best brand, posted by Anna P. on August 1, 2002, at 11:42:05

I did research on them last year but have forgotten. I'm going to try to swing one this year. Until someone answers your post, go to Google and do a search on light boxes. I'll try to find info too.
I know Noa uses one.

 

Here's her post

Posted by Phil on August 1, 2002, at 12:27:15

In reply to Re: Light boxes best brand, posted by Phil on August 1, 2002, at 12:16:56

http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/20010927/msgs/79839.html

 

Re: Light boxes best brand

Posted by Tabi T. Ha :-) on August 2, 2002, at 0:28:33

In reply to Light boxes best brand, posted by Anna P. on August 1, 2002, at 11:42:05

Hi,
I did some internet research on light boxes a while back. Here's where I started...

http://directory.google.com/Top/Shopping/Health/Mental_Health/Depression/Seasonal_Affective_Disorder/

I ended up trying a light visor, but returned it. It just didn't seem bright enough.

 

Re: Light boxes best brand

Posted by mashogr8 on August 2, 2002, at 15:10:32

In reply to Re: Light boxes best brand, posted by Tabi T. Ha :-) on August 2, 2002, at 0:28:33

I have one of the early light boxes. It is quite cumbersome due to its huge size (it's at least 24" x 48") and since I have to keep it in the kitchen, it is definitely miles away from my bed when I need/should use it. When I have used it, I noticed that my mood was helped.. Doing paper work at home in front of that light was definitely more productive.

I was glad to see your comment on the light visor. I have thought about getting one for some time,think I'll skip it.

A dawn simulator is something else I considered.

MA

 

Re: Light boxes best brand

Posted by susan C on August 2, 2002, at 19:43:46

In reply to Light boxes best brand, posted by Anna P. on August 1, 2002, at 11:42:05

check the 'tips' at the bottom of the page, and under the 'bookmarks' there is a folder titled 'sad'. In there is a list of lightbox manufacturers. A friend has a tanning booth, she says that helps her, and she gets a tan, go figure.
mouse

 

Re: Light boxes best brand

Posted by Noa on August 5, 2002, at 15:07:59

In reply to Re: Light boxes best brand, posted by susan C on August 2, 2002, at 19:43:46

I bought one last year (I had made the promise to myself the winter before!) and it is from Northern Lights. It was on sale when I bought it (online)--it is just a basic one, but I looked into which boxes provided how much light at what distances and at what prices, and this one won out because it delivers 10000 lux at 27 inches for I forget how much exactly but it was on the low end of the ones I looked at.

I also got a dawn simulator which I LOVE! Waking to light is so much less jarring for me than waking to sound. It has been broken for a while, and I keep forgetting to send it back for replacement (I called them and they said "no problem"). The dawn simulator is called "New Dawn" and I bought it from Apollo. I also bought a desk lamp that can turn up to provide tx light--it delivers 10000 at 15 inches, which is too close really, but I have it at work as a back up. The light also detaches from the desk lamp base, so I suppose I could use it as a travel light, too. (I'd like to see if I could plug it in at the gym and have it facing me when I'm on the treadmill or eliptical machine!)

 

Re: Light boxes best brand Noa

Posted by Ritch on August 5, 2002, at 23:56:57

In reply to Re: Light boxes best brand, posted by Noa on August 5, 2002, at 15:07:59

>..... I also got a dawn simulator which I LOVE! Waking to light is so much less jarring for me than waking to sound. It has been broken for a while, and I keep forgetting to send it back for replacement (I called them and they said "no problem"). The dawn simulator is called "New Dawn" and I bought it from Apollo.....

Noa,

How much did your dawn simulator run ya? Is it supposed to be as effective as the "regular" light boxes?

Mitch


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