HappyLight Deluxe Full Spectrum Light Therapy System by Verilux
The HappyLight Deluxe Full Spectrum Light Therapy System shines bright with 10,000 lux of simulated, supplemental 'daylight', providing your body with the light it is deprived of in the fall and winter months. As our daily dosage of sunlight decrease, our bodies react, which can bring on symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder. If you are viewing this product from a United States location, please visit our US store.
SAD affects nearly 20% of the population, and is more common in northern regions, where the change in day length and climate is much more significant between the seasons. This transition drastically reduces the amount of light that is available for our bodies to absorb, causing some people to spiral into a state of depression. But, we can fight back - with help from the HappyLight Deluxe Full Spectrum Light Therapy System (HPLD) by Verilux. This system emits up to 10,000 lux of natural spectrum light, providing the light your body may otherwise be lacking. As you body receives this daily dose of light, your natural mood enhancers are triggered, brightening your outlook, increasing your energy and raising your spirits. The HPLD glows with the maximum brightness level recommended by the National Institute of Health allowing you to back in your daily dose of full spectrum light in one daily, 30 minute session.
The HappyLight Deluxe and Your Daily Life
The HappyLight Deluxe operates just like a table lamp, plugging into a standard power outlet and illuminating with the push of a switch. The HPLD will require a few moments to warm up to it's full spectrum output , once it has reached the proper level, you simply have to position yourself in front of the system, or at a slight angle. Always ensure you are not staring directly into the light, but remember to keep your eyes open.
SAD therapy requires little effort, and is a minimal time investment for the results it brings. By devoting 30 minutes a day, you can turn your life around, leaving Seasonal Affective Disorder in the dust. Light therapy can be utilized while performing your favourite tasks and hobbies such as: reading, computing, sewing, painting, handicrafts, needlepoint - you can even use it at work.
Recommended Full Spectrum Light Dosage
Everyone reacts differently to light therapy, so the amount of light you need may be different that your sister or friend. With the HappyLight Deluxe Full Spectrum Light Therapy Light, 30 minutes of exposure to 10,000 lux is a sufficient amount of time for your body to absorb its daily level of light. However, the time of day during which you engage in your treatment is a factor to keep in mind. It is important to maintain a consistency with your therapy, using the lamp at roughly the same time each day - the most beneficial time to do so is within 30-60 minutes from your morning rise.
Another big problem that many SAD suffers face are Sleep Phase Disorders, which make the morning rise a tough thing to face for many people. Embracing light therapy first thing in the morning helps to balance the bodies serotonin and melatonin levels, regulating the circadian rhythms. For many, using the HPLD system in the evening can increase sleep difficulties - due to the exposure to bright light, which stimulates the body.
You should see positive results within a few days from starting treatment with your HappyLight Deluxe. To maintain these effects, ensure that you stick with a consistent distance and therapy schedule - one that fits your life and comfort levels. If you find it difficult to remain in front of the HPLD for one continuous session, you can break your session up into mini sessions in order to reach a full dosage. You may continue your light therapy with the Verilux HappyLight until you notice improvement in your mood and energy levels.
The Affects of Light Therapy
The way light therapy works is pretty simple, it replaces the full spectrum light that your body is simply not getting int he fall and winter months. It boosts your natural mood enhancers, increasing productivity and concentration levels. During the darker, colder months, our bodies don't get the light they need, because natural light is limited. The high lux output of Verlilux's HPLD assists the body in maintaining it's natural function, effectively combatting the negative affects of Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Facts about Seasonal Affective Disorder:
As many as 20% of the worlds population is affected with SAD.
SAD is more prone to areas in which the disparity between summer and winter light are great, typically Northern regions.
The number of female SAD sufferers out number the males by as much as 300%.
Identifiable symptoms of SAD include: loss of, or low energy; depression; listlessness; craving for sweets and carbohydrates are also typical, as is weight gain.
Some more debilitating symptoms include: problems sleeping; change in appetite or weight; loss of memory; lack of concentration; severe depression; confusion and sexual dysfunction.
The Verilux HappyLight Deluxe delivers full 10,000 LUX Full Spectrum Light Therapy, which:
• Activates your natural mood enhancers
• Activates "daylight response" that stimulates thinking and energy.
• Can be wall mounted or placed table/counter/desk top for your morning dose of sunshine;.
Say, Good Bye to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and the no-sun blues!
The HappyLight Full Spectrum Light Therapy System features:
- Delivers 10,000 LUX of full spectrum sunlight.
- An electronic ballast and Flicker Elimination Technology™ assures no-buzz operation and instant-on, flicker-free illumination
- Provides even, natural light-unlike LED systems with pinpoints of harsh light.
- On-off switch
- A compact size for lightweight, easy portability
- A table top stand and a wall mount, making it adaptable to any environment
- A maximum output of Sunlight, which allows you to bask in a full dose in as little as 30 minutes a day
- True Seasonal Affective Disorder treatment, at a fraction of the cost of others
- UL listed in United States and Canada
- 1 year limited warranty.
Research Findings: While correct diagnosis of SAD has become more commonplace, the actual treatment of the disorder is an area in which both Doctors and SAD sufferers require more education. Medication can be helpful, but so many physicians are way too quick to prescribe anti-depressants to deal with issues that can ultimately benefit from alternative therapies, by addressing the actual cause of the problem. In the case of Seasonal Affective Disorder, the problem is that the amount of sunlight is significantly reduced, which decreases the amount of light that our body's are able to absorb. Knowing this, doesn't it make more sense to consider light therapy as a probable treatment?
I am a night nurse and have been for 10 years. I have not been happy at times and had no enthusiasm for anything, yet my life is uncomplicated and peaceful compared to others. I don't believe in taking pills unless absolutely necessary and just thought it was something I had to live with. It took about 10 days of using the HappyLight, but one day I just felt like the weight of the world had lifted from my shoulders. Sometimes I feel so happy that tears come to my eyes with gratitude. Thank you so much. I feel like I have my life back. - Kate J, AZ
Our challenged son has been using the HappyLight to lighten the room while reading, doing school work, etc and it really seams to be having a positive effect on him. With his eyes tending to cross he isn't complaining about his eyes being tired and his mood is improved. - Vicki H.
I have fought severe chronic depression for over twenty years and this is the one and only thing I have found that has helped me feel better in the winter or anytime I start to get depressed. I grew up in Ohio/Michigan/Indiana and remember feeling "badly" even at the age of 12, beginning each November and lasting until spring, when the days grew longer and the sun reappeared. I moved to Florida many years ago, but still suffer in the winter, when the weather becomes damp and chilly and overcast for days on end. My therapist suggested I purchase a S.A.D. lamp, and I am so very glad I did! I am grateful I made the decision to purchase this particular lamp because it is large enough to provide light to my head down to my chest, even though the cost was a bit more. My mental well-being is worth any price. As the documentation that came with the lamp stated, I DID begin to feel better in JUST ONE WEEK. Truly amazing. I may not need the lamp in the summer when the weather here is warm and sunny every day, but if I do, I am glad I have it. - Happy, Dunedin, FL
The Verilux HappyLight Deluxe Sunshine Supplement Light System features:
- Up to 10,000 LUX of Natural Spectrum® daylight
- Electronic ballast and Flicker Elimination Technology™ assures no-buzz operation and instant-on, flicker-free illumination
- Table-top stand and space saving wall mount option
- On-off switch
- One year limited warranty
- 30 day money back guarantee
- Dimensions: 19” H x 13.375” W x 3.25” D
- Weight: 6.8 lbs
- UL listed in United States and Canada
HUGE but Effective Review by Fighting SAD in Calgary
I have to admit, I hadn't paid attention to the dimensions of this unit when I purchased it, and the perspective in the online photos did nothing to indicate that this thing takes up the space of a small television set. But its light is quite impressive. I have set it up in my workout room, which previously had awful lighting. Now, by the time I get through a 20-30 minute workout, I feel alive and ready for the day. Not just because of the workout. More important, once I turn the light on, it's much easier to convince myself to actually start the workout. That in itself is great. Usually by February, after four months of getting up in the dark and leaving the office in the dark, my motivation for anything besides eating and sleeping is gone. This light is definitely helping me reclaim my healthy habits. I will also say, after less than a week of use, I have noticed I have an easier time concentrating and feeling "on" in my early morning boardroom meetings, and throughout the entire day, which I have struggled with every winter my entire life. So...the light is thumbs up. But it's not a fashion statement. Just be warned. :-) (Posted on 2/25/13)
Swell product Review by np
I've had the happiest winter in memory. I neither know nor care whether it was because of my Verilux, the placebo effect, or other circumstances in my life; I'm glad to have this lamp and hope to buy a dawn simulator as well. (Posted on 2/24/12)
Helps me Review by jb
I use this light each winter here in the Memphis, TN area. Our winters are very gray. I place it on the vanity while I am getting ready for work or sit it on the breakfast table while I drink my coffee. It definitely lifts my mood for the day. It feels like I have been in the sunshine instead of walking under clouds. (Posted on 10/26/10)