04 March 2014

Blue Light Addendum

Wow! Am I behind the times. Not only has light therapy been practiced since ancient times, it’s been recommended for years for certain skin, sleep and mood disorders, including season affective disorder (SAD).

One manufacturer is already promoting blue light in addition to full spectrum light boxes that generally emit 10,000 lux (i.e., they’re very bright). Since the research I reviewed in last Friday’s Blue Light Boost was published only last month, I’ll guess the manufacturer took the initiative to extend nighttime exposure findings to daytime.

Rather than ramble on for this addendum, I’ll refer you to Wikipedia for an interesting discussion of light therapy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_therapy), and I’ll, of course, show example products. For convenience and photos, I’ve relied again on Amazon, selecting products that are highly rated by customer reviews.

Philips goLITE BLU Light Therapy Device.
NatureBright SunTouch Plus Light
and Ion Therapy Lamp.
Lightphoria 10,000LUX Energy Light Lamp
by Sphere Gadget Technologies.
Day-Light Sky 10,000 LUX Bright
Light Therapy Lamp (DL2000).
Verilux HappyLite Deluxe Sunshine Simulator.

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