Philips Hf3321/60 Golite Review for S.A.D. sufferers. If you are looking for a Philips HF3321 go lite review, then you have come to the right place. If you are in a hurry to buy the best investment that you can make this Winter, then here are the links to the cheapest goLITE BLU lamps that we could find in the US, Canada and UK:
With the recent additions to the popular model of sad light lamp, the Philips HF3360 has been endorsed in the last months by international health companies. Amongst different health foundations, the National Sleep Foundation in the US have made the Philips golite lightbox their ‘Official Light Therapy Product of 2010 to 2011′.
If a SAD lightbox could be classed as a Rover, a Porsche or Rolls-Royce, then the Philips goLITE is most definitely a Rolls-Royce. The reason why is say this included many factors, not least the fact that this light looks extremely sexy, reminiscent of the apple mac and ipod.
Other reasons why the go lite is in a league of its own included the reliability and superb manufacturing that Philips offers. Philips have been developing lighting technology for over 20 years, with the last 10 years including the innovative technology of blue wave and white-light tech to treat mood disorders related to lack of natural sunlight.
The go lite is small, you can see in the images that you click through to above and below. It is suitable for use in the home, whilst travelling and also at work.
Most Seasonal Affective Disorder light-boxes of recent years have been large, clunky, and rather ugly despite the brilliant health benefits. The golite has downsized 10 fold, whilst improving in technology so that light therapy treatment is improved rather than compromised with the smaller light window.
Philips have developed this light box by adding a wider field of light. I love this feature as it has improved the treatment and reduced the treatment time needed to get the benefits of a mood lift. You only need to use the light for 15 minutes per day, or more if you choose, to have more energy and higher serotonin levels for a happier lighter mood.
Another benefit of light therapy in Winter and other times of the year is that it regulates the ‘body clock’, resulting in a better nights sleep and increased alertness during the day.
I love this light, as many do. I also love the fact that you get a product warranty that will provide you with great customer service from Philips for years to come.
Philips Hf3321/60 Golite, White / Blue
Philips Hf3321/60 Golite, White / Blue Philips: HF3321/60 The philips golite blu energy light is a portable light therapy device which is designed to help you increase your energy level naturally and fight winter blues in as little as 15 minutes a day.
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On a yearly basis many are affected by the season changes during the year. Mood disorder that closely related to the seasonal changes are usually referred to as Seasonal Affective Disorders (known as “SAD).
Sad Blue Light Review 2010. Winter is definitely upon us now, so you will probably want to invest in a SAD blue light. We make it our business to find you the best value for money and most effective SAD lights on the market right now. If you are in a hurry, here are the links to our favourite Seasonal Affective Disorder light boxes in UK, US & Canada:
The Philips golite Sad lamp ticks all the boxes for me. Firstly, it boasts using the latest light therapy technology with the lamp being made up of a mass of small blue LED lights.
This sexy little light has the full 10,000 Lux light output that is recommended by medical professionals for the maxiumum benefits, with the blue light therapy solving the problem of a nasty glare from the lamp that can harm eyesight and cause unwanted headaches.
The Philips goLITE BLU is truly beautiful if you can really say that about a light! It is small, stylish, and can be taken just about anywhere. I have found it especially useful when going on holiday as it helps me to adjust to the time zone differences.
This sad light box can be adjusted to suit your needs. It has a light output intensity setting, a clock and timer setting to make sure that you don’t overdo your light therapy treatment, and the latest model has an improved wider field of light so that you can get on with other activites whilst using the SAD desk lamp.
Light therapy treatment is extremely powerful. I had personally suffered with Seasonal Affective Disorder every winter since as far back as I can remember until last year when I decided to invest in a Philips lightbox. I have to say that now I would never go through a winter in the UK without one again!
We found lots of glowing reviews on the Philips golite, and to date it is still the most popular SAD light of 2010. Here is just one of many reviews that we have gathered:
After 10 days of use, I noticed a “mood” change – just a slight shift that something positive was happening. With continued use, I can get out of bed by 5:45 AM and get going which is a HUGE change in the right direction.
“I recommend the product highly because it is a “proactive” solution for my problem living in a gray city.” Ann, Seattle
If you are looking for a sunlight lamp for seasonal affective disorder or other complaints such as fatigue or insomnia, then I hope that I can help.
You may be looking for a SAD light for the first time, and you of course want to buy the best sad lamp for your lifestyle and good heath. If you are in a rush, here are the links to the best natural sunlight lamps in the UK and US; these are the cheapest we could source.
The goLITE is my personal favourite for the UK. To put it simply, it is small, easy to move around or take to work, and it has the full 10,000 Lux that you need. It is also a great design, and made by Philips you know you are getting a good product.
Here is one of hundreds of reviews that I sourced on the golite:
“This light gives off a strong but ajustable blue light that you don’t need to have sitting directly infront of you like most sad lights, It can be set off to one side and the effect is just as good. I have suffered from SAD. for many years and owned many lights and this one is by far the best. even my wife likes to use it just to relax as it is a every comfortable light to read by or listen to music by.”
Now the Uplift Technologies DL930 Lamp. This is a special one, it is a best-seller in the US, and it is a one of a kind in terms or design and functionality.
This lamp has a large area of light, as well as a stand that allows you to adjust the height and angle of the unit. It is lightweight and sleek in style. It can also be mounted on the wall in your office or home as a space saver.
On any dreary bad weather day, you are robbed of your daily quota of sunlight that is absolutely vital for you to perform at your best. If you live where the climate is very changeable, you will often only be getting around 10% of full natural daylight.
With a 10,000 Lux Sad light you will get the equivalent of natural sunlight on demand. And of course it is perfectly safe to use.
The best part about this light is that it claims to get rid of your SAD within 1 or 2 weeks. It is also glare free, and makes an excellent reading light. This lamp is stylish, and doesn’t look like a conventional light box for sad, so it is very discreet.
Here is a good review that we pulled from our files:
“I bought this as a gift a year ago and am still being thanked for this one. We positioned the light directly over her laptop (seems almost designed for this) and she uses this daily while checking emails, etc each morning. She feels it helps, which is really all that matters. The light is very bright with 2 brightness settings and the bulb has lasted through the year. No complaints at all with this purchase!”
A.C.Smith, June 2009
I personally live in the UK, which is usually either raining or grey and dull for about half the year. I cannot afford to take expensive trips overseas to warm sunny locations in Winter months, so I decided to invest in a sad desk lamp instead.
It has really improved my quality of life, restoring my natural body clock which normally goes on vacation in Winter, as well as giving be energy boosts that make me feel as well as I do in the height of Summer.
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If you are looking for an Apollo energy light for S.A.D. then you have come to the right place. The Sad Light Box Review team have compared Apollo and other leading lightbox products such as Philips to see if Apollo’s are worth their weight in gold. The short answer is – they are. If you are in a hurry, here are the links to our best Apollo lights on the market at the moment, all at discounted prices:
Apollo energy lights are one of the most popular brands in the US, with the Apollo Health goLITE p1 claiming to be the world’s smallest light therapy device. No wonder it’s raved about by Americans and Brits alike as it’s so convenient to use and doesn’t take effort to set up.
The Apollo Health goLITE (available in the UK) is a small SAD blue light with lots of functionality. We love it simply because it’s small, smart, and you can set the intensity of the light output to suit your daily requirement. It is a very powerful light, delivering as much Lux as full sized lightboxes.
The Apollo Health goLITE ticks another box for us – it has a built in timer. This is simple, but so important as you will probably use your Apollo light whilst working or some other activity. The last thing needed is to be distracted by watching the clock. This will either interrupt you, or you may overrun on your light bath which is not recommended.
The Sad Light Box team all use this product after sampling it. It packs down to fit in any purse, handbag or laptop case so it really is helpful to have nearby if you are working and are losing focus or energy.
You can use the Apollo golite at any time of day. I personally have an afternoon ‘slump’ around 3pm after lunch and towards the end of the working day. This is when I most like to switch my Apollo energy light on as it increases my performance 100%.
Here’s just one of lots of great customer statements on the Apollo goLITE:
I’ve used a “normal” light box for some 10 years. It means I can fall asleep at bed time during the winter instead of several hours later. I’ve tried the P1 instead of the lightbox for two months now, and I have to say that this little blue-light gizmo is just as effective for me as the lightbox.
Dr.P.D.Rudman, 8 Jan 2008
It’s also portable, which means if I go away for a week in winter I can still sleep normally. I find a setting of 75% for 20 minutes each morning at 2-3 metres from my eyes is best (I put it on the floor about a metre from my feet – don’t stare at it, just keep it visible).
The US and Canada have a smashing little light – the Apollo briteLITE 6. As all markets are different across the world, the US don’t stock the Apollo Golite p1. The Apollo briteLIGHT does have excellent customer reviews, and also costs less than the Apollo goLITE, so it’s win win.
The briteLIGHT is a full spectrum lightbox, and is one of the smallest of its kind so it is easy to carry around and store away. It has a lux rating of 10000 which is great, anything less just wont do the job.
Another plus of the britelite is that it has been around for 20 years (of course with regular updates and improved products) and has been the leading choice for doctors, researchers and hospitals because it is so affective.
The Apollo Britelite has been most affective at treating depression, mood swings and jet lag, as well as sleep problems.
At Sad Light Box, we would rate this light box as being the best full size light on the market right now. It weighs just 6lb, so its a winner.
One more product I just want to mention is the Apollo Daybreak Duo Dawn Simulator. This is a brilliant little sad alarm clock that truly works. The Apollo Daybreak duo will simulate a gorgeous warm sunrise in the morning, and a calming sunset at night to send you off to sleep in a truly relaxed state.
The advantage of the daybreak duo is that your body will have the opportunity to complete the last very important phase of sleep, rather than being woken up with a noisy alarm and feeling cross rather than energised.
Don’t just take myself and my review teams word for it though. Here’s a great review that I found on the Apollo Daybreak:
My husband bought this for me as I am AWFUL at getting up and especially hate the winter mornings. I love this clock- it is a gentle wake up and I actually dont feel so bad as I’m not being jolted out of sleep by a loud alarm.I would definately recommend it. You can have alarm only,dawn only, radio or combinations of the above. It has a 2 wake up time options great for work days and weekends.It uses your usual bedside lamp- I haven’t bought a special lightbulb at all.
Julie, 24 March 2010
The Apollo Health golite p1 is recommended if you work unsociable hours, travel alot, or think you will be using the Apollo golite at work. It is the smallest light box available, and folds down to the size of a small book.
Remember to not over use the light in the first few weeks whilst your eyes are getting adjusted to the light intensity. I now use mine as a lamp for doing detailed work or crafts, so you can use it anywhere at any time. It is however recommended that you don’t use the lamp after 8pm, otherwise this will disturb your internal body clock.
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Phillips Golite Blu | Light Therapy Box
The Phillips Golite is the latest in Light Therapy Boxes, Phillips say that just 15 miutes use a day can help those suffering fro Seasonal Affective Disorder See the latest range of Light Therapy Lamps together with helpful articles.
If you are looking for information and product reviews on the Go Lite Sad Therapy Light Box then you have come to the right place. The Go Lite happens to be one of the Sad Light Box Review teams favourites. If you are in a hurry, here are the links to the cheapest Go lites that we could find in the UK, US and Canada.
The golite lights therapy box by Philips is one of the most innovative of its kind. It ticks all of the boxes for us, and here’s why.
Firstly, it is a mid range priced product, so it wont break the bank. At the moment it is 50% at our UK source, and is as competitively priced in the US.
You may have heard good reviews about the goLITE p1. This was one of Philips earlier models that sold out almost everywhere.
The new goLITE HF3330 shown above is the lastest Philips sad box. The goLITE uses blue light tehcnology unlike other lower range sad light boxes that use white light. Blue light is specifically important to the success of sad light therapy treatment because there are special light receptors in our eyes that respond most efficiently to the blue part of the light spectrum.
The Sad Light Box Therapy Review team also found that the Philips goLITE blu produced the fastest results, with users depressive symptoms being alleviated in as little as 3 days just by using the light for a minimum of 15 minutes each day. This was much faster than other lightbox products that we tested (such as the Apollo GoLITE that is a variant on the original Philips goLITE).
We love the Philips golite blu light because it can be taken anywhere and used anywhere. Alot of the sad light boxes on the market are larger and clunkier models which are not great for everyday use. Consumers often buy these instead of the compact models because they believe that the larger surface area of light is more beneficial to the smaller light panel. To put it plainly, this is not true, especially with the Philips golite blue.
The goLITE HF3330 has a new wider field of light that allows you to engage in other activites whilst getting your light therapy. This is brilliant otherwise getting your quota of daily light could seriously set you back and make you late. Instead you can now get ready, eat your breakfast or catch up on your emails whilst sitting in front of the goLITE.
Don’t just take our words as gospel on how highly we recommend the Philips goLITE. Here is a review that we sourced from a customer who took a ‘break’ from using thier goLITE to see if it had really made a difference in altering the levels of serotonin in the body, or whether it was all just a placebo:
“Edit 23-2-10: I tried out a week of not using it to see what would happen (a ‘control’ week, if you like), and the effects were noticeable, even though they crept up on me rather slowly; I became rather irritable and tired after 5 or 6 days – snapping rather unpleasantly at loved ones, and I found it hard to get to sleep. Rather than continue the misery I switched on the light again, and three days later I’m feeling a lot better for it again.”
L. Hennessy, London, 3 Dec 2009
Whether you have tried Seasonal Affective Disorder lightboxes before and have not found the right one for you, or if you are a beginner and want to make the right investment without wasting lots of your hard earned cash, I strongly recommend that you take a look at the Philips Golite to see just how well it will fit into your lifestyle.
If you are planning on using the Philips goLITE blue light therapy box, and it is your very first experience of sitting in front of blue light, I recommend a few ways of getting your body used to the change in light frequency.
Firstly, if you can, start using your Philips goLITE over a weekend. I say this because if you use it for the first time on a normal working day, there is a small chance that you will experience some mild side effects – usually either a headache or slightly blurred vision. I hasten to reassure you that this is all perfectly normal, and the symptoms will subside in a few days (if you get them at all).
If you are severely affected after light therapy treatment, try taking some painkillers and wait 2 days before starting light therapy again. If symptoms persist, it is only then necessary to see your doctor as a precaution.
Another way to avoid headaches is to ease yourself into light therapy gradually. Start by using your light on its lowest setting (if it has a light adjustment setting). Then build up to the light level that is most comfortable for you over a period of a week.
If you suspect or you find that you are particularly light sensitive, try opting for a dawn simulator sad alarm clock to begin with. This is a milder version and will get you out of bed in the morning with lots of energy and in a good mood no matter what the weather is outside. Here are two of our favourite SAD alarm clocks:
Philips goLITE BLU Light Therapy Device
With this technology, the goLITE BLU provides blue light, which has been shown to be twice as in effect as white light in conversion the healthy physique clocks.