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Philips Hf3321/60 Golite Review For S.A.D. Sufferers

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Philips goLITE

Golite bluePhilips 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:

>>>>Learn more about Philips golite HF3321/60 US and Canada here

>>>>Find out more about Philips goLITE hf3321/60 UK here

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.

>>>>Learn more about Philips golite HF3321/60 US and Canada here

>>>>Find out more about Philips goLITE hf3321/60 UK here

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.

>>>>Learn more about Philips golite HF3321/60 US and Canada here

>>>>Find out more about Philips goLITE hf3321/60 UK here

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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.

Philips Wakeup Light
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

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Featured Sad Light Box, Philips goLITE

Golite blueSad 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:

>>>>Find out more about the Philips Golite Blu light therapy lamp (US & Canada)

>>>>Learn more about Philips goLITE BLU Energy Light (UK)

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

>>>>Find out more about the Philips Golite Blu light therapy lamp (US & Canada)

>>>>Learn more about Philips goLITE BLU Energy Light (UK)

Trust me, Philips know what they are doing when it comes to light technology, and this great little light is no exception!

Sad Lightpod review

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If you are looking for a Sad Lightpod review then you have come to the correct place. The Sad Light Box review team are dedicated to finding the best priced products and giving honest evaluations of what to buy and what not to buy. If you are in a hurry, here are the links to the best priced litepod products on the market at the moment:

>>>>Find out more about Full Spectrum Lighting Litepod (UK)

>>>>See more about Litepod Travel Set (Light Box and Travel Case) (UK)

Unfortunately, the brand Litepod do not distribute in the US and Canada, so we have come up with a comparible product that functions in the same way so that you don’t have to compromise on quality. It is also very stylish just like the Litepod, extremely compact and great value for money.

The Sad Light Box Review team got together to do a special review on the Litepod sad light box. We compared it to leading light box competitors, such as Philips compact SAD lamps and the Rio desk SAD lamp. The Litepod has a couple of features that puts it head and shoulder above its rivals.

What the Litepod really has going for it is hinted in the name – it is light, so easy to transport, and it is compact so can fit discreetly into your home or work place. The Litepod sad light box is currently the smallest lightbox of its kind on the market at the moment.

The Sad Light Box Review teams favourite feature of the Litepod is that whilst treatment can be completed in 45 minutes, you can leave your sad Litepod sad light on all day if you wish as it is a great working light and wont harm you. This is something that you cannot do with other sad lamps as your eyes will become strained.

Unlike other compact SAD lightboxes, the Litepod sad light has the full 10,000 Lux power that you need to get the most benefits out of your light therapy. Some competitors have as little as 5,000 Lux output. It has been scientifically proven that 5,000 Lux is likened to a partially sunny day rather than brilliant sunshine which is of course what most of us are looking for.

The Full Spectrum Lighting Litepod that we have found above is a brilliant product at a great price. Because Seasonal Affective Disorder is so disabling, causing symptoms that range from depression to anxiety to insomnia, Litepod have managed to bring you this Light box with no VAT added. With the VAT ommision, the Litepod that we sourced is a truly affordable piece of kit.

Here is one of a folder of reviews that we sourced on the Litepod Sad Light:

“I bought this for my husband to use in the office and I cannot emphasise enough what a difference it made to him in the space of 3-4 days! He very quickly felt that the energy he seemed to be lacking had returned and then some!
He uses it every morning for a couple of hours and even brings it home at weekends to contnue with this pattern. The benefit that I am getting without using this product myself is that he does the ironing at home when having his weekend sessions. Everyone is a winner!”

J. Warren (Scotland)

For those of you who know that you will be traveling with your Litepod to work or on holiday, I thoroughly recommend that you get yourself the Litepod Travel Set. It is the same as the regular Litepod, except that you will be able to carry it in its own special bag to protect it during transit.

The Litepods all come with 3 years warranty, which is brilliant as most other products, including Philips, will only give you a maximum of 2 years as standard.

If you live in the US or Canada, you will love the SunBox Sunlight Jr. Portable Sunlight. It has to be the most popular sad light purchased to date in America and Canada.

As the name hints, it is lightweight and easy to transport. It has an innovative triangular shape so that it can be slotted in almost anywhere.

The maximum output of the Sunlight Jr. is 10,000 Lux which is what you must have if you want to get the best light therapy treatment. You can also position yourself further away from the light to reduce the Lux if your eyes need a period of adjustment.

The glare free Sunlight Jr. has a 2 year warranty on the bulb, and a lifetime warranty on the light itself. The Sad Light Box Review team have never seen this anywhere before, we are still in shock! Who doesn’t want a lifetime warranty on thier product purchase?

The Sad Light Box team have to say that the Sunlight Jr is in our top 3 favourites in the US.

If you want proof that this product is really worth it, then I can help. Here is just one of lots of great reviews that we have collated:

“I have had seasonal depression (SAD) for as long as I can remember. I am 40 Now and have been getting treatment since I was 27. My previous treatment was increasing my antidepressant in the winter in about the end of September through March. I lived in Wisconsin, Where the days are very short in the winter. I would take out my lamp and sit in front of it for 45 min -1hour per day and in December increase it to twice a day. I was able to eliminate the increase of antidepressant medication. And I felt better than ever before! More energy, the SAD was gone. If I felt it coming back, I took another 30 min on the light and it would shoot it down. I started this when I was 29 in 1999, and am still using the light each winter season with the same success. I now live in Texas, and do not have to take it out until Nov 1, but I get the same results. It is now 2009. Thank God for my SunBox! I don’t even leave home without it in the winter months.”
Jenny .S., Texas 2009

We thoroughly recommend that you check out these great products whilst they are VAT free and good value for money.

>>>>Find out more about Full Spectrum Lighting Litepod (UK)

>>>>See more about Litepod Travel Set (Light Box and Travel Case) (UK)

Extra Litepod Tips and Tactics

If you are investing in a Sad Litepod Sad Light, it is a really good idea to spend the extra few pounds to get a travel case. You will be suprised as how quickly your light can get damaged or scratched, especially on public transport.

Remember that Sad Litepods can be used as regular work lights as well as for light therapy treatment. Try using your litepod lightbox whilst working on the  computer or when doing any detailed work such as craft or simply whilst reading.

To avoid eyes strain or headaches, build up light baths slowly, starting with 10 minutes on your first day.

From Litepod sites and weblogs

Full Spectrum Lighting LitePod – Compact SAD Lightbox
The LitePod was recommended by a friend and I cannot thank her enough. After just a couple of dark, grey Winter months I become unable to function during the day or to sleep at night. 

Full Spectrum Lighting LitePod – Compact SAD Lightbox
Size 38 x 12.5 x 12.5 cm – Treatment time 45 minutes to 1 hour – Perfect for use in the office or around the home – Class 11A medical device See more technical details. 

Full Spectrum Lighting LitePod – Compact SAD Lightbox
These people are suffering from SAD. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of winter depression affecting up to 2 million people.

Litepod Lightbox Review
Animals react to the changing seasons with changes in mood, metabolism and behaviour and human beings are just the same. Most people find they eat and sleep slightly more in winter and dislike the dark mornings and short days. 

Advanced Litepod Lightbox CompactT Sad Lamp
The ADVANCED LITEPOD COMPACT SAD LAMP brings near daylight inside whilst you work or relax Uses 2 x Mini Blue Spectrum Light Tubes to simulate Natural Daylight Two brightness levels 12W Output and 14000 Lux at 2.5cm or 6300 Lux at 7.5cm

Litebook Review

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Litebook Elite Sad LightIf you are looking for litebook elite reviews then you have come to the right place. If you are in a rush, here are the links to our best priced litebooks:

>>>>Find out more about Litebook Elite Portable LED SAD Lightbox here (UK)

>>>>Learn more about Litebook Elite Portable SAD Light box here (US and Canada)

The Sad Light Box Review team chose a panel of 10 volunteers, male and female, with an age range of 18 to 60. The majority of the panel as well as my large review team liked the litebook elite for the same reasons:

It is lightweight and small so can suit any modern busy lifestyle, it is worth the money as the benefits of light therapy were found after just 3 days for some people. The panel were also pleased with the findings of the research study carried out to prove or disprove the benefits of using the litebook, as well as the sleek design of the light. The litebook carrier is also great because it holds the litebook and charger securely in place to prevent damage in transit.

The added bonus is that the Litebook sad light box comes with a 2 year warranty, so you have peace of mind that if you have any problems with the product you can get a replacement.

The only down side of the litebook elite is that it does require fully charging to last for the full two hours. The good news is that the rechargable batteries last forever, so no expensive replacement batteries to buy.

The Sad Light Box Review Team love this product. We found it to be great value for what it is, at just $199.95 in the US, or £146 in the UK.

The Litebook is the size of a portable cd player, we were pleased to find that it is really light weight and easy to take with you on your travels or commute with its special carry case.

This has to be the smallest SAD light box around at the moment. Perhaps that is why it’s so popular as it fit any modern living. It is scientifically proven to help reset your body clock on a daily basis with as little as 15 minutes ‘light bathing’ each day.

The litebook sad light uses innovative white light technology. It creates specific wavelengths that is identical to the peak wavelengths of the sun. That’s why the body has been proven to respond so well to the litebooks light baths.

Don’t just take our word for it about how good this product is. Here is just one of many Litebook Elite S.A.D. Light customer reviews that we sourced:

“Beat those winter blues with this excellent device. It’s rechargeable, small and comes with a very elegant and practical carry case including an ingenious multi country plug adapters useful for world travelers. This is a medically proven device now available to the general public at a very reasonable price & the supplier is a pleasure to deal with. Get one and feel better.”
John Crosby, Surrey, 14/10/2009

The Litebook would be a great addition to anyones desk or bedside table.It omits the perfect intensity of light to keep you alert, focused and positive throughout the day.

Out of all the light boxes and pods that I have surveyed, this is definitely one of my favourites. I have a longterm history of depression and generalised anxiety, and to be honest, lightboxes have transformed my life, especially through the winter months.

>>>>Find out more about Litebook Elite Portable LED SAD Lightbox here (UK)

>>>>Learn more about Litebook Elite Portable SAD Light box here (US and Canada)

Additional Litebook tips and tactics

The Litebook Elite is a super item if you travel alot or if your work unsociable hours or night shifts. Whether you are battling with jetlag, or you are an unsettled sleeper on most nights, the litebook sad light will really change your life around – I am not exaggerating.

After going through many Winters by relying on antidepressants, I decided to give light therapy a go. It really works.

If you choose to buy the Litebook, and you are using a lightbox for the first time, I recommend that you start off by using the lightbox for just 10 minutes to begin with, and build up the time so that you don’t get an unwanted side effects such as headaches.

It is always wise to start light therapy gradually, perhaps over a weekend or when you are not at work to see if it suits you. If you need any further litebook review, please leave a comment below and I will endeavour to answer your questions.

>>>>Find out more about Litebook Elite Portable LED SAD Lightbox here (UK)

>>>>Learn more about Litebook Elite Portable SAD Light box here (US and Canada)

Litebook News and Resources

Litebook Elite
This new model features a custom lens and diffusion system which, combined with the high-performance white LEDs that all Litebook products are known for, produces a uniform field of bright yet soothing light.

Litebook Review
The purpose of the Litebook is very similar to any other light therapy equipment on the market. It is designed to help improve energy levels, reduce stress, and even improve your mood. 

Litebook Elite Natural Light Sad
I didn’t turn down a review of the Litebook Elite when it was offered to me. occurs during autumn and winter, though summer SAD. In Stock Litebook Elite Hand-Held Light Therapy Device by Litebook.

Litebook Elite Handheld Light Therapy
The Litebook Elite is the new generation of light therapy the result of years of research and development in hand-held light therapy devices This new.

Philips goLITE Review

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Featured Sad Light Box, Philips goLITE

Philips goLITEIf 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.

>>>>Find out more about Philips goLITE BLU Energy Light (US only)

>>>>Find out more about Philips HF3330 goLITE BLU Energy Light (UK only)

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.

>>>>Find out more about Philips goLITE BLU Energy Light (US only)

>>>>Find out more about Philips HF3330 goLITE BLU Energy Light (UK only)

Additional Philips goLITE tips and news

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:

>>>>See more about Philips HF3463 Wake-Up Light With Radio Alarm (UK only)

>>>>NatureBright Dia2 Blue Light and Dawn Simulator Alarm Clock (US only)

>>>>learn more about iBoutique Natural Sunrise Alarm Clock (UK only)

If this works well for you, but you still need help to alleviate unwanted depressive or fatigue symptoms, then try using a light box with a maximum of 10000 Lux.

Most of all, enjoy being bathed in light!

>>>>Find out more about Philips goLITE BLU Energy Light (US only)

>>>>Find out more about Philips HF3330 goLITE BLU Energy Light (UK only)

Extra goLITE sites and resources

NEW Philips Apollo Golite Blu Blue SAD Light Therapy Product
The goLITE is the newest breakthrough in light therapy that provides just the blue light our bodies need (we call it BLUEWAVE technology). 

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. 

Philips GoLite P1 Blue Spectrum Light Therapy Device
Philips GoLite P1 Blue Spectrum Light Therapy Device: Philips Respironics: GLP1 Feel better, faster with the goLITE p1 from Philips. 

Philips GoLite: Cure for winter blues?
Philips describes the glow the GoLite produces as a low-intensity blue light (470nm), but it’s actually quite intense at the brightest setting.

Review: goLITE BLU
What is proven, on the other hand, is that light affects those circadian rhythms shared by all living things. And so, naturally, the goLITE BLUE is all over that.