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Bodi-Tek Low Energy SAD Light Therapy Lamp

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  • Uses 72 long life, low energy, high intensity LEDs to provide a full spectrum reading, working or background light source
  • Soft start mode
  • Variable brightness settings for use in most surroundings
  • Up to 60 minute timer with fade in and out function
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Product Description

Product Description

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The Bodi-Tek SAD Light has been developed to help Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a condition which can affect all ages, men and women alike. Symptoms vary, and are often referred to as the “winter blues”. The lack of natural light at any time of the year may cause SAD. The Bodi-Tek SAD Light is a medically certified light box to use when treating the symptoms of SAD, which may include: change in appetite or weight, lack of energy, diminishing sex drive, body aches or pains, low self-esteem, sleep problems, loss of memory, inability to make decisions, depression/mood swings, llack of concentration/interest.

Blue Spectrum Light

Most SAD lights produce white with a spectrum of 450 nm to 700 nm. Blue spectrum light is light in the 450 nm to 500 nm part of the spectrum.

Recent studies have indicated that SAD lights using blue spectrum light technology may be more effective at treating of the symptoms of SAD as you need less light. This makes the comparison with older light box technology confusing, as lower levels of output can be equally effective.

The Bodi-Tek SAD Light peaks at 460 nm in the blue spectrum, potentially making it more effective than those using older technology but with higher lux levels.

At source, the Bodi-Tek SAD Light produces over 10,000 lux. Placing the lamp 30c m away will provide +2500 lux – making it ideal for use on your desk or next to where you reading or working.

How to Use SAD Light

Simply position the Bodi-Tek SAD Light about 30 cm away from you, directing the light towards your face, but slightly offset. Adjust the timer and brightness to suit. (It is OK to look into the light every now and then, but do not look into the light continuously). Typically 15-60 minutes of exposure a day is sufficient for most people, however, you may use your light as often as you want.

Top Tip
  • Try to co-ordinate usage with your natural biological clock, namely between 6am and 8pm
  • You can obviously use the Bodi-Tek SAD Light at other times of the day, but research has shown that morning use is most beneficial
  • Use the Bodi-Tek SAD LIGHT on at least five successive days at roughly the same time, you can then repeat the programme as often as you feel you need to

How to Use

How to use

Step 1:
Connect the mains adapter.





Step 2:
Switch on by holding the On/Off/ Mode button down for at least two seconds. The lights will turn on at 75% of the maximum brightness. (See Setting Brightness)





Step 3:
You can adjust the brightness by pressing the + and – buttons.
When maximum and minimum levels are reached, all the lights will flash once briefly.





Step 4:
To turn the unit off press and hold the On/Off/Mode button for two seconds.

Light Spectrum
Colour Frequency Wavelength
Violet 668-789 THz 380-450 nm
Blue 606-668 THz 450-495 nm
Green 526-606 THz 495-570 nm
Yellow 508-526 THz 570-590 nm
Orange 484-508 THz 590-620 nm
Red 400-484 THz 620-750 nm

Using the Advanced Settings

How to use

By pressing the Mode button briefly you can scroll through the modes.
Any adjustments you make will be automatically saved.

When setting your preferences, if the unit is left idle for five seconds it will save any changes made, but it will no longer be in the Advanced Settings mode.


Mode 1: Setting Brightness

Pressing the Mode button once select the “Brightness Setting” mode.
The left LED will flash. Alter the initial brightness setting by pressing the + or – buttons to increase /decrease the brightness.


Mode 2: Setting the Timer

Pressing the Mode button a second time will select the timer function. The centre LED will flash. Use the + and – buttons to adjust the time.
The six central LEDs indicate the ‘on’ time in 10 minute increments from 10–60 minutes. When the seventh LED flashes, this sets the unit to run continuously.


Mode 3: Setting Fade In/Out

Pressing the mode button a third time allows you to adjust the time taken to reach your selected brightness and fade out at the end of a timed session.
The right LED will flash. Press the + and – buttons to increase/decrease the fade time (up to a maximum of six minutes). This time is indicated by the six central LEDs. If you do not require the Fade Mode please select the 7th LED.

Please note that this option is not available if the ‘run continuously’ setting has been selected in Mode Two. To finish, either leave the unit for five seconds or press the mode button again. The settings and timings are for your convenience and do not alter the treatment.

Box Contains

1 x Bodi-Tek SAD light
1 x Power adapter
1 x Full instructions and information guide


Product Information

BrandBodi-Tek
  
Additional Information
ASINB001PIJF48
Best Sellers Rank 15,554 in Health & Personal Care (See top 100)
Shipping Weight440 g
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Date First Available13 Jan. 2009
  
 

Customer Reviews

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This is my first SAD lamp. I feel like it helps. Up close, it's extremely bright, even on the dimmest setting. Seems to work well though, even if placed across the room. I chose it because it was cheaper than a lot of the others. I thought I might regret that. Actually, I'm really pleased with the less expensive option.
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I'm one of those people who will try anything to beat the winter blues and after seeing this SAD light, brought one ASAP. At the time there wasn't many reviews but really the only thing I need to say is 'it works'. You can adjust the luminence so it's dimmed, or very bright. You can also adjust the amount of time it stays on before switching itself off, or it can be left on permanently until you turn it off again. So, imagine you're on your PC right now, surfing or Facebooking, and this bright light shining at you...what could be easier? Just give it a few days to start working. I have mine on for hours at a time.
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I have had this SAD light for 3 years now. I was desperate as each winter I would struggle to get out of bed no matter how much sleep I had and I would feel lethargic all day & sit drinking coffee in the office trying to wake myself up. I did't feel depressed or anything, just tired.

This is just brilliant. I use it in the darker months for 20mins or so a day and it just completely revitalises me. It "feels like summer" all year round. Very, very pleased with product & shocked that it actually does work.
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This lamp is fantastic, Its only small but is very bright and it really works. You can alter the brightness which is really good. The lamp is very well priced as others seem to do the same job for alot more. I would recommed it to anyone who suffers from depression or seasonal disorders it has helped me alot. You can just leave it on as a lamp in the room and let it work as you get on with your daily routines.

The dispatch was really good I ordered the item and received it two days later very well packaged and I would use Amazon again.
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Have to say you will feel the effects of this lamp almost immediately. I suffer from chronic fatigue and sleep disorder and have to say this lamp makes such a difference. It lifts my mood and so i have more energy and more importantly, i'm waking up early now much more refreshed and less sluggish. Just dont look directly into the light as it will hurt your eyes. Would recommend this to anyone who suffers with the winter blues or depression.
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I have no idea whether it is physiological or not!
As a sufferer of SAD it seems to make a difference so I am enjoying it!
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I found the reviews useful and took the plunge in the knowledge that this may not be as effective as the larger more expensive lamps. I have set the lamp up along side my pc at work. It provides a clean white light which is adjustable. It creates a better working environment in the open plan office I work in, which after 3 p.m. is very dim. Lots of comments from colleagues and I hope sales have increased as a result.
A compact item which I am sure will get me through the winter
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I got this lamp from Amazon at £32.50 - a bargain as is usually approx £50. It is very basic, that must be noted. I wouldn't pay more for it than I did. Having said that it does seem to be doing the trick - after using for 30 minutes in the morning over the past 3 days I am sleeping better, less headaches and tension. Would recommend but don't expect it to be top notch quality.
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