Top positive review
Fabulous, comforting and effective
6 November 2017
I spent hours researching specifications, published scientific research, and user reviews as I was not familiar with light therapy lamps before wanting to help a friend with depression. Although I have myself struggled for years with getting up in the morning, especially in December and January, it had never occurred to me that it could be helped. I was actually looking for a lamp to try to help my friend, but having decided on the Vitamin L, because of the company's reputation, the neat design of the lamp, and current deal price, I wanted to try it myself first. I can affirm that I felt more energised and much happier, even by day 3 of 30-45 mins a day in front of my new light. The light is a wonderful warm light which is not too bright and really does feel like you are bathed in sunshine and that alone is enough to lift one's spirits on gloomy mornings or evenings. After using it just once or twice, I literally felt like I wanted to be near my light to make me happier, and I am often a sceptic of such ideas. I also decided to order a medium round SAD light from another well known company, intending to give one of them to my friend and keep the other, as I would have liked a dimmer function. However, I found the other light was steady when on the higher settings, but had an intermittent flicker on the dimmer settings, and for me, although it seemed a little brighter than the Lumie, it was too cool white for me. That one might serve the same purpose, but the Lumie Vitamin L is a joy to use, looks very smart and really works. I would not hesitate to recommend it, and on the basis of my experience in the first week of using it, I am now looking to buy a wake-up lamp as well.