The Lo-LIGHT therapy lamp should be placed approximately 12-30 inches from the eyes. A distance of around 12-18" is recommended for the Desklamp model. Room lighting should be dim, but the Lo-LIGHT is designed to be used while using a computer or while watching television and provides sufficient light for those who wish to use it for reading. It is not necessary to look directly at the lamp, but it should be illuminating the face, as the light must enter the eye in order to stimulate the neural pathway from the eye to the brain.
For comfort, the Lo- LIGHT therapy lamp is equipped with an electronic ballast to eliminate flickering from fluorescent bulbs which occurs when used with a magnetic ballast.
For most people the Lo-LIGHT therapy lamp is most effective when used in the morning, as near to awakening as reasonable. We recommend starting with an exposure time as close to one hour as possible. After a couple of weeks, when the beneficial effects of the light therapy are realized, the daily exposure can be reduced. Most people find they can shorten the time to 20-40 minutes without any reduction in effect.
The timing when light therapy is most effective can vary with the individual. While most people respond best to morning treatment, others respond better to evening light exposure. Evening responders are often larks, people who naturally get up early in the morning. Most people with SAD (Winter Depression) are owls and have difficulty getting out of bed in the morning. For these people morning exposure usually works best.
While we are happy to provide customers with general suggestions about timing, optimal times for the use of light therapy can vary from person to person and ideally should be established in consultation with a therapist.
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The Sunnex Biotechnologies Lo-LIGHT phototherapy lamp comes with a five year warranty. Details