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  • My SAD light is fried!

    I use a SAD light in the winter. I can experience depression any time of year, but living quite far north means fewer daylight hours in winter, so I try to level the playing field.

    The trusty light that I've used for several years conked out on me last spring. The company no longer produces the model I want. Procrastinator me is only now looking for a new one. I really dislike shopping for these things. They aren't regulated by law like meds are, plus some of the manufacturers are unable to back up their claims. Also I don't do online shopping if I can help it. So right now I'm checking out the local stores with mixed results. I can probably get one for anywhere from $75 to $170; however ideally I'd like one small enough for travel.

    Any suggestions, ideas, or leads are welcome!
    Last edited by uni; September 20th, 2018, 11:53 PM.
    uni

    ~ it's always worth it ~

  • #2
    The topic should say "My SAD light is fried"!
    uni

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    • #3
      I fixed it for you Uni. LOL
      AJ

      Humans punish themselves endlessly
      for not being what they believe they should be.
      -Don Miguel Ruiz-

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      • #4
        Hello Uni. A couple of places that you may want to look at. The first is the Mayo clinic for an overview https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-...t/art-20048298 . Secondly you might want to try and contact the Manitoba mood disorders. They rent them for a reasonable amount. I know that you don't live in Manitoba, but perhaps they could tell you what type the rent or sell. Also http://northernlighttechnologies.com...rochureUS1.pdf sells replacement lamps and has other info including prices. I don't know what kind of lamp yours is, bu look. Take Care. paul m
        "Alone we can do so little;
        Together we can do so much"
        Helen Keller

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        • #5
          Thank you AJ Thank you Paul

          The light's so bright I have to wear shades! In actual fact, I have a lead on possibly getting mine fixed. Will see.
          uni

          ~ it's always worth it ~

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          • #6
            Someone I know had a garage sale recently and has given me a light to try out. It's not officially for mood, but mimics daylight at a lower intensity than the one I was using. I'll give it a shot and see if I notice any difference.
            uni

            ~ it's always worth it ~

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            • #7
              keep us posted Uni.
              AJ

              Humans punish themselves endlessly
              for not being what they believe they should be.
              -Don Miguel Ruiz-

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              • #8
                I can't seem to get up early enough in the morning to try out the try-out light! Will keep trying
                uni

                ~ it's always worth it ~

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                • #9
                  It's hard to get motivated in the morning being greeted by a shovel and a whole lot of snow flakes!
                  AJ

                  Humans punish themselves endlessly
                  for not being what they believe they should be.
                  -Don Miguel Ruiz-

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