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light boxes--I ordered one today

Posted by Noa on September 28, 2001, at 15:54:19

In reply to Re: Apollo used light boxes--pdoc rec, posted by Lorraine on September 27, 2001, at 18:35:26

I just ordered one online. I ordered the Northstar 10,000 from alaska northern lights. It was on sale because they are changing the design (in apparently non-essential ways, though--there is a statement that nothing substantial will change and replacement parts, bulbs, etc. will be readily available).

The price was $229 plus another $35 for the tilt stand. I chose this one after doing some more reading, thanks to the links you guys provided, and those from akeller's SAD folder at PBtips. What I liked about it is that it provides 10,000 lux at a distance of 26". At first, I was going to order one of the desk lamp varieties or the travel size, but those either require longer time or to sit at a closer distance (like 10" or 14"). This way, I think I will only need about 20-30 minutes a day.

I am also going to order a dawn simulator, because now that it is dark when I get up in the morning, it is much harder to get out of bed. But I still need to do some more shopping around for that.

I wouldn't say I have predominantly a seasonal type of depression--ie, my depressive symptoms can occur any time of year--but the pattern has been that things worsen slightly, especially in terms of energy level, when the light is brief.




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