Lifelight SAD Therapy Lamp
Medically approved SAD light with 10 brightness levels and 4 timer settings.
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) affects people around the globe yearly. This type of depression manifests in a seasonal pattern, usually during the transition to winter. For this reason, it is also known as winter depression. No matter how you call it, SAD comes with persistent low mood, irritability, lethargy, drowsiness, and sometimes even carbohydrate carving and weight gain.
SAD’s causes aren’t yet fully understood. Still, the leading theory is that a lack of sunlight may cause lower production of melatonin and serotonin levels, as well as a disturbance of the circadian rhythm. And that’s where the LifeLight SAD Therapy Lamp steps in.
Developed to help people combat seasonal affective disorder, the lamp aims to mimic sunlight and stimulate the production of hormones. Is it worth your money? Find it in our review below.
Many companies sell so-called therapy lamps with low lumen output that are incapable of producing the desired therapeutic effects. According to experts, a SAD therapy lamp should have at least 2,500 lux. Medically approved, the LifeLight therapy lamp delivers up to 10,000 lux, addressing all seasonal affective disorder symptoms.
Such a high lumen output, combined with the ten brightness levels and four timer settings, can ward off depression and make you feel more positive and energetic.
Therapy lamps often have unflattering designs, but that’s not the case with the LifeLight. Sleek lines and contemporary design make it integrate successfully in all interiors. We particularly like the lamp’s resemblance to the sun – or moon, if you want – as well as the silver trim that enhances the aesthetic factor.
Measuring approximately 18 centimetres in diameter, it is perfect for placing either on a counter or directly on the floor.
Another highlight is the fact that it has natural rather than blue light, which is a common choice for SAD therapy lamps.
Ease of Use
The LifeLight SAD therapy lamp impresses with more than looks. It has a minimalist design, indeed, but what makes it attractive is the ease of use. All it’s got are three buttons, one for the timer and two to adjust the brightness.
They are very intuitive to use, and the four timer modes even give you the possibility to change brightness levels at desired intervals.
Thanks to the high lumen output, the lamp can help you combat SAD if used around 30 minutes a day during season changes. However, you can simply set a lower brightness if you want to keep it on for longer.
No Mounting Options
While LifeLight’s minimalist design is inspiring, we don’t like the lack of adequate mounting options. This lamp comes in a freestanding design that only allows placement on a hard surface. If you don’t have the necessary space or simply want to keep your surfaces free from objects, this won’t be possible with this lamp.
Although more attractive visually, the round design could also become troublesome, especially if you only have a smaller rectangular space available for the lamp.
No colour changing
Compared to this model, other products in this price range also give you the possibility to switch from natural white light to another colour. In some cases, you could even switch between three or more colours including blue or red shades.
The LifeLight SAD therapy lamp is undeniably an essential asset if you want to fight winter blues and combat the seasonal affective disorder. It might not have all the fancy functions other therapy lamps come with, but it does what it’s supposed to do – more often than not, which more success than other fancier products.
The high lux is its most significant advantage. On the highest brightness, it can stimulate the production of melatonin and serotonin in just 30 minutes. Ten brightness levels and four timer functions, as well as a minimal design, make it super-convenient and easy to use.
Although more expensive than other similar lamps, the LifeLight does manage to bring real value for money. Thus, despite its slight drawbacks, we can only recommend it.
- Up to 10000 lux
- Beautiful design
- Easy to use
- No wall mounting options
- Can't change light colours
Specification: Lifelight SAD Therapy Lamp