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[Amazon.ca] TaoTronics 10,000 lux Therapy Light $34.29 no tax+F/S (after $15 coupon+15% promo code)

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[Amazon.ca] TaoTronics 10,000 lux Therapy Light $34.29 no tax+F/S (after $15 coupon+15% promo code)

If anyone is looking for a therapy light for the winter blues, you can pick up a TaoTronics Light Therapy Lamp, 10,000 lux & UV free for $34.29 ($57.99 regular price plus $15 coupon, and use promo code Q2RB9QPA for an additional 15% off). No tax and free shipping.

https://www.amazon.ca/TaoTronics-Ultra- ... 07WR34GKZ/

Features:
  • Ultra-thin design & lightweight
  • Portrait or landscape position
  • adjustable angle
  • Smooth-dimming
  • 30-min timer

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Nov 26, 2003
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Thanks ordered. Will check out this placebo board.
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Jun 8, 2010
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I've been using this for the past two months, and I've found myself to be more focussed and productive. Even if it's just a placebo effect, the light also provides additional, directional illumination during video chats :)
Happy customer of Zoomer Wireless and Tangerine
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So even though this clearly looks like a tablet, it's actually a weird lamp? Why would anyone want light coming from underneath them? Why would anyone want this? I'm so confused.
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Im gonna try this out. My goal is to use it in the morning and forcefully change my sleep cycle to wake my body up at 6 am.
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At this price I would be *very* suspicious as to the quality of the light it puts out:
Full-spectrum: Doubtful
Blue tinge, green tinge, 60hz flicker? Likely
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DanP wrote: So even though this clearly looks like a tablet, it's actually a weird lamp? Why would anyone want light coming from underneath them? Why would anyone want this? I'm so confused.
It is a therapy light designed to combat SAD (seasonal affective disorder) -- https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-proced ... ototherapy.

also

https://www.health.harvard.edu/newslett ... depression

From the Harvard link above:
Course of treatment. Using a standard measure of brightness, experts usually recommend about 10,000 lux, which is more or less equivalent to early morning sunlight. In the changing daylight of autumn, 15 minutes of 10,000-lux light once a day, right after waking, may suffice. Light exposure can gradually be increased to 30–45 minutes per session. Severe SAD may warrant longer exposure, perhaps in two sessions, up to about an hour and a half per day. If symptoms don't improve in four to six weeks, light therapy should be re-evaluated and other measures considered.
Not sure if it works but with working at home right now, the lack of travel opportunities, and the winter blues, I am willing to give it a shot.
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DanP wrote: So even though this clearly looks like a tablet, it's actually a weird lamp? Why would anyone want light coming from underneath them? Why would anyone want this? I'm so confused.
You’re entirely right about the angle, but it’s a tradeoff: This is designed to sit on a desk, makeup table, or side table so that it looks nice while it’s off. The important part is more about getting the light in to your eyes with the right amount and at the appropriate colour temperature, so anyone who’s taking it seriously is likely to either lift the lamp somehow or tilt their head down to face it while they use it.
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scholar80 wrote: I've been using this for the past two months, and I've found myself to be more focussed and productive. Even if it's just a placebo effect, the light also provides additional, directional illumination during video chats :)
I was actually thinking the same thing with video chats!
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I live in Winnipeg. So this seems relevant to my interests.
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Can this be used as a regular lamp that can be left on for hours at a time?
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I've been curious about these. At this price I'll give it a shot.

Thanks OP! Next I want to try some red light therapy....
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May 29, 2007
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yesnomaybe wrote: Can this be used as a regular lamp that can be left on for hours at a time?
Yes, I run mine all day and it barely gets warm.

The light is a cool white light, around 5,000K I'd estimate. It's pretty much the same form factor as a iPad, albeit a bit lighter. It would make a good portable light other than it uses a proprietary power connector. The light output is definitely not 10,000 lux as my Day-Light (the old one with the CFL tubes) is WAY brighter and a much more pleasant colour temperature.
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Feb 4, 2017
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10 000 lux at 10 cm. This mean at 20cm (which still pretty close), you get only 2500 lux.

This is not a real lighttherapy lamp. At best, it's a bright lamp.
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We picked up a Verilux HappyLight that has the same form factor as this (tablet sized) for $50 so we can compare the light output side-by-side and see which one is better.
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I think it's sunlight that needed, so unless it's tested and I know it is good for me, I just stare at my monitor :)
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esteban85 wrote: 10 000 lux at 10 cm. This mean at 20cm (which still pretty close), you get only 2500 lux.

This is not a real lighttherapy lamp. At best, it's a bright lamp.
^Yup, this is really important to keep in mind when comparing different therapy lamps. 10,000 lux is the standard, but what's the range...
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I bought a slightly different TaoTronics lamp earlier this week.

I've been using it for 3 days and still feel like dog shit, even with going to bed not long after my kids do. It does just feel like a really bright lamp that's bad for your eyes lol

YMMV
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i don't think if this is goin to help, but wth, will try!

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