I have had great benefit from daily use of my light box. Just having it on for 20 to 30 minutes a day has helped improve my mood and energy. As the daylight hours lessen moving into the fall and winter, the use of a light box has proven to prevent symptoms of the "winter blues." I would strongly recommend it to friends, family, and patients if they suffer from seasonal affective disorder or simply struggle with motivation and energy in the winter season. It's an affordable way to treat seasonal affective disorder with really minimal to no side effect.
Several months ago, I was seeing a sleep therapist for fatigue and "unrestful" sleep. She suggested I try a light box. I finally went ahead and ordered one, and I am very happy with my purchase.
I've been using the box for about two weeks now. Initially, I noticed an improvement in fatigue; currently, I am now starting to wake before my alarm goes off.
I would recommend this not only for SAD (I actually like the winter, but I feel this will help my energy and mood regardless), but also for fatigue issues and sleep issues. I live in Minnesota, and I am looking forward to seeing how I feel this winter now that I have the light box. My husband works from home, and I think this will do wonders for him throughout the long winters.
Thank you very much!!
I have suffered through the winters for the past 5 years. My doctor suggested I purchased a SAD light box and I'm so happy to have found the Aurora Lightpad mini. I noticed a significant difference in my mood right from the start. I use it every day and call it my happy light. Thank you Aurora Light Solutions. I couldn't be happier.
My wife insisted that I get a light therapy box after my doctor gave me a prescription. I was hesitant as we have lived in Seattle for years and just figured everything would get better when the sun came out. I feel much better when I use the box. It has given me a different outlook on the long, dreary days here in Seattle.
Originally, I'm from a very sunny place and moving to Fargo, ND was a shock, to say the least. I became irritable, withdrawn, tired and just a downright unhappy person. After a little bit of research, I discovered that maybe I had SAD and needed to try a light therapy box. I purchased the Aurora Lightpad mini and have loved it ever since. It's a small and VERY bright lightpad. It's small and I'm able to take it with me wherever I travel. I now feel happier, lighter and more at peace. Thank you very much Aurora Light Solutions.
I was surprised at how easy it was to use the Aurora LightPad. It's small and compact, making it easy for me to use anywhere in my house, and I couldn't believe how bright it was. It is a great alternative when there isn't sunshine.
The first thing that drew me to the Aurora LightPad was the size of the light. As you can see, it is perfect to set up on my side table, and makes it easier to read…or play a little sudoku. For such a small light, it emits a lot of light, which makes it easier when I'm using the Aurora LightPad in the morning. I would definitely recommend buying one!
I bought the lightpad to help with my winter blues. We had a long and dark winter and I was ready to try anything to make a positive impact. A few points I liked about it: It's small and easy to move around. I like the easy buttons on front, which adjusts the brightness. I also liked how it had an attached, adjustable stand. Great product.
I was raised in Alaska and used a light box for several years there before I moved to AZ. I left behind the light box and never had a need for it because of the 340+ days of sunlight in Yuma. I moved to Washington state two years and suffered the first winter without a light box. Suffered is putting it lightly. I knew after that first winter I was going to have to buy another light box. I contacted your company on the advise of my doctor. Although my insurance company refused to pay for my box, I would have begged or borrowed to buy it. It makes my life bearable to live in the winter time!
This light box is loved!! My daughter, Erica has Downs' Syndrome with some complications. To avoid adding another medication, we decided to try to your light box specifically to address depression. Erica has come alive. Her conversation is better, she is more cheerful and eager to engage with those around her. Erica says, It makes my eyes light up. Thanks for giving us an effective alternative to medication.
Since getting my light box, the harsh winters here haven't seemed so dreary, and my mood hasn't had the usual winter dip I used to have.
I recently retired and find that by continuing the practice I had at work, getting the email out of the way early, I can easily use the light box as I did when working. I have for years suffered in winter. My current home was purchased intentionally because it is very open and light with large windows. However, that proved not to be enough. One of my employees was using one of your light boxes at work and showed me how it solved her winter problems. She let me borrow her light that afternoon and the result was immediate. I immediately ordered my own light box and have enjoyed it ever since. Your product is excellent, and well wroth the investment. Keep up the good work.
I just wanted to make sure I tell you how much my light box has helped me! Even though I have lived in San Diego I still have needed to use it and it has made a HUGE difference in how I feel during the colder months. Now I have moved to Northern California and I know I will be using it just as much or maybe even more. I am SO glad I have it and it REALLY has made a difference for my attitude and disposition in the more dreary months. THANK YOU!!!
I absolutely love it. It's one of the highlights of my day, and the first thing I turn on when I get home in the evening. It truly allows me to feel happy and complacent, especially when the weather turns cold and dark. Plus, my apartment has a view of a grey brick wall and nothing else, so without my light, I'd be a lost, depressed soul. Thank you for changing my life year round!
I have received so much benefit from using the light box. I used it all last winter and it really helped lessen my usual depression symptoms that I get in the winter months. I have recommended it to the people I meet who suffer from any kind of depression. Your product has been a real blessing to me.
I live in Wisconsin and the winters can be downright miserable and long. I am so grateful to have found the simplest solution available and not have to resort to drugs for relief. Your company is first rate, has always been there when and if I needed questions answered, and further, stand behind your product which means a lot to those of us that are far from an urban area. I LOVE my light box; it has changed my life.
I have used my light box extensively during the winter months, and at first I was skeptical as to the outcome of it's use. However I gradually was astonished to find my normal winter depression was dissipating as time went on. I set a time to read in front of the light for about 30 minutes and it truly works. I would recommend this light to anyone who is fighting depression in the winter.
I have not felt better over the winter months for years until last year I purchased your light box. I truly believe in this product and it is worth it to anyone suffering from lack of sun light or SAD. Until I started using it, I spent more time with doctor appointments than the total of my 30 minutes each day in front of the lamp. Thanks again.
I usually get an anti-depressant prescription every fall to help battle the Seasonal Affective Disorder depression that sets in during the "dark months". I have not had to fill the prescription since I started using the light and I was much more active than I have been during most winters. I hope to eventually have a light for every room!!!!
Just a note to let you know that I received my light box on Monday and too my skeptical surprise I absolutely love it! I have lived in Seattle for 19 years and have struggled with the winters for about half that time. Using the light each morning is changing my life and I am immensely grateful! After just a week of use my energy has improved 100 percent as has my sleep and my mood. I slept a straight 7 hours for the first time in years. Thanks for making such a great product!!!
After years of gloomy falls and stressful Holidays it was recommended by my therapist, that I look into the products. In August I ordered their Aurora LED Light Pad. I enjoyed the benefis of my light box very soon after I began using it in the mornings; more energy, more able to stay on task and more pep in the evenings. Not to mention much improved mood and sleep. My order was packaged securely and shipped promptly. On a recent visit to my Physician, she told me she has been using a light box for the past six years for SAD. Another word of benefits confirmed for me. I would recommend the Aurora Light Pad to anyone who suffers from seasonal affective disorder.
New Life in winter - I suffer from clinical depression and dysthymia. I have also noticed over the years that my depression worsens starting around the week before Thanksgiving and remains that way until around the last week in March. Better known as SAD. This last year I was determined not to go through another winter being so so down. I bought the light pad the middle of November and started using it . Within one week my attitude started changing then by the 2nd week I really started to perk up . I was one of these people that thought light therapy was hocus pocus and was just a sales pitch. I am now a firm believer in light therapy because it changed my life!
Was dreading the onset of SAD this fall when my psychiatrist recommended bright Iight therapy. Researched and purchased this product. Very pleased. Have recommended it to my friends. Has not resolved my all my issues with complex depression, but has certainly helped. Planning on using it this spring and summer if we have a string of cloudy, rain days here in the Ohio valley.
My busy time arrives in the winter months and since I'm a tax preparer/accountant I need to be in top form. I live in Alaska where even on sunny days there isn't much sun and It's often cloudy or snowy or rainy and really, really gloomy. Without my light I'm can be a basket case. Just turning it on in the morning will notch my mood up several degrees and since I started using it as the days began to shorten I didn't have the going into the dark blues. I can't imagine trying to function without my light anymore.
I've been using lightboxes for therapy for around 20 years. I've gone thru several lightboxes, and purchased the lightpad when my last one died. I love it! It's bright, and is effective farther away than any of my other ones. It's light, convenient, and easily adjustable for angle, and fits in a much smaller space than my older ones did. I also love that it has a 7 Year warranty, and that I won't ever have to replace the bulbs again. I also like the fact that it's more directional, the inner grid points the light right at you, and doesn't overwhelm everyone else in the room. I just purchased another cord to put in my bedroom, as I currently have it in the living room, and would like to have it to use when I first wake up and and just laying there. It's light and portable enough so that it will be easy to take with me. I also just bought a kindle fire this past year, and discovered it won't work close to a florescent lightbox. Since I often spend my therapy time reading, this was a huge disadvantage, so I love being able to read my kindle now.