HF3330 goLITE BLU Energy SAD Light
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Research shows that our mood and energy levels, as well as our body's circadian rhythms, are regulated by light. If we don't get enough of the right kind of light, our mood and energy levels can suffer. The goLITE BLU energy light with blue LED technology naturally restores the essential light signals needed to feel happy and energetic. Wintertime can bring reduced sunlight and cause many people to experience low mood and energy levels and a condition known as the winter blues. Light therapy is a simple and natural way to help you restore your mood and energy levels and beat the winter blues without the use of drugs or artificial stimulants. And it's portable, easy to use and convenient.
Light, health and circadian rhythms
The human body uses light cues, such as those provided by the sun, to time certain internal functions. Properly timed rhythms regulate mood, sleep, energy, appetite and digestion. These daily internal cycles, called circadian rhythms, sometimes fall out of sync, resulting in a deregulated body clock. Unfortunately, modern living has dramatically altered nature's cues. A modern day no longer starts at the crack of dawn and ends at 8:00 pm.
Workdays are getting longer and many people face shift work schedules. Additionally, the advent of electric lighting allows social gatherings and personal activities to extend well into the night. These factors have diminished the body's natural ability to regulate the body clock. Rapid travelling across time zones is another source of disharmony between the internal clock and the external time, which is referred to as jet lag. Proper timing of bright light exposure allows quick adjustment to the new time zone.
Besides regulating the body clock, light has direct alerting and energising effects and improves our performance. Bright light therapy is also successfully used for mood relief, especially for seasonal mood swings.
Beat the winter blues
Wintertime can bring reduced sunlight and cause many to experience low mood and energy levels, often referred to as the winter blues. Light therapy is a simple and natural way to help you restore your mood and energy levels and beat the winter blues without the use of drugs or artificial stimulants. You can feel the benefits of light therapy within a few days, with as little as 15-45 minutes of use a day. Because it's small, sleek and portable, the goLITE BLU energy light can be used easily at work, home or when travelling.
Uses specific blue light like a clear sunny sky
goLITE BLU energy light produces a particular kind of pure blue light that occurs naturally on very sunny, clear days. Special receptors in the eyes absorb this blue light, which makes you feel energetic whenever you need it.
Helps to increase energy levels
Our busy lifestyles demand a lot from us and we want to be at our best both during work and private time. Sometimes we experience low moments or dips during the day. Using the goLITE BLU at any time of the day will help you to increase your energy level and alertness in a natural way.
Use for just 15-45 minutes each day to experience results
Place goLITE BLU in your field of vision - no need to look directly into the light. Using the goLITE BLU energy light for at least 15 minutes naturally improves your mood and energy level whenever you need it. Using it for longer is absolutely safe. Regular use every morning during the winter months will help to alleviate symptoms of the winter blues.
Helps to alleviate the symptoms of the winter blues
In countries with long winters, many people experience loss of energy and low spirits due to lack of light. These symptoms are referred to as the winter blues. They typically start in autumn and may last for several weeks. Philips goLITE BLU is a simple and natural way to alleviate these symptoms and restore your summer mood and energy level.
Advanced blue LED technology
Philips HF3330 goLITE BLU provides the specific spectrum of light our bodies respond to. Advanced diffusion optics are less intense than 10,000 lux white light provide a soft, even light with a wider treatment field for flexibility. Philips HF3330 goLITE BLU is fully programmable and allows you to save your personal settings. The backlit touch screen provides easy programming and the built-in clock and treatment alarm reminds you when to use it.
Blue light is the key
Research has shown that the spectrum of blue light used in the goLITE BLU energy light is important in providing the beneficial effects of light therapy. This is because special light receptors in our eyes respond most efficiently to the blue part of the light spectrum. Also, using blue light dramatically reduces the overall intensity of light as compared to bright white light therapy devices. This reduced intensity helps to minimise the potential effects of headaches, glare and eyestrain.
The goLITE BLU energy light provides:
- Comfortable light with no harsh glare: With a wider field of light it gives you the freedom during treatment to do other things, like work on the computer, read or watch TV.
- Slim and sleek design: Its sleek design makes the device easy to use, store and travel with.
- Touch screen: It has an easy-to-use touch screen to adjust light intensity, time and alarm settings.
- Portable: It is easily portable and weighs just 12 ounces/340 grams.
- UV-Free: The goLITE BLU device produces no ultra violet (UV) or near-UV light, which can be dangerous for our eyes and skin.
- Extra durable LED lights: The durable LED lights in the goLITE BLU can be used for 30 minutes a day for 50 years, without the light intensity diminishing over time.
- Two-year warranty: It comes with a two-year warranty and a 45-day money-back guarantee because your satisfaction is important.
Combat jet lag
Rapidly travelling across several time zones creates disharmony between your internal body clock and the new external time. This not only causes sleeping problems, but influences your mood and energy level as well. If you stay for more than a few days, you may also want to shift your body clock to the new time zone. This will help you sleep better and be more alert and energetic when you need to be. Because special blue light is effective for shifting circadian rhythms, your goLITE BLU energy light can help quickly adjust your rhythm to the new time zone. One of the best strategies to combat jet lag is to shift your body clock a day or two before you leave.
When you travel east, start using the goLITE BLU energy light in the morning two to three days before you leave. The number of time zones you travel corresponds to the hours your body clock has to shift. If you are only travelling a few time zones, one day's preparation is sufficient. Add a day of light therapy for each additional two time zones. For example, for a trip from the US to Europe, use the following schedule: On the first day, wake up an hour early and use the goLITE BLU energy light for 30-45 minutes.
On the next day or days, you should wake up a couple of hours earlier and repeat this process. You should advance your bedtime accordingly. Once you arrive at your destination, avoid light before 10:00 am local time (wear sunglasses) and use the goLITE BLU energy light in the mid-morning to fully adjust to the local time. When returning, use your goLITE BLU energy light in the late evening for a couple of nights before the return flight. On the last night of the trip, try to stay up and use your goLITE BLU energy light as late as reasonably possible past midnight. On the day of the flight, avoid any bright light until after 2:00 pm.
Since most people's body clocks adjust more easily to later time zones, you should not have to use the goLITE BLU energy light when you travel three time zones or less. You should only need to use your goLITE BLU energy light for one day before travelling four time zones, and add an additional preparation day for each three time zones.
You should not have to use the goLITE BLU energy light for more than three days, even on the longer westbound trips. For example, when travelling from London to Los Angeles, use your goLITE BLU energy light for 30-40 minutes in the late evening (and again a couple of hours later, if you can) each night, starting two to three days before you leave.
Use the goLITE BLU energy light two to three hours later each successive night. When you arrive at your destination, try to stay awake until bedtime and avoid bright evening light (wear sunglasses) for the first few days. Before you travel home, avoid any bright afternoon and evening light and use your goLITE BLU energy light in the morning for a few days.
- 1 x Philips HF3330 goLITE BLU energy light for seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- 1 x Rechargeable battery
- 1 x AC adaptor
- 1 x Convenient travel case
- 1 x User’s guide
- 1 x Quick-start guide