Story image
Come on in and get happy!
Now offering full spectrum light therapy!

Do you suffer from the winter blues? Find yourself craving the warm sunshine to put you in a better mood?


Your library now has a full-spectrum "happy lamp" available to use in-house here at our site. This lamp provides broad spectrum light therapy to stimulate all of the eye's photoreceptors. Our eyes are engineered for the lighting conditions outside. The retina has light receptors wired to our brain, responding happily to outdoor light. Light therapy lamps energize you when your lifestyle or the weather keeps you indoors. 

Our brain's chemistry and body-clock are affected by light, and light stimulates hormones and neurotransmitters that greatly influence our overall feelings of well-being.  Bright light exposure early in the day stimulates our body's production of serotonin (which improves mood and happiness) and regulates melatonin in the evening (which promotes sleep).


People can experience mood changes or sleep disorders when they find themselves deprived of natural daylight. A daily intake of light improves overall wellbeing and has powerful benefits for improved sleep, mood, energy, and focus.*


*All info provided by the manufacturer, Verilux. For more information and research on light therapy, visit www.verilux.com.


Tips for use:

  1. Time of Day. Use the therapy lamp within 4 hours of waking up to mimic the morning sunlight. You can also substitute that second cup of coffee in the afternoon after lunch for 10-15 minutes for a quick pick-me-up!
  2. Choose a spot. Recommended placement is up to 24" from your face. Use it for 20-60 minutes to benefit t=from the up to 10,000 lux of bright light! The closer the therapy lamp is to you, the less time you need to use it and vice versa if you place it further away.

This lamp does come with some warnings. Please take time to read carefully.

  • The lamp contains trace amounts of mercury, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.
  • This product contains magnets.  If you have a pacemaker, implantable defibrillator, insulin pump, any other type of electro-mechanical device, or brain shunts that contain magnets, keep sufficient distance (about 6 inches) between the device and the lamp.
  • Some people may experience light sensitivity to flourescent lighting. Discontinue use if you experience any discomfort.
  • Certain medications (e.g., anti-depressants) may induce light sensitivity which may result in discomfort or a level of hyperactivity. Consult with your healthcare provider before using this product.
  • If you have a pre-existing eye condition, consult with your healthcare provider before using this product.