Our growth has been due to our uncompromising customer service, and exceptional product quality. All our bright light units are manufactured in North America. We have a wide range of products that will bring light into your life and help you overcome the Winter Blues and other problems arising from a lack of light. Thousands of clinicians around the world recommend our units. We have participated in the annual meeting of American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, and the SLTBR (Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms) conferences for the past 20 years. Get one of our 10,000 Lux light therapy units to have a happy and brighter winter.
I’m a registered nurse and I’m pleased to report that I have owned this desk version for over 20 years. I use it every day for SAD and have never needed to replace the lightbulb. NO it won’t increase vit d levels. I had melanoma many years ago and stay out of the sun and in spite of using this light box every day my vit d levels are still low. It’s a great product and I highly recommend it to my patients!!
My parents purchased my light for me when I was a kid in the mid 90s and experiencing depression. I honestly can’t tell you how my life would have been different without this light, but I can tell you I remember the immediate difference it made for me as a kid. I am reminded about it now as I am replacing the bulbs, possibly for the first time. I can tell you it has 100% been worth it. I might have replaced the bulbs once about 10-15 years ago because I’ve gotten way more than 20,000 hours out of it, but I don’t remember doing it. I have been using the light every day as far back as I can remember, often for extended ambient light as well as for therapy.
This is my work-horse therapeutic light. I’ve had mine since the mid-1990’s, and it has saved me over 3 decades of winter blues. I have replaced the bulbs, but that’s it in regard to maintenance. My Northern Light Desk Lamp is more than 30 years old and has never needed any repairs. Thank you NLT for making a superior product.
I heartily recommend this product. I bought mine many years ago when they still had a lifetime guarantee. I did experience a problem and they honored their guarantee. Mine is built like a tank and has been performing well for about twenty years. Thank you for making a great product!
I’ve had mine for years. I start wearing mine every morning before we go back to Standard Time and wear it all winter. In this age of the Covid-19 pandemic, when stress, isolation, and fear are constants, and depression is exponentially intense, this is a life-saver. Portable Easy to wear Easy to maintain
Early November and it’s blasting photons from my desk as I type this from a state not known for pleasant winters. As counter-intuitive as it may seem, light in your eyes really helps the spirit. It’s not too bright, and there’s not enough UV to get my transitions eyeglass lenses to go dark. I recommend this without reservation. It helps.
I have been a customer of Northern Light Technologies since 1992. Have had 3 different ones over the nearly 3 decades. Went from a HUGE box on my desk to the Travelite I have now. Having this light has made it possible, even joyful, to live in the Pacific NW. There is much less light & plenty of overcast skies in the off Summer season. I was instructed by my Dr. to use 1st thing in the morning in a dark room to get the biggest hit of serotonin to carry me through the day. Generally have breakfast, coffee while catching up on email or the days news. N.L.T. has been here with me for decades & their lights have given me a quality of life I never had before. Thank You from the bottom of my heart.
I have used this unit for the past half dozen years to replace a Northern Light desk lamp (used it about 20 years) that was too large and bulky when I switched to a smaller desk space. It works as well, but due to the lower power must be fairly close to your face (14″). You will feel the warmth. Fluorescent bulbs do fade with time and eventually burn out, so should be replaced regularly. The one design aspect that has been a problem is that is does not sit balanced on its stand. It tends to fall forward due to a misplaced center of gravity. I had to add a counterweight to the stand base with heavy magnets to keep it upright. This seems like a simple thing to have changed in the design.
Been using this device for over twenty years. I remember when I first used the SADelite , a loaner from a CMHA Doctor, after three days of use I asked my Father for a loan to buy it from Northern Light Technologies, as I had my sense of humour back in February when usually I would be practically catatonic. I have been using it and the travelite when I travel ever since.
We have had our Travelite for 15+ years, so far have never had to replace the bulb and it is so helpful for SAD! Originally got it for my husband’s depression, but after moving from Denver (where almost every day is sunny) to Boston, I started using it too. With anticipating us being home, together, so much more this Fall & Winter, I am about to buy 2 more lights so that each main room we use will have one. I am recommending them to all my friends too! Thank you!
I’ve had this for several years and it still works like new. I dont use it consistently but when I do I feel it helping. It definitely improves my mood, and I have severe depression that also requires several medications. I would definitely recommend this light. A little pricey but worth the money.
Have had mine for 4 years now… I’m in the Pacific Northwest of Canada and use it during the winter mornings as one of my key tools to keep depression to a minimum. I’m an active guy in work and recreation, travel a lot, and need to get moving in the morning rather than sit by a desk lamp for 30 min, so the portability of this item is fantastic. Just clip it onto my current ball cap, and get rolling. Key features that I find useful: -Portability -Automatic turn off timer -Positions light at optimum 17deg plane above eyes to mimic sunlight
I have owned your Northern Light Desk lamp for 20-25 years now (maybe more)–and just pulled it out again this winter. I live in the Pacific NW where the days can not only be short, but dim and gray. Within a few minutes of light exposure, I start to experience an energy boost and elevated mood. When I had it at my corporate office, co-workers would drop by and ask if they could sit and enjoy it also. (They teased me and said I just needed a box of sand under my desk for an instant beach–not a bad idea, actually). In any case, I was telling my mom about your product and dropped by to see if your company was still in business. Happy to see you are not only still in business but still sell the same product! Highly recommended!
I truly cannot believe how I feel this year! I use the Northern Light desk lamp every morning for twenty minutes. This is the first time in decades I feel energetic, awake and full of life. I normally suffer from the winter “blahs”…ok lets just call it depression, but not this year. Thank you so much for a life altering product!
Hello, I’m loving my lamp, I have few questions as a beginner: 1) Does this lamp help improving vitamin D levels in the body ? 2) Is there a user manual i can have please ? 3) Is there a maximum number of hours we could be exposed directly to this lamp ? I use it on my desk, Thank you Georges
I have used my Northern Light Boxelite for years now. The only thing that I can say is that if you have the blues, depression, SAD get this product and use it diligently. It can make all the difference in how you feel. I started using it and within a few days use, I felt so much better. Whenever it is gray outside, I turn it on and within minutes my mood changes. I have bought one for my children and as presents for friends. Thank you Northern Lights for this wonderful technology.
I was suffering from SAD for the past 3 winters (NYC). I researched light therapy and realized that I wanted to keep my morning routine – a cup of coffee in bed while I peruse my emails for a good 1/2 hour. Then up and out. I read so much info on the web but took the time to call Northern Lights customer service and was delighted to have a specific and helpful conversation so I could understand how to use the lamp and for how long. I chose this lamp and every morning I pull it to the side of my bed (I marked the floor) so it is always the right distance in front of my face. I sit for 35-45 minutes and it has been, to say the least, life-changing. I knew it in 2 weeks (started the week before daylight savings). For the first time in 3 years in the winter, I’m ‘myself’ …I go out and talk to people and feel normal again. AND…it seems to have reset my horrible (non) sleep cycles. I used to sleep 2-3 hours at a go and wake then sort of back again. Now I’m sleeping 7-9 hours straight through. Clearly, I’m a poster child for light therapy. I know there are a lot of products out there but I’m happy to say that this is a reputable company making a solid product. Thanks.
Between this Luxor lamp, and my discovery of Premier League Football on TV (soccer), my Fall and Winter months are considerably better than the years prior; the effect on mind, body and spirit just short of “eureka!” I turn on the Luxor on my standing desk first thing in the morning, and get a sense of well-being not unlike sitting on my sailboat in August. For me, this is the answer.
After moving from sunny Southern California to New England several years ago, I developed Seasonal Affective Disorder. My doctor recommended daily light therapy. I now use the desk lamp every morning from October through March and I truly feel an improvement in my mood and energy level during these dark months.
I was diagnosed with SAD officially in 2006 but suspected it long before then – during the 1990s, the office I worked in had no natural light – only ceiling-based fluorescent – and I found myself falling into moderate depression each year between the time when daylight saving time ended and the time when it began again the following year. Once I had been switched to an office with floor-to-ceiling windows with abundant natural sunlight, the problem disappeared so I recognized that I likely suffered from the disorder. My sister, who also worked in government, had a fellow worker with the condition and when the person retired and left this lamp behind, she obtained the lamp for me and I used it to “self-medicate” for my (at the time) undiagnosed SAD. This lamp is one of the best I have come across and still provides relief for my symptoms more than a decade after I first acquired it. It is of top quality and, unlike others that I have tried, doesn’t “blind” me by having to look directly at the bulb(s) – the combination of the U-shaped full-spectrum fluorescent tube and the parabolic reflector behind it spreads the light out and diffuses it into a beam that isn’t difficult to look directly at – plus it also ensures that the half of the light generated by the back of the fluorescent tube is redirected to the front of the lamp instead of being lost/absorbed where it cannot be seen, making it a very effective treatment device that directs virtually all the light generated by the source forward to where it is most needed. Living along the 45th parallel, it has proved to be an excellent item for treating my disorder efficiently and effectively with great efficacy during the dark times of the year when most needed. I highly recommend this lamp to anyone suffering from the “winter blues” or with an suspected or official diagnosis of Seasonal Affective Disorder. Additionally, it makes a great desk lamp for reading or for doing any form of fine work that requires a bright and diffuse full-spectrum light source – there are no bright and dim areas in the light field unlike some others I’ve tried – just a wide and universally consistent light field is created anywhere the reflector unit is directed towards. I’ve even used it successfully as a grow light for my houseplants to provide supplemental light to keep them healthy and vibrant over the winter months. This item has so many varied uses to which it can be put and it performs them all admirably and reliably – and is solidly built, well-balanced, and easy to adjust. I can’t recommend this lamp more highly – it is a superior piece of kit and provides me relief from my condition along with a myriad of other uses. If it were possible, I’d have rated it 7 stars out of 5 for all the extra uses for this light provides beyond its
I have two of these and I really notice the effect of using them! I had a ballast go bad in one and sent it to Northern Light for warranty work. The package was lost and misidentified. After some work on their part they verified that the package had reached their facility and then they sent me a new lamp. The lamp looks slightly industrial and that just means it is well built to me. A great product.
A family member (Who is a doctor) was so impressed by your Flamingo lamp that she sent one to my wife & I for Xmas. I was very skeptical. “Persevere” she said and I am glad I did. You see I don’t suffer with SAD and I don’t get depressed; however, I was suffering with severe pain in the groin and upper thigh of my left leg and for the last year I could only walk using a cane. After 9 days of using the Flamingo first thing in the morning for 25 minutes I am completely pain free and no longer need the cane; I certainly didn’t expect that to happen and I am very happy that I “persevered” And, by the way, I also feel much calmer and more relaxed than I did before. I recommend your product to all who will listen and believe me everyone is really surprised at the difference in me; I no longer feel that I am crippled. Thank You very much for creating this lamp it truly is amazing.
I am very pleased with the value and quality of this product. My MD recommended light therapy and specifically Northern Light. My light arrived quickly, well packaged and was easy to set up. I like this model as I can set it higher than my head, one book I read on light therapy for depression suggests this is at the angle sunlight would be to the eye, so most effective. I worked up to 30 min. Per day over about a week and have followed the guidance in the literature of starting the therapy within the first hour of awakening and trying to keep my wake up time within an hour of the same time day-to-day. From the very first week, I could tell a difference, it was like moving from a black and white movie to seeing things in color again. I felt like I was thawing out and enjoying my life more, wanting to do things that are fun again and feeling more energetic in the evenings instead of struggling to do anything. Depression for me is insidious- I don’t realize the effect on my quality of life until I start to come out of of it. I am so grateful for this light. I have been using this since the early fall and now at mid winter, I am able to tell a huge difference in how the winter is going. Thank you Northern Light!
I’ve had this for quite awhile. It’s great. I’m a morning person until January. It seems my SAD kicks in and this is my solution to morning trouble. In addition to the gentle wake up, it’s great if because I have pets. We have a cat and dog. They don’t accept daylight savings time and spend the winter waking me at 4 instead of waiting until 5. I have now trained them to leave me alone, and know I’ll get up when the light is brightest. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I bought this model 3-4 years ago after considerable research, using my MD’s recommendations. The quality and reliability are stellar. I also find the unit more attractive than most. I am now looking at getting a light-box for my office, as I sit in an alcove with no natural light. Once again, I am compelled to buy this model. There are cheaper models and way more expensive models – I recommend this one without reservation.
I really love this product. It has been a notable amazing help in my mood in the fall and winter. When I forget to use it for a few days my energy and emotional levels start to go down again, but after about a week of regular use things get better!! Expensive but one of the best purchases I’ve made in my life. Only downside or suggestion for perfection would be for it to have a wall mount that allowed it to be pointing downwards towards my face, as this would be maximum exposure to this happiness sunshine light. Thanks for the great product!
I bought this light five years ago as directed by my doctor. I cannot tell you what a difference it has made in my mood. Since it is surrounded by tall trees, my house is dark, so I use my lamp all year long. If I miss a morning I am sluggish all day. I would recommend this light because it is well designed, sturdy, and attractive. In fact, I am going to buy the floor lamp model for the den and keep this one in my home office.
I’m back again – now I’ve had the Bodyclock for almost three years and I still love it! I have never had to replace the bulb yet and I was checking to see if I could use any bulb when it eventually stops lighting; I don’t think so, but I don’t see the right light bulb here. I checked the manual about the security light tonight and indeed my clock does have the ability to turn itself on and off randomly between 4 and 11 pm to make it look like someone is home. Sure wish I had noticed that before
This lamp saves me from depression, poor quality of sleep and anxiety during the long dark days of winter and spring in Wisconsin. I placed it right beside my bed and sit under it as soon as I wake in the morning, and find it a very relaxing and calming start to my day. Without a SAD/Happy lamp I’d be in real trouble healthwise!! Thanks for this great design!
I have had two lights over the years but this one has lasted me 15 years or more of lighting. Currently it is not working and I certainly can feel the difference. I am not as happy and energetic as I was. I see my psych doc in March and hope to get a replacement. Great lamp, a definite must buy.
I absolutely love my floor lamp! I have suffered from SAD for many years and this lamp really does help! My wife and I jokingly call it my happy lamp. It’s great; I like to turn on beach noises, lay under it on my couch, and close my eyes. It really feels like a warm sunny day on the beach. I would HIGHLY recommend this lamp to anyone who suffers from SAD.
This is an exceptional product; it was recommended to me by my MD. It’s helped me through two winters now — significantly. I live in SoCal and the fact that we may have warmth and sunlight during the day doesn’t matter, it’s the lessening, and then lack of sunlight the same as elsewhere. I have tried all of the other vendor’s products, and although the diffusiveness of the light is nice, I felt none of the uplifting affects or reduction in SADD symptoms as I have with the Northern Light desk unit. Thanks!
I have had the light for over seven years. I forget to use it some years and get gloomy, then recall I store it in summer and pull it back out on a dark winter morning. It feels like a miracle drug. My husband and I sit in front of it drinking our morning coffee and reading stuff in the morning at 6 am. After about 30 minutes we go about our day and at 8pm we realize the amount of energy we had all day was due to the light. One bulb easily comes loose and falls out of the socket but we love the box so much it is worth the time to unscrew the cover and wiggle the bulb until it lights again. People need to learn about this brand. The quality of the light is awesome – it really works!
So far this light box has done a good job at keeping the SAD away. I just got it back out, I used it last winter and it kept my mood pretty stable. Since I don’t want to take a chance on the depression coming back, I’ve started using it earlier this year. I know it is pricey, however my insurance reimbursed me for the cost of mine.
These are extremely useful. I own two, which I use for my oil painting (and I may be purchasing a third). The spectrum emitted from the light are similar to sunlight at the perfect time of day for a full spectrum of color. Also, this light is great for my SAD. When I use it, I feel better very quickly. I would suggest getting one of these even if you do not have SAD. If you are an artist, it will also allow you to paint inside, and get a similar spectrum as if you were working in the sunlight. The light, since it is florescent, also diffuses, which is great for artists because you don’t get much shadowing.
My life has improved immensely since I purchased my Flamingo floor lamp. I read under it for about 1 hour a day & I noticed an improvement in my mood within one week of using it. I’ve had mine for about 2 years. I would recommend your product to anyone who has seasonal depression. This product took it away! It has made my life much happier.
I am delighted to contribute a review. By chance, I found my description of the Chromolux 150 W bulbs. ($6.99 each)! I am an academic physician. Wonderful, sturdy lamp that was very helpful to my wife for many years. I purchased 3 extra bulbs initially to keep the intensity and spectrum as full and balanced as I could, as noted above, by one of my family physician colleagues. It has been in use for many, many years. Never a problem. Now it is used primarily as a desk lamp rather than for SAD relief. I’m back using the old bulbs. They clearly last longer than 3,500 hours. The effect is subtle but for the correct individual it adds another component contributing to improvement in mood.
I love this clock! It has completely changed how I feel when I wake up and have to get out of bed. I use the waves to wake up because I’m really, really not a morning person and the idea of a rooster or birds is just overwhelming 😉 When I’m feeling too wound up to just jump into bed and sleep, but have to get to sleep I like the setting when the light dims and turns off, it helps me relax. I bought mine a year ago, this one may be a bit updated already (I don’t remember mine having the setting for when you are not there or the night light, but who knows, I use what I liked right off). If I were asked to recommend improvements, I would ask that the birds chirping would not loop so quickly. My brain follows the pattern and because it’s not long before it repeats I can’t use it for as long as I would like because I anticipate the loop (I like to use it when I’m getting ready for bed). If a couple more sound tracks were added it would make this clock even better… you know, something like forest sounds, soft raindrops, etc. If you need someone to test a new prototype, I’ll be happy to be your tester 🙂
This lamp has made such a difference! As the winter approaches I turn on the lamp and my life continues to be productive and joyful. I have had mine for a year with no problems. It is well made and it looks great in my bedroom near my chaise lounge. Thank you Northern Lights for making my life easier!
I bought this light the second Northern Light Technologies stocked it (maybe 3 years ago?) and I LOVE it. My last apartment had black out curtains so it was really helpful to have Lumie to wake me up. I also really like the sunset feature. There are a few annoying aspects (such as the method for updating the alarm setting) but they are vastly overshadowed by how wonderful the light is. I recommend Lumie to all of my friends. One of my favorite purchases of the last 5 years. It’s that good.
Bought my light in 2003 and ordered extra bulbs. My light experienced heavy use, in addition to using it up close for SAD, I also used it as a light in my dimly lit office at work. It has run an average of 8 hours a day for 5 days a week for the last 9 years. It finally gave out in the last week. I never used the extra bulbs I ordered. I have ordered a replacement and of course it is from Northern Light Technologies.
I purchased this light a few years ago, and it has been great to treat my SAD. About 20 minutes in the morning and I can feel the difference for the rest of the day. A quality product and it works fantastic for SAD. It is a bit bulky for travel purposes though, pretty much a stationary light.
I have had my Flamingo Floor Lamp for over 5 years! It has made my life so much more productive during the winter. I finally need a replacement bulb. Especially, since moving to a dark North facing apartment this year! Thank You for such a great product. I can use it in the kitchen, bedroom or desk. I only wish I had one for every room as I go about my morning!