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Maplin 10,000 Lux Full Size SAD Light

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Overview

  • 10,000 lux light to help combat seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Foldable tripod stand and screw holes for wall mounting
  • Two fluorescent bulbs offer you 10,000 hours of light

Product overview

• 10,000 lux light to help combat seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
• Foldable tripod stand and screw holes for wall mounting
• Two fluorescent bulbs offer you 10,000 hours of light
• SAD light measuring 34cm x 48cm x 8cm (HxWxD)
• Replacement bulbs available (order code N37HX)

What is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) or ‘winter depression’ is linked to reduced exposure to sunlight, which may affect your production of melatonin, serotonin and disrupt your body’s functions and patterns. Melatonin is a hormone that makes you feel sleepy, and serotonin is a hormone that affects your mood, appetite and sleep. Lower serotonin levels are linked to feelings of depression. Your body also uses sunlight to time various important functions, such as waking up, so the lower light levels during winter may disrupt your body clock and lead to symptoms of SAD and general fatigue.

How can the light help combat the effects of SAD?
Using a SAD light for a few hours at a range of 15cm away will help increase your levels of serotonin and decrease your levels of melatonin, this in turn will brighten your mood and make you feel more awake – giving you more energy.

The Maplin SAD light has two fluorescent lights, with offer 10,000 lux light for an incredible 10,000 hours.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was a bit sceptical at first about the efficacy of SAD lights before buying this product. However, The results have been incredible. Every year I suffer with SAD but since using this lamp, I've had no symptoms whatsoever. I use the lamp for a few hours a day between 9am and 7.30pm and am simply amazed. The lamp is bright and the colour of the light feels natural and comfortable. On drab, grey days the lamp brightened up the living room to such an extent that the outside seemed a world away. I couldn't recommend this product any more to those who suffer with SAD. A must buy!
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I ordered this and it arrived despite the snow very promptly. I had been concerned about flickering but once it had heated up the flickering stopped and isn't noticeable. The noise also reported is only the same you would get off any product that uses tubes - no more than you would get on a sunbed for instance and not noticeable if you have music or tv on. The white light is so much better than normal light bulbs so I actually use it for a couple of hours in the evening when reading paperwork. I certainly seem happier and my husband reckons i look more relaxed so even if it were found not to have any actual effects and the improvement has been produced through suggestion it still well worth it for the price.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good quality product which is value for money. The unit being currently on a special offer is even better, if you want to purchase a SAD lamp then now is the time. There are many reviews about the SAD principle which are worth reading if you are not convinced that this is for you. Like most of these 'this will work for you' sales pitches you will need to use it regularly to see the benefit of the daylight lamp. This is not an overnight cure by a long chalk. There are many other SAD lamps which are more expensive but I do not think they are worth the initial investment until you are certain the SAD lamp will work for you. It is also a good light source if you just want to read a book, far better than the standard reading lamps.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!! Having used this light box for the past 3 weeks all I can say is AMAZING!! I suffer intermittently with depression but found it always got much worse as soon as the clocks went back, then I found out that my Grandmother used to suffer terribly with SAD. I had pondered for a while about getting a light box but decided to go ahead and purchase one. All I can say is that I wish I had got one much sooner. I use it for an hour every morning and in the last 10 days have found that the difference to my mood is just amazing. If you have reservations about getting this light box because of SAD, then I say just go for it. The light box is a good size, sturdy and easily moveable. Thank you Maplin for making my life so much better :)
Date published: 2015-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my second light box winter and I'm really feeling the benefit given the dull, wet autumn we have had in Scotland. I highly recommend this product which is sturdy and does exactly the same thing boxes ???100s dearer do. I have mine on my bedside table and turn it on 30 mins before rising. I start with my eyes closed to avoid eye strain with my face about 30-40cms away. I gradually open my eyes but stare at the bottom and sides. Would thoroughly recommend.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I brought this from my local store about 3wks ago and whilst its a bit early to say whether its having a definite effect I do find myself feeling brighter than usual. Having suffered with SAD over the years I was sceptical spending a lot of money on a lightbox but with the price of this one I thought why not. The store staff were very helpful and the only issue I have is that the power lead could do with being a little longer. I would recommend anyone with winter blues/SAD give this product a try.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought one of these in October after seeing the low price on this site. I've suffered from SAD since I was a teenager but the very high prices of light boxes always put me off buying one, in case it didn't work. However, I'm extremely pleased with the result. Although the box gave me a bit of a headache the first few times I used it (it's very, very bright!) I continued using it for between an hour and 2 hours a day after the sun went down in the evening, and after about 10 days started noticing a difference. I find it easier to get out of bed, I'm much less tired during the day, my sleep patterns aren't as disturbed as they were, I'm smiling a lot more and I'm much more bearable company! I sometimes even put the light box on in the corner of the room if it's very dark outside during the day, and it makes a great light to work/read under as it's so bright. A fantastic price for a fantastic item, I'd recommend it to anyone who thinks they might be suffering from SAD - thank you Maplin!
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I purchased this light about 3 months ago. I did not want to spend too much as I was sceptical. I have mine mounted on the wall had head height next to my bed and is probably on for 1 to 2 hrs a day. I genuinely think it has lifted my mood compared to what I have been like in previous years. It is not instantaneous but give it time and keep using it as I think it does actually work so much so that I look forward to switching in on at night so my subconscious obviously thinks it is doing me good.
Date published: 2014-11-18
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Specification

Specifications
Brightness 10,000 lux in 15cm
Light source Fluorescent lamp
Lamp life 8000 HRS
Lamp replaceable Y
Power Supply Y
Power Consumption 2x36W = 72W
Dimensions (HWD) mm 340 x 480 x 80 mm
Weight 2 Kg

Is this lamp medically certified? And does it exclude UV light? Thanks.

Asked by: jackie
None of our SAD lights are medically certified or output UV
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-11-21

Can this run on batteries?

Asked by: Dellywelly44
This runs on Mains only.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-11-21

Hi. Can you tell me what bulbs are required for this sad lamp please,, I need to replace mine. Thanks. Please advise which one to add to basket. 

Asked by: Dorey69
Replacement bulbs available (order code N37HX)
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-10-22

is this light medicaly certified?

Asked by: bobe
No this is not medically certified
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-10-03

Does this item work on a timer so I can set it to wake me earlier in the morning?

Asked by: fee22
No, I am sorry but the item will not be suitable.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-09-05

can I get a replacement face cover for this product as it has become brittle and cracked/broken....The light unit functions well but it now looks unsightly

Asked by: Lozzy
Unfortunately i am sorry but the item in question doesn't support use in you intended application.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-03-23

I bought this product and was given one without a box at a discount, it didn't include instructions. Could you please send these to me?

Asked by: cgro
Instructions for the product can be found here. https://maplindownloads.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/A20HW-4293.txt
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-01-13

Does the Maplin 10,000 Lux Full Size SAD Light have a uv filter

Asked by: dips
If one is needed it will have been added to the product as its a CFL light then it is possible that its not needed.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-12-17
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