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Maplin 10,000 Lux Mini SAD Light

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About this product


  • 10,000 lux light to help combat seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Foldable tripod stand and screw holes for wall mounting
  • One fluorescent bulb offer you 8,000 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
• One fluorescent bulb offer you 8,000 hours of light
• Mini SAD light measuring 27cm x 20cm x 8cm (HxWxD)

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.

This mini SAD light has one fluorescent bulb that offers an impressive 8,000 hours of light at 10,000 lux – which can help you take the edge off SAD in just a few hours. It comes with a foldable tripod stand, and also has screw holes for wall mounting. Replacement fluorescent tubes are available (Order Code A88QZ).

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does exactly what it says it does! I purchased this light box last winter in 2013. And it's out once more for this winter. I have to thank Maplin for a great product that was well worth the money. I have suffered from SAD for a few years but having this coming on in the mornings and on in the evening for a bit when I come home from work really helps. I have the light on a timer so it can come on when I want it to. My main issue is getting up in the mornings. I have no energy and it can take about an hour and half to get up. With the lamp on it helps me wake up so much quicker. Having this has assisted in giving me energy when I really need it. Thank you Maplin!!
Date published: 2014-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I purchased this little lamp a couple of weeks ago as I tend to get a bit grumpy, down and very lethargic around this time of year. It was on a display at the front of the store and it shone so brightly I couldn't help but notice it! Lovely size, nice and light. It's just a simple on/off switch. Very bright white light. I've noticed a difference in my sleep and it's a bit easier to wake up in the mornings. I also feel a bit more cheerful after using it. Great product, great price! Thanks Maplin!
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! I had this given to me by my auntie as she brought it for herself, she didn't know I suffered from SAD but gave it me as a Christmas present an brought herself another one.. I have been using this on an off when I can usually in the mornings or during the day for a hour or so when I'm stuck indoors. This light is great an glad I was given it as its a bit easier to get out of bed in the mornings when it's dark and gloomy outside an it makes me feel a bit more happier an positive! Would definitely recommend this item!
Date published: 2015-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant little thing! Even after just a couple of weeks it has had the most dramatic and noticeable effect. I still have the receipt on the front seat of my car, so I could take it back for a refund if I wanted to, but there is no way in the world I would. One of the best things I have ever bought.
Date published: 2015-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I often feel very down in the winter months because of the lack of sunlight. This light has really helped me feel more positive and energised in the mornings and has made a big difference in my life. Definately recommend this lamp.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good product for the price, it s a Maplin brand. It has a 45 watts bulb so not too expensive to run. I unfortunately dropped it and the blub inside broke, been back to the store and was adviced that bulbs are in the pipe line, not available yet. Would give it 4 stars for this only reason.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product It has the recommended 1000 lux but in a very compact size and has got me through 2 winters. Reliable product.
Date published: 2015-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great light Bought this a couple of weeks ago n am really happy with it. Used to have a Philips SAD alarm clock before but this is miles better. Use it in my office n so easy just plug it in n turn it on. Thoroughly recommend
Date published: 2016-10-14
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Brightness 10,000 lux at 15 cm
Light source Fluorescent lamp
Lamp life 8000 hours
Lamp replaceable Y
Power Supply Y
Power Consumption 45 W
Dimensions (HWD) mm 270 x 207 x 80 mm
Weight 0.8 kg

Does the full spectrum light bulb in this lamp produce uv light or is it filtered out?

Asked by: Phil1
This does not emit UV
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2018-01-29

Is this certified to EC93/42?

Asked by: ArgieUK
This information can be found in the instruction manual we have provided for you on the product listing Bottom of page 3 This appliance meets the requirement of Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC for medical appliances.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-12-14

Does this lamp emit UV rays or is it eliminated?

Asked by: jackie
This does not emit UV
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-11-21

Is this medically certified

Asked by: Barbara
No this is not medically certified
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-10-27

My tripod stand has broken, is there a replacement available?

Asked by: Miranda
Unfortunately we do not stock replacements for this item.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-10-06

How much are the bulbs to replace them and how often do you have to change them

Asked by: SUSAN
You would only need to change them when they stop working. The link below is the replacement
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-07-26

Hi what is this lamp made of, e.g. plastic or glass. Thanks

Asked by: Monica
The outside of the lamp is plastic but the unit will contain glass as it makes use of a bulb.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-07-26

What is the weight of this unit?

Asked by: Curious
The Weight is 0.8 kg
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-03-30
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