Sleep quality impacts nearly every facet of life. Great sleep helps people to perform optimally at work, school and play. Normally, the body is conditioned to sleep deeply at night and wake up when the sun arises. When environmental conditions prevent this normal sleep pattern from occurring, many savvy consumers implement light therapy to reestablish those natural sleep patterns. Here are 10 of the best selling light therapy lamps.
1. Philips Morning Wake-Up Simulation
The Phillips Morning Wake-Up light simulates sunset and sunrise so that users can easily fall asleep and gently wake to begin their day. The lamp provides a light that dims at night and sound effects that are used to induce sleep. Users program the lamp to provide a gradual glow of light that mimics a sunrise, and five nature sounds are also included in the wake-up simulation system. While a standard alarm clock radio is integrated within the Phillips light, the product is designed to gently wake people up by the simulated sunrise before the alarm sounds. The lamp is clinically proven to improve the energy levels of users.
2. Philips Wake-Up Sunrise Simulation
Those who hate to be shocked into waking up by noisy alarm clocks have a milder means of getting up in the morning. The Philips Wake-Up Sunrise Simulation lamp can be programmed to emit light at progressive intensities; within 30 minutes dim yellow light intensifies to full simulated daylight that mimics a natural sunrise. The lamp comes with 10 light settings so that light intensity, brightness and hue can be customized to consumers’ preferences. The Philips Wake-Up light also has a snooze-enabled alarm clock.
3. Nature Bright SunTouch Light and Ion Therapy Lamp
The intensity of light therapy lamps is measured in lux, and the Nature Bright SunTouch Light and Ion Therapy Lamp offers 10,000-lux light therapy which is the standard intensity that is used to treat seasonal affective disorder. The Suntouch light is designed to simulate sunny days that evoke feelings of well-being and rejuvenation. The light can be used in the morning or throughout the day as part of a light therapy healing protocol. The lamp’s manufacturer and satisfied consumers attest to the effectiveness of the light. However, some informed consumers pushed aside the lamp’s ion feature as false science.
4. Sphere Gadget Technologies Lightphoria
The Lightphoria by Sphere Gadget Technologies is a light therapy lamp that is a reliable source of 10,000-lux lighting which is compatible with many therapeutic protocols. This lamp has a compact design that is suitable for travel, and it comes with a universal adapter that allows users to plug the lamp into overseas electrical outlets. The effective lights mimic the sun’s rays and are energy-efficient; the manufacturer guarantees the effectiveness of the bulbs for up to 20 years of use.
5. Verilux HappyLight Liberty Natural Spectrum Light
The HappyLight Liberty Light System is proven effective at combating the lethargic feeling that often occurs during the fall and winter seasons. This light adjusts to user needs and offers up to 10,000-lux, safety-tested lighting. Users who suffer from jet lag, seasonal affective disorder and sleep disorders benefit from the ultraviolet-free lighting that can be set up nearly anywhere.
6. Philips GoLITE BLU Energy Light
The Philips GoLITE BLU Energy Light simulates a mood-enhancing, sunny blue sky. It has the intensity of a standard 10,000-lux therapy lamp, but is has five settings that allow users to adjust the light intensity to meet their unique needs. The GoLITE BLU is sleek and compact enough to set up anywhere, and its rechargeable battery makes the appliance completely travel-friendly. Philips claims that GoLITE BLU yields positive results in just 30 minutes per day of consistent use.
7. Nature Bright Sun Bliss Portable Light Therapy
The Sun Bliss Portable Light Therapy by Nature Bright is a light therapy lamp and wake-up light in one unit. It provides a light intensity of 10,000 lux, and it comes with a diffusion lens that offers an extra level of safety for sensitive eyes. The device can be programmed to emit light that gradually arouses users from sleep in the mornings, or it can be used at anytime as part of a light therapy regimen.
8. Circadian Optics Daylight Lamp
The Daylight Lamp by Circadian Optics has a sleek Italian design that effectively helps to balance moods and sleep rhythms. The lamp emits light at an intensity of 10,000 lux, and its LED light bulbs are energy-efficient and long-lasting. The durable light bulbs have over a 50,000-hour expected life-span for use. A truly unique feature of the Circadian Optics Daylight Lamp is that it is powered by USB which makes it portable and convenient to use.
9. Verilux HappyLight Energy Lamp
The HappyLight lamp by Verilux is considered a safe way to brighten moods and increase energy levels without the harmful ultraviolet rays that are emitted by actual sunlight. The gentle lamp provides even lighting at an intensity of 5,000 lux. Consumers like the lamp’s high and low light settings, user-friendly design and compact footprint.
10. Northern Light Technology Boxelite Therapy Light
The Boxelite Therapy Light by Northern Light Technology emits the standard 10,000-lux light intensity that is used within many light therapy protocols. The light is diffused in a natural manner from a 12-inch by 15-inch panel. The lamp emits full-spectrum light, but blocks ultraviolet rays. Northern Light Technology provides a seven-year unlimited warranty for its therapy light.