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Top 5 Best Light Therapy Lamps

VOICE OVER: Ryan Wild WRITTEN BY: Richard Bush
Being stuck inside all day can give some people the blues - seriously, it can. It's called seasonal affective disorder - and one way to potentially counteract the effects of this is with the use of certain light therapy devices, though not all the picks on our list make any therapeutic claims. But what are light therapy devices, and how do you go about choosing one? Well, not to worry, we're here to help! We've sifted through numerous website and consumer reviews to present our 5 recommended products.
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Top 5 Light Therapy Lamps


Welcome to GetMojo, we do the research so you don’t have to! In this video, we’re offering our picks for the 5 best light therapy lamps on the market.

Being stuck inside all day can give some people the blues - seriously, it can. It’s called seasonal affective disorder - and one way to potentially counteract the effects of this is with the use of certain light therapy devices, though not all the picks on our list make any therapeutic claims. But what are light therapy devices, and how do you go about choosing one? Well, not to worry, we’re here to help! We’ve sifted through numerous website and consumer reviews to present our 5 recommended products. Okay, first up.

The Front Runner

Carex Day-Light Classic Plus


If you want to dive in with both feet, and get a large, effective light therapy lamp, then Carex has this 15½-by-12½-inch model. With 10,000-lux of LED light - the recommended therapeutic minimum - and a flexible stand, this Carex model can turn any workstation into a light zone. The LED light emitted is 99.3% UV free too. We’re also a fan of its impressive 5 year warranty. It comes highly-recommended by a number of review websites, including Wirecutter who named it as their number 1 light therapy pick!

The Smart One

Philips SmartSleep Sleep and Wake-Up Light


This one’s a little different. If you don’t like the idea of sitting in front of a lamp, then why not try a smart alarm clock with light therapy capabilities built-in? This Philips alarm clock has sunrise and sunset-simulation light patterns built in, to help you establish a better sleep routine. And you can toggle the brightness settings on these too. There’s even a guided meditative breathing setting and 7 sleep sounds built-in to help complete its relaxation package. And, for good measure, an FM radio.

The Slimline

Circadian Optics Lumos 2.0


We’ve seen with the Carex model that light therapy lights can be a little bulky. But this Circadian model offers a highly compact design that can seamlessly fit on a desk or vanity table, without looking out of place or taking up too much space. The stand of this light allows the LED panel to be easily pointed in numerous different directions too, for added precision. And the LED panel also offers the recommended 10,000-lux brightness rating.

The Budget Pick

Miroco Light Therapy Lamp


If you’re a little unsure about the practicality - and or science - behind light therapy lights, then this Miroco model gives you a super-affordable way of giving it a go. Not only does this model offer 10,000-lux adjustable brightness, and have a built-in 30 minute timer, but it looks really slick, with a compact, stowaway, tablet-like design. It’s probably the best looking lamp on this list. And due to its modern design, it’s a great pick for those who don’t want their new-fangled light therapy toy to stick out like a sore thumb.

Before we reveal our final pick, here are a few other great light therapy lights that are worth a look:

Northern Light Technologies Boxelite


Verilux HappyLight VT22 Lucent


The Big One

Alaska Northern Lights Northstar


We’ve talked about budget options, and compact ones, but what if you’re looking for a dedicated light therapy set-up? Well, Alaska Northern Lights has this to offer. This huge 24-inch wide LED light panel offers a 10,000-lux brightness and, due to its boxy shape, can be mounted on pretty much any table top or counter, horizontally or vertically. It may be pricey when compared to smaller models, but it’s a great pick for those who really want to embrace light therapy treatment.

So which light therapy lamp should you choose? Well, if you’ve never tried it before, then one of the more budget models like the Miroco Light Therapy Lamp might be your best bet. But if this isn’t your first foray into light therapy, and you’re looking for a new, more substantial set-up, the Carex Day-Light Classic Plus is a solid offering.

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