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Light therapy lights. Where can I buy them?

Does anyone have any suggestion on where to buy light therapy lights? I am new here and coming from Southern California, this gloomy weather is not easy to handle. Any suggestions would be much appreciated
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Re: light therapy

Alternatively why not make some trips into the mountains - once you get above the fog and clouds the sunshine is glorious and the views are amazing. That's what the Swiss do to escape the gloomy whether. It's a great day out and you get to expore the country.
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Does anyone have any suggestion on where to buy light therapy lights? I am new here and coming from Southern California, this gloomy weather is not easy to handle. Any suggestions would be much appreciated
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Re: light therapy

The darker days don't affect everyone the same way. So, while the advice to go out and walk in the sun is great, it (1) isn't necessarily enough for everyone and (2) isn't possible for people who work.

I use philips blue light: http://www.amazon.com/Philips-goLITE.../dp/B001I45XL8

It costs a bit less than $150 (here around CHF 250). It is small, portable, with a battery and an adapter (100-240V). I think it has helped me a lot. It is so small I carry it in to work with me and use it first thing in the morning.
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Re: Light therapy lights. Where can I buy them?

Thanks. I will look into the blue light on Amazon. I have gone to the mountains once in a while but since I have small kids, my times out are limited ever since school started. I hope I can get some of that sunshine mood back somehow.
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Thanks. I will look into the blue light on Amazon. I have gone to the mountains once in a while but since I have small kids, my times out are limited ever since school started. I hope I can get some of that sunshine mood back somehow.
I saw some lights at Fust.

Vitamin D supplements are good, too! (I lived in Seattle for six years before this)
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Re: Light therapy lights. Where can I buy them?

A previous thread might give you some more info.

Where to buy a light box for SAD
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Re: Light therapy lights. Where can I buy them?

I know this might sound a bit drastic.....but are you becoming seriously depressed by the lack of light?

I used to work in a psychiatric hospital in Scotland and people were given 'light boxes' to take home with them to try to improve their quality of life. It might be worth while asking at the doctor's to see if they can help.
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