The LifeLight is designed to supplement your daily intake of
light in order to achieve the recommended daily does of 2,500 to 10,000
lux. It employs an LED panel for illumination, which benefits from
extended life and reduced power consumption. The LifeLights powerful LED
panel emits 10,000 lux (as recommended by SAD.org.uk). Its modern
shaping and simple design takes inspiration from the sun. With industry
leading 10 stage dimming and a 4 stage timer, all controlled from three
simple buttons, the LifeLight sets itself apart from other SAD Therapy
What is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?
SAD is a medically recognised form of depression which affects 8% of
people in the UK. A further 21% of people in the UK experience a milder
form of SAD often referred to as ‘Winter Blues’.
The ‘Winter Blues’ can lead to individuals feeling tired, lethargic
and ‘fed-up’. By contrast, SAD is a seriously debilitating condition,
which can leave sufferers medically depressed. SAD can lead to problems
in relationships, unemployment and even suicide.
Lack of light causes SAD. Symptoms are common during the darker
months from August through to April, but can equally be triggered during
exceptionally dull summers or dark home/work environments. SAD can
occur anywhere, but is more prevalent in those living further away from
What are the Symptoms of SAD?
As described below, the symptoms of SAD are varied in type and
severity, often worsening as the days get darker. Initial symptoms can
help the individual identify the condition early and prevent serious
depression setting in.
Lethargy: A general feeling of fatigue making it difficult to carry out normal routines.
Over Eating: A craving for carbohydrates or sweet foods leading to weight gain.
Problems: A need to sleep more/oversleeping, while feeling unrefreshed
by sleep. Possibly disturbed sleep at night and early morning wakening.
List Loss of Libido: Reduced interest in physical contact and intimacy.
Social Problems: General irritability and uncomfortable in company, often refusing invitations.
Anxiety: Physical and mental tension and an inability to deal with stress, leading to panic attacks.
Cognitive Function: Difficulty concentrating and poor memory.
Depression: Low mood, sadness and apathy, negative thoughts, despair and low self-esteem.