Light therapy lamps mimic sunlight with a brightness level of at least 10,000 lux. When used for just 20 to 30 minutes a day, these lights offer the same effects as soaking up rays, including boosting your mood and improving circadian rhythms. It’s one of the easiest ways to lift your spirits, as you can use a light therapy lamp while working, eating or watching TV.
What is a Sunlight Lamp For Office?
A light therapy lamp emits natural light in order to lessen symptoms of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), increase energy, reduce depression, relieve insomnia, alleviate pain and induce relaxation. Light therapy lamps are a common treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and are named for their ability to treat that one particular disorder. They are set up to mimic the natural flow of light from the sun. Light therapy lamps are similar to the light therapy box in that they deliver light through the eyes in order to improve a variety of health issues. The primary difference between the two is their size and concentric setting. A light therapy box is usually placed across the room with the patient sitting in front of it. Light therapy lamps for office use are large lamps that shine light onto a small area.
How to Use a Sunlight Lamp For Office?
Unlike other therapies, light therapy does not require professional assistance. You can order a lamp for home use or purchase one for your place of work.
Step 1: Choosing a Lamp
Since there are several types of light therapy lamps, it’s important to choose the right one for you.
Try to find a lamp that emits light that is “white” in color as opposed to the cheaper red or yellow lamps that are on the market.
The fewest wattage bulbs you can buy, the better because even though the light is dim, it is still being perceived by the brain as a harsh glare.
The cheapest bulbs are those with a tungsten filament. These bulbs produce both heat and ultraviolet light. Tungsten is the least efficient source of light.
Bedside lamps and table lamps are the least expensive.
Step 2: Using the Sunlight Lamp
Sitting in front of a light therapy lamp for at least six to eight hours a day is ideal.
A good way to make sure that you are using the lamp to its fullest effectiveness is to use a sleep timer. This will eliminate the worry that you have left a light on.
Try to sit by the lamp as often as you can. If you work at a computer, sit in front of your lamp, read by your lamp, and do your work on the computer by the lamp.
Things You Need to Know Before Buying a Light Therapy Lamp
Because light therapy lamps are not regulated by the FDA, it’s important to check the specifications before buying. You’ll want a lamp with a brightness of at least 10,000 lux and UV-blocking technology. Otherwise, here are a couple of other factors to consider:
The lens might be an advantage in the case of a desk lamp, as it can filter rays that you don’t need.
A larger surface area is preferable, since it requires fewer treatments to cover specific areas of your body.
Light therapy lamps should be placed away from your electronics to keep them from emitting potentially damaging electromagnetic waves.
Interestingly, a recent study found that short term use of multidirectional surface [MDS] lamps on healthy adult men induces no change in core temperature, blood pressure, plasma melatonin or plasma and salivary cortisol. Several lamps were used: Specifen LED Lamps and Philips GoPure. I hope this study will be followed by wider research with more light therapy lamps and other wavelengths.
Light therapy lamps have long been used for psoriasis, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and skin conditions like vitiligo. But now a new kind of light therapy called cold laser can treat conditions such as arthritis and back pain or inflammation.
Cold laser therapy uses very bright light delivered through a photonic crystal fiber in a procedure known as photoacoustic therapy. When the light is delivered, it penetrates deep into the arteries and veins, as well as into all the cells and tissues surrounding them. This kind of therapy can be used for the following conditions:
Back pain or inflammation
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Muscle or tendon damage
How It Works
Research shows that 600-1600nm light penetrates 25-50um into skin tissue. This means that, despite being called “cold light”, it can be very hot.
Cold lasers utilize a gas under pressure—generally argon—that is confined inside a tube and lased with a high-powered beam of light. The intense beam heats the gas until it expands violently, sending out a shock wave that causes the body’s cells to vibrate. That vibration triggers a biochemical cascade in which the cells repair themselves.