The SunBox Company has been in the SAD light business for over 25 years. We have built our reputation on building relationships, not just on selling SAD lamps. While other companies are only interested in selling light boxes, our goal is to help people live healthier, happier lives by providing professional attention. We help people decide on the best light therapy product for their particular needs.
In the early 1980’s, Neal Owens was diagnosed with seasonal affective disorder (SAD)—a newly identified medical disorder. Owens contacted the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), as they were conducting investigations into treating this newly identified problem with an experimental treatment called “bright light therapy.” They asked him to work with NIMH to develop a light box for their research that was safe, durable, and effective.
As people left the study at NIMH, those who responded well to bright light therapy were referred to Owens so they could special-order SunBoxes for use at home. This is how The SunBox Company began. Founded in 1985, we were incorporated in 1987.
Not only are we the original bright light box company, but we are recognized worldwide as a leader in light therapy products, with over 30 years of proven safety and efficacy.