The SunBox Company - SunRay II Bright Light Therapy Lamp
The SunRay II has two light settings. Its moderate price has made it a very popular unit among the larger boxes. As recommended by leading researchers, the light is delivered at a downward angle for maximum effectiveness. The leg pieces of the desk stand are easily detached and reattached to the back of the unit for portability. Made in the USA, it comes with a lifetime warranty on the light box and a two year guarantee on the bulb. The SunRay II is energy efficient, it uses only 124 watts to run it's full spectrum 5000k, 10,000 Lux bulbs. Spectrally transparent prismatic diffuser that blocks UV, does not filter the quality of light and will not yellow. No heat and no bulb flutter with advanced electronics. Advanced energy efficient electronics that do not overload the lamps.
- Easy to Use
- Ideal for: Home or Office
- Placement: Desk, Tabletop, or Stand (Optional)
- Color: White
- Dimensions: 15.5" Tall x 23" Wide x 3.25" Deep with 8' power cord
- Weight: 16.5 lbs
The high setting (both switches turned on) provides 10,000 lux @ 23"; 5,000 lux @ 34"; or 2,500 lux @ 49".
The low setting (only one switch turned on) provides 10,000 lux @ 14"; 5,000 lux @ 24"; or 2,500 lux @ 36".
How to use Light Therapy
- 10,000 lux white, fluorescent light; no ultraviolet wavelengths
- 15-30 minutes/day in the early morning, upon arising
- Stay awake, with eyes open; not necessary to stare at the light, so may eat and/or read
- Determine response after 2–3 weeks
- After remission, individualize dosing during the rest of the winter season
- Initiate treatment in early autumn in following years to avoid relapses
- In patients with retinal risk factors, obtain baseline eye examinations and monitor during treatment
- In patients with bipolar I disorder, maintain on a mood stabilizer
What Is Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD?
What are the links between light and seasonal depression? Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a specific type of recurring depressive illness that manifests in an annual pattern. Usually, it begins in early to late fall. It lasts throughout the winter. It only subsides with the longer, sunnier days of spring.
Some people have a milder form of seasonal affective disorder known as subsyndromal-SAD (S-SAD). This mild form is also called the winter blues. This mild “winter blues” form causes minor problems in people’s lives but not the total disruption that full-blown SAD causes.
Subsyndromal-SAD, as well as the disorder most people simply call seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, are actually both classified as a disorder called Winter-SAD. This is because this disorder occurs in winter and in the months surrounding winter.
But Winter-SAD is not the only subtype of seasonal affective disorder. Another subtype is Summer-SAD. As its name suggests, this subtype of SAD occurs in the spring and summer months. Summer-SAD is much rarer than Winter-SAD. It is less well researched, and its cause is undetermined.Throughout this website, unless otherwise noted, the term “SAD” refers specifically to Winter-SAD. The two subtypes of seasonal affective disorder share a distinct link, however, between changes in natural light and seasonal depression that can be severe or mild.
At SunBox, the mission is to help people lead healthier, happier lives.
SunBox accomplishes this by providing excellent, reliable products at fair prices. They also strive to be as courteous and responsive as possible to the individual needs of their customers, without whom there would be no business. The hope is that, through light therapy lights and exemplary customer service, SunBox products can assist in improving the level of happiness in people’s lives. What could be better than that?