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SunRay II Bright Light Therapy LampThe SunBox Company

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    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?



    Most people use their SunBox light boxes as sources of bright light during the fall and winter months. Some people use them on overcast days at any time of year, or when their schedules or surroundings do not allow much exposure to natural sunlight. Sun Boxes are also used by people working night shifts. Most people use light in the morning. If you use light too late in the day, it may disturb your sleep.

    To use a SunBox, the light should be in front of you, angled so that the light shines onto your face, and your eyes should be open. It is not necessary to look directly into the light; most people read, eat, or watch TV while using their SunBox. Eyeglasses or contact lenses may be worn, but heavily tinted sunglasses will reduce the amount of light received.

    Average use at the 10,000 lux distance is roughly 20-30 minutes per day. At 5,000 lux, that would be the equivalent of 40 minutes to I hour. At 2,500 lux, the light might be used for two to three hours. Actual time for a particular individual will vary. It usually takes some experimentation to find a routine that is right for you.


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    The SunBox Company

    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.


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