5 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2016-03-15
Perfect!! So bright
Just want to show a "before-after"... It changes everything! Perfect!! So bright! Good mood!!
5 Stars By Caiti Weiser on 2017-02-16
I bought this light when my Northern Lights floor lamp died. It was the middle of winter and I've been using light therapy to combat seasonal depression for the past few years, so I wanted to get a replacement asap. I wasn't sure how it would compare to my old light, which my doctor has recommended by name, but I could get this one delivered much sooner.
I've had it for two or three weeks now and I have to say I'm even more impressed by this Alaska Northern Lights light box than with my old lamp. The surface area is about 150% bigger and the directions say you can get 10,000 lux at 2ft away instead of the standard twelve inches. I didn't realize how big of a difference that would make.
The light from this thing is crazy bright, and I mean that in the best way. When I have it turned on in my living room I can't even tell if my regular lamps are off or on. When I use it in the evening I find myself closing the curtains because otherwise I feel like I'm performing on stage for anyone who walks or drives by my windows-- it's that bright!
The light is not heavy and has a handle to carry it, making it easy to move from one place to another.
I think I'm going to purchase the stand they have for this light. I haven't found a permanent spot for it yet so the stand will give me more options for placement.
5 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2013-01-25
Alaska Northern Lights
I have known that my husband deals with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) for most of our 27 yrs of marriage; it was such a drag to have to remove all the curtains in our bedroom because I need dark and quiet to sleep and even then I have problems sleeping. Recently there was a speaker at our local hospital about SAD. I decided to look into the lights. I purchased a very small, portable one for me and this big one to go in the living room. I exercised this morning under the light of this big one. It was very nice. I have not had to take the afternoon Xanax and hope that I will eventually have the peace of mind and courage to not take the morning one. It feels good to feel good.
5 Stars By KC on 2014-02-23
absolutely the best!
If you need a boost from the winter blues, this light box is the way to go. Don't waste your money or your mental health on cheap imitations. This box puts out sunglasses worthy light and as the bulbs warm up and brighten so will your mood. These boxes are lightweight and portable. Move them with you, or better yet buy a couple so you have one in each room. It's especially great to use in the bedroom after your alarm goes off on those cold dark mornings. Flip the light therapy box on when you hit your snooze button. You will be ready to rise and shine when your alarm goes off again.
5 Stars By Julie on 2016-12-28
I received the item today and it works beautifully. It's a very nice compact sized light. I love how its the size of a medium briefcase. The light isn't overbearing or blinding. I love how its a soft white bright light. It will help me beat my seasonal /winter depression during the dark Iowa winter months. Thank you Alaska Northern lights! I love it! It's a lifesaver.
5 Stars By JDPete on 2017-02-06
Works great. Helpful to me in combatting SAD during dark winter weeks.
5 Stars By Douglas E on 2013-04-10
Excellent light therapy box!
I just bought this to combat a lifetime tendency toward SAD, so have not used it a full, low-light season yet, but with my one month of use, I was very impressed. Easy to assemble and use, and very powerful. I think our neighbors think we are growing pot with grow-lights; it lights up our whole first floor. :-)
5 Stars By J. P. Cummings on 2014-02-18
Makes big difference!
It works, period. Consistency is key, as is usage at about the same time every morning. If you think you suffer from SAD, this is money well-spent, hands down.
It takes the lamps/bulbs a few minutes to reach full output; follow the instructions and it will serve you well. Well-built container, functional handle, and easy on/off switch.
5 Stars By Desert Sage on 2013-11-12
It took about a week, but I definitely noticed an upswing in my morning mood. This is especially true if I'm very close to the lights. If you suffer from depression/morning gloom, there are WAY worse ways to throw away $300. I took a chance and it's paid off.
5 Stars By Diane C. on 2015-10-08
It was worth the price.
Yes! It worked! I wasn't sure if I actually had SAD because I feel this way all year. But, I work in a room with no windows and have for decades. I bought the light box a month ago and having it on for just 15 to 30 minutes each morning when I wake up has worked miracles. It was worth the price for the difference it has made.