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Reviewing and Testing the SKYVIEW 2: The World’s Most Advanced Circadian Lamp

Reviewing and Testing the SKYVIEW 2: The World’s Most Advanced Circadian Lamp

I recently bought the SKYVIEW 2 lamps to try for myself to run through our usual battery of tests, so if you’re looking for info on this light, you’ve come to the right place! While I was using them, my wife kept on saying “ooo that’s pretty” and she was not wrong! I’ve been using them for a while now both at my desk and as a bedside lamp, and in this article, we’ll go in-depth into the SKYVIEW’s spectral properties, features, and my opinion on their usefulness as a lighting wellness product. At a Glance The SKYVIEW 2 lamps offer a beautiful and effective solution to anyone looking for a more visually comfortable and dynamic SAD lamp. Pros Cons The SkyView 2 Circadian Lamps…

Our Scientific Review of the Lumie SAD Lamps

Our Scientific Review of the Lumie SAD Lamps

Lumie makes some nice looking SAD lamps, but are they worth buying? In this article, we’ll be going over their features, as well as testing them with our lab-grade spectrometer to see if you’re getting what you pay for! The SAD Lamps I was able to get my hands on 3 Lumie lamps; the Halo, Vitamin L, and Mini. To my European brothers and sisters, Lumie doesn’t ship all of their lamps to America yet, but when they do I will test them! We went ahead placed these lamps 1 foot from our spectrometer and tested them in order to add them to our extensive database. So without further ado, let’s get right into my thoughts on these! Halo The Halo is the flagship SAD…

The Best Computer Blue Light Blocking Glasses of 2024: Scientific List

The Best Computer Blue Light Blocking Glasses of 2024: Scientific List

Selecting the right pair of blue-blocking glasses for gaming or office work can be overwhelming! Who can you trust? Do these even work? Which ones are the best? Because we’ve independently tested over 50 of the best pairs, we have all the answers to these questions. You should come away from this article feeling confident that you’re selecting the best pair of blue-blocking glasses for your desired use case. But how do we know which ones to choose? Choosing a Lens: Clear vs Tinted Before you go ahead and buy a pair, you need to decide what’s more important, blocking all the blue light you can, or maximizing color accuracy. You see, if you wanted to block all the blue light, you go with a…

How to Build Your Own Full-Spectrum SAD Lamp!

How to Build Your Own Full-Spectrum SAD Lamp!

In this guide, I’ll walk you through how to build a truly full-spectrum light therapy lamp! So if you like light and a good DIY project, read on! Why Make Your Own Light Therapy Lamp? Me and the Sun are like this (picture me and the Sun hugging like bros) But when I can’t get bright sunlight in my eyes, I like to turn to a high-quality artificial light source, usually a SAD lamp, or bright light therapy lamp. Unfortunately, the SAD lamps currently on the market are lacking in one department or the other. They either flicker quite a bit, don’t use the latest full spectrum diodes, cost too much for their output, can’t be mounted optimally, etc. So I decided to try my…

Best SAD Light Therapy Lamps of 2024: The Scientific List!

Best SAD Light Therapy Lamps of 2024: The Scientific List!

I’ve now scientifically tested over 35 of the most popular SAD lamps, and due to popular demand, this article will go over my favorites for different categories. This list is not final and will change and adapt as more testing is done! Before we get into the recommendations, you may want to familiarize yourself with some of the factors that make a lamp worth buying. So feel free to read on, or skip to the recommendations. Things to Consider When Buying a SAD Lamp Lux, circadian light, glare, color temperature, flicker, oh my! Many things combine to make for a good light therapy lamp, it can be difficult to choose one unless you know what you’re looking for and why. Let’s go through the most…

3 Light Modes, 1 Goal: Perfect Sleep (This Lamp is a Must-Have)

3 Light Modes, 1 Goal: Perfect Sleep (This Lamp is a Must-Have)

Yuji recently sent me their new Serenity sleep lamp to review and boy! If you’re looking for a high-quality circadian sleep lamp, check this out! The Serenity Night Lamp While its price point will put off some, the Serenity lamp is built for the circadian rhythm enthusiast who values very high-quality light. The Serenity is a wireless, portable 3-in-1 night light capable of putting out very high CRI nature light with no invisible flicker! There are three color modes to choose from: Using the Serenity is simple. One touch to turn it on, two to turn it off, and to dim the light you just long-press the top. The Serenity also saves the dimming level of each setting so when you cycle back it will…

Testing the TheraLite Light Therapy Lamps

Testing the TheraLite Light Therapy Lamps

In addition to the popular Classic and Sky models Carex offers, which we’ve tested, they also sell a lineup of SAD light therapy lamps called Theralite. So like all the lights in our database, we tested these too! In this article, we’ll break down the pros and cons of each as well as our thoughts on which ones we recommend. If however you’re just looking for the best SAD lamp for you, we have a great article here you can check out. Build/Features Let’s start off with a quick table comparing all 6 of the Theralite lamps: As you can see, only the Aura Qi, Radiance, and Halo offer wireless phone charging, which is a nice feature that’s unique to these lamps. The Aura Qi…

Testing the Alaska Northern Lights SAD Lamps: Scientific Review

Testing the Alaska Northern Lights SAD Lamps: Scientific Review

On our journey to test and review all the best light therapy lamps (which you can find in our database), we just finished testing the SAD lights made by Alaska Northern Lights! In this article we’ll go over the data we collected with our lab-grade spectrometer, my thoughts on each of the three lamps they offer, and which one you might want to grab for yourself. If you’re on the hunt for a great SAD lamp, check out my thoughts here! So let’s dive right in! The Lights Alaska Northern Lights offers only 3 SAD therapy lights, the Aurora LightPad Max or Mini, and the NorthStar. What sets these lamps out from other brands is their sheer power! All of these claim to output over…

Testing the Carex SAD Light Therapy Lamps

Testing the Carex SAD Light Therapy Lamps

The Carex Day-Light Classic and Sky are two of the best-selling SAD lamps on the market, so I thought I would do a thorough scientific review of them so that you can confidently choose the best one for you. In this review, we’ll be going over the pros and cons of each, the real total lux output (which was surprising), as well as things like color temperature, flicker, magnetic fields, and more! So let’s get into it! Build and Features Here’s a quick breakdown of the stats and features of these lamps: As you can see the Sky appears to be the clear winner from our tests, however, it does something a bit odd which we’ll go over in some graphs in the lux measurement…

LED Color Light Therapy: An Overview

LED Color Light Therapy: An Overview

If you’ve been around the block with holistic or alternative medicine, you’ve probably at least heard of color light therapy, or LED light therapy. You might have also thought it sounded a bit cuckoo for cocoa puffs and thought: “Can color really do all that?” In this article, we will explore what color therapy is and what each color can do for you and the betterment of your overall health! What is Color Light Therapy? Color light therapy, or chromotherapy if you’re fancy, is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a type of therapy that uses different wavelengths of light, aka colors, to treat your overall health and well-being. Records of this type of healing can be found going back centuries to ancient Egypt, India,…