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I bought my Northern Lights light box while living in Florida. I became aware that after several continuous overcast days, I struggled with intense anxiety. Recently, we moved to Cincinnati, where the weather includes many more overcast days. But I have not had anymore anxiety from the lack of light. I begin my day with some inspirational reading and using my light box. It makes for a great reading light, and it feels like freedom to not worry about not getting enough light or struggling with anxiety. Thanks for such a great product.
- Thea B.
| Cincinnati, OH
I use my Alaska Northern Lights lightbox every morning. I'm in law school and it helps me get going every day when the weather in Oregon turns. Here I am with my tea and my reading this morning!
- Patrick S.
| Portland, OR
I have been using my light box most days year round for three years! It has made a significant differences with both seasonal mood shifts and managing fatigue of PMS. I am a psychologist and recommend your light boxes to my patients regularly! I would love a second box for my office someday. Here I am with my tea, cat, and journal soaking up some light on a rainy New Hampshire morning.
- Maura S.
| Wolfeboro, NH
I can't imagine not using my Alaska Northern Lights light box every morning before the sun comes up. It certainly helps to wake me up and brighten my mood.
- Dave M.
| Malvern, PA
Since getting my light box, the harsh winters here haven't seemed so dreary, and my mood hasn't had the usual winter "dip" I used to have.
- Ben M.
| Lakewood, OH
I am thrilled with my Northern Lights product. I have been using the lights for 30 minutes each morning from early August until the first day of spring, now in my third year. For the past two years my moods have been much more stable through the winter than previously, when the lack of sun contributed to "blue" periods and even clinical depression. I have recommended the lights to several friends and told my physician how helpful I believe they have been to me.
- Rilla M.
| Montpelier, VT
My house receives very little natural light due to poor window placement. This causes many problems for me because I suffer from seasonal depression and bipolar disorder. When the seasons start to change and the daylight hours become shorter, I know that a dark depression that will last til spring is on its way. I dread it each year.
This past year I discussed treatment options with my doctor and she recommended I look in to getting a light box. I did an extensive amount of research by reading many websites and online boards for people who suffer from the same problems I do.
Over and over again I found the company recommended most was Alaska Northern Lights because they had the best quality, best reputation and best customer satisfaction. I love my light box and feel I have gained a new life during the winter months. I don't have to suffer any longer.
I am so very thankful for my light box from Alaska Northern Lights. It is one of the best investments for my health I have ever made.
- Stacie S.
| Harvest, AL
Last year was my first full winter with the North Star 10,000, and it was a time with a lot of energy that I have not experienced since I was a child. This year I am looking forward to winter and all the projects that I will have the energy for.
- Lena J. PhD
| Collingsworth, NJ
I got the North Star light box and it has been a life saver. Living in the Northeast has always been dreadful for me, especially as the winter approaches with the shorter days. Last year my doctor said I needed to get one to help combat my diagnosed S.A.D. I use my lightbox every morning (save in the summer when I do not need it) from the fall through the beginning of spring. My husband and I are so grateful for the lightbox - he noticed a difference in my mood within a couple of weeks of using it last year. After using it for the first time this morning, for the season, I noticed a difference right away then my husband commented on how cheerful I was throughout the day. The lightbox has been great for my artwork as well, it has motivated me to get up earlier in the morning, work on my art and get my day started - I have a built in time for catching my light and my creativity! It is fabulous. I looked at so many different brands and models of light boxes but chose Alaska Northern Lights because of the lifetime warranty, size, and workmanship. I really cannot express how grateful I am for having this light box.
- Pamela S.
| Brooklyn, NY
I have been using my lightbox for the past two years and it has been amazing! It really helps me to get through the winter and be a more happy person during that tough season. I am so glad I discovered the lightbox and strongly recommend it to anyone who suffers from Seasonal Affective Disorder!
- Heidi G.
| West Grove, PA
This will be our second year of using the North Star 10,000. We live in Kenai, Alaska & the winters are long. I work in a box store & my husband in an office. We drive to work in the dark & come home in the dark. No matter how many or what kind of lights I had on in the house it was never the same effect as the 15 minutes spent here every morning. With that first cup of coffee it is a wonderful way to for us to greet the new day. When I turned it on this morning I instantly felt an uplift in my spirit. Like opening the door to an old friend that had been gone for awhile.
- Kay A.
| Kenai, AK
Well, here I am, every morning from September through Mid-May, in the kitchen, in my robe, cuppa coffee in hand either reading, talking on the phone, or doing bookkeeping. But most importantly, I'm enjoying/benefiting from the Alaska Northern Lights light box. I don't know how I'd make it through Winter without it!
- Paddy R.
| Dexter, OR
I love my lightbox and start using it in October. When I use it I avoid sleepiness, carb cravings, depession, and weight gain. I use it first thing in the morning with a cup of coffee and my book. The people at Alaska Northern Lights are wonderful to work with and have great customer service.If you are considering a light box for SADD don't go to any other company.
- Terri D.
| Tekamah, NE
I have included a picture of myself using the light box as I do at my computer most mornings. I recently retired and find that by continuing the practice I had at work, getting the email out of the way early, I can easily use the light box as I did when working.
I have for years suffered in winter. My current home was purchased intentionally because it is very open and light with large windows. However, that proved not to be enough. One of my employees was using one of your light boxes at work and showed me how it solved her winter problems. She let me borrow her light that afternoon and the result was immediate.
I immediately ordered my own light box and have enjoyed it ever since.
Your product is excellent, and well wroth the investment. Keep up the good work.
- JR. M.
| Pleasanton, CA
My light box is one of the best Christmas presents my wife has ever bought me. As the days shorten and the weather changes to more grey and rainy days than sunny, I begin to notice it right away in my mood. I get quieter and less able to be self motivated. My light box changed all that. With just ten to fifteen minutes in the morning of reading by it or just sipping coffee under it I am able to start the day and go all day with a more positive outlook. I thank my wife and Alaska Northern Lights for this!
- Jim W.
| Anacortes, WA
I live in Northern New York and have suffered from seasonal depression for many years. Every year I have said life would be much more enjoyable for me, if I could cut November 1st through March 31st out of the calendar.
Late last fall I mentioned this to my Primary Physician and he suggested I look into light therapy. It was recommended that I look at Alaska Northern Lights. I researched several light therapy systems and ordered the North Star 10,000. I used it every day through the period I mentioned above. After experimenting for a few weeks I found 1 hour each morning when I get up works very well for me.
This past winter has been the most pleasant for me for as far back as I can remember. I highly recommend this light if you have seasonal depression or any other type of depression that appears to become greater in the winter months.
- David A.
| Pulaski, NY
After much discussion with my doctor, I ordered an Alaska Northern Light to combat seasonal depression. Because the light was a Christmas gift, I didn't start treatment until the middle of the central Pennsylvania "cabin fever" season. Within a very short time, I was totally free of any depressive symptoms. I did, however, "overdose" the first time I used the unit, because I did not follow my doctor's advice to start with 5 minutes a day and work up slowly. I felt very jazzed up that day and a bit irritable, so the next day I started with the short dose. By the time I was ready to start weaning off the light for the summer, I was getting about an hour of light a day. I also started taking vitamin D as well as E and other vitamins and supplements that also helped. I would recommend this fine product to anyone who has seasonal depression or SAD. It has helped me to wean off the toxic medications I was taking for depression and other related issues. As a massage therapist and natural healer, I really appreciate a natural product to help combat depression. Thank you.
- Brenda P.
| Blanchard, PA
I start to feel agitated during the fall months. Sitting in front of my lightbox for just 15 minutes in the morning before school makes me feel so much better plus I get to listen to my MP3 while I eat breakfast.This is my 3rd year using the lightbox. It's way better than having to take medicine. Thank you Alaska Northern Lights !
- Fred P., 15 years old
| Kingston, MA
Despite fall fast approaching, I don't have to dread the long dark days with little or no sunlight here in IL. Last winter, I began to use my Alaska Northern Light box beginning with the suggested time that was stated in the directions and began working up to my maximum light exposure.
The additional sunlight certainly helped me lessen my seasonal depression and have a more positive attitude here in the "snow belt." My sister owns one and has found it to help greatly in the PA winters.
- Charlotte J.
| Naperville, IL
I have had the light box for over a year now. I use it every morning when I eat breakfast, all year long. I find that it helps me wake up in the morning (especially when it's still pitch dark outside). It is a nice way to start my day. I sometimes read or do things on my computer while I'm eating breakfast, and always have the light box right in front of me. I don't go a day without using my light box!
- Stephanie L.
| Ann Arbor, MI
My Alaska Northern light box has been a life saver for over 11 years. I can work anywhere and have the sunshine I need to feel good. It is a safety net that reassures me that I can survive the winter as I feel the days begin to shorten and the cloud cover roll in here in Midwest.
- Keith C.
| Indianapolis, IN
I just wanted to make sure I tell you how much my light box has helped me!. Even though I have lived in San Diego I still have needed to use it and it has made a HUGE difference in how I feel during the colder months. Now I have moved to Northern California and I know I will be using it just as much or maybe even more. I am SO glad I have it and it REALLY has made a difference for my attitude and disposition in the more dreary months. THANK YOU!!!
- Melissa R.
| Novato, CA
I have always struggled in the winter with fatigue and mild depression due to lack of sunshine. My husband and I thought it might be worth trying light therapy. We did some research on the web and found Alaska Northern Lights. The North Star 10,000 in the floor stand combo was the best deal we had seen. We also really liked the money back guarantee in case the light didn't help. Thankfully, the light did help! It was subtle and at first I didn't think it was dong that much but my husband noticed a difference after only a few days. Once he pointed out the difference in my mood, I realized that I was indeed feeling much better. I used my light every morning through the winter while I walked on my treadmill for 30 minutes and have also found it beneficial to use during the summer when there are too many cloudy days in a row. It has helped me keep a happier mood all year round! Thank you for your wonderful product!
- Joanna P.
| Kent, WA
Since I started using the Alaska North Star 10,000 40 minutes each morning. I have been forgoing my afternoon naps. I have more energy during the day and my mood is uplifted. Another exciting part is I have been dreaming in color. Thank you.
- Judee D.
| Matamoras, PA
This light box is loved!! My daughter, Erica has Downs' Syndrome with some complications. To avoid adding another medication, we decided to try to your light box specifically to address depression. Erica has come alive. Her conversation is better, she is more cheerful and eager to engage with those around her. Erica says, "It makes my eyes light up." Thanks for giving us an effective alternative to medication.
- Linda S, Mother | River Falls, WI
I purchased my Alaska Northern Light box about nine years ago. Previously, I suffered greatly with Seasonal Affective Disorder and found it difficult to function on my job as teacher during the dark winter months. I used antidepressant medication for a few years, but I did not like the resulting feeling of being "drugged" or the accompanying weight gain. My doctor recommended trying light therapy, so I researched light boxes and settled on your wonderful product.
I typically use the lightbox for 30 minutes every day starting in mid October until early May. I have it mounted beside my treadmill and as I exercise with it for 30 minutes every morning, I feel like I am "walking in sunshine!" When I arrive at school to start my day, I feel energetic and positive. I also find it easier to eat healthy foods and not overindulge in sweets.
Thank you for making and selling such a wonderful, sturdy product!
- Renee D. | New Bedford, MA
I was raised in Alaska and used a light box for several years there before I moved to AZ. I left behind the light box and never had a need for it because of the 340+ days of sunlight in Yuma. I moved to Washington state two years and suffered the first winter without a light box. Suffered is putting it lightly. I knew after that first winter I was going to have to buy another light box. I contacted your company on the advise of my doctor. Although my insurance company refused to pay for my box, I would have begged or borrowed to buy it. It makes my life bearable to live in the winter time!
I spend one hour every morning in front the box. I have found this to be almost the best hour of my day. I usually read a book or journal. Sometimes I write old-fashioned letters. Not only does the light box give me what I need in terms of the right kind of light to shut off the production of melatonin in my body, it provides me a time to get centered first thing in the morning.
- Susan A. | Richland, WA
I live in Oregon. We have a lot of days without sunshine, and I have suffered the effects of SAD. Since using my Alaska Northern Lights box, life is much more positive. When making the decision to purchase some type of light therapy, I considered the ease of use. Your light box with the floor stand is the best! I read my morning newspaper in bed and have my coffee while getting my light therapy. No time wasted, and the brilliant light is great for reading the newspaper. Purchasing my light box from you has been one of my best decisions ever.
- Barbara B. | Beaverton, OR
I just wanted to thank you and everyone at your company for providing such a solid and reliable product. I use my Alaska Northern Lights light box during the darker months for my Seasonal Affective Disorder. The combination of your light box and taking Wellbutrin XL every day make it possible for me to do things like get out of bed in the morning and walk up the stairs as SAD really impacts my life and makes it very hard for me to do everyday tasks. I don't have the option to move to a sunnier climate as my job is here, so I have to do everything I can to help combat the symptoms of SAD. The light box really helps and I am very appreciative that I have it. Thanks again for making such a great product!
- Sarah G. | Portland, OR
I purchased my light box in January 2000. It was the best $200 investment I made for myself! I could instantly see results from this amazing box of light! I put it on my bathroom counter and I turn it on every single day. I am in the bathroom for 15 minutes to 30 minutes on average. Not only did it affect my mood immediately, my 9 year old daughter and I noticed within my first cycle that I no longer experienced PMS! What a benefit that was!
Within the first 3 years of owning this product, I either bought or sold 5 more light boxes to friends! I personally purchased 2 more to give as gifts, but I had 3 other friends who chose to get one for themselves too. All of my friends have had wonderful results as well. Whenever I hear someone talk about SAD or the ugly, grey, wet Pacific NW weather we have, I always tell them my story of my light box and how I highly recommend them to anyone experiencing symptoms from lack of light. Thank you for your wonderful product!
- Melanie M. | Oregon
I absolutely love it. It's one of the highlights of my day, and the first thing I turn on when I get home in the evening. It truly allows me to feel happy and complacent, especially when the weather turns cold and dark. Plus, my apartment has a view of a grey brick wall and nothing else, so without my light, I'd be a lost, depressed soul.
Thank you for changing my life year round!
- Kate M. | Chicago, IL
I have received so much benefit from using the light box. I used it all last winter and it really helped lessen my usual depression symptoms that I get in the winter months.
I have recommended it to the people I meet who suffer from any kind of depression. Your product has been a real blessing to me.
- Lisa B. | Massillon, OH
I bought a light box from you a few years ago. A friend recommended that I get a light box and one from you! I used to sleep poorly during the cooler months and as a result wouldn't be in a great mood. I also would have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning, finding energy to exercise and eat right. Using the light box has helped me keep my healthy summer habits and brighten my mood! I sit under the light and read for 30-60 minutes every morning starting mid-Sept thru at least the end of March. In no time, I have my three cats sitting on my lap basking in the glow of the light. They love it too!
- Tracy M. | Dousman, WI
I used a smaller, less intense unit up until last year, but I find that the Alaska Northern Light is much brighter, and I require less time with better efficacy when using it.
I have become very reliant on the light during the darker months of the year for good spirits and better energy. I am most grateful for the light which is a part of my every day existence and the first thing I do in the morning. I have recommended the unit for several patients who suffer similar symptoms seasonally.
- Julien Ginsberg-Peltz MD | Providence, RI
A patient of mine was telling me how he used to get so depressed and lethargic in the winter until his wife, in depression, bought him an Alaska Northern light. After asking several questions, I was convinced that it could help my husband too. I wasted no time and ordered our own light. After using it for a month, my husband swore it did no good. I talked him in to using it for a whole season and he is glad I did. By 7 weeks of use he was having second thoughts. By the end of 3 months of use here in the Willamette Valley he had completely changed his mind. We are now just starting the 2nd season with the light box and I am looking forward to a good winter, as when one person in a household has SAD, it will affect the rest of the home to one degree or another. I do not personally have trouble with SAD but I do have to admit that getting exposed to the light on a fairly regular basis, I too get 'energized'. In fact my husband says that it 'over energizes' me! I don't mind at all. The light is what I call 'cheery' : ) Thank you so much!!!
- Rebekah M. | Dallas, OR
I live in Wisconsin and the winters can be downright miserable and long. I am so grateful to have found the simplest solution available and not have to resort to drugs for relief. Your company is first rate, has always been there when and if I needed questions answered, and further, stand behind your product which means a lot to those of us that are far from an urban area. I LOVE my light box; it has changed my life.
- Karren L. | Westfield, WI
I had noticed that every year for 10 years, starting in the fall and continuing throughout the winter, I was experiencing fatigue and depression, worsening with each passing year. I was becoming non-functional. I also was experiencing this to a lesser degree in the summer. About 2 years ago it was found that I had developed Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, a cause of hypothyroidism. After a few months of taking the medication, I was feeling much better than I had, but I still could not get through the winter, and still had some fatigue, depression, and felt very unmotivated. Something was missing.
After doing some research on the effects of sunlight and very bright light on SAD and fatigue/depression, I spent considerable time researching the various lightboxes. Many claims were made for all of them, but I ultimately decided on Alaska Northern Lights due to some good reviews, the customer service, and the 10,000 lux that was maintained even at 24"". Most other lightboxes had decreasing lux at that distance.
I would use it starting with 20 minutes/day and within 2-3 days I noticed an increase in energy and motivation, and a more positive outlook. I continued to use it for the remainder of the winter until the spring weather here in Illinois was nice enough to be outside in the sun for about 1/2 hour/day. It was the first winter that I wasn't just sitting around, not getting much done, and actually had the desire to accomplish things. I was so grateful that finally I did not have to dread winter and had my life back!
I recommend your lightbox to my friends and acquaintances who also have difficult time getting through the winter. Thanks for such a great product!
- Cynthia F. | Mokena, IL
This is my second year for using The Northern Light. I am so happy my doctor suggested I try it and it truly has made a big difference. I don't feel as tired and it's easier to get on with my life. I feel more alert and not as depressed. It's a great feeling. I use it from October until May when our days have less sunshine. It has helped me so much that I told my neighbor who also purchased one and couldn't be happier. Thank you so much for a great invention.
- Lorraine F.
| Lansdale, PA
I have been using my lightbox from Alaska Northern Lights for two years now after receiving it as a gift from a good friend who shares similar Seasonal Affective Disorder and also have the same box. I could not believe the difference it made and how quickly I felt the effects! I seriously felt better and had more energy in the first and second week. I was amazed on how much more energy I had and how much easier it was to get out of bed in the morning. I am so thankful for my lightbox now. When I start to feel the season change and the light to fade earlier and earlier in the day, I grab my lightbox immediately and start using it. I honestly cannot imagine going through the winter months now with out my lightbox! Thank you Alaska Northern Lights!
One very satisfied customer
- James H. | Clinton, IA
The long, dreary winters here in north Idaho have always left me depressed and lack-luster. Last winter, tired of wanting to sit around doing nothing all day long, I decided to buy a SAD lightbox. I chose the Alaska Northern Lights box because it delivers the recommended 10,000 lumens at a respectable distance of 2 feet, because the construction of the box appeared sturdy, and because the optional stand allowed me to place the box near my desk or reading chair and move it around as necessary.
I am entirely satisfied with the box. I sit in front of it every morning, starting in early September when the days are noticeably shorter, for half an hour to 45 minutes as soon as I get up. I actually hate turning it off when my time is up! If I wasn't afraid it would keep me up at night, I'd probably sit in front of it all day. The bright, white light is great for reading, and it makes me feel like I've had a hearty dose of sunshine. I had to "ramp up" to 30 minutes when I first got the box, as it made me hyper. This only lasted about a week. After that, it lifted my mood without any negative side-effects. I whole-heartedly recommend this light box to folks who suffer from SAD.
- Lynn A. | Bonners Ferry, ID
I have used my lightbox extensively during the winter months, and at first I was skeptical as to the outcome of it's use. However I gradually was astonished to find my normal winter depression was dissipating as time went on. I set a time to read in front of the light for about 30 minutes and it truly works. I would recommend this light to anyone who is fighting depression in the winter.
- Ron B. | Portland, OR
I bought a light box from you 7 years ago. I live in Chicago and I use it every winter. It is a great product. Very durable, I have moved several times in the past 7 years and my light box works perfectly. I just want to thank you for providing such a great product. I literally use it every single day during the winter. It's worth every single penny. Thanks again.
- Anonymous | Chicago, IL
I have not felt better over the winter months for years until last year I purchased your light box. I truly believe in this product and it is worth it to anyone suffering from lack of sun light or SAD. Until I started using it, I spent more time with doctor appointments than the total of my 30 minutes each day in front of the lamp. Thanks again.
- Bill L. | Dakota, IL
I usually get an anti-depressant prescription every fall to help battle the Seasonal Affective Disorder depression that sets in during the "dark months". I have not had to fill the prescription since I started using the light and I was much more active than I have been during most winters. I hope to eventually have a light for every room!!!!
- Margaret H. | Leavenworth, KS
I ordered the NorthStar 10,000 from you three years ago and am so glad that I did. At the time, I had to have 3 separate alarm clocks to wake me in the morning, and it was still difficult to get out of bed. Frankly, I was skeptical that the light would work. I had a dawn simulator that didn't seem to help much, but it was probably because I had the wrong kind of lights plugged into it. And of course I had tried anti-depressants which also didn't offer much relief. However, after about a week of using your light box in the morning, I was consistently WAKING UP BEFORE the 1st ALARM WENT OFF ! It was simply amazing. My energy level and mood is much better too. Sunlight is probably the best remedy, but in the absence of that, your product is next on my list. I keep it next to my computer at work and use it first thing in the morning. I start using it in late September/early October and never have the problems getting up like I used to have.
Your comparison chart between different models was also a huge help. That's really what sold me on yours over the others out there.
- Stephen | Edmonds, WA
Hi. I have used your lightbox for several years now. I was so bad mentally w/ depression and SAD that I tried to take my life. I live in NY near Syracuse(the cloudiest city in the world)and the winters are dreadful. After using the light along with the proper meds I am my normal self again; I just sit beside it about 30-60 minutes every night,except in the summer,and that is all the time I need. It is truely a life saver. Many thanks, Judy.
- Judy | Kansas
I first discovered you by doing an internet search in 1992 (or so). I've used my light box every year since then (usually from Nov.- April) in WI. I've purchased a box for my daughter and have recommended you to many friends since then! This is the FIRST TIME I've had to replace a bulb (Jan. 2009)!.
- Cynthia T. | Wisconsin
Eight years ago, the grand old man of psychiatry at Harvard's Mass General Hospital suggested I get a light box, and suggested I get it from Alaska Northernn Lights, because he'd had the best results with the company's product. Eight years later, my light box is still in perfect working order( I thought it wouldn't last five),and I have only had to replace one bulb. The product has been a godsend for my mood disorder, and in fact I keep it on all day, 7 days a week. Amazing, but true.
- Elliott L. Sirkin | Boston, MA
I've had your light box for two years and the benefits are incredible! I'm buying a second one for my daughter.
- Kathy T | Fort Collins, CO
Just a note to let you know that I received my light box on Monday and too my skeptical surprise I absolutely love it! I have lived in Seattle for 19 years and have struggled with the winters for about half that time. Using the light each morning is changing my life and I am immensely grateful! After just a week of use my energy has improved 100 percent as has my sleep and my mood. I slept a straight 7 hours for the first time in years. Thanks for making such a great product!!!
- Cathy Cohen | Seattle, WA
Hi, this is Paul Hunstad, an American expat living in Indonesia. I bought a light box from you in 1999 and later the international voltage model (220V) when I moved to Indonesia in 2003. At first I resorted to antidepressants without using the light box and over the past 3 years those pills set me back over $1800. Your NorthStar 10,000 set me _ahead_ $250 (with shipping and customs taxes) because it has made all the difference in the world. The first time I used it, it was great. I just tried it again, beginning at 30 minutes per day one week ago and am now up to 1 hour a day upon awakening.I feel better than ever, have much more energy (I can pick up and carry my 1 year old son without being so tired and sluggish like before) and enjoy life and laugh at jokes. What a relief! God bless you for designing this light box. My wife is very happy as well and says she has seen me go from an irritable, depressed person wasting money on antidepressants to a happy, vibrant and full of life.(Although I live in Indonesia, there is a monsoon here which lasts from November to March and it is dark and often rainy during this time. Even during sunny weather it is just too hot to go outside for the light and then there's the risk of skin cancer which my dermatologist warned me about. My psychiatrist here in Indonesia fully supports your light box and told me I can use your box instead of antidepressants. It is even good for people without SAD..lots of medical abstracts point to the efficacy of light therapy in the treatment of major depression.) Sorry for the long email, but thanks again for such a fine, quality product. Still going strong after 5 years, although the bulbs take longer to turn on sometimes...they are still quite bright. It's made all the difference in the world.
- Paul H. | Jakarta, Indonesia
I purchased your light box before Christmas and have been using it daily. My depression has lifted and I have cut my time in therapy in half. I got real busy the first week in January and did not use the box and the depression returned. I can't believe that just sitting in front of a light box can make so much difference but it is true. My psychiatrist is amazed on how it has affected me. (He was the one who talked me into getting it in the first place). I am still waiting to find out if my insurance will cover it but I don't have much hope they will. By the way, I have 3 cats and the minute the light box goes on, two of them are either on my lap or laying in front of it. They just love it. Maybe I have depressed cats! Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that it is working for me. I am a skeptic and I must admit I thought I was throwing my money away and I only ordered it because of the 60 day money back guarantee. I was sure I would be boxing it up and sending it back. It works! It works! It works! Thanks
- Mary Salzma
I have been using my NorthStar light box for about a month now and I feel wonderful. My energy is better, my anxiety is better, and my over all well-being is better. I thought I might have to go on antidepressants before discovering light therapy, but now all I need is your light for about 30 minutes each morning!! Great product and I highly recommend the carrying case as well.
- J. Nelson | Atlanta, GA
Your light box is terrific ! This is the worst possible kind of northern Vermont November day: snowing, 32 degrees, misty, bleak, cold, dank - HORRIBLE! And it's already dark at 4:30 !!!!!!!!!!
I have the light box on the windowsill next to my PC and turn it on 20 minutes in the morning after I get up; then again in late afternoon at dusk.
It works wonders! I am bright-eyed and bush-tailed all the time.
- A. Bona Vermont
PS. Super fast service! Great product + easy to use.
I am writing to thank you for the excellent light box I purchased last month. It shipped quickly and was very well packaged. I began using the unit the morning after receiving it, and I am truly thrilled with the results thus far. The daily light therapy has already lifted my spirits and diminished the carb cravings that typically plague me this time of year. I did not think it possible to experience this much improvement in my mood within such a brief period of time. It has been over two years since I first began reading the research on bright light therapy, and I am so glad that I finally purchased this unit. Your great guarantee helped give me the confidence to go ahead and give this a try.
- Kyle B.J. | Georgetown, KY
The NorthStar 10,000 is near and dear to my heart! For several years now, I have been able to stay off anti-depressants, particularly true in the winter months... because of your light box I use. As it is only light a few hours a day now, the light is a real help!! Thanks again for your great product.
- Susan | Great NorthWest
I just had the best January in my adult memory! I attribute it to using your lightbox. January's typically my worst (month).To give you some perspective, two years ago I was so depressed and so sad on my birthday (Jan. 17) all I did was cry. This year, I was so energized and so excited....
A friend who is an electrician was very impressed with the construction of your box and the quality. Thank you for making this product and making it available. I will not be without it now!
God Bless you,
- Dawn D. | Grand Rapids, MI
You know, you people are just delightful and a surprise and a model for others on how to treat customers!
- K. Albert | Hiram, Maine
Kudos to you for a great product! I've had my lightbox for three years now and I still love it. It makes the long Minnesota winters much more bearable! I am a different person since using my light... I've nicknamed it my 'happy light'!
- J. Vincelli | Minneapolis, MN
I bought one of your lights 3 weeks ago, loved it and now I'm buying one for a friend. Thanks.
- Michael W. | Los Angeles, CA
I have a NorthStar 10,000 lightbox, and let me say that it's fantastic! I work inside a building all day and the light helps me stay alert, especially since I do have mild depression that gets worse with the winter months.
I've had the light for about 5 months and it's been amazing. It's silent and doesn't flicker at all (my monitor is probably worse in that regard), and the heat output is very minimal. My coworkers keep saying that when they approach my cube, they think there's a window in it (which is illogical but shows you how natural the light seems). I could have found a cheaper one, but with something like this it never pays to go halfway. When I started reading about light therapy on the internet, your products kept coming up. I found your website and started reading, and knew I'd come to the right place. All roads lead to Northern Lights. :) I'm impressed by the quality and simplicity of design. Outstanding!
- Anne H. | San Jose, CA
I've had your 10,000 lux lightbox for approximately 2 months. What a difference! I used to think there was something about Christmas that was intrinsically depressing. This year I'm enjoying the season! For the first time I'm in as good a mood in the winter, as i am in the summer.
- Michael K. | New York City (aka A Grinch no longer!)
Hi, I ordered my lightbox from you in October and just want to let you know how much I appreciate this product. I spring out of bed every morning at 6:00 a.m. and take my treatment. The energy is overwhelming!
- Gayle B. | Ohio
Online message board posted by Susan G on January 02, In Reply to: "light boxes" for depression ?
I use one and it has made all the difference!!!!!! Ask anybody who knows me! I live in the Pacific Northwest and suffered for 14 years before I tried this and I wish I had done it way back when!
Light boxes can be spendy...heres a link to where I got mine with lots of info on SAD and they also do split payments for those like me who live on a TIGHT budget! They have great customer service. I've referred 4 others to them who also have had great service.
- Susan G. | Vancouver, WA
Great service, Fantastic product which has brightened my day and mood.
- Bernard V. | New York
Just received my light box--man, was that ever speedy! It's all set up and going strong right now and seems like a real winner! I did a lot of research before buying the NorthStar Light from you folks, and was very pleased with the friendly information on your Web site, as well as your prices.
PS: My buddies at work are all excited about my light box and want to know if I like it--seems we're all a bit SAD right now in gloomy Washington state. So, be prepared as some more orders may be coming your way soon.
- Shell, Sandy | Oregon
Just a short note to say how pleased we were with the quick order service we received on my light box. The order was place over the internet on Thursday evening. We received the light box on the following Tuesday. It is a pleasure doing business with a company that is so efficient. Keep up the good work!
- Sandi Oldaker
"It's wonderful! It makes a real difference for me. I get a lot more energy and am more cheerful.
- C. Laurie Denny | Redmond, WA.
The North Star 10,000 has made such a big improvement in my ability to function and overcome SAD this winter, that I bought one for my mother and father. My parents, who like the light, are now looking forward to enjoying next winter, and wish they had known about bright light therapy before.
- Marty Rice | Middletown, Maryland
My creative thought patterns have come back with just using the light box for a few days. Both my cats want to lay in front of the light and soak it up!
- Kathleen L. Fike | Palmer, AK
Bright light therapy has given me my life back. It has brought my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome under control to where I am now able to work as a teacher again.
- Charlotte Coleman | Bainbridge Island, WA
Pleased with the fast service and professional courteous manner of salesperson and shipping co.
- Theresa Sullivan | Bronx, NY
This is major magic!
- Gretchen Breese | Ripon, WI
As I am using this unit to treat SAD, I wanted to report the progress I've made so far. I'm beginning to have pleasant dreams where I wake up feeling a sense of happiness. I sleep more deeply. My immune system seems to be improving. My son recently had a cold, and for the first time ever, I didn't catch it. Most importantly, I have more energy during the day...Thank you for answering the phone in person,useful advice and providing a quality product at a relatively low price. I will recommend your company to other people.
- Kristen Wigren | Concord, CA
Your considerate sharing of information, answering questions along with the good price and 40-80 day trial period made me decide to go with your product. It is a pleasant color/quality light. My sleep needs dropped from 9-10 hours almost immediately down to 7-8. Thank you very much!
- Marah Loft | Amhearst, MA
Excellent. Should have had one 30 years ago. Definitely helps with SAD. Brightens up the day literally.
- Patrick B Holmes | Sand Point, AK
The North Star 10,000 gave me my sense of humor back in the winter. I like its brightness and small size without the irritating hum or light flicker.
- Rick Engels | Homer, AK
"I want to comment on the prompt delivery, ...I ordered the light on Dec. 19., I was very pleased when the light box arrived Dec. 21 (in time for Christmas).
A few words about your light box, ...after only one short session I felt a dramatic difference. I have continued to use the light every day and I know it has made a tremendous difference in the way I feel. ...on the way home from work I was singing along with the radio (something I haven't done in a few weeks)."
- Karen Bryan | Puyallup WA