Bright Light Therapy

A natural, effective alternative to drugs

Many of the best healing solutions are completely natural - think ice, salt or oxygen. Many drugs still lack the effectiveness that these natural remedies can offer, and now light is in the same category. So many of the body's functions are dictated by light, and by simply providing yourself with doses of bright light you can correct a number of problems - and without a drug in sight.

How it works

Don't let jet lag ruin your business tripThe body produces many hormones throughout the day. The body takes its cues from several factors, and among them is sunlight. For example, a chemical called serotonin is produced and is triggered by sunlight. Serotonin is linked to a feeling of well-being - hence the warm feeling you get when walking in brilliant sunshine.

The body also produces a hormone called melatonin, which is linked to sleep. When sunlight dips, the body begins to produce melatonin to prepare the body for sleep. If the body doesn't receive a sunlight trigger upon waking, it continues to produce it during the day - which can lead to fatigue and depression.

The problem with modern day life is that the majority of our time is spent in doors away from direct sunlight. Indoor lighting is about 20% of the brightness our body needs to register it as being daylight. The result? Low levels of serotonin and high levels of melatonin, causing us to be down, tired and simply not feel ourselves.

The solution?

Bright light therapy was created specifically to replicate sunlight and cause the body to produce, and suppress, certain hormones. This means that our body now receives the essential triggers it needs to keep it functioning correctly and ensure we feel as energised and positive as we should - every day.

What is special about the Litebook EDGE?

Traditionally, light therapy meant being sat in front of a large lightbox (about the size of a regular mirror) and looking directly into it for an hour. While effective, it was awkward, boring and time consuming. Thankfully, the Litebook EDGE is revolutionising light therapy and making it quick and incredibly easy.

The Litebook EDGE uses white light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to produce its light. Regular lamps have used fluorescent bulbs, which are bulky, expensive to run, and emit harmful UV rays. The white LEDs in the Litebook mean it is much smaller than conventional lamps (just 1% of the size), and because the peak wavelengths of its light replicate those of sunlight exactly, usage time is as little as 15 minutes.

Fits into your hand, and your life

The Litebook EDGE's size and built-in rechargebale battery means it can be used anywhere; on a train, aeroplane, or simply on a desk or table at home or work. Unlike regular lamps, you do not have to look directly into it, you simply have it facing you at an angle. This leaves you free to get on with other things such as eating breakfast, applying make-up or reading a newspaper. It has never been so easy to get the light you need into your routine.

As with any electrical appliance, the running costs of a light therapy unit are an important factor. The fluorescent bulbs in traditional light boxes need to be replaced every 500 hours. As they need to be used for an hour, that means new bulbs every 18 months - and some use as many as 6, at £15 each. As you can see, it does not take long for the running costs to run into the hundreds. With the Litebook, the LED's last for 100,000 hours - that's 11 years of continuous use - or a few hundreds years of proper use. So the only running costs are electricity - costing roughly £5 per decade. Over the course of its lifetime, the Litebook EDGE will save you hundreds of pounds compared to a regular light therapy unit.

60-day money back guarantee

We are so confident in the effectiveness of the Litebook EDGE that if you do not feel the benefit of it within 60 days you can return it for a refund. We are also proud of its build quality, which is why we offer a two-year warranty - which is double that of most other manufacturers. Add in the outstanding aftercare provided by Intus Healthcare and you know you can buy with complete confidence.

Available with Zero-Rated VAT

Because SAD is recognized as a medical condition by HMRC, you can buy the Litebook EDGE without having to pay VAT. If you are buying the Litebook for personal use and suffer from chronic SAD then you are eligible to purchase it without paying tax. You do not need a prescription or diagnosis, you simply have to tick a declaration during the checkout process that confirms that this is the case.

Order before 3pm for next day delivery!

Litebook EDGE Portable SAD Light

If you order your Litebook EDGE before 3pm you will usually receive it on the the next working day! This means you banish your SAD as soon as possible and get back to feeling your regular self again in no time.

Need some more information?

You can find a wealth of information about light therapy and the Litebook EDGEon this site. Our support section includes and FAQ, and we also have an extensive research section. If there is anything you need to know or are unsure about, you can give us a ring on 0844 504 9999, or use the Contact Us page to send us an email, and we'll endeavour to answer any questions you may have.