Lumiram HappyMood™ Light Therapy Lamp
Sunlight is an essential ingredient in life, but many of us don't get the amount of bright, health-stimulating light we need - especially during the darker months. As the days get shorter leading up to winter, we get less time under the bright sun which is necessary to keep our circadian cycles and health in balance.
Much more portable than our flagship light therapy unit, the Aurora™ light therapy system, you won’t have to think twice about getting your daily dose of bright therapeutic light with this practical light therapy lamp! You'll be able to bring this one with you everywhere!
Up to 10,000 lux of bright, white light in order to:
⚡️ increase energy and alertness
🌓 reset circadian rhythm and restore sleeping patterns
😊 improve mood
Plugin and use for up to 20-30 minutes a day to start feeling the energizing and balancing effects of bright light therapy anywhere you go!
You don't necessarily need to be suffering from SAD to use light therapy - anyone can use light therapy as an addition to their daily morning ritual! It's an effective way to get a boost of energy and alertness to get the day going!
This light pad provides:
3 levels of brightness up to 10,000 lux of light
Full spectrum UV-free Cool White LED light
A choice of 3 light intensity levels to suit your needs and sensitivity
A built-in timer (10 minute increments up to 60 minutes) so you can set and forget it
Compact size; carry with you anywhere: 9.5“H x 6.75“W x 0.75“D
To use: Light therapy is best used in the morning. While eating breakfast, getting ready, or sitting at your desk, place your light pad anywhere from 3-12 inches away from you, and to your side. The goal is for light to reach your eyes, without looking directly at the pad - it’s quite bright! Let it reach your open eyes peripherally. It's key that your eyes remain open for the duration of your session for light therapy to take proper effect.
If you wear blue light filtering glasses for screen/computer usage, we recommend taking them off during your light session for maximum benefit.
Try for 10 minutes at first to see how you respond; you should begin to feel a sense of alertness. If you start feeling jittery, that’s an indication to place the pad a little further away and/or to use it for less time. You’ll learn what your body needs over time!
If you have macular degeneration, vision sensitivity, or are particularly sensitive to lighting in general, you'll find fluorescent-based light therapy, such as our medical-grade Aurora® full spectrum light therapy system, to be more comfortable.
Note: We do not make medical claims. Please consult your physician or therapist to see if light therapy is right for you.
We ship to the US + Canada!
Free shipping is available at checkout for all orders over $99 within the 48 contiguous US states. We ship to Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico.
Note: All bulbs are rated for use at 110-120 Volts only. Chromalux® bulbs are not rated for use in Europe or elsewhere using 240V.
Returns + Exchanges
We offer a 30 day return and exchange policy on most items that are unused and in good resalable condition. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, order number, and a request for an RGA number. Customers are responsible for the return shipping cost, unless the return is due to our own fulfillment error. Once received, a full refund will be credited to your original form of payment within 5-7 business days. Products must be returned to us unused in their original inner and outer packaging.
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer exchanges for international orders at this time.
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⚡️increase energy + alertness
🌗 reset circadian rhythm + sleeping patterns
😀 improve mood
How it works
Without enough of the bright white light exposure needed to stimulate the hypothalamus, a part of the brain linked to the body's internal clock controlling the sleep-wake schedule (among many other things), the body may increase its production of the sleep hormone melatonin while decreasing the production of serotonin, the feel-good brain chemical that helps regulate mood. Light therapy lamps help mimic the approximate brightness and color temperature of sunlight during the day to help to reset the body's internal clock, improve energy, and uplift mood.
Our eyes detect the presence of light through specialized non-visual forming photoreceptors containing the photopigment melanopsin. Melanopsin is most reactive to shortwave blue light, which, if activated by its presence, sends off a signal to our brain's hypothalamus.
Who it's for
The most common use of light therapy is to treat SAD, a type of seasonal depression during the fall and winter caused by a lack of sunshine. But you don't need to suffer from a clinical diagnosis of SAD to enjoy the stimulating benefits of bright light therapy: think of bright white light as a vitamin to be taken each day for optimal health and wellness!
Does the Aurora™ emit UV light?
While full spectrum fluorescence does emit a negligebale amount of UV, it will all be filtered out by the prismatic lens covering the lightbox.
Is EMF a concern?
No; light therapy is only used for short stints of time each day up to 30 minutes max and shouldn't have any effect. We place more concern on the other light bulbs that are in use all day and night! That said, always choose fluorescent-based models like the Aurora™ over LED if EMF is a top concern.
Can't I just use full spectrum or daylight light bulbs for SAD?
It won't hurt, but to rely on light bulbs alone will leave you wanting more. A common misconception is that a full spectrum light bulb serves as light therapy on its own. We wish that were the case, but in truth, the dose of light needed to elicit a biological response in humans is bright - so bright that you wouldn't be able to use it as a general light source. Light therapy uses specialized high lux (high brightness) full spectrum bulbs instead that are intended to provide the necessary does of bright white light.
That said, full spectrum bulbs such as Chromalux® help so much with general well-being and have many other amazing benefits (like nourishing infrared, more vibrant colors, and easier readbility) over standard, general-use light bulbs. Definitely use them in conjunction with your light therapy sessions for the greatest effect!
How should I use my light therapy lamp?
Use your light therapy device in the morning
Light therapy is most effective when used in the morning. (You don't want a bright dose of blue light keeping you wired through the evening)!
Keep it on the kitchen counter or on your desk at work in the morning.
Place up to 2 feet away from you, to your side
Your light therapy manufacturer can tell you exactly how close you should be to your device to get benefits, but a general guideline is about 2 feet.
Let the light shine into open eyes, but don't look at it directly!
The most important thing is for light to reach your open eyes. If you work using blue light filtering glasses, you'll want to take those off while using light therapy for the most effective dose.
Try for 20 minutes at first to see how you respond; you should begin to feel a sense of alertness. If you start feeling jittery, that's an indication to place your unit a little further away or use it for less time. You'll soon learn how your body best responds!
The Happy Mood Mini Full Spectrum Light Box works really great! My eyes feel better and I notice a lift in my energy to some degree when I use the light box while I'm working! I don't get out in the sun much and get enough light, I can tell this is helping!