Philips was founded more than one hundred years ago as a pioneer of affordable light bulbs. They later used their expertise in vacuum tube technology to develop one of the world’s first X-ray imaging machines. To this day, the company remains a global leader in lighting and healthcare, driven on by the desire to improve people’s lives around the world every day by creating innovations that matter to you. This proud heritage continues with goLITE BLU, an innovative product which benefits from all of Philips’ experience as a leading lighting, healthcare and consumer technology company.
What is goLITE BLU?
Philips goLITE BLU is a portable energy light that uses the natural power of daylight to improve energy levels and mood. The effect is similar to that of a sunny day, but without the UV rays associated with sunlight. Since the light is UV free, you can use it for as long as you wish during the day. (if used in the evening or before bedtime it may delay sleep)
How does it work?
Just 20-30 minutes a day with goLITE BLU can help revitalize and promote a positive mood. Simply choose the light setting that is most comfortable for you and position the energy light at arm’s length within your field of vision. There’s no need to look directly into the light, so you can multitask with goLITE BLU.
Generally, most people with seasonal affective disorders would begin using the light therapy in the early fall to spring, when outdoor light becomes sufficient to sustain a good mood and higher levels of energy.
With daily use, you are likely to feel goLITE BLU’s energizing effect within 1-2 weeks.
Every fall and winter as the days get shorter, I find myself tired and depressed. Even with the help of my antidepressants I find energy hard to come by and I’m left feeling less satisfied with life.
I was very skeptical about this product, I mean, how can shining a big blue light in my face make me feel better? So when I got the opportunity to test the Philips goLITE BLU, I set out to see if it could truly help ease my depression symptoms.
At first glance I noticed that this model is very basic. The power button cycles through three brightness settings, Low, Medium, High, and then Off. Sadly, it doesn’t have a timer to show you how long you have been using the light nor does it have a battery. (it must always be plugged in) The unit itself is very lightweight and travels easily. It fits on any desk or table at home or your office.
I saw an improvement in my sleep and my daily energy after only a few days of starting the Low light treatment. Rather than staying awake until 3-4 AM every night, my body automatically got tired around 9-10 PM. This device makes me feel very alert throughout the day, and I am able to sleep through the night without problems.
At the beginning I could only use the lowest brightness setting. It felt as though I would pick up some sort of super power if I went any higher. But now, on days where it is especially dark, I am able to use the medium or high setting. I find this to give me the best increase in energy and mood.
Bottom Line, if you have ANY need for increased energy or improved mood, I highly recommend you invest in the Philips goLITE BLU.