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Alaska Northern Lights Reviews - Our Light Boxes

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Dr. Christopher Pederson






This is probably the best "bright light therapy" box out there as it is 100% led, no UV light, low power usage, does not get hot (only warm in my experience). In addition, it does have 10,000 lux a full 30 inches from the unit as I tested it with a light measurement app for the iPhone, which seemed to be fairly accurate. The full size Aurora light pad does have a wide field of light so you don't have to keep your head in exactly one place to receive the full 10,000 lux. I use it every morning for ~30-40 min while having a cup of coffee and reading the news and it really does help me feel tired much earlier at night and get up earlier!"

- J. Walsh |

April 19th, 2016

Very bright and serves it purpose. The light is very easy to put together because the lights come wrapped inside the box. Only need a Phillips head screwdriver to put this together. Very bright and if light therapy is going to work for you this light would be successful."

- G. Boyle |

April 6th, 2016

The Aurora Lightpad mini is amazing. I have the big one at home but having one I can take with me to the office and or on trips with me is amazing. In my opinion it works just as well as the big one, you may just have to use it a little bit longer (not a ton, but it seems to help). To tell you a little bit about myself I live in Utah so I have to deal with the Utah inversions which during stretches of days, weeks at a time we don't get much sunlight due to the overcast inversion. I also have hypothyroidism meaning my body doesn't produce natural hormone thyroxine... as a result of this i take a daily medication to help with energy etc. After being introduced to the Aurora lightpad my energy levels have improved and overall just my enjoyment for life is better. Thanks for developing such an impactful product, it's honestly changed my life so much for the better!"

- T. Walton |

April 4th, 2016

Just want to show a "before-after"... It changes everything! Perfect!! So bright! Good mood!!"

- E. Tran |

March 15th, 2016

Super bright, light-weight, energy efficient and portable. It gets a little warm (as mentioned in the instructions), but that doesn't seem to affect performance. Highly recommended."

- A. Hoop |

March 14th, 2016

This light met every expectation I had. About the size of a Kindle, it has three settings for brightness, a separate and very sturdy stand, and it plugs directly into any wall socket. Easy to operate, good quality. I got it on sale, which was a plus. And, best of all, IT WORKS for ME!!! I sit in the light for a half hour every morning as soon as I get up, and it really does help with SADD and those types of related disorders. I tend not to need it on days when there is full sun outside, but during the winter and during long weeks of gray skies in the spring, it has been a real lifesaver for me. Highly recommended!"

- Anonymous |

March 9th, 2016

AMAZING PRODUCT! Utah has such gloomy winters with the inversion I needed something to help replenish my energy levels. I was skeptical at first not knowing what to expect but within the first few days I noticed a difference in my energy levels and not feeling as depressed. Having used it now for weeks it seems to be working better each day. I will say though this thing is VERY BRIGHT, at first it caught me off guard but you get used to it. I would highly recommend this product to anyone that feels a lack of energy or season depression. Rather than sit around feeling like it just is what it is, I'd say take a chance on the lightpad. I felt very comfortable ordering it off Amazon as well, knowing if it didn't work I had Amazons amazing return policy I could use..... needless to say this things not getting returned!"

- S. Meyer |

March 8th, 2016

Amazing effectiveness in helping SAD symptoms. Michigan winters are rough. Not enough sunlight, makes you want to stay in bed all day. As a student in professional school I spend a lot of time studying. I keep my lamp on while studying. It makes everything better! Get this lamp ASAP."

- T. Trumble |

March 1st, 2016

Quality product and excellent customer service. Received quickly and well packaged. Has helped with dark winter blues since I have been using it daily. Prior to purchase I had a chat with the manufacturer online who answered all my questions."

- P. Cooper |

February 26th, 2016

I am very satisfied with my phototherapy so far. I have been using it daily for several months now and I just love it! It's how I start my day while I read my newspaper. I feel uplifted after each use and am getting through the winter so far without depression. I highly recommending using this for SAD symptoms. "

- S. Matthews |

February 6th, 2016

High quality and very durable; cats like it too! My light box gets used by my cats--they like to lie on it for the warmth, especially in winter. The box itself and the bulbs are very durable; the box has twice been knocked onto the floor from table height. The first time it happened I assumed the bulbs broke, but all I needed to do was re-seat the prongs into the sockets and everything worked--very nice surprise! :-)"

- N.N. |

February 2nd, 2016

Been diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Mood Disorder.  Doctor recommended the Alaska Northern Light.  Good News: Worked for me! Better news. Their customer service is exceptional."

- J. Guglielmetti |

February 2nd, 2016

Finally! I only wish I had discovered the light box sooner. It makes me instantly happier. I’m no longer dreading winter and waiting for it to hurry up and end."

- L.F.P. |

February 2nd, 2016

At first I thought this was way too bright, but I'd never actually seen one of these before. For those that have said it's too bright, after using just once I realized it's just right. I love it (and apparently so do my cats!) and can tell the difference already. I look forward to using it every day! I live on Cape Cod, MA after living in Texas all my life (60 years) and have had to adjust to winter sundown between 4 and 5 pm."

- L. Mills |

January 18th, 2016

The product is well made, and priced right. Great customer service as well. If you are in the market for a light box, this is truly a five star product and company."

- G.G. | Reno, NV

January 11th, 2016

This light replaced my other happy light that I had for 10 years. My other one was 3' X2'. I had to lift it up from under my desk every day. This light is so small, and brighter, I love it!"

- P. Sanders |

January 4th, 2016

WARNING: Have a welder's helmet on the first time you turn it on. This thing is CRAZY bright. It left me seeing spots for quite a while the first time I turned it on. And that was the LOW setting. Having said that, it is AMAZINGLY effective. Within 15 min. I was feeling different and doing better. Would have paid four times the price and still been completely happy with this thing! Just actually read the directions and start slow and and at a distance!"

- J. Finkle |

January 2nd, 2016

The light makes my life brighter! I've been using the light box for about a month now and am feeling the results. I used to crash around 4:30, but that's not happening anymore. I have plenty of energy throughout the evening thanks to my Alaska Northern Lights lightbox. My life is better and so is my family's. When everyone is complaining about the dark days of December, I don't even want to join in. No longer a problem for me."

- K. Seaman |

December 24th, 2015

This light is about the size of a Kindle or iPad Mini. I bought this one, as opposed to the others on the market because this one used LEDs, which use less energy, and the compact size makes it easy to take with me when I travel. It is great to have when you have to travel a lot and switch time-zones. Using it is very easy, one button on and it sure holds up to the brightness of any other, even larger lights I've had. I'd recommend it to anyone that is looking to get a light for their mood, this one certainly helps me!"

- O. Ryan |

December 14th, 2015

I have had great benefit from daily use of my light box. Just having it on for 20 to 30 minutes a day has helped improve my mood and energy. As the daylight hours lessen moving into the fall and winter, the use of a light box has proven to prevent symptoms of the "winter blues." I would strongly recommend it to friends, family, and patients if they suffer from seasonal affective disorder or simply struggle with motivation and energy in the winter season. It's an affordable way to treat seasonal affective disorder with really minimal to no side effect."

- Michael S. Langan, MD FACP | OSU CarePoint East

November 30th, 2015

Several months ago, I was seeing a sleep therapist for fatigue and "unrestful" sleep. She suggested I try a light box. I finally went ahead and ordered one, and I am very happy with my purchase. I've been using the box for about two weeks now. Initially, I noticed an improvement in fatigue; currently, I am now starting to wake before my alarm goes off. I would recommend this not only for SAD (I actually like the winter, but I feel this will help my energy and mood regardless), but also for fatigue issues and sleep issues. I live in Minnesota, and I am looking forward to seeing how I feel this winter now that I have the light box. My husband works from home, and I think this will do wonders for him throughout the long winters. Thank you very much!! T.S."

- T.S. | Minneapolis, MN

November 28th, 2015

I have suffered through the winters for the past 5 years. My doctor suggested I purchased a SAD light box and I'm so happy to have found the Aurora Lightpad mini. I noticed a significant difference in my mood right from the start. I use it every day and call it my happy light. Thank you Aurora Light Solutions. I couldn't be happier."

- Audrey Bell | Pittsburgh, PA

November 24th, 2015

My wife insisted that I get a light therapy box after my doctor gave me a prescription. I was hesitant as we have lived in Seattle for years and just figured everything would get better when the sun came out. I feel much better when I use the box. It has given me a different outlook on the long, dreary days here in Seattle."

- Robert Warren | Seattle, WA

November 21st, 2015

Originally, I'm from a very sunny place and moving to Fargo, ND was a shock, to say the least. I became irritable, withdrawn, tired and just a downright unhappy person. After a little bit of research, I discovered that maybe I had SAD and needed to try a light therapy box. I purchased the Aurora Lightpad mini and have loved it ever since. It's a small and VERY bright lightpad. It's small and I'm able to take it with me wherever I travel. I now feel happier, lighter and more at peace. Thank you very much Aurora Light Solutions."

- Paul Kingsbridge | Fargo, ND

November 20th, 2015

This Alaska Northern Light Box has changed my life: How? For 8 years, I have suffered from symptoms of SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder. Now 20 minutes of the morning light box enlightens me October through April (more than half the year!) in one of the cloudiest places on earth -- the NW Seattle area! And for three years using it now, I don't need to drink coffee (Starbucks ... or any caffeine) because I have my light box to fill me for the day in the dreary NW climate - the spark to my morning daily routine, which grounds me while doing my meditation and/or writing ;) It is good medicine. "

- Timothy Malone | Burien, WA

October 1st, 2015

I am so thankful for my light box! After years of dragging myself out of bed on those dark winter mornings, I now look forward to my 30 minutes of light! It's a great way to start the day. I use the time to read or plan out my day, or just have some quiet time to reflect. After that I'm up and going with more energy and without the seasonal blahs. Thank you Alaska Northern Lights - you've made winter fun again!"

- Laura Ibers | Gaithersburg, MD

September 30th, 2015

We live in Maine where the winters are long and day length dwindles to under 9 hours. SAD affects everyone in our family to some degree and we have found these lights to be a great help in getting the day off to a good start. We begin using them in October and they become part of our daily routine until March or April. As an added bonus, we keep the lights on all day in the late winter and early spring and move them above the seedlings we start indoors for our garden. The plants respond well to them too!"

- Stephen & Kristina Weeks-Oliveri | Pittston, ME

September 18th, 2015

I have seasonal affective disorder. Last year, I was desperate to rid the sadness, lethargy and overeating I always experience every fall season with the diminished daylight. After much research, I purchased your NorthStar 10,000 light box with very handy full-sized stand. Within one week of use, the sadness started to lift; I felt more energetic and had a happy fall/winter season. I am grateful and tell others with SAD to get your quality light box."

- Mary Little | Scarborough, NY

September 16th, 2015

The 2014-2015 winter season was brutal here in northern Illinois!  I invested in my lightbox because I suffer from Seasonal Affect Disorder.  Little did I know at the time is the fact that lightbox therapy boosts your immunity.  My grandson and I played three games of backgammon before he left for school giving us at least 20-30 minutes of time in front of the lightbox.  Neither of us got sick this past winter season.  My internist attributes this to lightbox therapy and I agree!  (My husband and I also played backgammon in front of the lightbox on days that he was home from work.)  I keep it in the Dining Room as we use it almost every day.  (On one sunny day my grandson asked, "Nana, why are we in front of the lightbox when it's sunny outside?"  It was just a habit of mine.) "

- Francine Freiberg | Bartlett, IL

September 9th, 2015

Ever since I received my Alaska Northern Lights box, my days have been significantly brighter!  In just about a week I began to notice a difference in my disposition and outlook on my life.  Without any needs for medications or pills, I have found an easy way to have more energy, and most importantly, a happier disposition in life!  The Alaska Northern Light Box has made my life better and has been a key component towards taking the right steps to fight my depression!  It's now sitting with my morning cup of coffee as a key staple of my morning routine!"

- Sean N | Pennsylvania

September 9th, 2015

My husband hails from Arizona, and at least half of our children seem to have inherited his sunlight addiction. (I'm from further north and actually appreciate a protective cloud cover.) Having the light box on at the breakfast table has worked a marvelous change in moods. Thank you!"

- Bridget Estes | Monroeville, PA

August 31st, 2015

I've had  my Alaska Northern Lights lightbox for 3 years and my spirits and energy are so much better since I started using it. I live in Connecticut and use my light box from October – May. I love using it while I do my homework. I get the light therapy I need and have great light to work by. I don't know how I would get through winter or the school year without my light box. It is the best and only answer for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)"

- James Shapiro | Connecticut

August 30th, 2015

I have chronic depression made worse by SAD.  In October of 2013 my doctor suggested I try a light box, saying it had a 50% chance of helping.  After comparing every different light box I could find on the Internet I chose the Alaska Northern Lights and the rolling floor stand.  I have never regretted this purchase.  It came quickly, was well packed, and went together without a hitch.  I set it up beside my computer work area which I use 3 to 4 hours a day.  When I sit down, the light goes on and lights up the entire room.  It has made such a huge change in my mood.  In less than a month my mood got much better and I felt more invigorated.  I use this light every day of the year and can’t say enough about this light box.  If you have SAD or are just generally depressed you owe it to yourself to purchase the Alaska Northern Lights box.  You will not be sorry."

- Joe McKay | Edgewater, MD

August 30th, 2015

Last May, I ordered the part for my light box that is behind the reflector shield. I moved in May and summer came so I never put it in. Last week, we went all week without sunshine due to smoke from forest fires. Finally got around to putting in the new part. So GREAT to see both bulbs brightly shining! Thanks for a great product and simple instructions. I have had mine since 2000 or 2001. Serves me well. "

- Sally Leque | -

August 30th, 2015

I struggle with treatment-resistant depression, which is compounded during the winter when I experience seasonal affective disorder. Having my light box has made such a difference in my ability to get through the fall, winter, and early spring without lapsing into depression. I sit with it every morning from about October to April and sometimes in the early evening also. Usually I read a book, but sometimes I just soak up the light. My cat Milo (pictured, because he's so cute) enjoys the time almost as much as I do and sometimes even asks me to turn the light box on by tapping it with his paw. After living in the south for most of my life, I've recently moved north, and knowing that my light box will be with me this winter is unbelievably comforting. It genuinely helps me keep my depression under control."

- Dori and Milo Griffin | Athens, OH

August 29th, 2015

I exercise five days a week after work for one hour in the evening. While I exercise I have my lightbox turned on. I mounted it on the wall and it floods my dark windowless basement exercise room into a happy sunlit space. Since I work inside all day at my job, it is a joy to get bathed in bright healthy light in the evening. The combination of routine exercise and light therapy make me feel happier and more energetic despite our long dark Michigan winters."

- John Bradtke | Schoolcraft, MI

August 29th, 2015

I really like the Alaska Northern Lights box. It's BRIGHT and the light is still very easy on the eyes- not all light boxes are like that. It's 10,000 lux at a couple feet, I believe, which means the box doesn't have to be right in front of my face to work for SAD. The workmanship is excellent and I'm very happy with it. I also bought the floor stand, which could use improvement in one area- it only tilts at a few set angles and can't always be set as I'd like. That said, I'd probably buy the stand again- It allows the light to be at an angle coming from above which is more natural and not only does it work great for SAD, but makes a VERY nice area task lamp with a very bright, soft, even light that covers an entire work area. The larger boxes like this are generally more expensive than the smaller sized boxes you can get on Amazon. I was tempted to go the small box route, but in the end, went for this even though it costs more. A larger surface area has it's advantages when using for SAD and is more comfortable and pleasant as well if you're trying to get 10,000 lux exposure."

- Michael H. | Vancouver, WA

November 5th, 2013

It works! I've been very satisfied with the product and service. I've found the lightbox to work very well, and I've had it for a number of years. Service was great - I just ordered some replacement bulbs, and they were delivered quickly and safely."

- Dean K. | Newfield, NY

October 27th, 2013

Great product, genuinely life-changing. Try moving from Phoenix, the Valley of the Sun, to spend a year in Pittsburgh. The light box was an utter necessity for the Spring and Summer rains alone, never mind the darkness of Winter - and it works! We don't follow a strict regimen of light therapy, but we do turn it on in the main room as soon as we get up in the morning: near-instant grogginess removal."

- Bridget E. | Bozeman MT

October 25th, 2013

Miracle Light has Changed My Life! I purchased a light box from Alaska Northern Lights and it changed my life. I really cannot say enough about it. My purchase arrived in a timely way, my only negative comment is that it is very easy to break a bulb and I did so the first time I picked up the light bulb cardboard tube container; it just slid out the open end onto the floor and shattered. I had to wait a week to get the second bulb I purchased as a replacement, so be careful when handling those tubes as one end was open. Nonetheless, this light is so strong that even one bulb works for me, as I am very sensitive. I only need to use it once (or twice) a week once I get up to speed in the winter (initial of 4 days in a row at 40 inches away), otherwise it makes me manic and quite irritable. Once I got the distance/time/days per week settled, it worked great, and better than any medication. Now I will never have to spend another depressing winter and spring again! Wahoo!!"

- Hillary H. | Hayward, CA

October 23rd, 2013

Outstanding products and great service from a company of good people who know their stuff! I discovered Alaska Northern Lights while doing an internet search for a light box. Simply put, they turned out to be an excellent source for the light box (and accessories) that I use every year from late September to late April. Their product is a well-made unit. I recommend Alaska Northern Lights without reservation."

- Robert H | Moira, NY

October 22nd, 2013

I never would have believed a set of lights could have such a huge impact. I had already started to feel the effects of the changing seasons when I ordered my light box. I saw results the first day. Feeling normal/functional is such an incredible feeling! I've been using the light box for about a month now, and I still can't believe what a miracle it is. The light box is quite expensive, and it was really a last-ditch effort to survive (not an exaggeration) 6 months out of the year in the northeast. I had considered many other light boxes, but I went with this one based on reviews/ research on light spectrums. The price was obviously a concern, but it has already been worth the cost."

- Anonymous | Anonymous

October 17th, 2013

The light box really helps my low energy winter blues. I would still be drinking coffee at 11 am and not feel alert, like I could not fully wake up. This box increased my being alert, increased energy and my mood!"

- Connie Kellum | Anderson, IN

October 17th, 2013

This is actually my second purchase, as I lost the first one in a tragic house fire. I really appreciate my SAD light, especially come winter, but I use it anytime the weather gets dark for more than a day. I find it really improves my mood, and I almost hate to turn it off. Thanks Alaska Northern Lights!"

- Greg W. | Alpharetta, GA

October 16th, 2013

After suffering the symptoms of SAD for ten years during the cooler Michigan months, I researched lightbox therapy. I had battled it each year feeling as though I were barely getting by. It was when I became pregnant that I decided I needed to do more than simply get by. After doing research, I chose to buy from Alaska Northern Lights because it is the only medical grade light box and being made of metal it does not give off the hot plastic smell that other boxes do. This light box has helped me be a mentally healthy mother and is something that I should have purchased years ago. Each cold season, I feel the benefits mere weeks after beginning to sit in front of my box daily. It has been a true life saver and I am thankful. "

- Shannon L | Byron Center, MI

November 17th, 2012

I am beginning my second season with my Alaska Northern Lights lightbox. For many years, I suspected that my lifelong depression worsened as the days grew shorter and darker in the fall. My energy would decrease, I would not want to rise from bed in the morning, and I would begin to have food cravings that never plague me during the summer season of light. Within one week of using my lightbox, I felt a huge shift in my circadian rhythm. I began to wake up earlier feeling refreshed and rested, felt an increase in my energy, and stopped craving unhealthy carbohydrates! Each morning I sit in front of my lightbox to do my daily readings and meditation. I am certain that this therapy is the reason that I no longer need to increase my dose of antidepressant when the shorter days arrive. I have shared my experience with many, and hopefully they are now also happy customers of Alaska Northern Lights! Thank you. P.S. My pups enjoy the lightbox time also!"

- Marilyn C |

November 17th, 2012

As long as I can remember, I never looked forward to the approaching cold winter months. Each autumn, I sensed ?the awful dread of the shorter days and longer dark nights were on their way!? Later in life, I learned I wasn?t alone and this condition is referred to as SAD, (Seasonal Affective Disorder). My husband understood I struggled with this for such a long time and he began to pursue a remedy for me. After some research, he discovered the ?Light Box? made by Alaska Northern Lights. He surprised me with my Light Box on Christmas Day, seven years ago. I have been using the Light Box ever since, which has really helped to ease my depression. We learned that in Alaska, many people use light therapy during the long, dark days of winter. I use my Light Box every day while applying my makeup, which also offers great illumination. After all these years, the bulbs recently needed replacement. I really missed using my Light Box while waiting for my new bulbs. The replacement bulbs arrived approximately four days later, and I was back in business! Even though I have SAD, the winter months have been much more tolerable, due to the aid of my Light Box. Thank you Alaska Northern Lights for helping me feel better ? and my husband thanks you too!"

- Ellie G |

November 17th, 2012

Hello my name is Mildred Marino and I am 91 years young and have been using my Alaska Northern Lights box for approximately two years and it has made all the difference in the world. For years, I suffered from Season Affective Disorder (SAD), even before this ailment even had a name! I never understood why I struggled so much in the winter months and why I was so blue. Years of this cyclical roller coaster had me so frustrated and depressed. My daughter realized after reading about SAD that I had been suffering from this disorder for quite a long time and set out to do what she could to help me get some relief. She learned about the light boxes and the relief they were providing people like myself and purchased one for me. I've been diligent about using the box daily (2 hours) and it has made all the difference in the world for me. I feel like a new person, or actually I should say, I feel like my old self again. The Alaska Northern Lights lightbox has provided such a sense of relief and I'm so grateful to my daughter for her diligence in researching methods of relief for SAD sufferers. Here I am doing what I do best, reading a good book in front of my Alaska Northern Lights lightbox. I highly recommend the box to anyone who needs to find relief from the winter blues. Thank you Alaska Northern Lights for making such a difference in my day-to-day outlook; I will be forever grateful."

- Mildred M | Lincoln Park, NJ

October 18th, 2011

This is our family?s third winter using our lightbox. It sits in the windowsill at the end of our dining room table and ensures the family gets together at least once a day to soak up some much-needed light therapy. The light is amazingly bright?brighter than the midday sunshine here in Juneau (which invariably hides behind clouds, rain, snow and/or the surrounding mountains, depending on the season). This light keeps us happy and reduces sibling squabbles (though the latter is difficult to prove unequivocally). We are extremely happy we decided to purchase this lightbox! Thanks, Alaska Northern Lights."

- The Ricker Family | Juneau, AK

October 16th, 2011

Winter has always been a time when I had less energy, but as I got into my late twenties and early thirties I also started feeling down. After a couple of years in a row of progressively worse winter blues, I had no energy or enthusiasm for the things I usually enjoy doing. My wife insisted that I try a light box. I was surprised by what a difference it made, and how quickly it worked. I use it for fifteen or twenty minutes first thing in the morning starting in the late fall, and I don't get those winter blues anymore. I feel normal, cheerful, and don't suffer the lows I used to. I was skeptical, but I am really glad we tried it and will continue to use it every winter season like clockwork!"

- Robert C | Rochester, NU

October 5th, 2011

I love living in the Great Northwest, but the only way for me to stay out of the "The Black Hole of Winter" is by faithfully using the Alaska Northern Lights box. Using my light box daily allows me to get out and walk enjoying the beauty where we live. Before getting the Alaska Northern Lights box, two in the afternoon, I was still sitting around waiting for the sun to rise, now I have a life."

- Lee J | Sequim, WA

October 3rd, 2011

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

September 30th, 2010

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

September 30th, 2010

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

September 30th, 2010

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 yrs old | Kingston, MA

September 29th, 2010

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

September 29th, 2010

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

September 29th, 2010

I have used my light box 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

September 29th, 2010

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

September 28th, 2010

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

September 28th, 2010

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

September 28th, 2010

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

September 28th, 2010

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

September 28th, 2010

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

September 28th, 2010

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

September 27th, 2010

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

September 27th, 2010

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

September 26th, 2010

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

September 26th, 2010

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

September 26th, 2010

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

September 25th, 2010

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

September 24th, 2010

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

September 22nd, 2010

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

September 20th, 2010

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

September 20th, 2010

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

September 19th, 2010

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

September 17th, 2010

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

September 15th, 2010

I have been using your light for about 6 weeks now. I use it every morning and along with mood improvement, I am getting better sleep. My doctor told me to cut my sleep by 1 hour. As I used the light, I began to get up 1/2 hour earlier and go to sleep 1/2 hour later. It was like magic; I was getting the optimum sleep I needed with no effort. This has left me sharper during the day."

- C.B. | Prospect, KY

November 16th, 2008

After moving to the Northwest 5 years ago, I fell victim to the dreaded "winter blahs". The lack of energy, motivation and concentration were unacceptable in my high stress medical job, so I got more sleep, I exercised and tried more vitamins. Nothing seemed to give me significant help, and that's when I started listening when friends would mention using a "light box". It was not hard to choose the one from Alaska Northern Lights; the large size, brightness, simple yet sturdy design, and the many testimonials told me this was the gold standard in light therapy. Now the age-old question of how to carve more time out of my day for 30 minutes of light therapy? With a bit of rearranging and streamlining my morning routine, plus setting my alarm clock 15 minutes earlier (the hardest part of all!), I was now ready to begin my own light therapy. I was going to use the time in the morning to read and meditate on Spiritual things, and if the light box helped me out at the same time, then I would be happy. Well, I hit the jackpot! The benefits I received from the extra quiet time for study were immediate, while the results from the light therapy peaked about two weeks later. No more need for that extra coffee at work, or the feeling that I couldn't wait to get home and crawl back into bed; I now felt alert and focused, and the long, dark days no longer seemed like a terminal black cloud. I have used my light box for one year, every day, rain or cloud or sunshine, as I feel the "me time" and spiritual benefits are inseparable from the whole package. Even the dogs have learned that this is "mommy time", and leave me alone! I thank Alaska Northern Lights for a wonderful product, and for realizing its benefits as a part of taking care of myself first."

- Susan C | Bremerton, WA

November 15th, 2008

I was literally unable to function effectively in the short grey days of the midwest winters of the USA. I can now resume many daily activities, and I expect more improvement in the years ahead. I've timed sessions by using my light box ?in reverse proportion of daylight", beginning in August, as I start with just a couple minutes daily. I increase my light box time to thirty minutes or more in the deep dark grey months of Ohio. Because of this, I am able to continue a normal pace of responsibilities. I used to experience a gradual shut down until late days in April as the days became longer. I talk enthusiastically about my light box if I sense what sounds to me as if a seasonal depression. I wish I could provide a log/number of how many and how often they LOVE their own response to light therapy. I purchased two light boxes this year so I can: 1) share it on occasion, 2) have one light box available on two floors of house. Most significantly to me, my son has benefitted by light therapy, and he now owns his own light box at college! My son is a triple major in neuroscience, physics and psychology, so he has quite an appreciation for the science of light therapy. In summary, for six months a year, you help me enjoy the other six months of the year!!!! And I tell others about light therapy. Thanks for what your company team provides - a really important contribution to the quality of life!!"

- Beth L | New Albany, OH

November 15th, 2008

I've had my Alaska Northern Lights lightbox for 2 years. I live in Wisconsin and about this time of year I leave for work in the dark and I arrive home in the dark. It had been very hard to get through these winter months with seasonal affective disorder. Now, I use my lightbox in the morning while having breakfast and reading the paper. I noticed a difference in my mood almost right away. I have a "bit" of a commute to work. I car pool and then take the city bus as parking is very scarce and expensive where I work. I noticed I was more alert on the drive into Madison (I'm the rider, not the driver) and then once off the bus, instead of dragging my feet walking up the hill to my office like the weight of the world was on my shoulders, I easily walk up the hill. I will not say I have a spring in my step, after all I'd rather be at home than going to work! However, I DO feel better. The light box was a very good buy! (I bought the stand too. I just wheel it into the corner when not in use)."

- Alisenne S | Pardeeville, WI

November 14th, 2008

Every year around the time of my birthday in early November, I just start feeling blah. It kicks in when the smell of fall is in the air. The light outside starts to get a certain yellow-y hue and the shadows are longer and set in earlier in the afternoon. Then when daylight saving ends, I start to feel downright crummy and stay miserable until March or April. I tried other more inexpensive blue LED light boxes in the past and they didn't do a thing besides giving me a daily headache. Finally, last year my husband spent the money on an Alaska Northern Lights box and WOW, what a huge difference. In addition to having a significant positive effect on my seasonal depression, the box makes it way easier for me to wake up in the morning (something I've always struggled with). We keep it set up in our room near our bed and have it hooked up to a timer so that it goes on a half hour before we need to get up. I am not someone who gives product testimonials often or easily but the North Star 10,000 Light Box is the real deal for treating SAD. I am ever so grateful that I found this product and that I will never have to go through another winter without one."

- Lindsay M | Erie, CO

November 14th, 2008

I bought my light before last winter and used it for the first time during the 2011-2012 winter season. I've had seasonal mood swings for as long as I can remember and have always struggled through the winters with anxiety and feeling down. This light is wonderful. I use it in the morning while reading the paper and drinking tea. It helps me wake up and brighten my mood. Thank you for producing an affordable medical grade product the public can buy."

- Susan P | Casto Valley, CA

November 14th, 2008

The Alaska Northern Lights bright light therapy box has been a life changing tool for me. I started using it last winter and have found it incredible because it has improved my mood and energy level. I can't believe I went so long without it! I find this light box so helpful, that I even use it during the summer because I have limited sunlight exposure due to my work hours and lack of direct sunlight in the workplace. As a mom, it's so easy to make my needs a lower priority but the time I spend in front of my light box helps me make time for myself, doing things I enjoy like reading and drawing. I honestly think everyone should get an Alaska Northern Lights bright light therapy box because the improvements the light causes are priceless!"

- Cheryl S | Middleton, WI

November 14th, 2008

I love my light! It is how I start my days... Better than a cup of Coffee. It takes the edge off the long grey stretch of weather here in Cleveland."

- Joe L | Berea, OH

November 14th, 2008

I recently moved my light box to the vanity area where I get ready each morning. I discovered that if I put it there then I consistently use it for 30 minutes each day because I spend at least that long doing my hair and makeup each morning. As an added bonus the light box is a fabulous make-up light. Since moving my light box and using it every day, I feel great! Yesterday was a perfect example of how my mood has changed. It was a gray dreary day when I would normally feel depressed and unmotivated to do anything but thanks to my light box, I was totally unaffected by the weather and I had a fabulous, happy day. The light box is worth its weight in gold! Thank you, Alaska Northern Lights. You have changed my life and the lives of my family members who love to see me happy! "

- Kathy R | Kingston, MA

November 13th, 2008

For years I dreaded Michigan winters not because of the cold but because my mood and energy level would crash. No longer! I opted for a North Star 10,000 Light Box because it provided the quality and quantity of therapeutic light my doctor recommended. I connected it to a timer and gradually increased my exposure. After twenty minutes each morning...Wow! I'm energized and ready to take on the day. Your product is well worth the money. Thank you. "

- Daniel N | Lansing, MI

November 13th, 2008

My North Star 10,000 Light Box has made transitioning into the 2012 fall season incredibly easier. I live in Washington State, where what little summer we have is replaced almost instantly with dark, rainy weather. I love where I live, but fall has been, for many years, a serious challenge to my mental health. The North Star 10,000 box makes me feel like I'm sitting in a sunbeam -- and I felt the difference within three days of using it for only 30 minutes a day! I have tried antidepressants in the past with minimal positive results. On the other hand, my light box truly improves my mood and with no side effects! I wished I had used this product years ago. Now I use it every day. One more thing -- Alaska Northern Lights was easy to do business with and my light box arrived at my home quickly! Thanks ANL!"

- Cindy D | Longview, WA

November 13th, 2008

I had tried another brand of light box in the past and it wasn't much help. Last year when our physician?s assistant recommended light therapy, my wife did some research and purchased your light box for me. I sat in front of my Alaska Northern Lights box faithfully while working at my computer for an hour a day and had a much better winter. As soon as daylight savings time ended this year, I pulled out my light box because I know how helpful it will be. Thank you for this excellent product."

- Richard F | Jackson, MS

November 12th, 2008

I bought my Northern Lights Lightbox while working in Fairbanks, Alaska. The winters there are long, dark, and cold. Placed on a timer, my lightbox woke me up every morning and helped relieve seasonal affective disorder for me. Since moving back to my hometown in Utah, I still use the light box on overcast mornings to brighten up my day!"

- Mike K | Fairbanks, AK

November 12th, 2008

I bought my wife an Alaska Northern Light for her birthday a couple years ago believing that she would benefit from it which she has. However, I did not consider the benefit that I would get from it. We live in Upstate NY where we rarely see the sun, especially in the Fall and Winter months. It is amazing how the light gives me a huge boost of energy when I have not seen the sun in awhile. I even use it when I do home projects where I need some intense lighting thereby receiving a dual benefit. The light has been fantastic."

- Matt C | Rochester, NY

November 12th, 2008

I live in Northern New York and have suffered from seasonal depression for many years. Every year I had said life would be much more enjoyable for me, if I could cut November 1st through March 31st out of the calendar. Three years ago, 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. I found ? to 1 hour each morning when I get up works very well for me. Winter has been the more pleasant for me since using the light. 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

November 12th, 2008

I started using my Alaska Northern Lights box a little over a year ago, shortly after I was diagnosed with SAD. I use it every morning for 15 ? 30 minutes, depending on the season. I am surprised by how much your light box has changed my life. I have much more energy and the depression that I had always experienced yearly, November thru January, is much more manageable due to the light box. I either read or do puzzles during this time, so I am also benefitting from more positive brain activity. My cat seems to enjoy my Alaska Northern Lights box too. She sits next to me every day when I am sitting in front of my box. Thank you."

- Laura M | Laramie, WY

November 12th, 2008

Winter is not the same without my Alaska Northern Lights Box. As I head downstairs to my home office, the first thing I do is switch on the Alaska Northern Lights lightbox and it instantly feels as if I am beginning to perk up for the day. I really believe it makes a difference for me in the dark days of winter as I usually get the "blahs" during that time. I have had my Northern Light Box for at least 5 or 6 years and would not want to do without it."

- Mike K | Louisville, KY

November 12th, 2008

This will be my third Winter with my Alaska Northern Lights lightbox. The first winter was great, used it everyday for 20-25 minutes and it really made a difference here in Vermont. The second winter I got lazy and missed days, and it was very noticeable. This year, I began two weeks ago when the light began to fade and I can feel the good effects already."

- Eric W | Perkinsville, VT

November 12th, 2008

I am beginning my second season of using my Alaska Northern Lights light box. It has really improved my life. I live in Minnesota, where winters are dark and the days are short. It has helped me to be much happier and more energetic during the long winter. My only regret is going all those years without my light box, and I don't want to be without it again. This is a well-made product, and I know it will last many years. Thank you, Alaska Northern Lights."

- Karen W | Mankato, MN

November 11th, 2008

I use my light box absolutely every morning. It makes a huge difference with my mood and helps me get the day started. It is extremely helpful during the winter months to keep my mood from dipping too low. Even my fianc? started using it after she saw the results that I was getting. It has greatly impacted our quality of life in a positive way. "

- James B | Los Angeles, CA

November 10th, 2008

I purchased my Alaska Northern Lights lightbox last fall when Season Affective Disorder became too much to handle. I have lived in Southeast Alaska for 20 years and have always had difficulty with the dark and grey. This last year it was severe. My Doctor prescribed light therapy. She said buy the largest and best quality light you can find, and use it 30 minutes daily on wakening. We choose Alaska Northern Lights light box for its size, wattage and quality of product. My insurance company covered the cost. My husband built an oak stand with side table for the light. I noticed an improvement in energy and mood right away. The effects of this therapy have been dramatic. I spend every morning in this chair, with a good cup of coffee, reading with my "happy light". Thank you Alaska Northern Lights for excellent service and an excellent product that really has made a difference in my well-being."

- Carol H | Sitka, AK

November 10th, 2008

I suffered in silence for years with Depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder, until my psychiatrist recommended getting a light box. After a lot of research on the internet, I quickly discovered that Alaska Northern Lights had the perfect one. Other light boxes require you to sit extremely close, are smaller and less effective, and they don't nearly have as many accessories as this one. Also having the insurance forms on line, made it a breeze to file for reimbursement, and they paid for almost all of it. This light box literally saved my life!"

- Jutta D | Copperas Cove, TX

November 9th, 2008

Thanks to my light box I know longer have SAD. I finally found the solution to my low energy and carb craving that happened every winter. I use my light box every morning from October to April. It?s like endless summer!"

- Lisa D | Irvine, CA

November 7th, 2008

My name is Annette and I purchased my light last winter after my neurologist told me about the benefits of therapeutic lights. I found myself feeling down in the darker winter months and was desperate for some relief. I then started researching these therapeutic and what people had to say about them. There were many great stories from people who have benefited from these lights. My neurologist recommended Alaska Northern Lights and said they were a good brand so I did my research and found that many people recommended Alaska Northern Lights. I purchased the light box and the stand and have to say that I can now not go without it. The stand is awesome because I can change the height to fit whatever activity I?m doing. I use my light box every morning during the winter while I watch T.V., sew or reading a book. My winter days are now no different than my summer days. I highly recommend the Alaska Northern Lights light box for people who feel depressed or even a little down in the winter or any time."

- Annette S | Boise, ID

November 6th, 2008

I purchased my light box last year and I am now my old self again! Not only does it help me through the seasons of less light, but it also has helped me form the habit of doing my devotions and time with The Lord on a regular morning schedule, sitting where I usually sit when I'm using the light box. I no longer have bouts of depression thanks to your product. I'm very grateful to have found your company!"

- Jane M | Peoria, IL

November 4th, 2008

What I do every morning. My alarm goes off. I struggle out of bed. I fight very depressive thoughts as I promise myself, "All I have to do for the next 45 minutes is sit in front of my Alaska Northern Light Box." Down the stairs I go to read while I absorb the wonderful energy giving light. I can really tell the difference when I don't use my Light Box. I use it through the whole year. I love my Light Box and the energy and happy thoughts it gives me."

- Susan W | Topeka, KS

November 4th, 2008

I love my light box. I live in New England and the winters are long, dark and harsh. It gets dark very early and it can be so cold that I stay in. My apartment is in the basement so I live year round with darkness. It can bring about depression. My light box has saved my life. I no longer have Seasonal Affect Disorder. My computer is next to my light and I work throughout the day on my computer. I have recommended this light to all my friends. I tell them to only buy from Alaska Northern Lights because it has been so successful for me. I explain that Bright Light Therapy is essential in New England."

- Cynthia B | Arlington, MA

November 2nd, 2008

I?ve lived most of my adult life in sunshine, first in Florida and then for many years in California. When my husband and I retired to Oregon, we were both a little worried about how all the gloomy, rainy days would affect me. My husband did some research online and found the Alaska Northern Lights Lightbox. We?re going into our third winter in Oregon and so far I haven?t had a problem. I get up every morning and sit under my Lightbox for a half an hour while drinking coffee. The Lightbox keeps me happy and smiling all day long."

- Carlene D | Coos Bay, OR

October 24th, 2008

I live in an area where it is extremely bright outside for the 3 months of summer. Then, as the light from the sun dims, and especially when, all of a sudden, daylight savings time ends, I am plunged into darkness at 5:00 pm. Thus begins my annual battle with SAD. For me, SAD turns into a deep, prolonged, and extremely painful version of clinical depression. I find that terrifying: I feel a mixture of horror and dread as winter approaches. Since having my lightbox, I use it first thing every day. Sometimes I use it for 20 minutes, or even for an hour; but most often I use it for 30 minutes in the morning. On days when I am dragging, I may use it for 30 minutes in the morning, and then 30 more, for an hour or so, before the curtain of twilight falls. This lightbox is extremely helpful to me! Because of using it faithfully, every day, I actually avoid depression that would have overtaken me earlier in the season. Also, as I use it, it lifts and brightens my mood to a reliable extent every day. I have much less of that blah-dragging feeling, sadness, and crying; and I am able to do some work! Before this lightbox, I could look forward to 6 months of being unable to get up until noon; then struggling to make a meal or take a shower. I am so grateful that now I am working part-time at my small business! Thank you for such a wonderful product!"

- Catherine P | Sacramento, CA

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

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!!!"

- Rebehak M | Dallas, OR

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 | Providence, RI

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 | Massilon, OH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 can?t believe how the Aurora LightPad makes knitting easier for me. I sometimes forget that I?m sitting in front of it for a reason. I?m never tired during the day, and I get a great night?s rest since using the lightpad. I have already recommended this to some of my friends and family."

- Anonymous | NA

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 was surprised at how easy it was to use the Aurora LightPad. It's small and compact, making it easy for me to use anywhere in my house, and I couldn't believe how bright it was. It is a great alternative when there isn't sunshine."

- Ryan M | Seattle, WA

The first thing that drew me to the Aurora LightPad was the size of the light. As you can see, it is perfect to set up on my side table, and makes it easier to read…or play a little sudoku. For such a small light, it emits a lot of light, which makes it easier when I'm using the Aurora LightPad in the morning. I would definitely recommend buying one!"

- Brooke C | Duluth, MN

I bought the lightpad to help with my winter blues. We had a long and dark winter and I was ready to try anything to make a positive impact. A few points I liked about it: It's small and easy to move around. I like the easy buttons on front, which adjusts the brightness. I also liked how it had an attached, adjustable stand. Great product."

- Kevin R | Hudson, WI

I love my Alaskan Northern Lights Box! I received it as a birthday gift last year from my husband and use it every morning from September to April. It really helps me deal with our bleak upstate winters. I have more energy and less anxiety. I love it so much I?ve recommended it to friends. Here is a picture of me and my light box with my morning bowl of cereal. I put it on the kitchen counter and turn it on for 30 mins?.just enough time to eat breakfast, and make the kids? breakfasts and pack their lunches."

- Judy C | Spencerport, NY

It works, period. Consistency is key, as is usage at about the same time every morning. If you think you suffer from SAD, this is money well-spent, hands down. It takes the lamps/bulbs a few minutes to reach full output; follow the instructions and it will serve you well. Well-built container, functional handle, and easy on/off switch. Strong recommend."

- J.P. | Catskill Mtns, NY

If you need a boost from the winter blues, this light box is the way to go. Don't waste your money or your mental health on cheap imitations. This box puts out sunglasses worthy light and as the bulbs warm up and brighten so will your mood. These boxes are lightweight and portable. Move them with you, or better yet buy a couple so you have one in each room. It's especially great to use in the bedroom after your alarm goes off on those cold dark mornings. Flip the light therapy box on when you hit your snooze button. You will be ready to rise and shine when your alarm goes off again."

- KC | Alaska

I've been using lightboxes for therapy for around 20 years. I've gone thru several lightboxes, and purchased the lightpad when my last one died. I love it! It's bright, and is effective farther away than any of my other ones. It's light, convenient, and easily adjustable for angle, and fits in a much smaller space than my older ones did. I also love that it has a lifetime warranty, and that I won't ever have to replace the bulbs again. I also like the fact that it's more directional, the inner grid points the light right at you, and doesn't overwhelm everyone else in the room. I just purchased another cord to put in my bedroom, as I currently have it in the living room, and would like to have it to use when I first wake up and and just laying there. It's light and portable enough so that it will be easy to take with me. I also just bought a kindle fire this past year, and discovered it won't work close to a florescent lightbox. Since I often spend my therapy time reading, this was a huge disadvantage, so I love being able to read my kindle now."

- Tyeise G. | Tiverton, RI

My busy time arrives in the winter months and since I'm a tax preparer/accountant I need to be in top form. I live in Alaska where even on sunny days there isn't much sun and It's often cloudy or snowy or rainy and really, really gloomy. Without my light I'm can be a basket case. Just turning it on in the morning will notch my mood up several degrees and since I started using it as the days began to shorten I didn't have the going into the dark blues. I can't imagine trying to function without my light anymore."

- Judith L | Homer, AK

Was dreading the onset of SAD this fall when my psychiatrist recommended bright Iight therapy. Researched and purchased this product. Very pleased. Have recommended it to my friends. Has not resolved my all my issues with complex depression, but has certainly helped. Planning on using it this spring and summer if we have a string of cloudy, rain days here in the Ohio valley."

- Cory | Ohio

I have always struggled in the winter with sadness and fatigue.......I had heard of light therapy and decided to give it a try. I bought the Northern Lights light box and gave it a try.....wow....my hardest point during the day was between 3 and 6pm....just when my kids needed me most......after using the light for about a week I noticed more energy and brighter mood.....I started using the box at work(I dispatched for the Police in a windowless room)....before I knew it 4 or 5 people I worked with would crowd into my room in the morning to get their "light therapy". If you struggling in winter you owe it to yourself and the ones around you to use these lights."

- Jennifer V. | New York

When my light came I noticed part of the housing that holds the bulb in place had cracked. When I called customer service, the young lady I spoke with was very helpful! She put through a rush order to send me another light and put in a pick up order from UPS to ship back the broken light at no cost to me. The whole conversation took 3-5 minutes and my knew light came 2 days later. As for the light, I started noticing a marked difference in my mood after about 5 days. I'm not all bubbles and sunshine but I don't feel the heavy weight and fog that I am accustomed to endure during the winter months."

- Anonymous | USA

New Life in winter - I suffer from clinical depression and dysthymia. I have also noticed over the years that my depression worsens starting around the week before Thanksgiving and remains that way until around the last week in March. Better known as SAD. This last year I was determined not to go through another winter being so so down. I bought the light pad the middle of November and started using it . Within one week my attitude started changing then by the 2nd week I really started to perk up . I was one of these people that thought light therapy was hocus pocus and was just a sales pitch. I am now a firm believer in light therapy because it changed my life!"

- Dennis T. | Georgia

After years of gloomy falls and stressful Holidays it was recommended by my therapist, that I look into the products at Alaska Northern Lights. In August I ordered their Aurora LED Light Pad. I enjoyed the benefis of my light box very soon after I began using it in the mornings; more energy, more able to stay on task and more pep in the evenings. Not to mention much improved mood and sleep. My order was packaged securely and shipped promptly. On a recent visit to my Physician, she told me she has been using a light box for the past six years for SAD. Another word of benefits confirmed for me. I would recommend the Aurora Light Pad and the Alaska Northern Lights to anyone who suffers from seasonal affective disorder."

- Phyllis E. | East Dummerston, VT

I am a proud owner of one of your light boxes. I've owned one for somewhere around 7 or 8 years. It still works perfectly. The product you sell has made such a difference in my life during the late Fall and Winter months. I have recommended you guys to everyone I know. It has astounded me how many people suffer from some level of SAD. I'm a LCSW practicing in CT. I also recommend your ligts to my clients where indicated. Thanks & keep up the great work. Best, Steve Kinsella, LCSW. "

- Steve K. | CT

The BEST product & service! Been a user for years. Headline says it all. Product is a life changer."

- Greg | Pittsburgh, PA

Love my SAD light, really improves my mood This is actually my second purchase, as I lost the first one in a tragic house fire. I really appreciate my SAD light, especially come winter, but I use it anytime the weather gets dark for more than a day. I find it really improves my mood, and I almost hate to turn it off. Thanks Alaska Northern Lights!"

- Patrick W. | Alpharetta, GA

A life-changer. I never would have believed a set of lights could have such a huge impact. I had already started to feel the effects of the changing seasons when I ordered my light box. I saw results the first day. Feeling normal/functional is such an incredible feeling! I've been using the light box for about a month now, and I still can't believe what a miracle it is. The light box is quite expensive, and it was really a last-ditch effort to survive (not an exaggeration) 6 months out of the year in the northeast. I had considered many other light boxes, but I went with this one based on reviews/ research on light spectrum. The price was obviously a concern, but it has already been worth the cost."

- Anonymous | VT

This product helped my low energy winter blues! The light box really helps my low energy winter blues. I would still be drinking coffee at 11 am and not feel alert, like I could not fully wake up. This box increased my being alert, increased energy and my mood!"

- Connie K. | Anderson, IN

Outstanding products and great service from a company of good people who know their stuff! I discovered Alaska Northern Lights while doing an internet search for a light box. Simply put, they turned out to be an excellent source for the light box (and accessories) that I use every year from late September to late April. Their product is a well-made unit. I recommend Alaska Northern Lights without reservation."

- Robert H. | Moira, NY

I really like the Alaska Northern Lights box. It's BRIGHT and the light is still very easy on the eyes- not all light boxes are like that. It's 10,000 lux at a couple feet, I believe, which means the box doesn't have to be right in front of my face to work for SAD. The workmanship is excellent and I'm very happy with it. I also bought the floor stand, which could use improvement in one area- it only tilts at a few set angles and can't always be set as I'd like. That said, I'd probably buy the stand again- It allows the light to be at an angle coming from above which is more natural and not only does it work great for SAD, but makes a VERY nice area task lamp with a very bright, soft, even light that covers an entire work area. The larger boxes like this are generally more expensive than the smaller sized boxes you can get on Amazon. I was tempted to go the small box route, but in the end, went for this even though it costs more. A larger surface area has it's advantages when using for SAD and is more comfortable and pleasant as well if you're trying to get 10,000 lux exposure."

- Michael H. | Vancouver, WA

Great product, genuinely life-changing Try moving from Phoenix, the Valley of the Sun, to spend a year in Pittsburgh. The light box was an utter necessity for the Spring and Summer rains alone, never mind the darkness of Winter - and it works! We don't follow a strict regimen of light therapy, but we do turn it on in the main room as soon as we get up in the morning: near-instant grogginess removal."

- Anonymous | USA

i have just started to use my light and have high hopes in a much better winter than I have had in the past 25 years or so. Our weather has not changed into the usual overcast or inversions that we normally start experiencing sometime in November so I am not noticing any change in mood or sleeping patterns as yet. However it is so nice to sit and let the light carry me to a sunny beach where I can just soak in the sun."

- Carolyn B. | Logan, UT

Better than Real Sunshine! I'm Happy, what else can I say."

- Ronald H. | Wright City, MO

It works! I've been very satisfied with the product and service. I've found the light box to work very well, and I've had it for a number of years. Service was great - I just ordered some replacement bulbs, and they were delivered quickly and safely."

- Dean K. | Newfield, NY

I purchased a light box from Alaska Northern Lights and it changed my life. I really cannot say enough about it. My purchase arrived in a timely way, my only negative comment is that it is very easy to break a bulb and I did so the first time I picked up the light bulb cardboard tube container; it just slid out the open end onto the floor and shattered. I had to wait a week to get the second bulb I purchased as a replacement, so be careful when handling those tubes as one end was open. Nonetheless, this light is so strong that even one bulb works for me, as I am very sensitive. I only need to use it once (or twice) a week once I get up to speed in the winter (initial of 4 days in a row at 40 inches away), otherwise it makes me manic and quite irritable. Once I got the distance/time/days per week settled, it worked great, and better than any medication. Now I will never have to spend another depressing winter and spring again! Wahoo!!"

- Hilary H. | Hayward, CA

I have suffered a long time with cloudy day, seasonal change and just depression for most of my live. I would hear about the light therapy and think it was just a gimmick, nothing can work for my depression. After five or six year I was at a breaking point and I ordered the lights. I feel it has been worth every penny I paid. Please know I take medications, exercise, and use my lights. I go longer periods of time without breaking down and the break down aren't as severe I contribute that to the lights. Thank you Alaska Northern Lights have given me many wonderful day."

- Brenda M. | Topeka, KS

Three years ago taking the bus home after work, I would start to cry every evening as we crossed the bridge over the Charles River and I looked out and everything was going from grey to black. I would get home and crawl into bed and continue to cry, although I didn't know why. I told my doctor what was happening to me, and he quickly diagnosed that I suffered from SAD. He suggested anti-depressants or a light box. I chose the latter, and he gave me the web address for Alaska Northern Lights. This is the 3rd year that I've had my Alaska Northern Lights light box. It comes out of my closet every year in September or October and usually stays out until April. I turn it on when I wake up in the morning and also turn it on when I come home at night. I can't really explain what it does, but it lights up my room, my life, and I can almost compare it to a fireplace because there is a certain warm glow to it. When I walk my dog at night, I look up at my window and I see the glow coming from my window. I still hate winter. I still hate the cold. But the season no longer weighs me down and drains me of all my energy. I no longer come home crying and wanting to crawl under the covers. I owe this relief to Alaska Northern Lights. "

- Linda S | Boston MA

Every morning I get up grab a cup of coffee and ride my bike getting my "sun." I did a lot of research to find a light that could perform at a distance and your light was the only one I could find that promised to perform at this distance (I ride sitting up for reading, email, etc,) without having to double the suggested amount of time. I have not been disappointed. I look forward to my mornings and have more energy throughout the day."

- Rebecca P. | Anchorage, AK

I use my Alaska Northern Lights lightbox every morning when I wake up. I sit at my makeup table and let the light wash over me. I look forward to that time of relaxation in the morning and it makes me feel good to know that I'm getting a positive start to the day. The light reminds me of the sun and if I close my eyes, I could almost be at the beach! Since I live in Seattle, lack of sunlight during the winter can be difficult. With my lightbox, I can make it through and keep my mind sane. Thank you!"

- Jessica K. | Seattle, WA

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! Sincerely, 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 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."

- 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 | NA

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. PS. Super fast service! Great product + easy to use."

- A. Bona | Vermont

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. (aka A Grinch no longer!) | New York City

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 | NA

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

I recommend both the NorthStar 10,000™ and the Aurora LightPad™ for all my patients that suffer from Seasonal Depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder. I am a true believer in bright light therapy and have numerous patients benefits from this treatment. It is a natural and safe treatment that is incredibly effective."

- Dr. Christopher Pederson | MD, MPH, DABPM

I'm a psychiatric nurse in a busy county mental health clinic in Central Pennsylvania. I have one of your light boxes in my office. It is great for me and it also gives me an opportunity to teach patients and their families about SAD. The psychiatrist with whom I work used to come to my office for his "light treatment." He finally brought one of his own. He has a variety of light boxes all over but calls mine the 'Cadillac of Light Boxes'"

- Christina Wolfe | RN-BC

Congratulations on having such a great product!"

- Dr. J. Anderson | MD

Gentlemen: I just wanted to write you a quick note and let you know of my appreciation that you do not use so called full spectrum lamps in your product, and that I will let others know of your product. So many of your competitors not only use Vita-Lite type lamps but repeat the claimed health benefits of the UV fluorescent light they produce. Many have claimed that "full-spectrum" lamps are necessary for the treatment of SAD. Your web page is quite clear and informative and it is refreshing to see that someone is being honest in their product literature and are truly trying to treat SAD sufferers."

- Doctor (name withheld) | Anchorage, AK

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