Get them back to Daylight: Classic Plus Light Therapy Lamp

The Carex Day-Light Classic Plus Bright Light Therapy Lamp is the thing for psychologists, psychiatrists, and psychotherapists to bring chronically depressed patients De Profundis to In Excelsis – or, put another way, from the darkness and into the light.


·         Clinical product for mild to severe symptoms.

·         10,000 LUX of glare-free white light.

·         99.3% UV blocked for eye safety.

·         Height and angle adjustable.

·         3 x 36 watt CFL light tubes, 2 light settings.

·         Color temperature 4000K/85 CRI.

·         Easy bulb changes.

·         Single pedestal stand.

·         Meets expert criteria for bright light therapy.

·         Projects light from above.


This product is used by the leading university researchers in the world – and they’re not using it to find their keys, if you receive my meaning. As a user wrote on Amazon, “White light does not contain UVA or UVB rays, and has been used in hospitals to combat depression for almost 20 years. It helps in cases of Seasonal Affective Disorder. I felt the effects (of 30 minutes daily exposure in the morning, as directed) in less than a week. I have been completely free of depression, and full of energy ever since, three months and counting.” Another user compared it to “Mexico on a sunny day with no sunglasses.” And finally; “I like the overall engineering of the product. For its size, it cranks out a ton of light (it has three 36w bulbs inside). You can stand it up on a table using the flip stand on the back, or you can attach the legs to raise it up. It is also very compact, visually appealing, and solidly built.”


On the downside there is this; “as others have commented, this light exudes the smell of burning plastic, no doubt because the back gets so incredibly hot. This smell fills the room and wafts throughout the house and is hard to get rid of. It has not abated at all in the week or so that I have been using this light, and it pretty objectionable.” On a similar note; “unit emits a very strong sickening smell. I hoped to get rid of the smell by running it in the garage to drive off the smell but the smell continues.”


The Carex Day-Light Classic Plus Bright Light Therapy Lamp is recommended for seasonal affective disorder – otherwise known as winter depression, winter blues, summer depression, summertime sadness (shout out to Lana Del Rey), or seasonal depression –, circadian sleep disorders, shift work adjustment, jet lag, and low energy.

Related: Caring for Someone with Depression or Anxiety