Over the years, many of my readers have suggested that I buy a SAD lamp. That stands for Seasonal Affective Disorder, something that affects many people during the winter months, or in long spells of dull and dark weather.
I have resisted buying one for a long time. They used to be very expensive, and I was also unsure whether or not they really work.
However, my recent slump in mood caused by feeling ill during weeks of awful dark and wet weather has made me look again, prompted by Stevie Turner sending me a link in a blog post comment.
I found one at a very reasonable price, and it also comes with a USB connection, so I can plug it into my PC, and have it nearby when I am in the office room. It arrived this afternoon, and required no setting up. It resembles a Tablet, like an i-Pad or similar, and stands firm with a built in support in either orientation.
There are five levels of light intensity, three colour temperature options, and a timer function too.
It has been on for just fifteen minutes, so I will have to report back when I have experienced extended use.