What is the Goodlite Diamond 5?
The Goodlite Diamond 5 light box is the powerful brother of the Diamond 3. With five ultra strong 36 Watt bulbs, the Diamond 5 offers a light intensity of 10,000 lux at a distance of 55 cm, allowing more freedom of movement. What’s more, it has a much shorter treatment time compared to most other brand light boxes. The Diamond 5 is powerful enough to be used by several people during a single session, saving you time and energy. For example, you can set the light box on the table at family meal times. But you can also put it on your bedside table, in your study or anywhere with a flat surface. If you would like to order the Goodlite Diamond 5 online, then Dokteronline.com’s partner pharmacies will be happy to assist you.
What is this device used for?
Light therapy has become an increasingly popular treatment for a wide range of physical and psychological problems. Light therapy works by exposing the eyes to bright light, which alters the levels of certain brain chemicals which in turn influences certain processes in the body. Initially, light therapy was only used to treat seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also known as autumn or winter blues. But exposure to bright light from a light box can also help with other problems. For example, light box therapy is a proven way to treat:
- Non-seasonal mood disorders or depression;
- Disturbed circadian rhythms due to jetlag or night shifts;
- Hot flashes and sleep disturbances due to menopause;
- Premenstrual syndrome (PMS);
- Postnatal depression.
Light therapy is completely safe and typically has no side effects. The Goodlite Diamond 5 delivers a soft, bright light without UV rays and therefore does not cause skin or eye damage. Because light influences our biological clock and many other processes in the body, light therapy can help to reduce a large number of physical and psychological symptoms naturally.
How to use the Goodlite Diamond 5
You can order the Goodlite Diamond 5 online via one of Dokteronline.com’s partner pharmacies. The instructions below describe how to use the light box:
- Place the light box on a flat surface;
- Put the plug in the socket and switch it on;
- Adjust the switch to vary the light output (two options);
- Position the light box a little more than an arm’s length from your face, so that the light can reach your eyes. It is OK to look into the light box briefly, but you shouldn’t stare at it. Activities such as reading, watching TV, working on the computer and eating while in front of the light box are encouraged.
Read the manual before use for more information on the Diamond 5 and possibilities for application. The recommended duration and time of treatment may vary depending on the condition being treated and the distance from the light source. If the light box is positioned at arm’s length, then the typical treatment time is 20 minutes. The further you are away from the light source, the longer the treatment time.
When not to use this device
Talk to your doctor before using light therapy if you have a sensitivity to light or suffer from epilepsy, mental problems or an eye disease. You should also consult your doctor if you are currently taking medication as light therapy may interact with certain medicines. Do not use light therapy for children without consulting a doctor first.