Carex Health Brands Day-Light Sky

 

Overall Recommendation

A sturdy lamp made by a very well known manufacturer. We like this lamp for its sturdy feel and both the height and adjustability of the lampshade.  The aesthetic is not to everyone’s taste but we find it fairly inoffensive.

This lamp is currently rated 4.2 stars out of five on Amazon.com with over 400 reviews. The Carex Health Brands Day-Light Sky allows the light to shine down into your eyes and looks more like a traditional lamp than a medical device.

Overview
408 Reviews
Overview
  • 10,000 LUX of balanced White Light for eye safety
  • Glare-free diffuser filters 99.3% of UV
  • Meets the strict therapeutic criteria of leading experts. Contemporary, attractive and multi-purpose lighting system.
  • Features BrightZone TM Technology. Product Dimensions-26.9 H x 13.7 W x 10.5 D inches
  • This light meets the clinical guidelines for effective light therapy and offers two flicker-free settings for either therapy or task lighting.

Heliotherapy Reviews Rating

Manufacturer

The manufacturer is Carex Health brands who are more well known for their main product lines (Health aids, mobility products, and bath safety) and have been in business for approximately 32 years. They currently have 5 different light therapy products on the market. We have also reviewed the Carex Day-Light Classic DL930 which did not make it into our top 10 list.

Look and Design

This lamp has a relatively contemporary design and looks more like a traditional lamp than a medical product. This doesn’t look out of place on your office table although we do feel it looks a little cheaper than it was intended to. On first glance, it appears as though the lamp is made from metal but when you get closer you can see it is actually almost entirely made of plastic. You may or may not like the color choice which the manufacturers say is teal blue. It is fairly neutral although we would have preferred an alternative color.

This is a large lamp and is sturdy and easy to position. The base is weighted and the lamp, therefore, feels secure when in position. The lamp shade tilts as does the neck of the lamp. It has been designed so that the light hits you from above your eye line which is claimed to be most beneficial for treating SAD.

The on/off switch is located on the front of the device and is a three-way switch allowing you to select from modes 1, off and mode 2. The switch is in a reasonable position although the switch quality doesn’t feel the best.

Carex Health Brands Day-Light Sky tilted up
Carex Health Brands Day-Light Sky box

Setup and Ease of use

This unit was actually a little tricky to get out of the box! Surprisingly the light was top heavy when we took it out of the box. The bulbs are wrapped in packaging so this needs to be removed before use. Once unpacked this light requires a bit of manual intervention.  You must secure the base to the light using the provided screw.  From there it is a case of just plugging the power cord in, attach it to the mains power and you are good to go.

Performance

The full spectrum wavelength is provided by 3 x 36-watt compact fluorescent bulbs so uses more power than some other models but the color of these lamps is nice and the UV filter screen diffuses the light nicely. The UV filtering screen blocks 99.3 of UV rays which is good.

The lamp gives 10,000 Lux at 12 inches and we found it wasn’t too bright to have that close to you. There is an alternative mode which provides 6500 Lux but as always this means you need to spend longer under the lamp to get the recommended amount of light.

Woman using Carex Health Brands Day-Light Sky to read
Man using Carex Health Brands Day-Light Sky on the phone

Features

We heard about this light via an independent and non-profit group called the Center for Environmental Therapeutics who recommended this product.

The lamp has two settings, 10,000 Lux and 6,500 Lux. This is a nice feature, You can use the first setting for those times you want to treat your SAD and the other setting means the lamp can be used as a task light. The lamp shade can tilt so you can find the correct angle to suit you and provides a broad field of illumination. The neck also adjusts but only up and down, it doesn’t extend.

The lamp only works on 110v and there is no timer function which is disappointing.

Lux10,000
Distance From Body For Claimed Lux12"
Bulb Type3 x 36 watt CFL
Size13.8 x 10.5 x 27.2 inches
Weight8.2 pounds
Price$105.57
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Last update2018-04-19