“Yumalite Light Therapy Visor”... has anyone tried this product?
Posted: 04 April 2011 06:12 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Saw the ad for this on television earlier today,  couldn’t find anything about it in the forums.  Has anyone tried this product and if so, what were your results?

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Posted: 04 April 2011 07:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Well, to be honest, there HAS been some evidence that low light levels during the winter and such can lead to depression, so light is a fine thing..

But you can get away with installing fairly cheap bulbs in the house, really.

I dunno, I’m gonna go with ‘possibly provides valid medical benefit, but is overpriced and underperforming’.

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Posted: 05 April 2011 02:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I won’t deny that the seasons of the year do affect the moods of many people. But in this case I’d suspect a person would be better off spending their money on healthier food and joining a social club where you meet people face to face (not just online).

Plus I’d have to ask if this product might cause eye strain. I just know I don’t like the idea of having lights that close to my eyes.

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Posted: 05 April 2011 03:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Having actually been diagnosed with mild SAD (Seasonal Affective disorder), I can’t really see where this thing is the slightest bit cost effective.  A few “true light” or full spectrum bulbs in the main rooms of one’s home (and a healthy daily dose of Vitamin D) tends to work as well as anything. (Though I DO remember a humorous episode of Northern Exposure where Walt got a Light cap and became addicted to the endorphin rush it gave him, but I digress…) wink

My advice on this; Keep your money.

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Posted: 06 April 2011 05:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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^^^^^^

Good advice if someone was thinking of purchasing the product for it’s alleged health benefits, but the videos are entertaining…. and I do go to the occasional science fiction Con, maybe the Yumalite could be incorporated into a spiffy costume LOL.

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Posted: 07 April 2011 04:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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There was a really funny episode on Northern Exposure where Walt gets addicted to one of these visor lights and thinks he’s superman or something.

EPISODE SYNOPSIS

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Posted: 07 April 2011 10:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Bebelicious - 07 April 2011 08:51 PM

There was a really funny episode on Northern Exposure where Walt gets addicted to one of these visor lights and thinks he’s superman or something.

EPISODE SYNOPSIS

REALLY? surprised

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Having actually been diagnosed with mild SAD (Seasonal Affective disorder), I can’t really see where this thing is the slightest bit cost effective.  A few “true light” or full spectrum bulbs in the main rooms of one’s home (and a healthy daily dose of Vitamin D) tends to work as well as anything. (Though I DO remember a humorous episode of Northern Exposure where Walt got a Light cap and became addicted to the endorphin rush it gave him, but I digress…) wink

My advice on this; Keep your money.

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Posted: 08 March 2012 05:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Yes, I have tried YumaLite, and currently use it. I didn’t see the commercial you mentioned, feotu, but I heard about YumaLite through a friend who also suffers from low mood and low energy during the winter, or whenever it’s cloudy and rainy out. I bought the product online at [url=http://www.yumalite.com]http://www.yumalite.com [/url]on her recommendation and actually really like it.

I bought it because light therapy with a traditional ligthbox has worked for me in the past—lighttherapy really does work, and there’s a scientific reason for it. Actually one of the reasons I decided to give YumaLite a try was that I saw Dr. Dave, who I know from TV, endorsing it and explaining how it works.

The problem for me with my old lightbox was that I never had the time to sit still in front of it, which is why it’s now buried under a bunch of junk in my garage. A lighttherapy device I can walk around with works perfectly for me. It’s helped me a lot. It’s simple and easy to use and it works well, at least for me and my friend.

So this is the real deal as far as I’m concerned.


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BenMic - 08 March 2012 05:17 PM

Yes, I have tried YumaLite, and currently use it. I didn’t see the commercial you mentioned, feotu, but I heard about YumaLite through a friend who also suffers from low mood and low energy during the winter, or whenever it’s cloudy and rainy out. I bought the product online at [url=http://www.yumalite.com]http://www.yumalite.com [/url]on her recommendation and actually really like it.

I bought it because light therapy with a traditional ligthbox has worked for me in the past—lighttherapy really does work, and there’s a scientific reason for it. Actually one of the reasons I decided to give YumaLite a try was that I saw Dr. Dave, who I know from TV, endorsing it and explaining how it works.

The problem for me with my old lightbox was that I never had the time to sit still in front of it, which is why it’s now buried under a bunch of junk in my garage. A lighttherapy device I can walk around with works perfectly for me. It’s helped me a lot. It’s simple and easy to use and it works well, at least for me and my friend.

So this is the real deal as far as I’m concerned.

I’m not buying something that looks as if it might give me eyestrain.

I do agree daylight has an effect on us but I think it’s overly simplistic to claim this gadget will fix our moods. I’d say it would be more effective to keep in touch with people and have a healthy social life. Plus diet has a big impact on our health.

You’d get value from getting involved in a club or some other activity. Even keeping a nice and tidy environment at home.

So even though I haven’t tried this product it just looks like a waste of money to me.

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Posted: 09 March 2012 07:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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The product link does not work for me, but light-therapy is an established form of depression treatment. It suppresses the synthesis of melatonin in your body and encourages the synthesis of serotonin, which are both involved in sleeping rhythm as well as mood disorders. There have been several clinical trials showing its effectiveness. For a review, see here.

However, it is not just every random light you can use. It needs to be of the correct spectral range, and enough lux. I have no idea (also because the link does not work for me) whether this is the case with the gadget you brought up.

Note that there can be negative side-effects as well, for example in triggering an hypomania episode. So consult a doctor before experimenting.

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