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EIR Reviews Treatment - Therapeutic Devices Light Therapy Ioniser Full Sprectrum Bulb (Androv Medical)

Ioniser Full Sprectrum Bulb (Androv Medical) Maff Hot

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Written by Maff     August 26, 2008    
 
9.6
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This new product from Androv Medical is unique, and combines the SAD fighting benefits of full spectrum light with those of negative ions. A number of research studies have shown that negative ions have a specific antidepressant effect on those with SAD. In fact therapy with negative ions has been shown to be comparable to light therapies. The combination of full spectrum light and negative ionizer in this product therefore provides two proven therapies in one.

 

  • Convenient source of full spectrum light at any time
  • Colour Temperature equivalent to Noon daylight
  • CRI (Colour Rendering Index) of 95.
  • Full rainbow colour spectrum with accurate natural colours
  • High contrast improves visibility and reading comfort
  • Can prove effective for the treatment of S.A.D.
  • Uses up to 75% less energy than standard bulbs These bulbs last much longer than standard bulbs
  • Reduces unpleasant odors and cigarette smoke
  • Revitalises room atmosphere, removing micro pollutants
  • Works to eliminate airborne viruses and bacteria

 

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Editor reviews

I have suffered badly from seasonal affective disorder (SAD) as part of my long battle with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Over the years I have found many things which have helped me maintain my mood during the winter months and avoid slipping into the dispair of deep depression. A few things that have helped have included waking up as early as possible and getting outdoors when I can to maximise my natural light exposure, high dose vitamin D3, and using a 10,000 lux lightbox.

These ioniser full spectrum light bulbs from Androv Medical have also contributed to my well-being during winter, and also I believe throughout the year. The bulbs are now available up to 32W which is equivalent to a 140-150W incandescent bulb. The bright white light really gives me a psychological boost, improving my mood, so I leave them on in my flat/apartment throughout the day during winter. Although studies show lightboxes with a rating of at least 2500lux are required to produce clinical benefits in SAD I find using these bulbs as well definitely helps as it fools me into thinking it is summer since the light is so natural looking.

The negative ions produced by the bulbs have been shown to have numerous health benefits, not least improving mood in SAD and depression. Recent research has also shown they also
improve immune function, boosting natural killer (NK) cell activity (Takahashi et al 2009). This could explain year round benefits from these bulbs given that low NK cell function has long been associated with CFS.

The bulbs are just like any regular compact fluorescent bulb in fitting and operation and of course last much longer than traditional incandescent bulbs. Given this and their much lower Wattages the extra initial cost is easily offset over their lifetime and you get to enjoy the health benefits and natural looking light!

Overall rating 
 
9.6
Perceived Effectiveness  
 
9.0
Lack of side effects (tolerability)  
 
10.0
Ease of use  
 
10.0
Value for money  
 
9.0
Would you recommend? 
 
10.0
Maff Reviewed by Maff August 03, 2009
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Double the benefits in one bulb!

I have suffered badly from seasonal affective disorder (SAD) as part of my long battle with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Over the years I have found many things which have helped me maintain my mood during the winter months and avoid slipping into the dispair of deep depression. A few things that have helped have included waking up as early as possible and getting outdoors when I can to maximise my natural light exposure, high dose vitamin D3, and using a 10,000 lux lightbox.

These ioniser full spectrum light bulbs from Androv Medical have also contributed to my well-being during winter, and also I believe throughout the year. The bulbs are now available up to 32W which is equivalent to a 140-150W incandescent bulb. The bright white light really gives me a psychological boost, improving my mood, so I leave them on in my flat/apartment throughout the day during winter. Although studies show lightboxes with a rating of at least 2500lux are required to produce clinical benefits in SAD I find using these bulbs as well definitely helps as it fools me into thinking it is summer since the light is so natural looking.

The negative ions produced by the bulbs have been shown to have numerous health benefits, not least improving mood in SAD and depression. Recent research has also shown they also
improve immune function, boosting natural killer (NK) cell activity (Takahashi et al 2009). This could explain year round benefits from these bulbs given that low NK cell function has long been associated with CFS.

The bulbs are just like any regular compact fluorescent bulb in fitting and operation and of course last much longer than traditional incandescent bulbs. Given this and their much lower Wattages the extra initial cost is easily offset over their lifetime and you get to enjoy the health benefits and natural looking light!

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