Our engineering consultant advises: Most 10,000 lux systems with diffusion covers use about 125 watts / 120 volts of energy for a 30-minute exposure, or 0.125 of one kilowatt (=1000 watts) per session. So, math follows, 0.062 kilowatt/hour (kwh) per treatment.
Do light therapy lamps use a lot of electricity?
A SAD light therapy box with a stand costs several hundred dollars to purchase. Almost all of the SAD light boxes use several long fluorescent tubes for the light source. Fluorescent tubes use only about 25 percent as much electricity as standard incandescent light bulbs, and they last many times longer.
How many watts does a SAD lamp use?
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How much electricity does a happy light use?
Answer: Reading the label on the unit, it says it uses 72 watts of electricity.
Can I use a SAD lamp at night?
Studies vary as to whether light therapy at other times of the day is less effective. But some people with SAD (perhaps those who wake up normally in the early morning) should do their light therapy for 1 to 2 hours in the evening, ending 1 hour before bedtime.
Are SAD lamps bad for your skin?
Most people can use light therapy safely. The recommended light boxes have filters that remove harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, so there’s no risk of skin or eye damage for most people.
Do SAD lamps give you a tan?
Sun lamps used for SAD filter out most or all ultraviolet (UV) light. Using the wrong type of lamp could damage your eyes and cause other side effects. The type of sun lamps used to treat SAD will not give you a tan or increase your vitamin D levels.