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February 12, 2009 8:24 PM   Subscribe

Where can I get a light therapy box for S.A.D. in Toronto?

Pretty gloomy here, and me and my man are looking for some energy providing light. Thought it would be easy to find such a sun lamp, but not so much. Tried a Shoppers and Walmart. Where they at?
posted by yellowbinder to Shopping (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
I ordered mine online.
posted by rabbitrabbit at 8:35 PM on February 12, 2009


Costco.
posted by Jairus at 8:46 PM on February 12, 2009


Craigslist!
posted by grippycat at 10:21 PM on February 12, 2009


Or a little closer in-town :)
posted by grippycat at 10:23 PM on February 12, 2009


Philips have a product called Energylight. I don't know if that will help you, but it looks like it will. I expect most electronics shops sell it.
posted by devnull at 2:47 AM on February 13, 2009


You can make your own without much fuss.
posted by ChrisHartley at 4:59 AM on February 13, 2009


Most natural food stores carry the Blue Buster or something similar. When I worked at one we could hardly keep them on the shelves during the winter.
posted by piedmont at 5:17 AM on February 13, 2009


I use a full-spectrum reptile lamp I bought at Petsmart. It works pretty well and was much cheaper than light therapy boxes.
posted by Metroid Baby at 5:49 AM on February 13, 2009 [2 favorites]


I too made my own. I had bought a shop light thing for my back room, and installed some full spectrum lights in it. And I noticed that I just felt great when in that back room in the evenings. SO I bought two more, installed the same lightbulbs and mounted them onto a homemade PVC pipe stand. Put it in the bedroom on a timer to go off just before dawn. Helped greatly.
posted by gjc at 6:35 AM on February 13, 2009


I bought mine at Shoppers Home Care Health Centre, of which there are ten in Toronto.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 8:02 AM on February 13, 2009


Places like Noah's Natural Foods (several locations) and The Big Carrot have the Litebook Elite, which I find useful. May be hard to find at this time of year, as we're actually beginning to get some sunlight now.
posted by scruss at 9:04 AM on February 13, 2009


Zellers in Vancouver had one; you could check out the one off Roncesvalles.
posted by Beardman at 5:35 PM on February 13, 2009


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