S.A.D. Light Therapy Clock Makes You Less Sad

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Philips has introduced goLITE BLU, a new clock that offers light therapy to people suffering from seasonal affective disorder (SAD), or what is commonly known as the winter blues. It sits by your bedsides and emits a blue light designed to lift your mood and soothe you. For $279, it doesn’t come cheap and only offers a basic array of clock functions besides the light. It’s still cheaper than a few sessions of therapy. Regardless, I think I might know what would make me and my wallet happier than buying this clock—stop pretending I’m a crime-fighting hero by the name of Batman and actually turn on the lights? Halloween is over. [Philips via Boing Boing]

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Ah, so Ms Ho is saying S.A.D. occurs from playing batman too much? Gosh, what in the hell was I thinking!

While this light is expensive, S.A.D. is something that affects a good number of people. If you're already predisposed to problems with depression, why wouldn't you invest in something like this?

Considering my fiance has issues w/ S.A.D., I take this topic rather seriously. It's crap that the lights cost so much, but if it keeps my mate happy from feeling depressed, I'd say it's probably worth the investment.