A light therapy box or SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) lamp uses a fluorescent light with a typical dose of 10,000 lux (measurement of light intensity). Light therapy aims to copy outdoor light, which researchers believe causes a chemical change in the brain that lessens the symptoms of SAD. For some people, light therapy offers relief from SAD. These programs and services create opportunities for healthy conversations about mental health. All customers are encouraged to check with their healthcare professional if they have any concerns about using the lamp.
Check out the light therapy lamps at our Central, Concession, Sherwood, Terryberry, Turner Park and Westdale locations. More lamps are coming to our Ancaster and Dundas branches!