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Verilux Brightens Up the Dark Days Ahead

November 7, 2011

WAITSFIELD, Vt. and MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — When clocks fell back for Daylight Savings Time this past Sunday, November 6, the season of shorter days and longer nights began. As we move farther into winter, we’ll see daylight hours decrease from an average of almost 15 hours in mid-summer to less than 10 come the new year.(1) And more often than not, those “daylight hours” will be overcast and dreary, thanks to the typical winter onslaught of rain or snow.

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While we can’t control the sun, we can combat the increasing darkness by bringing a bright, healthy dose of light into our lives, thanks to Verilux’s Natural Spectrum® Daylight in its HappyLight® collection of lamps.

Natural Spectrum Daylight re-creates the same spectral distribution of light produced by the sun, which, in each lamp’s carefully balanced and measured amount, helps the body recalibrate and normalize circadian rhythms (the body’s natural clock) and improve energy levels, concentration and mood –without drugs or artificial stimulants or harmful UV exposure.

According to Dr. Norman Rosenthal, former Senior Researcher for the National Institute of Mental Health and the author of the book Winter Blues, over 80-percent of the people with low energy, fatigue or the “Winter Blues” may expect to benefit from light therapy.

With its HappyLight line, Verilux offers a simple solution to the winter doldrums. Choose from a variety of HappyLights including the HappyLight 6000 Energy Lamp, the HappyLight Deluxe Energy Lamp, and the HappyLight 2500 Energy Lamp Twin Pack. The HappyLight 6000′s space-saving design makes it ideal for home, office or dorm room use and provides up to 6,000 LUX (a measure of light intensity) of Natural Spectrum Daylight thanks to its patented energy efficient and cool-burning 36-watt 10,000 hour bulb.

The HappyLight Deluxe Energy Lamp comes in either a tabletop stand or space-saving wall mount options and provides up to 10,000 LUX of Natural Spectrum Daylight. The popular HappyLight 2500 Energy Lamp Twin Pack is portable and perfect for smaller spaces; the lights can be used as a team for up to 5,000 LUX of Natural Spectrum Daylight indoors or individually in home, work or dorm rooms.

Thanks to the Verilux’s line of HappyLights, we can all bring a little sunshine into even the shortest and darkest days of the season.

About Verilux

Founded in 1956, Verilux, Inc., the “Healthy Lighting Company,” is a pioneer in the design and manufacture of lifestyle products utilizing Natural Spectrum® lighting technology. The company offers a wide range of high quality home, office, and travel products engineered to improve vision, help alleviate the symptoms of seasonal light changes and the Winter Blues, aid in sleeping, sanitize surfaces without the use of chemicals, and clear and rejuvenate the skin. Verilux, which is Latin for “true light,” is committed to supporting balanced and healthy lifestyles that benefit everyone and the world around us. Verilux calls this “life in a better light.” Visit Verilux online at Verilux.com, Facebook.com/Verilux and @Verilux on Twitter.

(1) http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/RS_OneYear.php
DC: Jan: 07.27 — 16:57 –930; Jul: 04:46 19:37 [1491] 14 hours 47 min
IL: Jan: 0717 — 1649 –932; Jul: 0438 1928 1490 14 58 min
CA: Jan: 0724 1656 –932; Jul: 0445 1934 1489 [14 hours 45 min]

SOURCE Verilux, Inc.

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