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Jan 23

Light Therapy Lamps can now be taken home

Posted on January 23, 2023 at 7:36 PM by Lynel Danckaert

Light Therapy Lamp now available to checkout with image of lamp

Why do people use these lamps?

Light Therapy Lamps are excellent for people who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).  The lamp mimics natural outdoor light and is thought to affect brain chemicals that provide relief from symptoms of SAD and other forms of depression.  

Michigan is one of the greyest states in the country so people might also just want some simulated sunshine.

Who can check out the lamps?

Library card holders who are over 18 years old and are in good standing (fines below $10) can check a lamp out.  

How long are the lamps available for check out?

Lamps have a check-out period of 1 week.

How do you use the lamp?

The risk of injury from using a Light Therapy Lamp is possible.  It is important to avoid looking directly at the light.  Place the lamp so the light hits your face.  Long press the Power button to set a timer on the lamp for 30 minutes.