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There are some Brookstone lamps, but they mostly cost over $100.

Then there's a $60 lamp here, but I'm not sure if I'll miss out on some features by buying it.

I'm mostly concerned with staying energized/reducing melatonin secretion when I'm awake.

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closed as not constructive by Brian Carlton, Adam Wuerl Feb 25 '12 at 19:20

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I've closed this because it's a shopping list type of question, which has been found to not be a good fit for Stack Exchange sites. The question would be more answerable and useful to the community if it were reworded to ask about what someone should consider when buying a light therapy lamp. For how to tell a quality from a bad one, what the important features are and why they'd be valuable, etc. – Adam Wuerl Feb 25 '12 at 19:26

I'm not terribly familiar with light therapy, but am generally open to all sorts of ideas. That said, if Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a concern, I'd suggest looking at getting tested for vitamin D and supplementing to raise levels. There is research suggesting higher levels than currently recommended levels can be beneficial for lots of things including some that relate to mood. I assume you've looking into supplementing with melatonin, but I'd also look into 5-htp. Some safe and sane supplementation can help your body help you, and I lean towards that before trying an external 'fix'.

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