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Light therapy lamps to get rid of that winter blues!

In Burlington, public library light therapy has taken a favourite position when it comes to getting rid of the winter blues. Meant to get rid of that awful sad feeling we get every winter, this floor lamp therapy is proving wonders!


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This is not just any lamp. The modern floor lamp with the curved neck and wide, flat light surface, stationed beside a comfy chair on the second floor at Central branch, is a light therapy lamp. In this photo we have Hans Heinig enjoys the light therapy floor lamp at Central Library.

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“Unlike fluorescent bulbs that can be tiring to sit under, specialized light therapy bulbs deliver mega-bright UV filtered light that mimics natural sunlight,” explained Lauren Arkell, BPL’s coordinator of communications.

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Suzanne Hampson, the director, community engagement, marketing and programming, said “I thought this could be a great fit for us,”  who instigated the idea of purchasing the lamps after hearing about the initiation at Toronto Public Library.

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If you find yourself “more sluggish or irritable” these days, you are welcome to enjoy a “daily dose of brightness,” said Arkell. You don’t have to suffer from SAD; sitting under the light just feels good, said, Hampson.


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