Dear Mr. Nevins,
I want to thank you for the help I have gotten from your lamp. It is wonderful. A gift from God and you to me. I have had extreme SAD for years. Trying to raise a family of six young children with my husband, a very kind, good man, but none of us knew what was the problem.
Later an interim period of wellness with lithium and for the past 14 years, returned and extreme again. I am 86. I found your lamp 1 season ago, Mr. Nevins, and it has been a God send to me and has enabled me to live in St. Louis in comfort. My children are susceptible to SAD too and use your lamp with its help and are grateful.
Sad is an insidious thing. It is terrible. I cannot thank you enough for giving me my life back. That is what you truly did. The last several years it began in August. You are a true hero to me and I know to so many other people too. I admire your abilities and thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I love my light box. It sits next to my computer, and every morning while I get my e-mail it shines into my eyes. The brightness truly brightens my day. It works better than a cup of coffee to energize me.
On those really grey Michigan days, I even put it on in the afternoon or evening for a short time to help me stay alert. It also serves as a wonderful light for our study. With the dimmer switch I can use it to illuminate documents and help my work at the computer.
M. Batterson, High School English Teacher, Jackson, Michigan
Dear Full Spectrum Solutions,
My light therapy box arrived last Wednesday. I started using it right away.
The feeling after using it the first time was one of renewed energy and
well being. I thought it might be the placebo effect so I waited to see how
the second day went. It went great! I have been using it for the 30 minutes
suggested, on a daily basis, and I have to write you a note of thanks.
We are having a gray and dreary winter here in Washington, but when I
sit in front of the light box it is like taking a break from the gray days
and being in the sun for 30 minutes. Even after I use it the positive
effects stay with me throughout the day. I find that I am sleeping better
at night and feeling more rested than I have felt in months when I wake up.
Thank you for a great product and I am looking forward to using it
for many years to come.
Thank You for saving my life. For the last 5 to 6 years I have developed a state of depression starting around the month of October that has been worsening with each year. The first indication it is about to begin is a sudden craving and binging on carbohydrates (i.e. consuming a large bag of potato chips in one sitting). Then slowing sinking into a deeper and deeper dark depression, the worst of it in Feb and March. I realized I had SAD when one winter I visited Australia in early March. I felt alive. Literally like someone had flipped on a light switch. I no longer felt depressed and had boundless energy. Then returning home after 10 days of late summer down under, I sunk again into my gloom. Now I knew the cause of my depression. Then I searched about for a cure. My doctor was of little help. He was skeptical to say the least about my being affected by the change in seasons. So to appease me, he gladly prescribed a goodly dose of anti-depression drugs. I tried at least 3 different kinds, only to have my gloom manageable but not lifted. So I finally got the money together to purchase your kit which was all I could afford. What a difference a day makes. Just after one session, I felt my internal light switch turn on. Then that feeling you get around spring time when you know winter is over and life renews itself. That first night I slept deeply and restfully for the first time in months. Since I work with my computer at home the light fixture sits right behind it. When the computer goes on so does the light. My only concern is I want to do more than 30 to 45 minutes. When I go beyond that time I get a little to revved up. And all this in just a few days. Amazing. Thank you, thank you and thank you, a thousand blessings. And Thank You Liz, for correcting the error the shipper caused and getting my order to me so quickly. You are an invaluable asset to your company. What a difference a bright sunny (your lights) day makes.
SSP, here in San Francisco
I just wanted to let you know how thrilled I am with my UltraLux 1. It has made such a difference in my life. It has been the final piece of returning to a 'normal' life. I am Bi-Polar which I take medication for. The medication just wasn't quite enough yet I couldn't find any to add that I could tolerate - too many side effects! As a last resort my Psychiatrist and Therapist both suggested I try light therapy. When I saw my Psychiatrist after using my light for about 2 months, he couldn't believe the difference. He had never before seen the sparkle in my eyes, a smile on my face, a bounce in my step! What a difference! I'm continuing to use it daily as my apartment is dark and I seem to get a better start on the day.
Just to let you know that there is a very satisfied customer over here. How I wish that I had the light therapy box years ago. Come every September, since I was a child, this unexplainable black shadow would descend upon me and make the holiday months unbearable. What a difference this has made in my life! I hosted Christmas Eve and have numerous get togethers at MY house this year - something I could never have had the desire or energy to do. My appetite for chocolate and such has diminished and my energy level is high. I even joined a gym, and have been keeping up with it every day. I'm up at 4:30 every day, sit and read my newspaper for 30 min under the light and am ready to start my day. Before this, I was finding it almost impossible to get any task done - even getting dressed. This is not a placebo effect and of that I am very sure. I felt such a sense of well being and refrained from using it for about four days. I went back to square one. I know now that I can not skip it for that length of time any more. From now on it will go on starting August 28th.
The UltraLux II is the greatest! My wife and I had noticed that I was generally more sluggish in the winter than in the summer, but didn't really pay much attention. I just sort of pushed on through. This year was particularly bad since I was under a lot of work stress. I accomplished next to nothing in the month of January. When I perked up after a quick trip to Southern California, my wife bought the UltraLux II. What a difference! I am now my perky, upbeat summer self even in the midst of one of the dreariest winters in Ohio history. I wish I had gotten one years ago. I might be wealthy by now.
When my UltraLux II arrived two of the bulbs came broken. I contacted customer service and was immediately notified that replacement bulbs were on their way. THANK YOU for this quick, stress free response. I am thrilled with my UltraLux II, and the customer service I received!
This lamp is an excellent investment. Not only do you get the benefit of light therapy, with the dimmer switch you are able to use it as task lighting as well. The unit is very portable (lightweight) and does not become excessively hot (much less hot than halogen).
My husband gave me the Ultralux II for a Christmas gift this year and I had to write to tell you what a huge difference it is making in my life and my business. I have mild SAD and I can't tell you the difference this lamp has made not only in my energy level, but in my productivity as a self-employed professional. It's like having the sun in my home office! I will never be without one of these lamps again.
Thank you! Alicia
Words cannot express my appreciation for the benefits I've received from your products. I purchased the Ultralux 55w floor lamp and the Ultralux II light box.
I've been Bipolar I for at least 15 years, consistently with mania in the summer and deep depression in the winter regardless of the drug/therapy combinations. This is the first year in fifteen that my deep winter depression has not materialized. I began using your products in early Nov. every day. Thanks for giving me back a life in the winter.
Also, as an extra benefit, the floor lamp has allowed me to read much better and for a longer period of time. I can read books again and even things with small print.
Thanks for offering a GREAT line of functional, well-designed, reasonably priced products.
They have greatly enriched my life, allowing me to cope with my mental illness much better.
Please accept my thanks for your prompt dispatch of both my recent orders.
Each arrived within 3-4 days fully intact. I am delighted with your range
of products and prices and won't be bothering to look anywhere else for
The BlueMax standing lamp, vanity globes and dawn simulator have turned my
life around. I'm an Australian, used to intense sunlight all year round,
and didn't realise I had a problem until my husband and I shifted to
Washington, DC. We live in an inner city townhouse condo, where we own the
ground floor and basement. My husband loves it because he finally got the
mood lighting he wanted. I was constantly straining my eyes and feeling
frustrated with having to turn lights on for most of the day. The best
light in the house was in the laundry room with its two fluoros. Within 5
days of arrival I was awake half the night sobbing my eyes out. I work long
hours writing at my desk. During the week the BlueMax lamp gives me plenty
of exposure, but I was feeling emotionally flat and somewhat depressed by
the end of weekends. Since we replaced the bathroom lighting, I now get
enough exposure on weekends to keep me going from Friday to Monday. Now
we're working on the lack of sunlight in our basement bedroom with the Dawn
simulator, which we hope will be the final piece we need for a full return
to a normal life. In Australia I used to work long hours indoors, with only
the occasional walk outside, without any ill effects. I now appreciate how
fortunate we are with the quality of our daylight down under and wonder how
people in the northern hemisphere survive without full spectrum lighting.
A delighted customer,
Dr Wendy Mayer
QEII Research Fellow
Deputy Director, Centre for Early Christian Studies
Australian Catholic University Limited
I have been extremely pleased with the products I've purchased from you in the past - another torchiere, a light box, and a portable desk lamp. The torchiere and light box are at our home in Utah, I've brought the desk lamp up here to Alaska. With the increasingly shorter daylight each day, I am looking forward to the wonderful light of another torchiere. I've also been telling many of my friends up here about your products and look forward to showing off our new lamp this fall and winter!
Just wanted to let you know how much I like my new 70 watt BlueMax Desk Lamp. I use it for both light therapy while I'm on the computer and for my watch repair business. I really appreciate its adjustability. I use it at full brightness for therapy, but dim it a little to get the light right when I'm wearing magnifying glasses when working on tiny watch parts. I can always set the right amount of light so there's no glare. It also casts a very nice even light for the macro photography I use to document watch repairs. The heft and overall quality of the lamp is very nice also. Delivery was very fast and your shipping charge was very reasonable for such a big package. Thanks for a great product and excellent service.Robbie Robinette
I wanted to share my success story with you.
I had purchased my Blue Max destop lamp about a month ago.
I'm 42 yrs. old and have lived most of my life with chronic depression. I had been also diagnosed with SAD and consequently all my numerous suicide attempts throughout the years, have all been carried out in the winter months.
Years of physchotherapy and medication had alleviated it, but I was so tired of taking pills and so I sought for a better treatment.
I was heading down that depression spiral again in October and I felt that insurmountable fatigue as autumn set in. I had no energy. I couldn't even get out of bed and only did so to take my kids back and forth to school. My circadian rythms were so bad...It was nothing for me to stay up until 3 or 4 am and sleep all day, but never feeling rested. I felt so much guilt as my life was being wasted. The housework was piling up, dinners not being made, I wasn't even taking care of my own personal habits. I would just look in the mirror and cry.... I felt that I was a prisoner of my own making and my bed was my jail cell.
I was skeptical at the thought of light therapy, I thought how can a simple but special light bulb help me with this debilitating disease??
When I got so bad that I couldn't even get the energy to get out of the house to attend my kid's school plays, I decided that was IT and I was going to do something about it so I decided to give your Blue Max light a try. I rationalized to myself that if this didn't work, well, at least I would still have a desktop light, albeit, quite expensive one....Boy, was I in for a true AWAKENING!!
Within a few days of using the lamp, I began to feel a little bit better. I actually felt sleepy when it was time for me to be and went to bed at a normal time and for the first time in years...no, for the first time ever in my life, I actually woke up REFRESHED and ready to start my day! I have never felt so much energy and motivation. I have traded in my old life for a new and better one
For many years I have suffered, this truly is a miracle for me and my only regret was that I hadn't bought this lamp sooner.
I am happy to say that I will no longer dread the long winters of Ohio. My depression due to SAD is completely gone as well as the suicidal tendencies!!! My pshychologist is impressed as well and fascinated at the awesome changes he is seeing in me!
Liz, please let Michael Nevins, the CEO of Full Spectrum Solutions, know that he is truly my angel. God bless him and his wife Diane for not only saving my life, by their wonderful product, but actually making it better!
Liz, if you see fit to include this mail as one of your testimonials, I would be honored. I have also spread the word to my family and friends who suffer from SAD that they DON'T have to live this way and if I can be helped with your Blue Max lighting products, then anyone can!
I hope you too, have a Merry Christmas and many blessings throughout the new
year. Thank you for the offer of an additional year warrenty on my recent purchase of the BlueMax therapy floor lamp. I also purchased lights for my lamps and a wake-up light control for my bedroom lamp.
I love my new light and can see better and have an atmosphere of true color lighting. I have not yet received my dawn simulated timer but am looking forward to receiving it. I've had my therapy lamp for a week now and am enjoying it.
I also wish to thank you for everyone who has helped me with my many questions. Your company needs to be congratulated for its excellent customer service. JOY TO ALL
Stella, Boise, ID
I have had the lamp on 3 days. helped my sight and moods. Please tell the owner I have dyslexia.
Your dimmable Blue Max Floor lamp is great working on the computer. Told my friends in Minneapolis & Wisconsin and gave them your web site.