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Re: W: Excel at Dream Job / O: Burnout

PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:46 pm
by SquarePeg
My light box doesn't turn on with a timer. But it does have a timer to it turn off.

Re: W: Excel at Dream Job / O: Burnout

PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:59 pm
by inspiresuccess
SquarePeg wrote:My light box doesn't turn on with a timer. But it does have a time to it turn off.


Mine doesn't have a timer either. I use one of those timers you can buy to turn your lights off and on when you're out of town to make it look like there's someone home. Some light boxes have a "dawn simulator". The light comes on gradually to mimic the way the sun comes up.

Re: W: Excel at Dream Job / O: Burnout

PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:53 pm
by Elaine Glimme
You really like your light boxes. I got one for MIL but she never used it. I wonder if I should try it on myself. I get sunlight from going outside, so I never felt light deprived. And the SF area isn't as dark in winter as New England. I do get depressed if I don't get out of the house each day.

Re: W: Excel at Dream Job / O: Burnout

PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:15 pm
by SquarePeg
Yes, Elaine, I think getting outside is important. In retrospect, I think my mood worsened when I stopped going for walks at lunchtime, but I didn't notice it at the time.

inspiresuccess, my light box can't be turned on with an external timer. When it's unplugged, it turns off. When you plug it back in again, it stays off until you press a button to turn it back on again. But I don't mind. It's so bright that I don't think I'd want it to turn on by itself. Now I remember that when I first got it, I tried using it first thing in the morning while still in bed. It forced me to shut my eyes, and I think I would fall asleep. This is where a dawn simulator would be appropriate.