Using the goliTE BlU
When to use
Knowing at what time to use the goLITE BLU is essential. It may mean the
difference between feeling better in a few days instead of weeks and
between experiencing benefits or experiencing none. Follow these
guidelines to understand how light affects us and when to use the goLITE
BLU for the best results.
Most people experience benefits if they use the appliance 20 to 30
minutes each day. It is safe to use the goLITE BLU longer, provided you do
so at the correct time of day. You may notice some energizing effects of
light immediately. Other effects become noticeable after several days of
indoor life and energy dips
If you spend a lot of time indoors with little daylight and artificial light, you
can experience the energizing effects of the Philips goLITE BLU very
quickly after you switch it on.
Many people experience a natural dip in the afternoon. The goLITE BLU
can help you counteract this dip.
If you experience lower energy levels, an increased need for sleep, and a
lower mood in the dark season compared to spring and summer, use the
goLITE BLU for 20-30 minutes a day. Preferably use it in the morning to
help you start the day. You may also use it later during the day, but do not
use it in the last few hours before bedtime. If you do, the light could delay
your sleep and make you even less energetic the next day.
Morning persons tend to wake up early in the morning and usually
find it difficult to stay awake in the evening. If you want to get more
out of your evening, avoid bright light directly after waking up and use
the goLITE BLU in the evening.
Evening persons find it difficult to get up in the morning and are full
of energy in the evening. If this applies to you, you need morning light.
Use the goLITE BLU within the first 1 to 2 hours after you get out of
bed. Avoid bright light or blue-rich light in the last 4 hours before
bedtime. Daily use of the goLITE BLU in the morning may help you
establish a regular sleep pattern that allows you to function better in
Note: If your desired wake-up time is less than six hours after your normal
bedtime, do not use the goLITE BLU immediately after you wake up. This
could give your body a signal that is opposite to the one intended.
Recommended times to use the goliTE BlU
Time to use
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Energy need ^
Lack of daylight
Afternoon energy dip
The more pluses (+++) there are in a column, the more suitable the
--- means: do not use the appliance at this time.
Use the goLITE BLU in addition to the normal room lighting. The goLITE
BLU is more comfortable to use in a well-lit room. Adjust the brightness
to a comfortable level. Allow a few minutes for your eyes to get used to
the bright light. If the highest setting is too bright for you, start using the
goLITE BLU at a lower setting. Increase the light intensity if you feel no
effect after a week.