LED devices for light therapy

UBC SAD Clinic tests new light device

A new, portable light device, the Litebook, is being tested and used at our clinic. The Litebook uses light-emitting diode (LED) technology to produce an intense white light source in a very small package.

The Litebook was found to be effective in preliminary studies conducted at the UBC Hospital SAD Clinic (peer-reviewed paper cited below) and several international centres, including Yale University, but more studies are under way. If you would like to volunteer for these and other SAD studies, please check here.

Desan PH, Weinstein AJ, Michalak EE, Tam EM, Meester Y, Ruiter MJ, Horn E, Telner J, Iskander H, Boivin DB, Lam RW. A controlled trial of the Litebook light-emitting diode (LED) light therapy device for treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). BMC Psychiatry 7:38, 2007.

Disclosure: Dr. Lam was an unpaid member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Litebook from 2000 to 2011.

More information can be found at the web site, www.litebook.com