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The beauty of light therapy is that you can use it almost anywhere. It doesn’t matter if you are at home, in the office or at the hotel, you can turn on the light source and take advantage of this light therapy.

However, light therapy when you want, wherever you want is only possible when you have a portable light source.

A bulky light source does not afford you this level of flexibility. That is why in this review, I will be introducing you to Verilux VT10 which is a compact, light-weight, portable light therapy source.

This verilux VT10 review will go into the nitty-gritty of the light source and help you understand whether you should buy it or not.

Benefits of Verilux VT 10

Verlix Compact VT10 Benefits
Verilux Compact VT10 Benefits

We will first look into the benefits of Verilux VT10.

  1. Compact size: As we stated above, a compact light source is always better than a bulky one. The lens dimensions of this light source are just 20 in². The frame dimensions are not that large either. In a nutshell, when you look at its overall form factor, it is pretty compact.

    When you look at the exact dimensions, those are 7.4” x 6.3” x 3.0”. With such compact dimensions, you can surely take it with you wherever you go. It is one of the main reasons why this light source stands out.
  1. Full Spectrum High-light output: You might be thinking, since the size is small, the light would not be as powerful as other light sources. That is not true. Despite the small size, Verilux VT10 outputs 10,000 lux.

    Usually, the other bulky and larger light sources provide the same level of light output. With Verilux VT10, you will get all the benefits of a bulky and a bigger light source without having to go for a larger one. That is one of the many reasons the compact size of the Verilux VT10 is really attractive.
  1. Easy to operate: The verilux VT10 just has an on/off button. It is situated on the backside of the light source. You can easily control it using a single button.
  1. Peace of mind: Wondering about its reliability and safety? If yes, you would be happy to know that verilux vt 10 conforms to various safety standards.

    A few examples include FCC and ICES verified design standard and ETL listed. It is also IEC 62471 Tested. Many other light sources do not conform to these saftey standards. The fact that it conforms to all the standards speaks volumes about its reliability and safety.

    You can use Verilux VT10 with a relaxed mind. You’re not going for a substandard light source but rather one which adheres to all safety guidelines.
Verilux compact VT10 lights brightness
Verilux Compact VT10 Lights Brightness
  1. Multiple benefits: Using a light source without knowing if its beneficial to you is a waste of time. Below, we have highlighted some of the benefits of using the Verilux VT10.
    • Better sleeping patterns: Do you have insomnia or other sleeping problems? If yes, this light source can help you out in that regard. The 10,000 lux light output will allow you to regularize your sleeping patterns.

      You don’t need to worry about feeling tired, exhausted, or even jet lagged.
    • Mood enhancing: If you often feel depressed without any reason, this light source can undoubtedly uplift your mood.

      If you suffer from seasonal affective disorder, the Verilux VT10 can provide you with adequate light sourced during the winter months.
    • Boosts energy levels: One of the main benefits of light therapy is that it can increase your energy levels. This one does the same. It eliminates sluggishness and lethargy as well.

      If you have a long day ahead of you, a few minutes with this light source can help you remain energized throughout the day.
    • Increases focusing power: With higher energy levels, better sleeping patterns, and a positive mood, your focus will undoubtedly improve. It is an added advantage of this light source.

      In a nutshell, all the benefits you might expect from light therapy are provided by this light source.

With all these benefits, one thing is that you’re not missing out on any benefit of light therapy just because of going with a compact light source. In fact, the small form factor of this light source is one of its advantages.

Let us now look at some of its features, which will let you know more about it.

Features of Verilux VT 10

Verilux VT10 compact can fit in the palm of your hands
Verilux VT10 compact can fit in the palm of your hands

These features will provide you with a glimpse into the construction quality and the specifications of Verilux VT 10.

  1. 20 sq inches of lens: The lens size of a light source plays a critical role. If the lens size is too small, like 10in² or 12in², the light will be concentrated. In that case, you cannot get all the benefits of light therapy.

    The Verilux VT10 has a lens dimension of 20 in². That is just about right. It disperses the light effectively over the entire lens, ensuring that gaining proper exposure to light is not going to be an issue.
  1. 10,000 lux light output: The light output is 10,000 lux. When you compare that with the other bulky sources, the light output is the same.

    You might be thinking since the light output is the same, why go for this one? The answer is the compact size. It is the perfect combination of compact size and adequate light output.
  1. Weight of only 1.5 lbs: Tired of using bulky light sources? The weight of this light source is just 1.5 lbs. With such low weight, handling it is not going to be an issue. You can keep it on any platform while using it.

    Similarly, when you put it into your luggage or your backpack, you won’t have to worry about the weight it adds. The portability increases many fold due to its lightweight design.

Flicker and glare-free: Verilux VT 10 incorporates flicker elimination technology. You don’t need to worry about flicker or glare. It uses a glare control lens, which ensures that eye fatigue will not occur.

The advantages of both properties is that you can easily use it throughout your light therapy session without having to pause to relieve eye strain.

Features of Verilux VT10 Compact
Features of Verilux VT10 Compact
  1. Easy to use: The instant-on mechanism means you won’t have to spend a lot of time fidgeting around with the controls. The design of the light source facilitates easy and consistent use.
  1. Incorporates a 26 W bulb: With the 26 W bulb inside, you don’t have to worry about the power consumption. The energy-efficient design aids frequent and regular use.

    The cool bulb ensures easy heat dissipation. The bulb can provide a full spectrum light output, which makes this light source a perfect choice.
  1. Extended lifespan: Wondering about the durability? You would be happy to know that the bulb has a life span of 10,000 hours. Since you will most likely be using this for 60 minutes per day or less, you don’t have to worry about replacing it anytime soon.

    Additionally, if ever you need a replacement bulb, it is readily available online. In a nutshell, once you buy this light source, you will quickly find out that it provides excellent value for the money.

The best thing about Verilux VT 10 is that it incorporates all the necessary features that you might look for in a light source. The compact size is an added advantage. Even if you compare it with other light sources, you will realize that the Verilux VT 10 has better features.

To further our goal of giving you a holistic view of the Verilux VT10, we will highlight how to use the Verilux VT10.

How to use Verilux VT 10

How to use verilux VT10 Compact
How to use verilux VT10 Compact

You can use it in 3 simple steps.

Step 1: You have to connect the socket to the electric board and turn it on.

Step 2: You have to place it at a distance and angle from you. Ideally, it should be 24 inches away from you.

Step 3: If you’re using it in the morning, the session can last for 60 minutes. If you’re using it after lunch, the session needs to last for 15 minutes. During the first few days, opt for a 10-minute session and increase it gradually.

That’s it!

There are no elaborate or complicated procedures to follow. During the session, you can easily continue with your work as well. After a few sessions, you would notice the beneficial effects of light therapy.

For more detailed review of how to use the Verilux VT 10, refer to the user manual here

What comes with Verilux VT 10 in the Box

Verilux VT 10 comes with the frame and the lens of the light source. It is pre-assembled. Along with that, you get a cord to connect to the socket. The base of the light source is built to be kept upright on any surface. The plug and play feature means that you can use it right away.

We will now compile a list of pros and cons to further give you a holistic view Verilux VT10.

Pros of Verilux VT 10

  • Compact size
  • Full-spectrum light
  • Long lifespan
  • Easy to use
  • Energy-efficient construction
  • Flicker and glare free
  • Lightweight design
  • Numerous benefits of light therapy
  • Completely safe to use

Cons of Verilux VT 10

  • Packaging needs improvement
  • Does not provide Vitamin D because it does not have UV Rays. This light source is UV Free and your body need Ultraviolet light to make Vitamin D.
  • It is not re-chargeable like a battery, it needs to be plugged in.
  • It doesn’t come with a built in Timer and the manufacturer recommends that you do not use it with light dimmers, timers, motion detectors, voltage transformers.

Summary of Verilux VT10:

The Verilux VT 10 is the perfect embodiment of good things come in small packages. The features and benefits it offers are better or equal to the other bulky light sources.

Since it is compact and portable, it allows you to take advantage of light therapy benefits almost anywhere. When you combine this with a long lifespan, there is no reason why you shouldn’t go for it.

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