Tanning Beds vs. Light Boxes

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Do tanning beds provide the same type of light as light therapy lamps?

Tanning Beds vs. Light Boxes

While there are some differences between the technical specification for light therapy lamps and tanning lamps there is anecdotal evidence to show that both provide benefits to sufferers of seasonal affective disorder. The bulbs used in tanning lamps, home tanning beds, and commercial tanning beds, emit the same ultraviolet (UV) light that the sun emits during the summer months when SAD sufferers are generally symptom-free.



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