Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 81
Rated 2 out of 5 by Nick82 Disappointing build quality for price
This Philips HF3330 has worked well to help with SAD effects, but I have been disappointed by build quality. I only bought this unit at Christmas 2009 and already two of the blue LEDs have failed - and considering the manual states that the LEDs should have a lifetime of up to 50 years at half an hour a day (I've only used it a few times a week at 30 mins and hardly in the summer), it's pretty poor to see two of them already dead. Also the light has been looked after and not abused in any way.
I've tried to see if I can get the unit repaired through the Philips service page but it says that they don't repair this particular unit and only offer a 30% discount on a new one?? This isn't good considering the cost of the unit in the first place.
15 October 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bry1874 Excellent
It's to early to say definitively that this product is working as I've only been using it for a few days, but I do feel better after using the light and if I forget to use it then I really miss it.
The product itself is a delight to hold. It feels well designed. It looks great. It feels solid. Initially this does feel a little expensive to buy, but once you hold it and feel the quality you know your money has been well spent.
Everything about this product gets top marks. I love that it has a very bright touch screen and that it has an alarm clock built in. Very handy. The built in stand that is held on with magnetism and works and grips the unit through magnetism is pure quality. It even comes in a high quality felt pouch.
A very classy product.
7 January 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Edward90 very easy to use
The light is so smooth and I enjoy blue light. It also contain clock function.
27 November 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Nickster22 will not hold a charge
I purchased this product new but stupidly did so through ebay. I unrwapped it (since it had not been opened) only to find that it will not hold a charge. There are no replacement batteries available. Again it was never unwrapped previously but now I have spent (less than direct purchase) but a large amount of money on something that cannot be used.
It seemed very promising but I have no idea what to do next.
14 November 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Simondo78 Great concept, terrible reliability
The goLITE BLUE is designed to aid sufferers of SAD, or the "winter blues". And for me, it really did work - it made a massive difference to my overall mood, and left me feeling far more positive about life. However, as great as the concept of this product is, its reliability is very poor. After just 11 months - and bear in mind this is far from a cheaply priced product - the power adapter failed. Would Philips replace it? No. They would only offer me a refund, which is pretty ridiculous. So overall, I'd definitely recommend blue light therapy for those who suffer from SAD and/or depression. But I wouldn't recommend buying a Philips-branded product.
3 July 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Minx638 Perfect size for use anywhere
Does what it says on the tin ! have used from November2012 as in that year had a nasty bout of shingles and was worrying about facing a Dull winter. the Go lite has been amazing and as a gym owner I recommended same to members. For myself the results have been wonderful energy back to normal etc.
29 March 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anty Way over priced for 60 LED's
Anyone paying over the odds for this product would need their head looking at when you can get 10,000 lux white lights for a quarter the price, lights that have been tested for years and undoubtably work. By the way I borrowed the golite from a friend for 6 weeks.
I love the design and portability but am not convinced on the blue light, it's not like a summers day that I'm aware of, to be honest it's a little bit of a depressing light, high setting is to bright and next lowest setting is slightly to low. I compare this to my 10,000 lux white light and the mood lifting effect of the white light is obvious to anyone in the room, it's like sunlight, it includes the full spectrum of light including blue light. Switch the blue LED's on and it's like, well, a load of blue LED's. Combining the 10,000 lux white light and the blue light was very interesting and did give the effect of a summers day with a clear blue sky.
In my book white light is the winner in every way and for the price the Golite Blu is nothing short of making fun of S.A.D suffers. In conclusion if the Golite Blu is simply way way over priced, at a reasonable price it's worth a go but you are better off with a 10,000 lux white light at the current price of the Golite.
Hope this helps
8 January 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Carrot Made me feel 100x worse
This product didn't work for me at all. In fact it made me feel 100x worse than I do when I'm not using it. I've always felt really down in winter and having just moved to a country with even less winter light than the UK I decided to invest in this light. I used it in the mornings at breakfast time for a month and after a total emotional meltdown I stopped using it and have been feeling increasingly more human since then. The light may work for you it just didn't work for me so just be aware of how you're feeling and stop using it if you feel worse than usual.
I had chosen to use the blue light rather than the medically tested and certified white lights as I don't have an hour free a day to sit in front of one. I wish I had waited until these newer blue lights had been tested to the same extent as the white lights.
14 December 2012