According to MayoClinic.com, a light therapy box should be 10,000 lux of light (whatever that means?).
I went to Amazon and found a light for $52.95. It is called Nature Bright Sun Bliss 2 in 1 Portable Light Therapy and Wake-up Light.
It provides the necessary 10,000 lux which is recommended. You can set a timer on it so that you can wake up to natural light. I was very interested in having a timer.
It might take about a week to get here. I am very excited to get this!
I will talk with my psychiatrist on the proper use of the light. I have read that improper use for a bipolar patient can lead to mania.
Remember, it does get better.
-More than Mental