Daily Giz Wiz 51: Varilux Full Spectrum Book Light

Episode 51 of the podcast

Subject: Review of Varilux Full Spectrum Book Light
Released:Monday 1 May 2006
Length:about 15 minutes
Download file:DGW-051.mp3 (6.8 MB)
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Short info

SADS got you down? Let the sun shine in with the Verilux Full Spectrum Book Light. Dick's book, Good Days and Mad is available from Amazon.com/

Detailed information

Full spectrum light resembles natural light.  This Verilux Full Spectrum Book & Travel Light is powered by 2 AA batteries which can last for 17 hours.  A USB port, with cable provided, means that you can use it with rechargeable batteries along with your laptop.  The Cold Cathode bulb used in the light never needs replacing, and there's no heat from the bulb.

May Pole

It's the first of May, and Dick and Leo share their memories of the May Pole while they were growing up.

Getting SAD

Dick sometimes gets SAD in the winter - seasonal affective disorder - and full spectrum light helps.

Podcast Alley

Leo asks the audience to vote for DGW at Podcast Alley, just for the month of May 2006.

Stateroom Scene

On a cruise trip to Bermuda, Dick played a practical joke on Bill Gaines by re-creating the Marx Brothers' "Stateroom Scene" in A Night At the Opera, with the help of the crew.

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