Verilux VT05 Specifications

Verilux VT05 Specifications
Model: VT05
Dear Customer,
Thank you for purchasing the Verilux HappyLight® Energy
Lamp. You have received an innovative and quality
manufactured product, backed by a one-year limited
This product brings Natural Spectrum® Daylight into your
home or office. Many other healthy lighting products are
available through our catalog and online. Visit us on the
web at to request a free catalog and
learn more about all our quality Verilux products, or call
our toll-free number 1-800-454-4408.
As a Verilux customer, your satisfaction means
everything to us. We look forward to serving you now
and in the future.
Have a Bright Day!
Nicholas Harmon
President, Verilux, Inc.
Important Safeguards
• Do not operate this device near a water source to avoid electrocution.
• Do not use with power supply voltage other than 120 VAC.
• Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug. A polarized plug
has two blades with one wider than the other. The wider blade is provided
for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit in your outlet, consult an
electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
• Close supervision is recommended when these lamps are used by or near
children, or others who may not understand the need for these precautions.
• Do not operate lamp in close proximity to flammable or combustible vapors,
such as aerosol spray products, or where oxygen is being administered.
• To prevent risk of shock or personal injury when cleaning lamp, make sure
you have turned off and unplugged the lamp, and allowed sufficient time for
the bulb to cool.
• If this lamp has been damaged in any way, for example, the power supply
cord or plug has been damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have
fallen onto the lamp, the lamp has been exposed to rain or moisture, the
lamp does not operate normally or has been dropped, it should not be
operated. There are no user serviceable parts in this lamp.
• Do not block vents. Vents are neccessary for proper function of the
electronic ballast; blocking them may cause overheating of the electronics
and increase risk of fire.
• Different people react differently to the light from energy lamps. Follow
directions for device pretest on page 5 prior to use.
• These lamps are for indoor use only.
• Do not place this lamp near any heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
• Avoid placing this lamp in areas that are exposed to direct sunlight or close
to heat-radiating products such as heaters. Do not place the lamp on the
top of appliances that radiate heat.
• Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched, particularly at
plugs, convenience receptacles and the point where the power cord exits
the lamp.
• Unplug lamp during lightning storms or when unused for long periods.
• Avoid placing the lamp in areas that are dusty, humid/moist, lack ventilation
or are subject to constant vibration.
CAUTION: — continued
• This lamp is not for use with light dimmers, timers, motion detectors,
voltage transformers or extension cords.
• Do not leave the lamp unattended during use.
• Do not use a lubricating agent in bulb assembly.
• Light bulbs get hot quickly! Do not touch the bulb while the lamp is on.
• Use only the type of bulb and maximum wattage indicated by Verilux®.
• Never cover the lamp or place anything on top of it when it is in operation.
• Disconnect lamp from outlet prior to repeating the bulb installation process.
Your new Verilux HappyLight® Energy Lamp is a remarkable product with many
features and benefits:
• Delivers Natural Spectrum® Daylight to your home, office, dorm room or
apartment with no dangerous ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths.
• Has up to 6,000 LUX of bright Natural Spectrum light per unit to lift spirits,
sharpen concentration and improve energy levels.
• Activates your body’s own energy enhancers to make you more alert and
• Is designed with a compact shape and small footprint to make it easy to
place in a convenient location.
• Includes an energy efficient, cool burning 36 Watt 10,000 hour bulb.
• Comes equipped with a convenient on-off power switch on cord.
• Includes best-in-class power system with electronic ballast and patented
Flicker Elimination Technology® to assure no-buzz operation and instant-on,
flicker-free illumination.
Device Pretest
To help determine if user has sensitivity to light treatment it is recommended that
the user perform this pretest upon first use of this device:
Step 1 - P
lace the lamp about 18 inches from your face and turn it on (do not look
directly into the lamp).
Step 2 - O
perate lamp for approximately 10 minutes and turn it off. If any
discomfort is felt, discontinue use of the lamp and consult a doctor. If
no discomfort is felt, for subsequent use, the user may want to gradually
decrease the distance from the face and increase time used which results
in increased lamp intensity for maximum effect. The user should determine
if any discomfort is felt after each use and make only incremental changes
to the time used and location with each session.
Selecting a Location
• Place your Verilux® HappyLight® Energy Lamp on a table or other flat
• For best performance, place the HappyLight as close as 6 inches, but within
24 inches from your face.
CAUTION : Avoid placing this lamp in areas that are exposed to direct
sunlight or close to heat-radiating products such as heaters. Do not place the
lamp on the top of appliances that radiate heat.
Vents are necessary for proper function of the electronic ballast;
blocking them may cause overheating of the electronics and
increase risk of fire.
Instructions for Use
Use consists of sitting close to the HappyLight Energy Lamp with your eyes
open. While staying oriented toward the light, feel free to engage in other
activities such as reading, writing, hobbies and crafts, sewing, needlepoint,
applying make-up, painting or working at your computer or desk.
1.Turn on the lamp and allow a few
minutes for the bulb to achieve full
2.The HappyLight Energy Lamp should
be positioned as close as 6 inches, but
within 24 inches from your face, and
should be slightly offset from center
(see diagram). Note: Do not look directly
into the lamp.
3.Recommend switching on high setting
for morning and low setting in the
The light from the HappyLight Energy
Lamp must be directed at your eyes;
therefore, your eyes must be open to achieve the full benefit. Note: Tinted
glasses reduce the amount of light reaching your eyes.
When you are feeling sluggish and lethargic, spend more time with the light, sit
closer to the light or add more lighting devices to increase the intensity. If you
experience edginess, or are over stimulated, move the light further away or
reduce usage time.
Operation — continued
Minimum Recommended Usage
30 minutes
Researchers at the National Institute of Health demonstrated that white light,
in a range of 2,500 to 10,000 LUX (a measurement of light intensity), helped to
reverse the symptoms of “Winter Blues”.
Different exposure strategies work for different people. We all have different
reactions to our environment. It is important to establish a distance and
schedule that is comfortable for you. We recommend you use the light
regularly and at about the same time each day. It is not necessary to sit in front
of the lamp continuously. You can divide the time into several mini sessions.
Continue to use the HappyLight® daily to feel an improvement in your mood
and activity level.
When you are feeling sluggish and lethargic, spend more time with the light, sit
closer to the light or add more lighting devices to increase the intensity. If you
feel a sort of edginess, as though you have drank too much coffee, then it may
be time to turn the unit off.
* Recommended exposure time is a function of output and distance. Individual
results may vary.
Bulb Removal and Replacement
Your HappyLight® uses a bulb manufactured only by Verilux®. To order a
replacement bulb, please call Verilux, toll-free at 1-800-454-4408.
To Replace the Bulb:
1.Unplug the lamp from power outlet.
2.To access the bulb, remove the plastic diffuser by pressing the tabs (D) and
lifting out the diffuser.
3.Using a standard screwdriver, remove the two screws (E) which secure the
bracket. Remove the bracket (F).
4.Remove the bulb (B) by holding the base and pulling straight up.
Bulb Removal and Replacement — continued
Re-installing Bulb and Plastic Diffuser
1.Insert bulb into lamp by firmly holding bulb base and pushing down until
you hear a “snap” to seat properly.
2.Re-install the bracket using the screws (E) you previously removed.
3.To attach the plastic diffuser to the lamp body,
loosely insert Tab A into Slot A.
4.Insert one diffuser corner at a time.
5.Work one diffuser corner into the side track and
slide gently down into place into bottom track.
6.Snap side tab into place (side slot). Entire side of
lens should be seated into the track.
Tab A
7.Repeat for other side of diffuser. Note alignment
of diffuser corner into side track.
Slot A
8.Firmly push diffuser down until Tab A snaps into place.
Align top of diffuser in top track as necessary.
Top Track
Side Slot
Side Track
Tab A
Tab A
Before requesting service on your Verilux® lamp, please read the following:
• Make sure all power connectors, cords and plugs are inserted fully and
• Be sure the bulb is securely seated in the socket (see pages 8 and 9).
• Make sure there is power to the wall outlet or try another outlet – one that is
not connected to a dimmer.
Light Won’t
Come On
Has the plug come
Is the bulb old?
Insert plug securely into wall outlet.
Check bulb for blackening/darkening at bottom of spiral where it joins the
base (an indicator of bulb life) and replace bulb.
Is the bulb connected Be sure the bulb is securely seated into socket, repeat the bulb
securely into socket? installation process.
Sometimes when a new bulb is turned on for the first time the tube will
Is the bulb new?
darken, but this will fade after a few minutes.
Blackening/Darkening Is the bulb old?
With older bulbs, darkening of the tube indicates end of bulb life (this
at Ends of Bulb
doesn’t affect operation except to reduce the amount of light available
since the phosphor in that area has become inactive). Bulb replacement
is recommended.
Insert plug securely into wall outlet.
Has the plug come
Light Flickers
Is the bulb connected Be sure the bulb is securely seated into the socket, repeat the bulb
securely to the socket? installation process. CAUTION: DISCONNECT LAMP FROM OUTLET
Is the lamp connected Connect lamp plug only to wall outlet without dimmer switch.
to a dimmer switch?
Care and Cleaning
Your Verilux lamp is made from high quality materials that will last for many
years with a minimum of care.
Clean only with a soft dry cloth – DO NOT USE SOLVENTS OR CLEANERS
WARNING: To prevent risk of shock or personal injury when
cleaning lamp, make sure you have turned off and unplugged the
lamp, and allow sufficient time for the bulb to cool.
Technical Specifications
HappyLight® Energy Lamp
Operating Temperature: 15°C to 35°C; 56°F to 95°F
Storage Temperature: 0°C to 40°C; 32°F to 104°F
Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
Replacement bulb: 36 Watt 10,000 hour bulb (replace with Verilux brand only,
Model number CFML36VLX)
Input Power: AC 120V~60Hz
UL Listed in Canada and the USA
One Year Limited Warranty
Many questions may be answered by visiting, or you may call our
Customer Service Department at 800-786-6850 during normal business hours.
This limited warranty is provided by: Verilux, Inc., 340 Mad River Park, Waitsfield, VT 05673
Verilux warrants this product to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a
period of one year from the date of the original retail purchase from Verilux or an authorized
Verilux distributor. Proof of purchase is required for all warranty claims. During the
limited warranty period, Verilux, Inc. will, at its option, repair or replace defective parts of
this product, at no charge to the customer, subject to the following limitations: This limited
warranty does not include any postage, freight, handling, insurance or delivery fees. This
warranty does not cover damage, defect or failure caused by or resulting from accident,
external destruction, alteration, modification, abuse, misuse or misapplication of this
This warranty does not cover damage to the product resulting from return shipping or
handling. The use of shipping insurance is recommended to help protect your product.
Return Authorization is required for all returns. To obtain a Return Authorization, please
the inquiries
Verilux Customer
Service Department
at 800-786-6850.
If you have
or other concerns,
please contact:
If, during the first year of ownership, this product fails to operate properly, it should be
at or as instructed by a Verilux
service representative at 800-786-6850.
M-F 9am-Midnight, Sat & Sun 9am-9pm EST
recommends using a quality surge suppressor on all electronics equipment.
Or visitVerilux
us at
Voltage variations and spikes can damage electronic components in any system. A quality
suppressor can eliminate the vast majority of failures attributed to surges and may be
purchased at electronics stores.
Due to ongoing improvements, actual product may have slight variations from the product described in this manual.
Please visit our website at or call our Customer Service Department at
Representatives are available Monday — Friday, 9am — 5pm EST
340 Mad River Park, Waitsfield, VT 05673
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