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Read this user manual carefully before you use the appliance and save it
for future reference.
(a warning indicates the possibility
of injury to the user or operator)
-- Water and electricity are a dangerous combination. Do not use this
appliance in wet surroundings (e.g. in the bathroom or near a shower
or swimming pool). Do not immerse appliance in water or any other
-- Check if the voltage indicated on the appliance corresponds to the
local voltage before you connect the appliance.
-- The adapter contains a transformer. Do not cut off the adapter to
replace it with another plug, as this causes a hazardous situation.
-- Never use the adapter if it is damaged in any way. Always have the
adapter replaced with one of the original type in order to avoid a
-- Never open the appliance to prevent electric shock, finger burns or
temporary black spots in the eye.
-- If the power cord is damaged, do not use the appliance. Call
1-866-832-4361 for assistance.
-- Close supervision is necessary when this appliance is used by, or near
children or invalids.
-- Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with
the appliance.
-- There are no user-serviceable parts inside the appliance. No
modification of this appliance is allowed.
-- Never use the appliance if the lamp housing or cover is damaged,
broken or missing.
-- Do not use the appliance where the light may compromise your or
other people’s ability to perform essential tasks, such as driving or
operating heavy equipment.
-- Consult your doctor before you start using the Philips goLITE BLU if:
1 you suffer or have suffered from severe depression;
2you have an eye condition for which your physician advised you to
avoid bright light;
3 you are on specific medication (i.e. certain antidepressants, psychotropic drugs or malaria tablets);
Caution (a caution indicates the possibility of damage to
the appliance)
Always unplug the appliance after use.
Do not use the appliance outdoors or near heated surfaces or heat
Place the appliance on a stable, level and non-slippery surface with
the stand in place.
Do not place any object on top of appliance, adapter or cord.
Do not use the adapter in or near a power outlet that contains an
electric air freshener to prevent damage to the adapter.
When you remove the adapter from the wall outlet, do not pull the
cord but grasp the adapter directly to avoid cord damage.
When you remove the small plug from the appliance socket, do not
pull the cord but grasp the small plug to avoid cord damage.
Use this appliance for its intended household use as described in this
manual. Do not use attachments not recommended by Philips
Electronics North America Corporation.
If this appliance is damaged in any way or it is not working, it should
not be operated. Please visit or call 1-866-8324361 for assistance.
The following conditions may be contraindications for use of this
-- bipolar disorder
-- recent eye surgery or a diagnosed eye condition for which your
physician advised you to avoid bright light
-- use of photo-sensitizing medications (e.g. certain antidepressants,
psychotropic drugs or malaria tablets) as it might cause side effects
(e.g. skin irritation)
If any of the above conditions apply to you, always consult your physician
before you start using the appliance.
Possible reactions
Possible adverse reactions to light from this appliance are relatively mild
and of a transient nature. They may include:
-- Headache
-- Eyestrain
-- Nausea
Measures to avoid, minimize or alleviate these adverse reactions:
-- Always use the appliance in a well-lit room.
-- Reduce the light intensity if these reactions occur.
-- Stop using the appliance for a few days to make the reactions
disappear and then try again.
Safety and compliance
-- This appliance meets the requirements in the USA and Canada for
portable electric luminaires: UL153, UL8750 and CSA 22.2 no. 12.
-- This device complies with the EMC requirements of the USA and
Canada: FCC 47 Part 15, ICES-003.
-- This is not a general illumination product.
FCC Information
-This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one
or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
-Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
-This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
- This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Intended use
The Philips goLITE BLU is intended to make people feel more energetic,
to increase alertness, and to provide mood relief from the winter blues. If
you suffer from severe mood swings or depression, make sure to consult
a professional, and do not use this device for self-treatment. This product
has not been approved by FDA for treatment of seasonal affective
disorder (SAD).
Light - a natural energizer
Today’s busy modern lifestyles demand peak performance all day long.
Even the fittest person suffers energy dips, particularly when deprived of
natural daylight, such as in an office in winter. Daylight is essential to
well-being, keeping fit, and feeling energized throughout the day – just like
healthy nutrition and regular exercise. Philips goLITE BLU mimics the
natural energizing power of daylight on a bright sunny day. It stimulates
special receptors in the eye to trigger the body’s natural response to
sunlight. This helps you to fight energy dips, to feel more energetic, active
and alert, and to improve your mood.
Sleep patterns
The human body uses light cues, such as those provided by the sun, to
time certain internal functions. Properly timed rhythms regulate energy,
mood, sleep, appetite and digestion. Nature’s cues no longer govern our
modern lifestyle. Our day no longer starts at sunrise and ends at sunset,
and working days are getting longer. Moreover, our activities often extend
well into the night. Many people tend to get too little sleep during the
week, which diminishes their energy levels during the day. Using goLITE
BLU at the right time of day can help you establish and reinforce regular
sleep patterns.
Light via eyes
Research shows that a special photoreceptor in our eyes is responsible
for regulating our energy, mood and sleep/wake cycles. This receptor
responds mostly to the blue light of the summer sky. We do not get much
of this light in autumn and winter. Most indoor light does not provide
enough of this essential color. This appliance helps you to be at your best
by delivering the wavelength, color and intensity of light to which our
body responds most efficiently.
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Winter blues
Lack of light during the darker winter months causes many people to
experience a noticeable drop in energy level and low spirits as fall sets in.
These symptoms, known as ‘winter blues’, may cause you to feel low,
listless and fatigued for weeks or even months. This affects both personal
performance and mood. Blue light therapy is a successful method to fight
these winter blues symptoms. It provides your body with summer vitality
throughout the dark winter months.
Features (Fig. 1)
1 Light panel
2 Socket for small plug
3 Control button
5 Small plug
Note: Product illustrations are located on the inside of the front and back
covers of this instruction booklet.
Using the goLITE BLU
When to use
Knowing at what time to use the goLITE BLU is essential. It may mean the
difference between feeling better in a few days instead of weeks and
between experiencing benefits or experiencing none. Follow these
guidelines to understand how light affects us and when to use the goLITE
BLU for the best results.
Most people experience benefits if they use the appliance 20 to 30
minutes each day. It is safe to use the goLITE BLU longer, provided you do
so at the correct time of day. You may notice some energizing effects of
light immediately. Other effects become noticeable after several days of
regular use.
Indoor life and energy dips
If you spend a lot of time indoors with little daylight and artificial light, you
can experience the energizing effects of the Philips goLITE BLU very
quickly after you switch it on.
Many people experience a natural dip in the afternoon. The goLITE BLU
can help you counteract this dip.
Winter blues
If you experience lower energy levels, an increased need for sleep, and a
lower mood in the dark season compared to spring and summer, use the
goLITE BLU for 20-30 minutes a day. Preferably use it in the morning to
help you start the day. You may also use it later during the day, but do not
use it in the last few hours before bedtime. If you do, the light could delay
your sleep and make you even less energetic the next day.
Sleep patterns
-- Morning persons tend to wake up early in the morning and usually
find it difficult to stay awake in the evening. If you want to get more
out of your evening, avoid bright light directly after waking up and use
the goLITE BLU in the evening.
-- Evening persons find it difficult to get up in the morning and are full
of energy in the evening. If this applies to you, you need morning light.
Use the goLITE BLU within the first 1 to 2 hours after you get out of
bed. Avoid bright light or blue-rich light in the last 4 hours before
bedtime. Daily use of the goLITE BLU in the morning may help you
establish a regular sleep pattern that allows you to function better in
the morning.
Note: If your desired wake-up time is less than six hours after your normal
bedtime, do not use the goLITE BLU immediately after you wake up.This
could give your body a signal that is opposite to the one intended.
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Recommended times to use the goLITE BLU
Time to use
Lack of daylight
Morning person
Evening person
Energy need ^
Afternoon energy dip
Winter blues
-- The more pluses (+++) there are in a column, the more suitable the
-- --- means: do not use the appliance at this time.
Light intensity
Use the goLITE BLU in addition to the normal room lighting. The goLITE
BLU is more comfortable to use in a well-lit room. Adjust the brightness
to a comfortable level. Allow a few minutes for your eyes to get used to
the bright light. If the highest setting is too bright for you, start using the
goLITE BLU at a lower setting. Increase the light intensity if you feel no
effect after a week.
How to use the appliance
Use the appliance for its intended household use as described in this
1Fold out the stand and place the appliance on a table (Fig. 2).
2Insert the small plug into the socket on the appliance (Fig. 3).
3Insert the adapter into an electrical outlet (Fig. 4).
4Make sure that you position the appliance at arm’s length (at
approximately 50-75cm/20-30 in. from your eyes) within your field
of vision. The light must bathe your face (Fig. 5).
-- You can read, eat, work at the computer, watch TV or exercise while
you use the appliance.
-- For best results, place the appliance at the same level as your midriff
(stomach area), e.g. place it on the table at which you are sitting.
-- Make sure that the surroundings of the appliance are well-lit for more
visual comfort.
Note: Do not stare into the light of the appliance. It is sufficient that the blue
light reaches your eyes indirectly.
5Press the control button briefly to turn on the appliance (Fig. 6).
,, The appliance turns on at low setting.
6If you press the control button again briefly, the light intensity
increases to medium setting. To increase the light intensity to the
high setting, press the control button again briefly (Fig. 7).
Note: For best results, use the highest light intensity setting that is
comfortable to your eyes.
7If you press the control button briefly when the appliance is
working at high setting, the appliance turns off (Fig. 8).
Note:When the appliance is working, you can also turn it off immediately by
pressing and holding the control button for more than 2 seconds.
Never immerse the appliance in water or any other liquid, nor rinse it
under the tap.
Never use scouring pads, abrasive cleaning agents or aggressive liquids
such as petrol or acetone to clean the appliance.
1Clean the appliance with a dry or moist (not wet) cloth (Fig. 9).
This appliance has no other user-serviceable parts. For assistance call
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-- If the appliance will not be used for an extended period of time,
remove cord from outlet and store in a safe, dry location where it
will not be crushed, banged, or subject to damage.
-- Do not wrap cord around the appliance when storing.
-- Dispose of the device in accordance with local regulations.
-- Your local or national recycling organizations may also have disposal
-- For assistance call 1-866-832-4361.
For assistance call toll free: 1-866-832-4361 or visit our website:
45-Day Money-Back Guarantee
If you are not fully satisfied with your Philips goLITE BLU, send the
product back and we’ll refund you the full purchase price.
The goLITE BLU must be shipped prepaid by insured mail, insurance
prepaid, have the original sales receipt, indicating purchase price and date
of purchase, and the money-back guarantee return authorization form
enclosed. We cannot be responsible for lost mail. The goLITE BLU must
be postmarked no later than 45 days after the date of purchase. Philips
reserves the right to verify the purchase price of the goLITE BLU and
limit refunds not to exceed suggested retail price.
To obtain Money-Back Guarantee Return Authorization Form, call
1-866-832-4361. Delivery of refund check will occure 6-8 weeks AFTER
receipt of returned product.
Full Two-Year Warranty
Philips Electronics North America Corporation (USA) and Philips
Electronics Ltd (CANADA) warrant each new Philips product, model
HF3422 against defects in materials or workmanship for a period of two
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years from the date of purchase, and agree to repair or replace any
defective product without charge. IMPORTANT: This warranty does not
cover damage resulting from accident, misuse or abuse, lack of reasonable
care, or the affixing of any attachment not provided with the product.
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. In order to obtain warranty service,
simply call toll-free 1-866-832-4361.
Can I get
sunburn from
using this
No, sunburn is caused by UV light. The light
produced by this appliance does not contain UV.
Is the goLITE
BLU safe to use
around children
and pets?
The light is safe to be used around children and pets.
However, do not let children play with the appliance.
In Canada Imported for: Philips Electronics LTD, 281 Hillmount Road,
Markham, Ontario L6C 2S3
Can I use the
when I am
Yes, there are no known side effects from using the
goLITE BLU during pregnancy.
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Do I have to
take off my
glasses when I
use the
No, you can use the appliance with your glasses on.
Do not wear tinted glasses or sunglasses when you
use the appliance, as these glasses reduce its
How often do I
have to use the
Use the goLITE BLU every day at the right time to
achieve the result you want. For more information
on the duration of a session, read chapter ‘Using the
goLITE BLU’. Except when you try to adjust your
sleep time, we advise you to use the goLITE BLU at
the same time every day. It is usually sufficient to use
it 20 to 30 minutes a day. It is absolutely safe to use
it longer, if you want to.
When do I
start to notice
from using the
You may start to feel the energizing effect any time
between first use and 1 to 2 weeks of daily use.
In US Manufactured for: Philips Consumer Lifestyle, A Division of Philips
Electronics North America Corporation, P.O. Box 10313, Stamford, CT
Frequently asked questions
This section lists the questions most frequently asked about the appliance.
If you cannot find the answer to your question, call
1-866-832-4361 for assistance.
I have heard
that blue light
can be
dangerous. Can
this appliance
damage my
Philips goLITE BLU complies with the
photobiological safety standard IEC62471. According
to this standard, the appliance represents no risk to
healthy eyes and can be safely used.
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Is it harmful to
sit in front of a
goLITE BLU for
a long time?
No, the goLITE BLU is absolutely safe, also when you
use it throughout the day. However, in general avoid
using the light in the last 4 hours before you go to
bed, as the energizing effect of the light may interfere
with your sleep. Only ‘morning persons’ who want to
get more out of their evening can use it in the
evening, see chapter “Using the goLITE BLU”, section
“Sleeping patterns”.
Can the lamp
of the goLITE
BLU be
No, the goLITE BLU has a durable LED lamp that
lasts many years.
- Portable Electric Luminaires
UL 153, UL8750 and CSA 22.2 no.
- Adapter
Class 2 power supply
- Ingress of an object and water
IP51 (main unit only)
- Mode of operation
Operating conditions
from +5°C to +35°C (41°F to 95°F)
Relative humidity
from 15% to 90% (no condensation)
Storage conditions
from -20°C to +50°C (-4°F to +122°F)
Relative humidity
from 15% to 90% (no condensation)
Rated input voltage adapter
100-240 Vac
Rated input frequency adapter
50/60 Hz
Physical characteristics
No-load power adapter
14.3 x 14.3 x 3.5cm (5.6 x 5.6 x 1.4 in.)
Rated output voltage adapter
0.4kg (14 oz.)
Rated output power adapter
Dominant wavelength
475-480 nm
Standby power appliance
Full Width at Half Maximum
Output (100% intensity)
220 ± 15 lux at 50cm (220 ± 15 lux at
19.7 in.)
Symbol key
The following symbols may appear on the appliance:
Consult the user manual supplied
DC power
DC jack polarity
Degree of protection against liquid and
Model number
UL listing mark for Canada and the United
Philips Shield
In China Manufactured for: Philips Consumer
Lifestyle, A Division of Philips Electronics North
America Corporation,1600 Summer Street –
5th Floor, Stamford, CT 06905-5125. In Canada
imported for: Philips Electronics LTD, 281
Hillmount Road, Markham, Ontario L6C 2S3
Date code and serial number of this appliance
on/off and dimming button
Compliant with the Waste Electrical and
Electronic Equipment/Restriction of the Use of
Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and
Electronic Equipment (WEEE) recycling
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