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Productivity Lamp
Model: VD11
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Dear Customer,
Thank you for purchasing the Verilux SmartLight™
Natural Spectrum® Productivity Lamp. You now own
an innovative product, manufactured to the highest
standards and backed by a one-year limited warranty.
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 us
toll-free at 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.
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Important Safeguards
• To avoid electrocution, do not operate this lamp near water.
• Do not use with power supply voltage other than 120 VAC.
• Do not defeat the 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 into your outlet, consult an
electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
• To prevent risk of shock or personal injury when cleaning these lamps, make
sure you have turned off and unplugged them, and allow sufficient time for
the bulb to cool.
• Do not operate lamp in close proximity to flammable or combustible vapors,
such as aerosol spray products, or where oxygen is being administered.
• Do not cut or shorten the power cord.
• The bulb in this product contains a trace amount of mercury, a chemical
known to the state of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive
harm. This substance may also cause injury if inhaled or ingested.
• Some people may experience light sensitivity to fluorescent lighting.
Discontinue use if you experience any discomfort.
• Certain drugs may induce light sensitivity (e.g., anti-depressants) which may
result in discomfort or a level of hyperactivity. Consult with your health care
provider before using this product.
• If you have a pre-existing eye condition, consult with your health care
provider before using this product.
• Never cover the lamp or place anything on top of it when it is in operation.
• For indoor use only.
• Always unplug lamp before performing bulb replacement or installation.
Allow sufficient time for the bulb to cool before performing bulb
• This lamp is not for use with light dimmers, timers, motion detectors,
voltage transformers or extension cords.
• This product may cause interference with radios, cordless telephones
or devices that use a wireless remote control, such as televisions. If
interference occurs, move the product away from the device, plug the
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Important Safeguards — continued
CAUTION: — continued
product or device into a different outlet or move the lamp out of the line of
sight of the remote control receiver.
• 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.
• Unplug lamp during lightning storms or when unused for extended periods
of time.
• Use only the type of bulb and maximum wattage indicated by Verilux.
• Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched, particularly at the
plugs, convenience receptacles and the point where the power cord exits
the the lamps.
• Do not use solvents or cleaners containing abrasives, or ammonia based
cleaners on this product.
• After cleaning the lamp, all moisture should be properly wiped away and
dried before restoring power.
• Do NOT use lubricating agent in assembly; please see troubleshooting
section if you are having difficulty assembling your lamp.
• Dispose of bulbs per local regulations. For more information on clean-up
and disposal, see
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Assembly Instructions
1.Place the lamp upright on a flat,
firm surface.
2.Align the head in the proper
orientation relative to its final
position on the base. There are
two snap clips and an alignment
post on the head which should
align with their corresponding
receptacles on the base.
(See illustration A.)
2.Snap the head onto the base.
A “click” sound indicates a
successful installation.
(See Illustration B.)
snap clips
Illus. A
Illus. B
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Why the Name “Productivity Lamp”?
When it comes to maximizing work, study or task time, the
SmartLight™ is the perfect partner. This lamp is designed with Verilux’s
patented Natural Spectrum Daylight, a type of full spectrum lighting that
replicates key wavelengths of natural daylight, to help you read faster
with greater comprehension, work longer without eyestrain, and improve
productivity and focus.
Research using full spectrum lighting in a school setting resulted in
significantly greater student achievement when compared to other
light sources. And naturally lit study environments have also proven
to positively impact students’ abilities to understand study materials,
resulting in increased math and reading test scores.
The SmartLight combines more than 50 years of research to
scientifically tune light to the needs of the human eye. At home, college
or office, the SmartLight is the perfect productivity partner.
Scientifically Tuned to the Human Eye™
Verilux Natural Spectrum light illuminates in the broader scotopic range to better stimulate
the cones and rods (photoreceptors) of the eye. This enhanced stimulation improves visual
performance by reducing the size of the pupil to better focus light, relaxing the eye while
increasing visual acuity and processing.
Conventional Light
Natural Spectrum® Light
Verilux Natural
Spectrum Light
Intense Broad
Spectrum Light
Larger Pupil
Smaller Pupil
Under-Stimulated Rods
Well-Stimulated Photoreceptors
Larger pupil allows scattered light that slows
visual processing
Relaxed pupil focuses light, aiding visual processing
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Bulb Replacement Instructions
1.Unplug lamp from power source and,
if necessary, allow time for the bulb to
2.Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove
the screw holding the lens cover in
place. (See Illustration 1.) Set the screw
and cover aside.
3.Remove the old bulb by twisting it
counterclockwise until the bulb pins
align with the openings on the bulb
mount. (See Illustration 2.) Pull the bulb
from the mount and discard according
to local regulations.
4.Insert the new bulb into the bulb mount
and rotate it clockwise until it clicks in
place. (Either pin in either opening is
fine. See Illustration 3.)
5.Replace the lens and screw.
Illus. 1
Illus. 2
Illus. 3
CAUTION: Before performing either bulb replacement or
installation, be sure the lamp is unplugged, and if necessary, allow the
bulb to cool.
CAUTION: Dispose of bulbs per local regulations. For more
information on clean-up and disposal, see
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Before requesting service on your Verilux® lamp, please:
• Make sure all power connectors, cords and plugs are inserted fully and
• Be sure the bulb is securely seated into the socket. (See page 7.)
• Make sure there is power to the wall outlet, or try another one.
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 in the socket. Repeat the bulb
securely into socket? installation process. CAUTION: Always unplug lamp before performing
bulb replacement or installation.
Is the bulb new?
Blackening/Darkening Is the bulb old?
at Ends of Bulb
Has the plug come
Light Flickers
Sometimes when a new bulb is turned on for the first time the tubing will
darken, but this will fade after a few minutes.
With older bulbs, darkening of the tubing indicates end of bulb life. (This
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.
Is the bulb connected Be sure the bulb is securely seated into the socket. Repeat the bulb
securely to the socket? installation process. CAUTION: Always unplug lamp before performing
bulb replacement or installation.
Is the lamp connected Connect lamp plug only to wall outlet without dimmer switch.
to a dimmer switch?
Care and Cleaning
Your lamp is made from high-quality materials that will last for many
years with minimum care. You may want to periodically clean the lamp
using a mild non-abrasive cleaner and soft cloth. When cleaning, make
sure you have turned off and unplugged the unit and allowed sufficient
time for the unit to cool.
CAUTION: Do not use solvents or cleaners containing abrasives,
or ammonia-based cleaners.
CAUTION: After cleaning the lamp, properly wipe away and dry all
moisture before restoring power.
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Component Order Form
Order Online at bulb
Mail or Fax your order by using this form to:
Verilux, Inc., 340 Mad River Park, Waitsfield, VT 05673
Fax: 802-496-3105
Order Code
CFS18GU24VLX 18 Watt Natural Spectrum® Bulb
Shipping & Handling
CT & VT Residents ONLY add 6% Sales Tax
Cut Along Dashed Line
Total Payment Enclosed
Payment Method:
Name as it Appears on Card
Credit Card Number__________________________________________________
Expiration Date_______________________________________________________
Security Code (from back of card)_______________________________________
Authorized Signature (credit card purchasers ONLY)
Ship to Address______________________________________________________
Phone Number_______________________________________________________
Email Address________________________________________________________
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Warranty Registration
Thank you for purchasing this SmartLight Productivity Lamp. For your
warranty to be valid, this Warranty Registration MUST be completed
and mailed in a timely manner. Or, you can register your product online
Phone Number ________________________________________________
Cut Along Dashed Line
Email Address:________________________________________________
Model #_______________________________________________________
Date of Purchase (Month/Day/Year)_____________________________
Please cut out form and send to:
PO BOX 451006
OMAHA NE 68145-5006
Or register online at
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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 1 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 these 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. Verilux recommends purchasing shipping insurance to protect your investment.
Return Authorization is required for all returns. To obtain a Return Authorization, please
contact the Verilux Customer Service Department at 800-786-6850.
If, during the first year of ownership, this product fails to operate properly, it should be
returned as specified at or as instructed by a Verilux
customer service representative at 800-786-6850.
Note: Verilux recommends using a quality surge suppressor on all electronics equipment.
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 one described in this manual.
Please visit our web site at: or call
Representatives are available Monday — Friday 9:00a.m to 5:00p.m. EST
340 Mad River Park, Waitsfield, VT 05673
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