How Do You Make Light Boxes For SAD?

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Seasonal affective disorder, otherwise known as SAD, is a condition where an individual experiences bouts of depression during the darker seasons of the year; exposure to light on a periodic basis can help in dealing with SAD symptoms. A special light box can be used to alleviate the symptoms of SAD. A SAD light box can be made in about an hour. Draw 10 circles on the paper with a 2 1/2-inch diameter. Cut out the circles with the scissors. Place the 10 circles inside the IKEA Mackis plywood box to determine where each lightbulb holder will be placed; make three rows or circles on the top row, four in the middle row, and three on the bottom row as depicted in the diagram. Trace around the circle templates with a pencil. Remove the templates when tracing is completed. Drill a hole in the center of each circle to create a starting point for the jigsaw. Use the jig saw to cut out the circular areas and to create 10 holes 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Paint the interior of the SAD light box ... more
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