Cheap UV/UVB Lamp For "Natural" Vitamin D Production

linusbert

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i read over this,
https://forums.phoenixrising.me/thr...light-therapy-leds.79181/page-11#post-2409032

and i wanted to share what i do because a 500$ medical UV lamp was suggested but not everyone can afford it.
(I AM NO DOC, THIS I NO MEDICAL ADVICE, UV LAMPS ARE DANGEROUS CAN CAUSE SKIN BURNS AND CANCER. So know your risks.)

- Osram Vitalux cost like 40-50 EUR
put in a CERAMIC lamp holder (no plastic) which can withstand 300W lamps.
I would recommend sitting AT LEAST 120cm (1,2m , 3,95 foot, 47inches) away from it. maybe a cautious way would be to start with 2m distance and watch your skin react. if there is no reaction at all it might be ok.
Duration i cannot make any suggestions. i personally do 5min , front and back each.
EDIT: of course, protect your eyes!! put on those special eye protection glasses on!

The lamp needs a few minutes to "warm" up. i would turn it on and let it do its thing for 5 minutes before i sit/lie in front. you can see it, in the beginning the light is "warm" white. after a few minutes it turns blue/greenish.

Its UV INDEX spectral map after 120hours of usage. Careful it could be different if lamp is new. and not every lamp is the same, so calculate very conservative.
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once more, careful, this map is not guaranteed and can differ greatly from your lamp.

i would go always with the medical certified lamp if i could afford the 500$.

EDIT: one more warning, i burnt my skin today because i was sitting on red line (80cm) and not the blue line (120cm) where i wanted to be. its no serious burn, but the skin is giving me sensations. maybe i got a little punctual skin burn.
 
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Not sure if you saw precautions of protecting your eyes with UV.
damn. good point!
i forgot to mention, i edited the original post.
of course i did protect my eyes. i look like riddick's bad brother with those goggles.

You might want to take a look at red led light therapy. Many studies from NASA showed how this spectrum can speed up healing. This is $35 or so.
good idea.
i indeed got such a device since a few days. but i am still figuring it out.
i am at 2x 5 minutes , but i had a slighly worsening of symptoms since yesterday. but also weather changed to cold which might be the problem and not the lamp. but now i need to acclimate and wait before i can do another try.

the redlight doesnt make vitamin D though.
but well, i can use both now.

what i noticed is that the red light is incredible hell. not only for sick me but also a healthy friend had a flash.