DON’T BE SAD
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a real thing for 6 percent of people in the U.S., according toexperts. Another 14 percent suffer from mood changes commonly known as “winter blues.”
Here are some ways to let the sun shine in through the season’s dark days – liter¬ally and figuratively. Flip the switch on an opulent crystal chandelier, light a candle, or capture precious rays on solar panels to lighten up your utility bill.
And since the subject is winter sun, we threw in a clothing company by that name. And glacier goggles. You never know.
* Antique Baccarat basket style CHANDELIER, $66,500 * Rare Carl Fagerlund Acanthus Leaf TABLE LAMP for Orrefors, $2,800, both available on 1stdibs.com * Bubble CHANDELIER by Baltimore artist Ashlie Beal $375 and up at The Light Factory, etsy. com/shop/TheLightFactory * Hand-painted cowlneck PULLOVER made in Ecuador by WinterSun, $103 at wintersunclothing.com.
SOLAR TEA LIGHTS, colorful, swirled glass lamps with solar-powered LED bulbs, $25 each at uncommongoods.com * LAMPS made by Karen Gatzke of Catonsville with found items. $150 and up at Salvage Design works, facebook. com/SalvageDesignWorks * Lumen Oil Candle SHADOW PROJECTORS, $48 each at uncommongoods.com * Juniper Pine two-wick jar CANDLE, $25 * HOLIDAY GIFT SET with Balsam Fir, Cinnamon Spice and Snow by the Shore, $15, both at chesapeakebaycandle.com.
* Lumie Bodyclock, dawn simulator ALARM CLOCK, $169 at northernlighttechnologies.com * Ambienta Grow Lamp, integrated LIGHT ANDPLANTER, $270 at uncommongoods.com * Sun Touch plus LIGHT BOX, $79.99 at lighttherapyproducts. com * Lutron MOTORIZED SHADE SYSTEM, available at ramophone, Columbia, gramophone. com
* SOLAR PANELS from aurorasolarenergy.com * Julbo Explorer Mountain POLARIZED SUNGLASSES, $190 at rei. com * Phillips Wake Up Light with SUNRISE SIMULATION, $69.99 at amazon.com *