HappyLight® Compact

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Our compact lightbox solution for bringing natural, UV-free light indoors and enhancing mood, energy, focus & sleep. 

  • COMPACT DESIGN - Discreet, small size is perfect for home, office, or dorm use
  • PORTABILITY - Lightweight and easy to take with you on the go
  • LONGER SESSIONS - Casual, longer sessions deliver the equivalent benefits of 10,000 lux (e.g., use it while working or studying)  

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User Manual HappyLight Compact User Manual

*Please consult manual for usage recommendations and cautions.


For millions of people, light therapy can make a not-so-great day much better - and brighter. The bottom line is, almost none of us get outside as much as we should to get as much natural full spectrum sunlight that we, as humans, need. Our bodies have evolved to actually require sunlight, and when we don't have enough we can be groggy, irritable, unfocused and more. To make it worse, as days get shorter in the fall and winter, many people are affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and its close but less severe relative, winter blues. Because most of us generally don't get enough full spectrum sunlight, this compact light therapy lamp can help make you happier year-round.


This model is smaller than other light therapy lamps, so it is comfortable to have on for longer periods of time while you work, read, study, sing or do whatever makes you happy. As an added bonus, it can be packed in a day bag or suitcase to take with you wherever you go.

We typically suggest starting any HappyLight routine with a 10-minute dose and build from there to a time that works best for you. It could be 30 minutes, or it could be an hour or more depending on what makes you feel great. At our office, many leave their HappyLight Liberty Compact Light Therapy Lamp on for a couple hours in the morning while they work away at their desks.


This light might be on the smaller size, but it gets a lot of love and makes a lot of people happy! It packs a 4.3 out of 5 star rating and has nearly a thousand reviews to back it up because so many people love their HappyLight. As always, Verilux stands behind all our products with a 30-day, risk-free Verilux Guarantee. If you don't like it or it's not the light therapy lamp for you, send it back for a full refund. However, based on how much people love it, odds are you will, too. Remember, we just want you to be happy!


The Verilux HappyLight® Liberty Compact Light Therapy Lamp features:

  • Safe, natural, full spectrum light therapy in a practical, compact size.
  • Perfect for the office, late shifts, jet lag, insomnia, and sunlight deprivation.
  • Resets your circadian rhythm and improves mood, focus, energy and sleep.
  • Smaller format size ideal for frequent, longer session times and perfect for a desktop or kitchen table.
  • Portable and lightweight, so it fits in a briefcase or backpack.
  • Provides the equivalent benefits of 10,000 lux, UV-free bright white light therapy recommended by professionals with longer usage (at the specified distance - see user manual).
  • Includes an energy efficient, cool burning 26 watt bulb that produces full spectrum light.
  • Electronic ballast and Flicker Elimination Technology™ assures no-buzz operation and instant-on, flicker-free illumination.
  • Optix® Glare-Control Lens reduces eyestrain and fatigue.
  • ETL listed in United States and Canada
  • Dimensions: 7.4" H x 6.3" W x 3.0" D
  • Weight: 1.5 lbs
  • Replacement Bulb: CFS26GU24VLX 26 Watt Full Spectrum Replacement Bulb
  • Model number: VT10

The Verilux HappyLight® Liberty Light Therapy Lamp works in 3 simple steps:


Put your HappyLight® in a convenient location like on a desk or table top and turn it on


Find a distance and angle that is comfortable for you (make sure the light is facing your eyes, but avoid looking directly into the light)


We recommend starting with 10 minutes, and then increasing your usage to 30 minutes to 1 hour daily until you find a time that is most effective for you

See the User's Manual for more info on assembly & customizing your HappyLight® usage.

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Holly P.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Small and mighty lamp

I love the size, and ease of use! I set it near me in my bedroom, living room, or at my desk, depending on the morning! There aren't a ton of buttons to mess with, which is great. The best part is that it provides a great light session! I highly recommend this device. The light timer is 15 minute increments, not 5 minutes as advertised, but that doesn't matter much.

Renee D.
United States United States
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Happy Light Compact

I love my happy light and I look forward to using it more especially when it’s cloudy out to help my mood.

Sarah S.
United States United States
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great resource!

Very easy to find the kind of light that would work best for me. I appreciate how compact and easy it is to use.

Marilou M.
United States United States
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Gift that Gives

My dear long time friend suffers from SAD. Last year I purchased the Happy Light for my daughter who lives in Idaho and she found it helped tremendously. I knew my friend had to have one, too. So for her birthday, I gifted her the light, and even though its still summer, she has used it several times already with excellent results !!!! LOVE it!!!

Dale O.
United States United States
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Happy Light Luxe VT43WW3

Our older larger Verilux Light after many years of service, decided to quit on us. There was no question as to what brand we would purchase, just what model. This one has three levels of light and a timer. It has a much slimmer design with a sturdy base which was a plus. We expect many years of a happy experience with our light. Also, the customer service is amazing and is local (Vermont).

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