Why Sad Shop?

The ‘Try Before you Buy' Company

Originally called North West Light Hire, Philip and Beverley bought a few light boxes from "FSL" (now "The Sad Lightbox Company") and "Lumie" based in Cambridge.


They decided that they would offer the equipment on a rental basis for Seasonal Affective Disorder sufferers who may have been unsure that light therapy would work, or were unable to purchase a light box outright. 

For a small rental fee, clients can try the equipment for one month at a time to see if light therapy is beneficial for their winter depression before committing to a purchase. The Sad Shop 'Try before you buy' service has been a huge success with their customers, with the majority actually going on to purchase their equipment. For rental customers who decide to buy their lightboxes outright, Sad Shop allow a 50% refund of any rentals paid to be credited against a purchase! You can read more information on our rental scheme by clicking here

Please click here to visit our rental range of light boxes. 


Putting Customers First

Without dozens of staff and the high cost of premises, Sad Shop can keep costs down to a minimum and still offer service that is second to none. By keeping costs low the company are able to offer very competitive prices on all of its products. 

Another big advantage of this customer-friendly company is the fact that they do not manufacture any equipment themselves and are therefore able to offer a 100% impartial advisory service, helping people to choose the best equipment to match their lifestyles and budget.

Working from home for 10 years of the company's history the company has now moved into small premises in the town center of Southport, Merseyside (Personal visitors are very welcome please click here to find out more) and even offer extended hours from early in the morning until late at night.


Our advanced logistic tracking system allows us to trace the status and location of your purchase so we know exactly what's happening with it (Only applies to the UK)

All our items are generally in stock and can be dispatched within 24 hours after payment cleared.

The most reliable and recognised delivery company handle deliveries, ensuring speedy and safe transfers.


You are protected by VeriSign and trusted payment solutions when you shop with us. Including Pay Pal Express and Sage Pay.


Great Product Range

We offer great value for quality products. Prices of products under our price-match scheme are guaranteed to be the lowest  We are prepared to refund you the difference if you manage to find exactly the same product lower within 7 days of making your purchase.

Suppliers of the largest range of light equipment in the world for S.A.D and skin conditions.