Verilux VD11 User Manual

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Productivity Lamp

Model: VD11




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Date: 02/08/13

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Dear Customer,

Thank you for purchasing the Verilux SmartLightNatural Spectrum® Productivity Lamp. You now own an innovative product, manufactured to the highest standards and backed by aone-yearlimited warranty.

Many other healthy-lightingproducts are available through our catalog and online. Visit us on the web at to request a free catalog and learn more about all our quality Verilux products, or call ustoll-freeat1-800-454-4408.

As a Verilux customer, your satisfaction means everything to us. We look forward to serving you now and in the future.

Have a bright day!

Nicholas Harmon

President, Verilux, Inc.



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Important Safeguards


• To avoid electrocution, do not operate this lamp near water.


Do not use with power supply voltage other than 120 VAC.

Do not defeat the the safety purpose of the polarized plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. The wider blade is provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.

To prevent risk of shock or personal injury when cleaning these lamps, make sure you have turned off and unplugged them, and allow sufficient time for the bulb to cool.

Do not operate lamp in close proximity to flammable or combustible vapors, such as aerosol spray products, or where oxygen is being administered.

Do not cut or shorten the power cord.

The bulb in this product contains a trace amount of mercury, a chemical known to the state of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. This substance may also cause injury if inhaled or ingested.

Some people may experience light sensitivity to fuorescent lighting.

Discontinue use if you experience any discomfort.

Certain drugs may induce light sensitivity (e.g., anti-depressants)which may result in discomfort or a level of hyperactivity. Consult with your health care provider before using this product.

If you have a pre-existingeye condition, consult with your health care provider before using this product.

Never cover the lamp or place anything on top of it when it is in operation.


For indoor use only.

Always unplug lamp before performing bulb replacement or installation.

Allow sufficient time for the bulb to cool before performing bulb replacement.

This lamp is not for use with light dimmers, timers, motion detectors, voltage transformers or extension cords.

This product may cause interference with radios, cordless telephones or devices that use a wireless remote control, such as televisions. If interference occurs, move the product away from the device, plug the








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CAUTION: — continued

product or device into a different outlet or move the lamp out of the line of sight of the remote control receiver.

If this lamp has been damaged in any way, for example, the power supply cord or plug has been damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen onto the lamp, the lamp has been exposed to rain or moisture, the lamp does not operate normally or has been dropped, it should not be operated. There are no user serviceable parts in this lamp.

Unplug lamp during lightning storms or when unused for extended periods of time.

Use only the type of bulb and maximum wattage indicated by Verilux.

Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched, particularly at the plugs, convenience receptacles and the point where the power cord exits the the lamps.

Do not use solvents or cleaners containing abrasives, or ammonia based cleaners on this product.

After cleaning the lamp, all moisture should be properly wiped away and dried before restoring power.

Do NOT use lubricating agent in assembly; please see troubleshooting section if you are having difficulty assembling your lamp.

Dispose of bulbs per local regulations. For more information on clean-upand disposal, see




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Assembly Instructions

1.Place the lamp upright on a fat, firm surface.

2.Align the head in the proper orientation relative to its final position on the base. There are two snap clips and an alignment post on the head which should align with their corresponding receptacles on the base.

(See illustration A.)

2.Snap the head onto the base. A “click” sound indicates a successful installation.

(See Illustration B.)

snap clips

Illus. A

alignment post

Illus. B



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Why the Name “Productivity Lamp”?

When it comes to maximizing work, study or task time, the SmartLight™ is the perfect partner. This lamp is designed with Verilux’s patented Natural Spectrum Daylight, a type of full spectrum lighting that replicates key wavelengths of natural daylight, to help you read faster with greater comprehension, work longer without eyestrain, and improve productivity and focus.

Research using full spectrum lighting in a school setting resulted in significantly greater student achievement when compared to other light sources. And naturally lit study environments have also proven to positively impact students’ abilities to understand study materials, resulting in increased math and reading test scores.

The SmartLight combines more than 50 years of research to scientifically tune light to the needs of the human eye. At home, college or office, the SmartLight is the perfect productivity partner.

Scientifically Tuned to the Human Eye™

Verilux Natural Spectrum light illuminates in the broader scotopic range to better stimulate the cones and rods (photoreceptors) of the eye. This enhanced stimulation improves visual performance by reducing the size of the pupil to better focus light, relaxing the eye while increasing visual acuity and processing.

Natural Spectrum® Light

Verilux Natural


Spectrum Light











Relaxed pupil focuses light, aiding visual processing

Conventional Light

Intense Broad


Spectrum Light




Larger Pupil

Oversaturated Rods Cones

Larger pupil allows scattered light that slows visual processing



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Bulb Replacement Instructions

1.Unplug lamp from power source and, if necessary, allow time for the bulb to cool.

2.Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the screw holding the lens cover in place. (See Illustration 1.) Set the screw and cover aside.

3.Remove the old bulb by twisting it counterclockwise until the bulb pins align with the openings on the bulb mount. (See Illustration 2.) Pull the bulb from the mount and discard according to local regulations.

4.Insert the new bulb into the bulb mount and rotate it clockwise until it clicks in place. (Either pin in either opening is fine. See Illustration 3.)

5.Replace the lens and screw.

Illus. 3

Illus. 1

Illus. 2

Bulb removal closeup

Bulb insert closeup

CAUTION:CAUTION: Before performing either bulb replacement or installation, be sure the lamp is unplugged, and if necessary, allow the bulb to cool.

CAUTION:CAUTION: Dispose of bulbs per local regulations. For more information onclean-upand disposal, see








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Before requesting service on your Verilux® lamp, please:

Make sure all power connectors, cords and plugs are inserted fully and securely.

Be sure the bulb is securely seated into the socket. (See page 7.)

Make sure there is power to the wall outlet, or try another one.






Has the plug come

Insert plug securely into wall outlet.






Light Won’t

Is the bulb old?

Check bulb for blackening/darkening at bottom of spiral where it joins the

Come On


base (an indicator of bulb life) and replace bulb.


Is the bulb connected

Be sure the bulb is securely seated in the socket. Repeat the bulb


securely into socket?

installation process.


Always unplug lamp before performing



bulb replacement or installation.







Is the bulb new?

Sometimes when a new bulb is turned on for the first time the tubing will



darken, but this will fade after a few minutes.

Is the bulb old?

With older bulbs, darkening of the tubing indicates end of bulb life. (This

at Ends of Bulb


doesn’t affect operation except to reduce the amount of light available,



since the phosphor in that area has become inactive.) Bulb replacement



is recommended.




Has the plug come

Insert plug securely into wall outlet.











Light Flickers

Is the bulb connected

Be sure the bulb is securely seated into the socket. Repeat the bulb

securely to the socket?

installation process.


Always unplug lamp before performing



bulb replacement or installation.


Is the lamp connected

Connect lamp plug only to wall outlet without dimmer switch.


to a dimmer switch?




Care and Cleaning

Your lamp is made from high-qualitymaterials that will last for many years with minimum care. You may want to periodically clean the lamp using a mildnon-abrasivecleaner and soft cloth. When cleaning, make sure you have turned off and unplugged the unit and allowed sufficient time for the unit to cool.

CAUTION: Do not use solvents or cleaners containing abrasives, orammonia-basedcleaners.

CAUTION: After cleaning the lamp, properly wipe away and dry all moisture before restoring power.



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Component Order Form

Order Online at bulb Mail or Fax your order by using this form to:

Verilux, Inc., 340 Mad River Park, Waitsfield, VT 05673 Fax: 802-496-3105



Order Code









18 Watt Natural Spectrum® Bulb



Shipping & Handling














CT & VT Residents ONLY add 6% Sales Tax






Total Payment Enclosed





Payment Method:


Name as it Appears on Card


Credit Card Number_ _________________________________________________

Expiration Date_______________________________________________________

Security Code (from back of card)______________________________________

Authorized Signature (credit card purchasers ONLY)


Ship to Address_ _____________________________________________________



Phone Number_______________________________________________________

Email Address________________________________________________________








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Warranty Registration

Thank you for purchasing this SmartLight Productivity Lamp. For your warranty to be valid, this Warranty Registration MUST be completed and mailed in a timely manner. Or, you can register your product online at





Phone Number _______________________________________________

Email Address:________________________________________________

Model #_______________________________________________________

Date of Purchase (Month/Day/Year)_____________________________

Please cut out form and send to:


PO BOX 451006

OMAHA NE 68145-5006

Or register online at








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One-YearLimited Warranty


Many questions may be answered by visiting, or you may call our Customer Service Department at 800-786-6850during normal business hours.

This limited warranty is provided by: Verilux, Inc., 340 Mad River Park, Waitsfield, VT 05673

Verilux warrants this product to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of 1 year from the date of the original retail purchase from Verilux or an authorized Verilux distributor. Proof of purchase is required for all warranty claims. During the limited warranty period, Verilux Inc., will, at its option, repair or replace defective parts of this product, at no charge to the customer, subject to these limitations: This limited warranty does not include any postage, freight, handling, insurance or delivery fees. This warranty does not cover damage, defect or failure caused by or resulting from accident, external destruction, alteration, modification, abuse, misuse or misapplication of this product.

This warranty does not cover damage to the product resulting from return shipping or handling. Verilux recommends purchasing shipping insurance to protect your investment.

Return Authorization is required for all returns. To obtain a Return Authorization, please contact the Verilux Customer Service Department at 800-786-6850.

If, during the first year of ownership, this product fails to operate properly, it should be returned as specified at or as instructed by a Verilux customer service representative at 800-786-6850.

Note: Verilux recommends using a quality surge suppressor on all electronics equipment. Voltage variations and spikes can damage electronic components in any system. A quality suppressor can eliminate the vast majority of failures attributed to surges and may be purchased at electronics stores.

Due to ongoing improvements, actual product may have slight variations from the one described in this manual.

Please visit our web site at: or call


Representatives are available Monday — Friday 9:00a.m to 5:00p.m. EST

340 Mad River Park, Waitsfield, VT 05673


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Printed in China for Verilux, Inc.


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