I purchased this type of hair growth light due to the larger area of coverage and that it is has a hands free stand. I have found it to be extremely easy to use. I like the timer feature. I've been using it for two months and have been happy thus far. I will reserve my full judgment for the six month point when I should really be able to judge its effectiveness. It definitely does cover a large area at a time and is easy to use sitting in front of the TV or reading a book.