I don’t know if the health claims are true or not but I can tell you I feel relaxed when working in the office. The lamp is beautiful and am hopeful that I can buy some more soon for other areas of the house. Mine is very similar looking to the photo. The only negative is the light bulbs. I think the company knows they have a problem with the bulbs and is trying to correct this issue as my lamp came with two bulbs. Since the first one burned out right away, it was wonderful to be able to put in the other one and then add a bulb to my shopping list. I would definitely buy another one from this company. Don’t let the bulb issue scare you away. Many bad marks for a low cost bulb when the product itself is beautiful!