Cambridge-based light therapy leader Lumie is launching a new bright light today. Lumie Vitamin L (RRP £90) is a slim bright light for seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and well-being that you can use anywhere.
Lumie Vitamin L simulates UV-free sunlight to improve mood, energy and focus. It has a rippled diffuser to create a soft comfortable light that emits 10,000 lux at 20cm. Typical treatment time is 30 minutes which can be taken over more than one sitting. Just like Lumie’s other lightboxes, Vitamin L is a Class IIa medical device which means it’s rigorously tested to European health and safety standards. It is also backed by scientific research.
‘Bright light has been demonstrated to have a positive effect on our level of alertness, mood, well-being, and sleep patterns. The compact and slimline design of the Lumie Vitamin L makes it easy to take it between home and work and allows you to reap the multiple benefits of light wherever you are and whatever you are doing.’ says Dr Victoria Revell, circadian rhythm expert from the University of Surrey.
It is now available for pre-orders on Lumie.com and Amazon with shipping from 21st September 2017. Lumie Vitamin L will be available from Lumie.com, all branches of John Lewis, Amazon, Boots, and Selfridges.
Based just outside Cambridge, UK, Lumie has been researching, designing and developing light therapy products for over 25 years. Lumie lights treat SAD and winter blues; boost mood and energy levels; improve sleep and waking; optimise sports performance; treat jet lag and acne. Its first Bodyclock dawn simulator – an alarm that wakes you up with increasing levels of light – was the world’s first wake-up light and brought light therapy into the mainstream. They also designed and developed Lumie Clear, a unique hand-held device that uses combined blue and red light therapy to treat mild to moderate acne.
As Europe’s leading light therapy specialist with the broadest range of products in Europe, Lumie has strong connections within the scientific community including the University of Cambridge. It’s also a member of the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms (SLTBR), an international group devoted to promoting research and knowledge about the biological effects of light.
Lumie is certified to the ISO 13485 medical device standard and, with the exception of children’s sleep aid Lumie Bedbug, our products are certified to the Medical Devices Directive (EC 93/42) which means they’re rigorously tested to European health and safety standards and must be backed up with published scientific evidence. The distance and lux level (the standard measure of brightness received) specifications for our lights are all independently verified.
They supply to the NHS on an occasional basis and their lights are recommended by SADA, the UK’s only registered charity dedicated to SAD. Lumie lights are also enhancing the study environment at the University of Cambridge Library and are proud to be a long-standing official supplier to the British Swimming team.
Two of their wake-up lights, Luxe and Active, provide white noise as an option. If you are trying to sleep in a noisy environment or during the day, white noise helps to muffle other sounds, like traffic or people talking.
In the UK their products are available through their website as well as major retailers including Amazon, John Lewis and Boots. They also have an expanding network of distributors across Europe and in North America. For consumers buying through their website, they provide a 45-day trial period on all products and a dedicated customer careline.