Having invented the world's first wake-up light in 1992, Lumie has dedicated more than three decades to pioneering research, design and development of light therapy lamps. To this day we continue to drive the conversation forward in relation to the power of light on circadian well-being, mood and alertness.
Lumie Brazil is Lumie’s largest lightbox, packing 10,000 lux at 35cm, and is certified as a Class IIa medical device. With just 30 minutes of exposure per day, the bright light therapy, delivered by Brazil, provides a boost to mood, energy and alertness. The Lumie brand prides itself on scientific rigour and we are thrilled that Lumie Brazil is set to contribute to research into treatments for depression. For a complete overview, see Ramfjord LS, Kahn N, Langsrud K, et al. Chronotherapy for patients with a depressive episode treated in a public outpatient mental healthcare clinic in Norway: protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open 2024;14:e076039. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-076039.
Researchers observe that depression is experienced by many outpatients who are receiving treatment for mental disorders. It can often take several weeks for treatments such as psychotherapy and antidepressants to have an effect. The upcoming research will investigate whether chronotherapy (including a phase of light therapy exposure) could improve treatment response times when combined with treatments such as psychotherapy and antidepressants. During the light therapy phases of the trials, participants will be exposed to 30 minutes of Lumie Brazil's bright light every day for eight weeks.
For further reading on the impact of light therapy on health and well-being, check out our research paper overviews.
Ramfjord LS, Kahn N, Langsrud K, et al. Chronotherapy for patients with a depressive episode treated in a public outpatient mental healthcare clinic in Norway: protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open 2024;14:e076039. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-076039.