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ResearchMar 8, 2019

Women's Health: Bright Light Therapy for Perinatal Depression

A recent King’s College London (2018) found that 1 in 4 pregnant women have mental health problems. Around 11% of the subjects were found to suffer from depression. According to an earlier study (1996), at least 13% of women face the debilitating effects of major depressive disorder while pregnant; one other paper (2005) suggests that 11–20% suffer from post‐partum depressive symptoms. Furthermore, rates of perinatal depression seem to be particularly high in women with a prior history of depression, with estimates ranging from 25% to 50%.

Lumie StoriesMar 8, 2019

Cambridge University Women's Boat Club Use Lumie Lights

Today, on International Women's Day 2019 and just 30 days ahead of this year's Boat Race, we catch up with the amazing ladies from the Cambridge University Women's Boat Club (CUWBC). Completing 10-12 training sessions a week throughout autumn and winter, all the while attending lectures or working on their PhDs, the CUWBC squad are time-management superstars and each and every one of them an inspiration.

ResearchApr 17, 2018

New Research Findings Support the Need for a Non-Alerting Light like Lumie Bedbug for Children at Bedtime

New research published in the academic journal Physiological Reports* shows that pre-school children are particularly sensitive to the stimulating effect of evening bright light. The findings support the need to use non-alerting lights like Lumie Bedbug at children’s bedtime.

NewsMar 26, 2018

No Light Blues for Cambridge as They Win Boat Race 2018

Cambridge's position as favourites in this year's Boat Race proved to be well-deserved when both the women's and men's teams rowed to victory over Oxford on Saturday. The women added to last year's win in style, cruising through the calm Thames water around 20 seconds ahead of their rivals. Later in the afternoon, the men made it a double having dominated Oxford from the start.

NewsMar 15, 2018

Lumie Lights Powering the Cambridge Men’s Crew in this Year’s Cancer Research UK Boat Race

NewsMar 9, 2018

Working Around The Body Clock

NewsOct 2, 2017

Parenting Expert Sarah Ockwell-Smith Recommends Lumie Bedbug

Most people know now that blue light is best avoided at bedtime because its alerting effect can make it difficult to fall asleep. So when we were designing Bedbug, a sleep aid for children, it made sense to keep blue light out of their bedroom.  

Research PapersMay 17, 2017

Seasonal Affective Disorder Research Papers

There is now a huge amount of research to support light therapy as a treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). This is just a selection and includes the benefits of light therapy as well as research into the possible mechanisms behind SAD.

ResearchAug 22, 2016

Dawn Simulators vs Bright Lights for SAD

Dawn simulators - also called wake-up lights - have a valuable role to play in the treatment of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) according to the latest research led by medical researcher Dr Konstantin Danilenko. The research is published in the Journal of Affective Disorders.

NewsFeb 2, 2016

Elite British Swimmers Going for Gold with Lumie Light Therapy

ResearchJan 25, 2016

Research Finds 'No Seasonal Difference in Depressive Symptoms'

You may have seen the news about research that claims there's a lack of evidence of any seasonal differences in depressive symptoms. The newspapers have been quick to pick up on this with simplistic ‘SAD doesn’t exist’ type headlines. But what's this new research really saying?

ResearchOct 8, 2014

Lumie-sponsored Study: Evening Light Improves Morning Cycling Performance

Quick GuidesMay 23, 2014

Top Tips: Lighting and Dementia Care

Sleep disturbances are one of the more common symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and related dementia (ADRD) and include a tendency to fall asleep during the daytime as well as increased waking during the night. In fact, some ADRD patients spend as much as 40% of the night awake, creating increased risk through falls and injury if they get out of bed and extra worry and tiredness for family carers.