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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%.

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

The Cambridge University Men’s Crew has been incorporating Lumie light therapy into its training regime ahead of this year’s Cancer Research UK Boat Race which will take place on Saturday 24th March.

NewsMar 9, 2018

Working Around The Body Clock

NewsOct 2, 2017

Parenting Expert Sarah Ockwell-Smith Recommends Lumie Bedbug

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

British Swimming’s elite athletes are using Lumie light therapy in their training protocol as they prepare for the Olympics in Rio August 2016.

ResearchJan 25, 2016

Research Finds 'No Seasonal Difference in Depressive Symptoms'

ResearchOct 8, 2014

Lumie-sponsored Study: Evening Light Improves Morning Cycling Performance

Sports enthusiasts exposed to bright light in the evenings saw an average 7.2% improvement in their cycling performance the following morning.

Quick GuidesMay 23, 2014

Top Tips: Lighting and Dementia Care

ResearchNov 27, 2013

Light Therapy For Early Birds and Night Owls

Recent research drew attention to the risks that night owls face, stating that “teenagers who go to bed late during the school year are more prone to academic and emotional difficulties in the long run, compared to their earlier-to-bed counterparts,”. Lumie sleep expert and chronobiologist at the world-leading Surrey Clinical Research Centre, Dr. Victoria Revell, has put together some advice on keeping your circadian rhythms on track, whether you're a night owl or an early bird.