Cambridge-based light therapy specialist Lumie has launched its most premium wake-up light to date. Lumie Bodyclock Luxe 750D is an upgrade on the Luxe 700 offering DAB radio in addition to Bluetooth and low-blue light to make it non-alerting at bedtime.
Lumie Bodyclock is a range of wake-up lights, alarm clocks that mimic a sunset to help you drift off to a good night’s sleep and a sunrise to wake you naturally with light. Using light in this way has been shown¹ to improve mood, energy and productivity as well as the quality of sleep and awakening. Lumie was the first to pioneer the wake-up light concept in the early 90s and its products are certified medical devices and therefore backed by academic research and rigorous health and safety standards.
In addition to the new DAB radio function, Lumie Bodyclock Luxe 750D features a low-blue light so it is non-stimulating at bedtime and mimics the colours of a real sunrise and sunset. You can select from more than 20 wake-up and sleep sounds including white noise and also enjoy high-quality audio; in addition to DAB radio, you can stream music via Bluetooth or play music via the USB port, which you can also use to charge your phone.
“We know that a strong light signal at dawn and dusk is important for keeping our body clock on track, particularly in the winter months, as it provides a clear transition between day and night. The low-blue light in the sunset feature on Lumie Bodyclock Luxe 750D should encourage the brain to switch off helping you to fall asleep and have a good night’s sleep.” said Dr Victoria Revell, Chronobiologist, University of Surrey.
Two of Lumie’s wake-up lights, the Luxe and the 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 Lumie products are available through www.lumie.com 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 www.lumie.com Lumie provide a 45-day trial period on all products and a dedicated customer careline. Follow Lumie on social media @lumie_lights
Lumie Bodyclock Luxe 750D costs £199 and will also be available from Selfridges and Amazon.
Based just outside Cambridge, UK, Lumie has been researching, designing and developing light therapy products for over 25 years. Lumie lights treat seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and winter blues; boost mood and energy levels; improve sleep and waking; optimise sports performance; treat jet lag and acne. Lumie’s 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. Lumie is still at the forefront of new applications for light therapy with innovative products like Lumie Clear for the treatment of acne and Lumie Bedbug a unique children’s sleep aid.
As Europe’s leading light therapy specialist with the broadest range of products in Europe, Lumie have strong connections within the scientific community including at Cambridge University. They are 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 Lumie Bedbug, the products are certified to the Medical Devices Directive (EC 93/42) which means they’re rigorously tested to European health and safe standards and must be backed up with published scientific evidence. The distance and lux level (the standard measure of brightness received) specifications for Lumie lights are all independently verified.
Lumie supply to the NHS on an occasional basis and Lumie lights are recommended by SADA, the UK’s only registered charity dedicated to SAD. Lumie lights are also enhancing the study environment at Cambridge University Library and the company are proud to be a long-standing official supplier to the British Swimming team.