Light therapy specialist Lumie launches its most premium wake-up light
Cambridge-based light therapy specialist Lumie is launching its most premium wake-up light today. Lumie Bodyclock Luxe 750D (RRP £199) 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 shown⊃1; 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.” Dr Victoria Revell, Chronobiologist, University of Surrey
Available for pre-orders on Lumie.com from today (14th Sep 17). On sale from 21st Sep 17.
Lumie Bodyclock Luxe 750D will also be available from Selfridges and Amazon.
⊃1; Acta Psychiatr Scand. 1993 Jul;88(1):67-71. BMC Psychiatry. 2011 Jan 28;11:17. J Pineal Res. 2012 Aug;53(1):47-59.
Since 1991 Lumie has been researching and designing bright lights to treat seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and other conditions. Our 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. We also designed and developed Lumie Clear, a unique hand held device that uses combined blue and red light therapy to treat acne.