Honest Mum uses a Lumie

I’ve long suspected I suffer with SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder which sees my mood affected over the colder, darker months.  I wish I could relocate to Oz right now. Winter is not my friend!

Help is at hand however, and thanks to a recommendation from my blogging bestie Mirka at All Baby Advice, who kindly put me in touch with light therapy leader Lumie, giving me a light lifeline to help me feel happier.

Lumie recently launched their Lumie Vitamin L (RRP £90),  a slim bright light for SAD and well-being that you can use literally anywhere! Lumie Vitamin L simulates a UV-free sunlight to improve mood, energy and focus. I use mine first in the morning post-school run and once I turn my computer on.

The Lumie has a rippled diffuser to create a soft comfortable light that emits 10,000 lux at 20cm and sits on my desk every single day now.

Typical treatment time is 30 minutes which can be taken over more than one sitting if you prefer but I like to get it done first thing in the morning, a bit like taking a vitamin.

It worked from day 1 and felt like I’d spent time in the sun. Over the last few weeks I’ve felt happier and I’ve even had less severe PMT. I can’t recommend this magical box enough!

Vitally, as with Lumie’s other light boxes, Vitamin L is a Class IIa medical device which means it’s rigorously tested to European health and safety standards so you can use it with confidence.

“Bright light has been demonstrated to have a positive effect on our level of alertness, mood, well-being and sleep patterns. The compact and slimline design of the Lumie Vitamin L makes it easy to take it between home and work and allows you to reap the multiple benefits of light wherever you are and whatever you are doing”- Dr Victoria Revell, Circadian Rhythm Expert, University of Surrey.

Available now for pre-orders on Lumie.com and amazon as well as all branches of John Lewis, amazon, Boots and Selfridges.

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Check out Lumie’s credentials too:

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. Their 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. They also designed and developed Lumie Clear, a unique hand-held device that uses combined blue and red light therapy to treat mild to moderate acne.

As Europe’s leading light therapy specialist with the broadest range of products in Europe, they have strong connections within the scientific community including at Cambridge University. They’re 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 children’s sleep aid Lumie Bedbug, their 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 their lights are all independently verified.

They even supply to the NHS on an occasional basis and their lights are recommended by SADA, the UK’s only registered charity dedicated to SAD. Their lights are also enhancing the study environment at Cambridge University Library and they are proud to be a long-standing official supplier to the British Swimming team.

Two of their wake-up lights, Luxe and 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.

Thank you Lumie Vitamin L for lifting my mood and helping me to feel happy as larry again!

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239 Responses

  1. Liam Bishop

    I could do with one of these in the winter, get up in the dark to go to work, sit in an office all day with the blinds closed, leave to go home when it’s dark. It’s the life of an office mole!

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  2. jo liddement

    I would love to win this for my husband who always feels very low in the winter. He is definitely a summer sunshine person!

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  3. Emma Walton

    I believe I suffer from SAD because although undiagnosed, I have the same symptoms. I also suffer with depression so I believe this Lumi light would be of great benefit to me.

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  4. Julie Kenny

    This would be great to help my SAD and increase my mood and proactivity x

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  5. Iona Cornish

    As I live in the North of Scotland, I go to work in the dark and it’s dark by the time I come home. I need this light to get my daily blast of “sunshine” and stop me feeling depressed in the Winter

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  6. Claire

    I really suffer in Winter with tiredness, low mood, lack of energy and increased appetite due to the short, dark days and lack of time spent outside due to an office job. I would love to try the light to help to improve my mood and energy levels and during winter. xx

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  7. Margaret GALLAGHER

    Regulate my sleep wake cycles
    To feel more energetic and less SAD during the winter months

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  8. Rebecca Sutton

    I really suffer with the darker mornings and darker evenings, and struggle to wake up, and usually end up stressing and rushing in the morning, especially weekdays when i have to get my daughter ready for school as well as getting myself ready for work. I have heard really good reviews about these.

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  9. Kayleigh Watkins

    It sounds like it could really help me with my mood and sleep, thank you very much for the chance to win xXx

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  10. anthony harrington

    I would like one of these, my Wife gets by on just 3-4 hours sleep and she hates waking up on the dark winter mornings.

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  11. Violet Perkins Phillippo

    It’s something that I’d like to try to see if it helps me to sleep better.

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  12. Kim M

    My sleep patterns are all over the place – would like to get in a better routine especially getting up earlier – do wonder if I suffer from SAD x

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  13. Lorna Ledger

    For my 17 year old daughter – I would rather not put on here her personal problems – but it would help her a lot and I am happy to tell you privately – many thanks for the chance

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  14. Kim Neville

    Would hopefully help my sister who gets very down especially in the winter months

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  15. Isabel O

    Because I have noticed my issues with low mood are often more pronounced in the darker, colder months. Might as well try a lamp!

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  16. melanie stirling

    I would love to win because it would probably help me as I very rarely leave the house due to my disabilty,it’s been 3 weeks since I last left the house and that was just as far as the car.

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  17. Caroline h

    I would really like to win because I want to feel better during.winter. currently.trying out vitamins so this is the last missing piece to get me better during winter

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  18. TRACY JAMES

    i suffer from S.A.D and this light sounds perfect for me. may even help with my anxiety and depression.i would love to try it

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  19. Rachel Craig

    To make use of the product, in the hope that it may ease my fatigue and help me wake more gradually and naturally in the mornings.

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  20. Georgina Jacobs

    I’d love to try one of these, I always feel a little low during winter months so I’d love to see an improvement thank you

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  21. Janet Birkin

    I just hate it at the end of the afternoon when it starts getting dark, my mood follows suit 🙁

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  22. Jane Willis

    I often think my husband suffers from SAD and this light would be a good way of experimenting to see if it makes a difference to his mood.
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  23. Sarah Forster

    I’d love to see if this helps because I really struggle waking up and getting out of bed especially in the winter when it’s dark!

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  24. Angela Treadway

    i would like to win for my dad as he gets a bit down in the winter and would like to cheer him up x

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  25. EMMA WALTERS

    i think this could really help me first thing in the morning when my mood is lowest

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  26. Pippa Best

    Oh my goodness, Vikki, my husband absolutely needs one of these – he misses the sun so much in the winter, thanks so much for sharing!

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