Luminette Wearable Light Therapy Device Arrives in the U.S. Just in Time for Fall/Winter

October 28, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
October 28, 2015 - BRUSSELS, Belgium For millions of Americans, the arrival of fall and winter are unwelcome guests. A change in seasons often brings a change in their physical and mental health, due to fewer hours of sunlight.

But there's a new portable solution for those millions of Americans who suffer from the winter blues and other seasonally-induced issues: It's the new Luminette light therapy device from Belgium-based Lucimed, which is now available for the first time in the U.S.

Developed after four years of university research and clinical trials, Luminette is a wearable light therapy device that can be worn around the house, while commuting, or at work, providing proven relief from Seasonal Affective Disorder ("SAD"), winter blues, sleep disorders, and circadian rhythm issues (jet lag and night shift work) by regulating melatonin and serotonin levels with light.

Unlike traditional light therapy devices, which require users to remain stationary in front of a lamp or lightbox, Luminette is worn like a pair of glasses just above one's eyes and weighs 2.2 ounces. It's designed to be used 20 minutes a day for 4-5 days to treat and prevent issues during months when sunlight is reduced.

There's also a Luminette app on iOS and Android platforms that helps users design schedules and monitor their activities for both circadian disorders (winter blues, sleep problems as well as those issues associated with night work) and jet lag. Employing the app along with the Luminette, users can re-adjust sleep cycles, including light exposure, light avoidance, sleep, etc.

"We're thrilled to be bringing Luminette to North America and helping people that face health issues during the fall and winter months," said Eric Delloye, general manager of Lucimed, which manufactures Luminette in Belgium. "We live in a very mobile society and Luminette is designed to provide relief for people and their on-the-go lives."

Luminette's 1,500-lux blue-enriched white light is output from eight LEDs from the top of the device frame. Light shines downwards into the eyes, just as sunlight naturally does. Receptors in the eye then send a signal to the body's circadian clock regulator, stopping the secretion of melatonin, which naturally "wakes up" all body systems.

Luminette is UV and infrared-free and is classified as a safe product for the eyes in compliance with standard IEC 62471.

This process creates no glare or vision distortion. In fact, users often read while using the Luminette.

It is available now on Amazon and for $US199. Luminette will also be sold at other online and retail outlets in the coming weeks.

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