2006

Research.

Pioneers in Light Therapy

In search of a
practical solution

There are numerous light therapy devices on the market. Often looking like a lamp or a light “panel”, they come in all sizes and their characteristics (intensity, light spectrum) strongly vary from one model to the next. However these light therapy lamps are not very practical to use and often end up in the attic.

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4 years of research
for an innovative device

Four years, that’s what it took a team of Inventors, University Professors, Sleep Disorders Specialists, Optical Engineers and Ergonomic Designers to make Luminette happen.

No wonder it was awarded "Most Innovative Mental Health Device of the Year" at the Paris 2017 International Congress on Encephalitis.


Meet you Luminette team - their brain-child produced the most scientifically designed Light Box you will ever need.

A team of inventors and scientific
advisors

Robert Poirrier

Robert Poirrier

Professor Robert Poirrier is a neurologist and the director of the sleep laboratory at the University Hospital of Liege. He is a leading specialist in Belgium in sleep-wake patterns

Yvon Renotte

Yvon Renotte

Doctor, physicist and former director of the optics laboratory at the University of Liege. He is a leading specialist in the field of optical physics and photonics

Vincent Moreau

Vincent Moreau

Doctor Vincent Moreau has a PhD in physics. He is specialised in optical physics and aerospace engineering.

Gilles Vandewalle

Gilles Vandewalle

Doctor Gilles Vandewalle is Research Fellow at the FNRS (the Belgian National Foundation for Scientific Research). He specialises in the study of sleep-wake mechanisms. He is also very well acquainted with the impact of light on awakening and cognition.

Daniel Neu

Daniel Neu

Dr. Daniel Neu is the Director of the sleep laboratory and the chronobiology unit of CHU Brugmann (ULB / VUB). He has published about 40 articles and produced more than 60 scientific papers in international conferences in the areas of sleep and chronobiology and clinical neuroscience. Dr. Neu also actively involved in the teaching of sleep medicine.

Studies

1

68% of Luminette users reported an improvement in the quality of their sleep

The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of using Luminette on adolescents who were suffering from Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS).

2

58% of users of Luminette noticed their energy levels increase, and felt their level of fatigue was reduced.

The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of using Luminette on workers who did not have access to daylight.

3

Using Luminette after lunch is just as beneficial as having an afternoon nap.

This study examined the effect of using Luminette after lunch compared to having an afternoon nap.

4

Light exposure via a Luminette improves vigilant attention

The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of the use of Luminette on the secretion of melatonin.

5

The Luminette shows interesting results in a pilot study in adolescents.

This study examined the effect of using Luminette on adolescents mood.

Current studies

Several studies are currently underway centered around Luminette®. These include:

  • Study on the impact of light therapy on head trauma.
  • Proof of combined effects of light and an ergo-therapy program on the symptomatology of the geriatric and psycho-geriatric populations.
  • Impact of disruptions in sleep and circadian rhythms on main functions throughout a winter in Antarctic
  • Impact of light therapy on bipolar problems
  • Study on the effect of light therapy on alertness, concentration and on the work/life balance of nurses and midwives.
  • Impact of light therapy on Scandinavian students on their depression level
  • Impact of light therapy on a team of athletes who are subject to jetlag
scientific support

We regularly support scientific studies

Contact us to make us part of your project and we will see how we can work together

Attention:
Doctors, psychologists and sleep specialists

Should you wish to test LUMINETTE® on your patients afflicted with winter blues or Sleep Disorders, please contact us – we would be gratified to assist in any way we can – click on the button

We'll be exhibiting
at the following conferences:

Medica

Medica

Düsseldorf, 12-13-14-15 November 2018

Congrès du sommeil

Congrès du sommeil

Lille, 21 au 23 Novembre 2019

Congrès Français de Psychiatrie

Congrès Français de Psychiatrie

Nice, 4 au 7 décembre 2019

Congrès de l'Encéphale

Congrès de l'Encéphale

Paris, 22 au 24 janvier 2020

Light therapy,
Research & advances.

Publications provided by
National Center for Biotechnology Information

NCBI
Post-partum depression

Leaflet and the material
on Luminette®

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