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LUMINETTE is a light-weight medical device worn just like a pair of glasses.
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Light therapy is a medical treatment that consists to expose the eyes to light of a specific intensity and visible spectrum very close to that of sunlight. In most cases, treatment is recommended every day for a given length of time depending on the indication. The beneficial effect of light is linked to its physiological action particularly its influence on secretion of melatonin, the “sleep hormone,” and serotonin, a neurotransmitter.
In general, light stops the secretion of melatonin, also called the “sleep hormone,” which facilitates waking up in the morning, supplies energy, and ensures alertness throughout the day. Light stimulates photoreceptors present in the lower part of the retina, which then activate the part of the brain that controls our biological clocks. In turn the biological clock sends the order to stop the secretion of melatonin.
How intense ?
The light intensity of a light therapy lamp is expressed in lux and corresponds to the intensity of light received by the eye at a given distance from the lamp. The minimum intensity depends on the light spectrum and the length of exposure.
For a bright-light lamp, and a thirty-minute treatment, 10 000 lux (generally at a distance of 30 cm) is necessary.
For a blue-tinted lamp and a 30-minute treatment, 2 000 lux have the same effectiveness for extra comfort.
White light or blue light ?
It has been scientifically proven that the wavelength of blue How does light work?(+- 468 nm) is responsible for stopping the secretion of melatonin.
In the last few years, concern has risen regarding the use of high brightness blue LEDs. The studies in question examined the use of very high-intensity LEDs (>50 000 lux) under long-term working conditions (8 hours). Unless studied otherwise, LED light therapy lamps emitting white light with an intensity of 10 000 or fewer lux were not part of these studies.
*Glickman-Byrne – Pineda – Hauck – Brainard in Biological Psychiatry, 59 (6), 15 mars 2006, pp 502-7
How long does a session last?
The duration depends on the light intensity of the lamp, the distance between your eyes and the light source and the proportion of blue in the emitted light.
Let’s take as an example a light therapy lamp emitting a full spectrum light (no enrichment). Let’s say that at 30 cm from the lamp, you receive a light intensity of 10 000 lux and 2 500 lux at 1m (1 foot). In this example, to achieve the same effectiveness, you can either stay 30 minutes at 30 cm (1 foot) or 2 hours at 1 m (3,3 feet). A simpler way to circumvent this constraint intensity and distance is to enhance the proportion of blue in the light emitted by the lamp.
This is what makes the researchers responsible for the design of Luminette ® : they chose a light blue enriched , without removing other wavelengths by preventive security measure lengths. This has made it possible to significantly reduce the brightness and glare so without extending the duration of the session. 25-30 minutes a day is enough.
Best time for treatment?
The time of day when the patient is exposed to the light plays an essential role in the effectiveness of the treatment. An exposure to light at noon has little effect. An application in the evening makes the patient fall asleep later, while an application in the morning will make the patient fall asleep earlier.
The time of exposure depends on the indications :
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The only contraindications are a manic-depressive state and eye injuries, , especially injuries to the retina. For this reason, an ophthalmological exam before beginning treatment is recommended.
1. Eye contraindications
– Cataract : it may be that the therapy is less effective. Indeed the lens filter some of the light rays. However, for those who were operated for cataract, we observe the opposite effect and it would be advisable to limit the duration of the sessions.
– Retinitis or retinopathy
– Macular Degeneration
2. Psychological contraindications
– Manic-dépressive disorder
– Hysteria, neurosis
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