Your daily dose of sunshine: Luminette light therapy glasses

I don’t think I was ever made for winter. No matter how much I try to fight it, the grey skies and short days just don’t seem to agree with me. I crave sunlight like a sun-starved flower, my energy levels withering in its absence and my eyes struggling to stay open in the evening. Do I suffer from Seasonal Affective Disrorder? Probably, but don’t we all just a little bit?

So when right in the middle of my own personal Winter Blues I was offered a pair of light therapy glasses from Luminette, I was intrigued to say the last.

As you may know, there is now a plethora of light therapy gizmos on the market, but futuristic-looking glasses which you can pop on while you cook, work, do chores etc and generally make you look like something from the year 2050…now I’m listening!

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What is light therapy and how does it work?

Obviously, I am no scientist but thankfully I have this handy diagram to show you exactly how light therapy works!

Imagine if you will the light therapy glasses on your fine self, like this:

Light therapy glasses

This is then what happens…

Light therapy

Light therapy

In practice

The glasses are great in that they are hugely wearable (think futuristic home wear!), and you can get on with whatever you need to be doing while wearing them so long as you don’t need to look down too much! Cue picture of me doing the laundry while wearing them whilst tackling never ending pile of laundry…

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The intensity of the light can be varied depending on whether you would prefer to have it on a lower setting for longer, or a higher setting for a shorter period. I have used them while making/eating meals, blogging, doing the laundry and it’s great that you are able to be so mobile with them, rather than having to sit stationary in one room with a light box.

The results

Quite honestly, as soon as I have finished a session with these glasses on, I feel rather uplifted. I look outside, it’s a grey day. By all accounts I should be down in the dumps, but strangely I have that peppy summery feeling which seems to last all through the day and then amazingly, I don’t feel my usual lethargic self come evening time. My energy levels and general attitude feel a lot more healthy. You would think this extra dose of energy could leave me with problems getting to sleep. Quite the opposite. It’s no secret that I am a sleep struggler, but having worn these glasses I seem to be getting a much better quality of sleep, and sleeping right through (I’m usually more like a baby with night wakings etc).

The verdict

I don’t know it it’s psychosomatic but quite honestly, I don’t care. I’m banking that it’s the science that’s making me feel sunny on a grey day – so here’s looking at you my lovely new energy-bestowing Luminette glasses!

***Order your Luminette glasses for a a one month trial at 49€ or order a pair to keep at 239€ online at the Luminette website here.***

Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with  Luminette.  All opinions are my own. 



  1. Wow! What an awesome idea! I’ve toyed with the idea of getting a light box over the last few years but I didn’t think I’d ever be in one place long enough to make use of it. These would solve that problem – AND my kids would be so impressed with me looking like a character out of Star Trek!

  2. Hey, found your site by accident doing a search on Google but I’ll definitely be coming back. Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch. Attributed to Tim BesL-rrenee

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