Tuesday, 15 January 2013

New on my desk: Lumie Desklamp Touch SAD light

I was kindly sent a Lumie Desklamp* last week and since I haven't featured my temporary desk area on the blog before, I will mention it in this post :) As you might know, I am currently decorating my dressing/makeup room and I wanted to have a little desk there, to help me stay organised. I am on a spending ban at the moment, so I decided to create a temporary work space, with a couple of storage boxes and a glossy worktop I found in the utility room :) I am pleasantly surprised with the way it turned out but I will be buying a proper desk once my ban is over. 

So, what's on my desk? A mixture of styles... I have a broken vintage mirror I got as a present from my sister (obviously, it wasn't broken when I got it), My Blog planner and the Q&A diary. I also keep  Caudalie Grape Water handy, just in case I decide to refresh my skin. 

The last thing on my desk is the Lumie Desklamp, I mentioned at the beginning of the post.
It is a modern looking white lamp, with a touch control brightener for 4 different levels of intensity.
The lamp offers summer levels of bright light,  to lift your mood, boost concentration and restore your natural energy. It treats the symptoms of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and the winter blues. 

I have to admit, I am always affected by the weather/seasons.  In spring/summer, I am happy and full of energy and life, but in autumn/winter I am the most depressed person you can find. That's why I was very excited to try out the lamp. You are meant to use it for 60 minutes a day as SAD therapy, or if you remove the diffuser, you will only need 30 minutes. I used it as a desk light, every evening since I got it (5 days ago) and I am very pleased with it. It is a great desk lamp, it gives a lot of bright light and is very well made. 
Now onto the benefits of using the lamp: I noticed that it helps me to concentrate on my work and makes me more alert/awake. I am hoping to notice some long-term benefits as well and to help me get rid of the horrible winter blues. It would be fantastic and to be honest, I believe that it will help with that if I keep using it.

Overall, it is a great lamp which offers a lot more than a normal desk light. 
Great for the office, to boost concentration and restore natural energy.

Lumie Desklamp Touch SAD light* £144.00

available from John Lewis here


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  1. If this light was more in my price range, I would be buying it straight away. It sounds like just the thing I need as I'm affected by the weather too. Your temp desk space looks lovely too!


  2. I've got a SAD light and love it. It lives on our dining table (which we hardly use) and I click it on when I'm cooking or working on my dissertation. I can't wait to move to my new flat later this year and hopefully have some sort of dressing table :) xx

  3. It looks really cool :) I had a lil lamp obsession last year but this year I hardly bother turning them on! Oops.

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

  4. This is very interesting, especially now when the weather is so sad!
    I would like to invest in a lamp like this, thanks for sharing!

  5. I love the Klimt notebook/journal!! It looks beautiful and I hope the light helps you out if you suffer from SAD :)


  6. I'm a psychology student, so I've very interested in these lamps! It's great that they're now available as desk lamps, not just in the labs :)

  7. I've been looking at these for so long, I really think I need to get one.
    I'm studying Neuroscience so I know how well they can work, I just can't bring myself to spend that much :/

    Jesss xo

  8. I am quite intrigued by that lamp. Lumie is not available in the states :(, but I may have to find something similar.

    Love your desk. That mirror is fantastic!


  9. great post.............this lamp has now found pride of place at the top of my lish list. I love your blog read reading.

    Maybe u can visit mine sometime




  10. This looks great. I'm sure I suffer with some mild SAD as I get very depressed & lazy during the winter! If this was a little more in my price range I'd certainly try it! Xx


  11. i just looked up the Q&A diary on Google to see what it was all about, and I must say, I really like the concept. Do you recommend it?


    1. It is a great little diary and I really enjoy writing down answers to the questions.
      It will be fun to read them again, when I am answering the same question a year later, 2 years later etc.


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