Come over to the (not so) dark side at Cambridge University Library
Last October, at the start of the academic year, Cambridge University Library ran a pilot study with Lumie lights: they were so well received they're using them again this year.
Visitors using Lumie Desklamp were asked for feedback on the experiment:
- 85% gave overall positive feedback, from “I would get one now” to “AMAZING!”
- 77% thought Lumie Desklamp helped them to feel more alert
- 73% said it boosted concentration.
- 81% rated productivity and alertness on the day they used Desklamp as 'good' or 'very good'.
Lumie Desklamp is brightening up the University Library in Cambridge
“Extra light always helps! This is a really nice lamp – like daylight.”
Fern Horsfield-Schonhut, Modern Languages Undergraduate
Dr Alyson Tapp, Lecturer in Russian Literature
Alice Mottram, English Undergraduate
As a result of such positive feedback, Lumie is now donating the lights permanently to Cambridge University Library. Marjolein Allen, Head of Reader Services, said "We're delighted the Lumie bright lights are to continue to help our visitors be more alert and better able to concentrate."
Video: Jonnie Howard
The initial project was part of the programme for the 2016 e-Luminate Cambridge Festival which was supported by both Lumie and Cambridge University and Marjolein says "This innovative project is a brilliant example of the creative power of light in our lives which is what the e-Luminate Cambridge Festival is all about.”