Lumea Essential

  • 2017

  • Product
    Domestic Appliances

Designed By:

  • Philips Design Team

Commissioned By:


Designed In:

The Netherlands

Lumea Essential brings the high technology of the Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) device to a lower price point for effective and long lasting hair removal.

Clean, simple, effective, safe and beautiful, it removes the stress of unwanted hair growth by providing professional-grade hair removal at home.

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  • The new Lumea Essential has an elegant, unique and new to the market design: feminine and thin shape; easy to hold; easy to use thanks to the automatic setting advice. It's large window-to-frame ratio improves visibility during treatment which improves results and reduces treatment time. In a large scale in home usability test, we've engaged with users in their own environment. Results show very high satisfaction scores on usability and design.

  • Several usability tests were performed in an early explorative phase to investigate how the design supports the interaction. The buttons were therefore positioned all at the same location so it is easy to operate with one hand. The UI was tested and a usability study on the maneuverability of the device was done. We learned that the automatic setting advice, a unique functionality in the lower end segment of IPL devices, really helps to choose the highest setting that is both suitable and desirable, which enables the maximum results of the treatments.

  • Complying with all applicable standards and regulations, user is protected from harm and the design safeguards against unintentional use. Lumea Prestige was developed using biocompatible compound plastics and lacquers, released for sale in medical markets.Philips. It has five adjustable light energy settings to ensure gentle but effective treatment. Used correctly, Philips Lumea's IPL treatment is safe and gentle to use even on sensitive skin and sensitive body areas. For extra safety the integrated skin tone sensor measures the treated skin complexion at the beginning of each session and occasionally during the session. If it detects a skin tone that is too dark it will automatically stop emitting pulses.

  • Part of Philips Green products. Philips products are categorized as green products when they are outperforming existing products, competitor products or surpass minimum legislative requirements by at least 10% in one or more of the six key Philips Green Focal Areas. The six key green focal areas identified by Philips are: Energy, Packaging, Substances, Weight & Materials, Circularity and Lifetime.

    Lumea has been developed in cooperation with dermatologists and expert scientist for safe use in the comfort of your home. The lamp in Lumea Essential delivers >200.000 flashes, allowing for more than 10 years of Lumea treatment.

    Lumea Essential reinforces the strong Philips Beauty design language, thus unifying the entire IPL portfolio and strengthening brand identity. Lumea Essential is a great addition to the Lumea range, allowing even more women to try this new technology of hair removal at a more affordable price. The beautiful design and strong features will build on to Lumea brand reputation and help increase household penetration.

    It's large window-to-frame ratio improves visibility during treatment which improves results and reduces treatment time. A setting advice feature is included as a core function of the device to assure women they are using the most appropriate setting for their individual skin type, thus removing the anxiety associated with using salon quality equipment for self-application.