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How to Choose Your Red Light Therapy Device.
What is HealthLight™?
HealthLight™ manufactures photo-modulated (pulsed, light emitting diode) devices also known as low-level light therapy (LLLT) devices. The infrared and visible red LEDs are the heart of the HealthLight™ Therapy systems, providing gentle but powerful non-coherent light.
There are many HealthLight devices to choose from but which device is right for you?
The following information is intended to educate you for your purchasing decision.
There are two main factors to maximize the benefits of light therapy: the wavelength and intensity of light energy.
While most devices deliver red light between 630-700nm, you will see ranges from almost orange (600nm) all the way to 800-900nm, which is in the near-infrared range.
The bulk of clinical literature suggests that light in the mid-600nm range and low to mid-800nm range is most effective. That is because these wavelengths have the greatest effect on the cellular respiration process.
At certain wavelengths, there are several peaks in the cytochrome c oxidase (CCO) absorption of photons.
The highest of these peaks are in the ranges of 660-670nm and 830-850nm. These wavelengths have been proven to produce substantial improvements in cellular function. Other wavelengths such as 700nm or 720nm have almost no biological effects.
So, it's critical to choose a device that delivers optimal wavelengths of light.
How to Choose Your Red Light Therapy Pad
There are 3 automatic settings on the HealthLight Controllers: A, B, and C.
To make things easy for you, setting A is typically used for those with Peripheral Neuropathy. Setting B is typically used for those with acute and chronic pain. And setting C is typically used for those with a combination of areas that require treatment.
If you have additional questions about which pad and/or setting is right for you please contact your HealthLight representative.