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Have you been duped into buying a high intensity LED panel that claims a suspiciously round number like 100mW/cm^2 at 6 inches? We often see extremely high intensity numbers being advertised, but these numbers are based on improper measurement tools, techniques, and biased rounding. This blog will help to elucidate the greatest bait-n-switch being performed in the red light therapy industry today. One of the most important parameters of red light therapy is indeed the intensity! This is normally described as the power per square area, in units of milliWatts per Square Centimeter (mW/cm^2). This is a physical quantity that...

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Enhance intensity and penetration with a crystal ball! Here we use the crystal ball as a focusing lens to concentrating the wide angle beams from standard LED panels to a narrow spot!

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How to properly dose red light therapy? This is a complicated answer, made more confusing by an important factor that everyone is hiding from you, skin reflectance! We dive into how skin reflectance will diminish much of the intensity before penetration, and how to avoid and optimize your dosage.

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Red light therapy is full of potential! The key is now - how do we make it easy to access and affordable! Well often times to make things even more affordable is to find a way to make it yourself! As a teenager I built my own computer, it had 2x the power of standard computers on the market for 1/4th the cost! So, with electronics such as Red LEDs, it should be easy to come up with some affordable DIY solutions. For this example we will use the GembaRed Rave! This little strip light had been a favorite travel...

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Red Light Therapy and Heat! Does red light therapy create heat? Well, it depends on several factors and the context. With red and near-infrared LED light devices, heat generation is an important consideration. Heat generation can be caused by 3 main factors: 1. Wavelengths used 2. Intensity of the wavelengths 3. The LED device heating up Heat can affect the user who will feel warming or burning on their skin due to longer wavelengths or high intensity light. Or heat will be produced and contained within the device itself, sometimes needing a fan to keep the LEDs or Laser cool...

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