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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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What is the best time of day to use Red Light Therapy? We look at the science and evolutionary indications that give us insight as to how to optimize our usage of light therapy.

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Once you are familiar with all of the important parameters of wavelengths, intensity, flicker, and nnEMF that we cover in previous blog posts, it might be time to dig deeper into what other design choices might be important for Photobiomodulation devices. One interesting topic is the Beam Angle! This describes the angle at which light is emitted from the device. If you can imagine in 3D space, light is being emitted as a kind of semi-spherical cone outward from the light source.  The angle of this cone is important to determine how to best use the device. For example wide...

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