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Setting the Record Straight on Red Light Optimization

Monday, April 29th, 2024

With new red light therapy equipment options emerging in the tanning market, there has been a surge of claims from equipment distributors boasting superiority for various reasons that, upon closer inspection, often fail to hold water.

One claim is that offering a broader spectrum of light translates to enhanced effectiveness. However, this assertion falls flat when scrutinized. In reality, utilizing a wider variety of light spectrums doesn’t necessarily equate to better results. By incorporating a broader range, these units may dilute the crucial spectrums that truly matter for therapeutic purposes.

For reference, consider the examples of some of the most advanced red light therapy units on the market. The NovoTHOR Whole Body Light Pod, priced at around $120,000, utilizes highly specific spectrums of 660nm red light and 850nm near-infrared. A DaVinci TheraLight 360 HD Pro, also priced around $120,000, utilizes spectrums of 635nm, 810nm, 850nm, and 940nm. If the premise that offering a greater variety of light spectrums leads to superior performance held true, one would expect these companies to incorporate more spectrums into their significantly pricier units. Yet, this is not the case.

The more modestly priced SmartSun Therapy SST28 utilizes highly specific spectrums of 635nm red light and 850nm near-infrared, similar to the therapeutic spectrums utilized by the far more expensive units. Other equipment that features as many as seven different specific wavelengths is, in effect, sacrificing valuable space and power that could otherwise be used to emit the wavelengths that provide the most significant and valuable results.

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