Buying a red light therapy lamp: the essential buying guide

This buying guide focuses on the essential considerations when purchasing a red light therapy lamp. We share the important points to pay attention to so you can make an informed decision that suits your needs and preferences.

Important points to consider when purchasing a red light therapy lamp are:

Effectiveness: Wavelength, radiation intensity and wattage.

EMF emissions and flicker

Treatment area that suits your needs.

A reliable brand with good reviews.

Proper safety certification.

Ease of use, such as timers and hanging options.

The warranty period.

In this article we delve deeper into the importance of these specifications and how they contribute to the effectiveness of the therapy, so that you are assured of the best choice for your situation.

Core of Effectiveness: Wavelength, Intensity and Wattage

The success of red light therapy essentially depends on the precise tuning of three crucial specifications: wavelength, intensity and wattage. The wavelength determines the depth of penetration into the skin, the intensity and wattage ensure sufficient energy delivery to stimulate cellular processes and provide therapeutic benefits. Too low an intensity and wattage can result in suboptimal results. When choosing a red light therapy lamp, it is very important to carefully check these parameters.

Wavelength: the right spectrum

To take full advantage of the fantastic health benefits of red light therapy, the product must provide the right spectrum of wavelengths. This means it should include both red and near-infrared wavelengths, which work together to treat both the surface and deeper layers of the skin. This is crucial to reap the full benefits of red light therapy and effectively address health concerns.

Red light, with a wavelength of 660 nanometers, penetrates the surface of the skin and improves complexion and evens out uneven pigmentation. Near-infrared light, with a wavelength of 850 nm, penetrates deeper into the skin and provides various health benefits, such as anti-inflammatory, improved muscle recovery and wound healing.

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Penetration of light into different layers of the skin.

Our devices offer the ability to easily switch between red light (660 nm) and near-infrared light (850 nm), or use both at the same time, to reap all the benefits. This versatility is rare, as many products on the market do not offer the option to switch between different wavelengths.

Radiation intensity

Radiation intensity is a crucial aspect of red light therapy that can significantly influence the effectiveness of the treatment. It refers to the amount of light energy emitted by the lamp and is measured in milliwatts per square centimeter (mW/cm²).

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The intensity determines to what extent the light can penetrate the skin and tissues and which biological reactions it can activate. Higher intensity can result in deeper penetration of the light into the skin and tissues, which is beneficial for reaching deeper targets such as muscles, joints and other internal structures. It is important to note that the intensity decreases as you stand further away from the lamp, so always pay attention to the distance at which the radiation intensity was measured when you make the comparison.


Wattage refers to the amount of power radiated. With a low-power red light therapy lamp, you may not achieve optimal health benefits and end up wasting your investment. This is almost always the case with the trendy red light devices such as masks.

Power density can be derived by looking at the number of watts in a lamp, which is often higher in larger devices. However, this does not always have to be the case, the LED chips in the red light therapy lamp also play a role. Take for example our Helios Pro, Elite and ClinicPro, these are all equipped with 5 Watt LED chips. Compare this with competitors who have LED chips of 2-3 Watts. This means that their power and therapeutic effectiveness are much lower in devices of the same size.

Recommended red light therapy devices

Most popular choice

This compact and affordable device is the ideal entry-level model for anyone who wants to experience the benefits of red light therapy.

Thanks to its handy size, you can effortlessly place the Helios Pro on the table and start targeted treatments immediately. Whether you want to rejuvenate your facial skin or relieve specific body parts from pain, the Helios Pro makes it possible with ease and precision.

Best price-performance ratio

With an impressive power of 1500W, this is the ultimate powerhouse in red light therapy , ideal for both professionals and home users looking for top performance.

This model, with the best price-performance ratio, makes full body treatments with red light therapy accessible and simple. Maximize health benefits in minimum time.

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