The Ultimate Red Light Therapy Buyers Guide

Welcome to my red light therapy buyer's guide! As someone who has been heavily involved in the red light therapy space for over half a decade, I know how confusing it can all be.

You have fancy terms like irradiance and flicker rate, differences in wavelengths and panel size. Then you have dozens of companies all claiming they have the best and most powerful device on the market.

It can all be rather overwhelming!

Even when you have decided what company you want to buy from (maybe they have great reviews and an awesome warranty period) you are then often presented with multiple product lines, and varying size (and price) options...

It's enough to make someone give up all together.

But do not despair, I've created this document to help you figure out what you need to know about buying a red light therapy device.

I have personally owned, tested and reviewed dozens of red light therapy products - from 500 LED panels to portable battery-powered devices.  And I continue to test and review all new products when they hit the market.

I've also spent hours upon hours researching and experimenting with red light therapy.

Now I'm in a position where I can help you make an informed decision about what red light device is best for your goals. Not only that, I can help you understand what to look for when you are looking at various products on the market.

That is where this Red Light Buyers Guide comes in. It's an organic document - constantly being updated and edited as I learn more about Red Light Therapy, and as I test new products.

So get ready to learn all the essential things you need to know about buying a red light device. 

Oh and if you're someone who just wants to be told what to buy without doing your own research, that is fine and I have created an 'Alex Recommends' section at the end of this blog!

 

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Table Of Contents For This Epic Red Light Therapy Buyer's Guide

Just click below to skip ahead to the section you're interested in. 

(NOTE: If you don't want to think and just want my recommendation, skip ahead to part 3 of this blog post! Part 3 contains my final recommendations!)

Part 1: What To Look For When Buying A Red Light Therapy Device

Part 2: Red Light Therapy Device Data - Power Output, Value, EMF & More

Part 2 contains my Excel sheet with all the important data on the best red light therapy panels on the market today. You can download all my testing data HERE

Part 3: Recommendations: The Best Red Light Therapy Devices

Part 4: Finishing Thoughts: Bookmark This Resource And Please Help Share It!

I will be updating this document as new research and new devices hit the market. Be sure to bookmark it and subscribe to my YouTube channel to stay informed.

 

Bonus: Want More Data? Download My Spreadsheet With All Of My Testing Data

Download all my testing data HERE. Every panel from the Joovv Solo to the BioMax 900 that I have tested is in this document.

Plus I'm constantly updating it every time I get a new red light therapy panel.

 

 

Part 1: What To Look For When Buying A Red Light Therapy Device

In this section, I'll explain what to look out for if you're choosing a red light therapy device. I'll consider topics such as your needs, your budget, the power output of a device, and more: 

 

Your Unique Needs

Everyone has different needs. Many people come to my website because they have a specific problem, maybe acne or a shoulder injury. In such an acute case, a "handheld red light therapy" device may be all you need as it will treat a small area of the body without a large financial outlay.

In other cases, you might want to treat your entire body as quickly as possible. For instance, you might play American football or engage in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). In such cases, it's highly advantageous to be able to treat your entire body with a red light therapy device in as little time as possible.

In which case investing in a large body panel is going to be better suited for you and your goals.

Everyone's needs differ. With a neurological health condition like Parkinson Disease, brain treatment may be your most important criteria. If you got chronic fatigue or rheumatoid arthritis in many joints, however, a body panel is highly recommended!

If your goal is to treat a specific health condition, then you may want to look at what wavelengths (more on this below) or technologies (such as pulsing) are best suited for that condition.

If you cannot tolerate nnEMF or flicker, then these are also things to factor in to your decision making process.

However, if you are like most people that contact me and you simply want something that 'does it all' then it opens up more options. Read on as I will help you with this process.

(By the way, grab my wavelengths report HERE if you want more information!)

 

Budget

You can reap the benefits of red light therapy for as little as a few hundred dollars. Inexpensive handheld red light therapy devices - that don't have many bells and whistles - cost you around $200.

Or you could get a professional setup for the price of a small car. Large body red light therapy setups that exist in some clinics, on the contrary, can cost over $10,000.

But most people are best suited to panels aimed at full body use. These generally cost between $500 and $1,500, although exceptions exist.

Like everything in life, the adage 'You get what you pay for' applies to red light. If you try and cut corners and get something super cheap, you get the limitations and potential issues associated with low cost products (faulty equipment, hard to use, poor power output, no support or bad warranty etc).

Though my recommendation here isn't as simple as saying 'buy the most expensive panel you can afford ' as for those of you who have looked at the value section in my testing data spreadsheet would have seen, some of the higher powered, longer warranty products come in at lower price points than their inferior competitors. The MitoRed and PlatinumLED panels are good examples here.

This is why my reviews and comparison series are so helpful.  

Stretch The Budget?

Typically though I do recommend people push their budget a little. The larger the panel, the better the 'price per LED'. For example if you look at the popular BioMax 600 with 200 LEDs - after using discount code ALEX this can be purchased for $854. Giving you a price per LED of $4.27

Now if you stretch your budget a little, you can get the bigger BioMax 900 - a larger panel with 300 LEDs and all the same great specs as the BioMax 600. The discounted price for this panel is only $240 more. But you get 50% more LEDs. And it brings the price per LED cost down to $3.64

Hence why I often push people to spend a little bit more. Especially if you are getting a panel that will be used multiple times a week for years to come. 

Remember - the larger the panel, the shorter the treatment time. 

Two final points - though I'm not a big fan of debt, most companies now offer financing or 'buy now pay later' schemes. This may help you get the better valued product if you are tight on cash now.

Secondly, some companies also offer discounts if you purchase multiple panels. For instance if you were to buy two BioMax 900's you would get an extra $100 discount.

Speaking of discounts, you can typically save 5% on any red light therapy purchase by using discount code ALEX or check out my discount resource page here

 

Panel Size

The bigger the size of the panel, the greater the treatment area you can treat at any one time. 

A panel that's 25 inches tall, or instance, only allows you to treat part of your lower body or upper body at the same time. You'll therefore have to move the panel around a lot to hit all your body's skin area.

If you've got a panel setup that's 65 inches high, however, treating a huge area without re-adjusting the panel becomes possible. Often, you can create such setups by joining several panels together.

For that reason, many companies offer a modular setup nowadays. With a modular setup, you can stack a panel that's 20 inches tall, for instance, on top of a panel that's 40 inches tall. These panels are then connected, and by activating the main panel, both panels are turned on or off.

The modular setup also allows you to join panels together in a horizontal fashion. The taller you are, the more light your panels have to emit over a greater height. The bigger you are horizontally - whether that's due to muscle mass, a big bone structure, or other reasons - the more panels you need horizontally.

The size of a panel or a setup of panels is closely related to the needs you might have. Again, bigger panels or more panels joined together allow you to treat a bigger area of your body at the same time.

If you only want a red light product to spot treat a sprained ankle, then you may decide all you need is a small handheld device.

When people just start out with red light therapy, they generally don't understand that bigger panels and/or setups save them a lot of time in the long run. For instance, 1 body panel generally allows you to great either your upper body or your lower body. Two of such panels joined together allow you to treat your entire body from a vertical perspective at the same time, cutting treatment time in half.

There's a big difference between spending 20 minutes a day on red light therapy and 10 minutes a day. In that case, a bigger setup saves you an hour a week, or almost 2 days on a yearly basis!

Saving an hour a week can be a game-changer if you're a busy person. I personally use many panels together myself to lower my treatment time.

 

Included Wavelengths

The science of red light therapy wavelengths is extremely complex (1). Different health conditions and goals all have different light wavelengths which are best proven in that specific situation (2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11).

Treatment intensities (related to power output) and other parameters such as treatment time and total dose measured in Joules make this topic extremely complex. Unfortunately, I cannot give any one-size-fits-all recommendation as to what wavelengths are best.

Having said that, many wavelengths in the 600nm-range, the 700-nm range, the 800nm-range, the 900, and even the 1,000-nm wavelength range have been shown to have benefits (1). 

The issue of the effects of different wavelengths is too complex to include for the goals of this current article but the following articles may help:

Also: don't want to do research? Then grab my wavelengths report HERE if you want more information on the optimal wavelengths for different goals!

 

The Number Of LEDs, Power Output Per LED & Wattage Draw

Red light therapy devices uses LED bulbs. These LEDs emit the red and infrared light. Different power ratings of LEDs exist, such as LEDs of 3 Watts (W) and 5W. 

The "3W" and "5W" levels are theoretical maximums of how much power is drawn from the electric grid and converted into photons (light energy).

It's very often the case that LEDs draw about half of their rated Wattage from the grid. For instance, a 5W LED might only use 2.1 Watts of energy. 

Nevertheless, you can imagine that having more LEDs and LEDs that are rated at a higher wattage, still ensure that more light is emitted from the panel. In other words, a panel with 400 5W LEDs will almost certainly have a higher power output than a panel with 200 3W LEDs.

But a panel with 200 5W LED's is not necessarily going to emit more power than a panel with 200 3W LED's. 

In fact I am going to say don't worry about the wattage rating of the LED's in the panel.

A quick look at my testing data spreadsheet and you will see some of the highest power readings are from panels that have 3 watt LEDs! 

Hence, the number of LEDs matters a lot, but so does the tested power output (known as irradiance). This is where my reviews come in handy, as I use a specialised spectrometer to measure the power output of various panels.

A 3W LED from one company does not equal a 3W LED from another company.

Power output (or irradiance) is the key metric to look for (we cover this more below). And this is where things get a little confusing, as some companies make a big song and dance about how they are 'more powerful' than their competitors because they use 5 watt LEDs. 

But as my testing has shown, this isn't always true.

Likewise, some companies claim that their panel is a 1500w panel. In fact a lot of panels incorporate these large numbers into their product name.

If we look at the MitoRed MitoPro 1500 as an example (by the way this is a great panel, one of the best on the market so there is no ill intent here) we learn that the '1500' figure is a result of the panel having 300 x 5 watt LEDs. 

Hence the 1500Watt figure.

But this figure does nothing to tell us the amount of red light that is emitted from the panel. In fact it doesn't even align with the amount of power that the panel needs to run.

All it shows is a on paper figure. Personally I think these numbers are meaningless and even misleading. I would much prefer a simpler term such as 'MitoPro 300' whereby the 300 shows that there are 300 LEDs in the panel. 

But of course people are drawn to big numbers and it's easier to market a 1500 over a 300!

Finally, one would expect that a panel with 300 x 5 watt LEDs would require 1500watts to run. But this is not true. As I have covered a 5 watt LED may only draw 2watts.

My own testing reinforces this fact. For instance the MitoPro 1500 only has a wattage draw of 806 watts (all this data can be seen in my data spreadsheet).

I hope this hasn't confused you! The takeaway points are simple:

When buying a red light device you should look for the number of LED's in the panel (which will be on the companies product page as a key feature) and secondly the irradiance (or power output) of the LEDS.

I cover irradiance in more detail below...

Many LEDs joined together make up a red light therapy panel. We don't have panels this size (yet) though!

 

 

Irradiance & Overall Power Output Per Panel

The power output or irradiance is the actual amount of light emitted from the panel. I measure this with my Hopoo Color 0HSP-350F  - 380-1050nm Spectrometer

The more power the less time you need to spend in front of your red light device.

This is the key figure we are looking for with red light therapy devices. It's more important than the wattage draw or the wattage rating of the LEDs. One could argue it's even more important than the total number of LEDs, but more on this soon.

In relation to red light therapy, effectively what this irradiance figure shows (measured in milliwatts per cm squared) is the amount of light energy in the red or near infrared wavelengths that is being emitted at a specific distance.

Irradiance figures decrease the further you are from the light source. So naturally the irradiance readings will be higher 1 inch from the panel/LED's than say 6 inches away.

And because of this fact, not all irradiance figures on companies websites are equal. It's important to note what distance the irradiance was measured at.

Personally, I take my irradiance readings at 6 inches from the LED's on the panel. This is the data I publish in my spreadsheet and use in my reviews and comparisons.

If you see a really large irradiance figure on a red light companies website remember to question the distance from the light source that this measurement was made before you compare it to another companies figure (or better yet, just use my spreadsheet to get unbiased, standardised figures from all top red light panels HERE).

Measurement Devices

The other issue with irradiance figures is how they are measured.

Personally, I use a spectrometer that cost me around $3000. It is a specialised device to measure light irradiance levels.

Some reviewers and companies use cheap ($100) solar meters. These meters are used to measure light intensity by the sun (and help with solar panel placement etc). The figures from these devices are not accurate in regards to red light therapy irradiance.  

Unfortunately, though many companies share these readings as their official irradiance figures.

The most accurate way to measure irradiance from a red light device is by having a light laboratory measure it. Some companies do send their panels to these companies for testing, and in turn share the data on their website.

Unfortunately due to various variables, it is still not an ideal way to compare irradiance in panels from different companies.

What I have found however, is that my spectrometer measurements are closely aligned with these expensive lab tests. So that is a big positive for us consumers and for the data in my testing documents and reviews. 

Total Power Output

In my testing I measure the peak power output - or peak irradiance, measured in mW/cm2, is what I record for each specific panel ( I test peak irradiance for red light wavelengths, near infrared wavelengths and the combined peak. The latter being the most popular reading).

Additionally, I take an average reading from 9 different LEDs across the panel and average it out for a resulting average power irradiance.

With the average output per LED, and the size of the panel, I can then estimate the total wattage output for each panel.

This figure can then be used to compare how much red light a panel (or handheld device) emits. With this data you can then easily compare products and see what is the best value etc.

If all of these different measurements sound complicated to you, just keep in mind that the higher the power output/irradiance, the more therapeutic red light that is emitted from the panel, and in turn the shorter the required treatment time.

If you're interested in learning more about the physiology of red light therapy, read my blog on everything you need to know about red light therapy and the 36 powerful benefits of red light therapy.

 

Flicker & Pulsing

Flicker is the on & off switching of the light that's usually imperceptible to the human eye. Some panels intentionally flicker to alter the biological effects achieved - which can then be considered "pulsing". 

The LightPathLED Pulsed panel is one such example of a panel that uses pulsing technology.

But pulsing is intentional. It's a design feature, not a flaw.

We've published an extensive blog post about flicker on my website: Everything You Need To Know About Light Flicker And Health. I highly recommend reading that article if you want a deeper understanding of light flicker.

Some of the issues associated with flicker are brain & mental fatigue, epileptic attacks, stress, and more (12; 13; 14; 15).

Flicker is measured in Hz - the number of times a light is turned off and on in a second. Classical lights such as incandescent and halogen bulbs have less of an amplitude of flicker compared to newer lights such as LEDs and computer screens.

In the case of incandescent and halogen lights, a lower amplitude means that there's less of a difference in light intensity when the light is "on" or "off". With LEDs, that difference is usually pretty great, meaning that flicker affects some people.

Nonetheless, you can buy panels that are specifically aimed at reducing flicker as much as possible. If you're prone to epileptic attacks or cannot stand to work for long under fluorescent light bulbs, reducing flicker might be an important option for you!

In 2019, 5 out of the 6 panels I tested in my Body Panel Comparison Series had LED's that flickered (not great!). But fortunatley companies have learnt from this and in 2021 majority of the panels I am tested have no flicker at all.

If you're concerned about flicker then be sure to check the flicker readings of various products in my Data Spreadsheet HERE.

Also, for a good guide on pulsing click HERE. THIS blog on flicker is great too!

 

Expansion Capabilities (Modular Design & Stands)

Often people buy a red light panel and soon discover that it's not quite big enough. Maybe they were on a tight budget when they made their initial purchase, or didn't understand how a bigger panel would save them time, or maybe they didn't know how effective red light therapy really was.

Soon they wish they had purchased a bigger panel.

Fortunatley though many of the panels on the market today incorporate modular expansion designs. This means you can purchase another panel from the same product line and clip it on to create a taller and or wider panel surface.

 

 modular setup has the advantage that you can expand your red light therapy setup over time. Even though you might only have enough cash for a medium-size or large-size body panel right now, over time, you can add another such panel and perhaps 2 bigger ones, to build towards a full-body setup.

This is something to keep in mind when buying a red light panel - does it have a modular design. Not all panels do have this feature.

Also you may want to consider a stand for your panels - especially if you have multiple panels.

Without a stand you have to hang your panel from a door or a hook, or simply lean it against the wall. With a stand it allows you to use it in other areas. 

Also, if you have health conditions, then a stand might be a huge benefit. For instance, many companies offer a horizontal stand, so that you can lay down while using your red light therapy units. If you've got back pain or cannot stand for 20 minutes straight because of old age, a horizontal stand might be a life-saver for you.

 

 

Shipping, Support, Return Policy & Warranty

Investing $1,000 or more into a red light panel is a big expense for many people. You want to know what exactly you are getting for your money (here's where my reviews and testing data helps), are their any extra costs (shipping for example) and what sort of support, warranty and return policies apply.

For instance, shipping costs can vary wildly across different geographical areas. Many red light therapy companies are based in the US, but some are also located in Canada, the EU, UK, Australia, and other locations.

Because body panels are big, shipping costs can vary wildly, from either free shipping to a couple of hundred USD at the maximum. Also, different countries have different import tax policies so make sure to study what's the case in your country first before ordering. If you don't know about your countries import taxes you might be slapped with a big bill after importing.

Sometimes it does make more sense to buy from a local company even if the panel price is higher. Sure the panel price may be higher, but you may get free shipping and if you need to send it back it will be much easier dealing with a local company than an international one.

But, there's more to the price of a panel than just the price and shipping costs though: customer service and support are also different across companies. I haven't really included customer service into my review because it's very hard to standardize the testing.

Having said that, some companies offer a consulting call with any panel you buy, giving you the opportunity to talk to one of the founders of the company and get personalized instructions on how to best use the panel for your unique situation.

Also, the warranty can differ for different companies. Some companies offer a mere 1-year warranty while others offer up to a whopping 5 years of warranty. If you're making a sizable investment into your health with a red light therapy unit, it's important to look into the warranty of a panel as well.

Lastly, there's also a difference in return policy for different companies. Some companies let you pay the return shipping costs as well as a restocking fee if you're unhappy with the end product. Other companies allow you to send the panel back without a restocking fee and even allow you to upgrade your panel into a bigger one after you've tried a smaller unit for some time.

I included all of this information in each of my reviews and in my data sheet

 

EMF Levels & Safety Considerations

EMF levels can be divided into 3 broad categories: 1) radiowaves, which include microwaves, technically; 2) magnetic fields; 3) electric fields (16; 17).

The topic of EMFs & health is enormously controversial within science, but I can be found squarely in the camp that EMFs do matter. The treatment of the validity of EMF's role in health lies beyond the scope of this article though. For an introduction into the topic, consider the two references which I quoted above.

Suffice it to say that if you're EMF sensitive, you'll want to avoid panels that have a higher EMF output.

Like flicker, the nnEMF levels in new red light therapy panels (2021 and newer) is a lot lower than the panels that were on the market in 2019.

So it is less of an issue when shopping for a panel today, but if EMF exposure is important to you, then I do recommend checking the EMF readings in my data sheet before buying a panel.

Maintaining a 6-inch distance to the panel almost always ensures that youre exposure level is negligible.

Nonetheless, some people might want to use a panel very close to the skin to optimize the dosage they're getting. In such a case, EMF exposure is more important and I recommend getting a panel that minimizes your exposure.

I also test all the panels for sound levels. Historically some panels were quite loud, this doesn't seem to be a problem anymore, but some panels do emit a rather annoying (and somewhat stressful) whir. I note this in my reviews if it is a problem.

 

The electromagnetic spectrum in physics. Observe that both radiowaves, microwaves, infrared rays, and visible light, are all different parts of that spectrum with different frequencies and wavelengths. 

 

Overall Value: Price Per LED & Watts

When trying to compare power levels between panels you really want one simple measurement to help you determine what panel is the best value.

For a car, that measurement may be the amount of horsepower. For a house, you'll look at the number of square feet of the property. Of course, these measurements are imperfect - a very big house making up tons of square feet might still be a bad deal if the location is horrible or if the house is infested with toxic mold.

But it still helps your decision-making process.

For this reason, I have calculated to 'value' figures for each of the red light products I review.

The $ per LED and the $ per total Watt output are benchmark measurements for red light therapy devices.  

The $ per LED is calculated by taking the price of a panel and dividing that price by the number of LEDs on the panel (with discount code ALEX applied). Phrased differently, the lower this " $ per LED" is, the less you pay for each LED and the more value you're getting.

Though this metric isn't perfect - as we know LED's are not equal. Some LED's put out more power than others for instance.

For that reason I prefer using the $ per total output figure.

This figure is calculated by taking the discounted price of the panel (after using discount code ALEX) and dividing it by my estimated total Watt output. This outcome gives you an indication of the price you're paying per unit of power output. The lower the price and the higher the discounted $ USD per Watt output, the more value you're getting.

Again, all of these indicators are included in my Excel sheet - I've tested all panels for these.

 

Anything Else?

I really hope these sections will help you make an informed decision when buying a red light product. If you still have questions please read further below, watch some of my reviews on youtube or feel free to leave a question in the comments section below.

I should mention there are still other factors to consider when buying a device, and I may include these in a later update on in a video on youtube. I will outline some of these other things below, but the above points are all the key areas to consider.

What else may you factor into your equation:

  • Beam Angle - this varies the spread of light from the LED. For modern high powered panels, typically a 60 degree angle works well.
  • Control Panels/Timers - The first generation panels simply had an on/off switch. New generation panels now have everything from inbuilt timers to touch screen control panels to wifi connectivity. Most of things features aren't necessary, but some do improve the user experience. Personally I like the inbuilt timer to track your session time.
  • Weight & Grips - Red Light Therapy panels are heavy. They're usually all made in metal with some heavy parts inside. Some panels come with built in grips that make moving them easier. The new Joovv is much lighter as it has a plastic case.
  • Accessories - All panels come with a few accessories such as eye goggles, door hanging hooks, adjustable pulleys for hanging the panel, manuals, information booklets, remote controls etc. I cover what accessories are included in each review I do.
  • Design - If the panel is going to sit in your bedroom or office you want something that looks nice. Some panels are quite sleek looking, others are plan ugly!
  • Other bells & whistles - As competition in the space heats up, companies are adding in novel features to help their product stand out from the crowd. Pulsing technology is one example (covered above), but other panels have apps that allow you to track your session or features such as alarm clock mode or background ambient functions.

Hopefully, my recommendation section and the data in my spreadsheet will help you find the right product for you. Otherwise, I highly recommend checking out my reviews on Youtube to help you get as much information before making a purchase.

 


Me testing many different panels during my 2019 red light therapy review round.

 

Part 2: Red Light Therapy Device Data - Power Output, Value, EMF & More

I have tested dozens of red light therapy panels and devices over the years. Most of these devices have been reviewed on my YouTube channel or here on my blog.

In all my testing I use advanced tools to measure everything from nnEMF levels, or light irradiance. And best of all, I have recorded all of this data in a spreadsheet for you to access.

You can access this spreadsheet directly at https://aferg.co/rlt-data 

Here you will be able to find out the irradiance of a Joovv, or the weight of a BioMax, or the price per LED of a MitoRed.

Best of all, al the data is in one central place, so you can easily compare data points across panels - helping you discover what red light device is best for you.

Again you can download a copy of this free spreadsheet at https://aferg.co/rlt-data 

Also, tons of people have questions about "the best wavelengths" but don't want to do the research required to find all that stuff out. If you're one of these people then grab my wavelengths report HERE.

Enjoy!

 

Part 3: Recommendations: The Best Red Light Therapy Devices

Ok, so you simply want to cut to the chase and see what red light therapy panels I recommend? Well this section is for you.

Click below to find the best product for your needs:

 

Best 'All Rounder' Red Light Therapy Panel

Want something that has great power, suitable treatment size, amazing value with all the key features whilst still easy to use? Then the PlatinumLED BioMax 900 is for you.

The bigger brother to the BioMax 600 (which won my 2019 Body Panel of the Year award), the 900 has all the same great features, but comes with more LEDs giving it a wider treatment area, more total power output and better bang for your buck.

This is the panel I personally use and recommend to all my friends, family and readers. 

You can learn more about the BioMax 900 HERE and be sure to use code ALEX to save 5%

Alternatively check out my full review HERE

Runner Up: The MitoRed MitoPro 1500. The MitoPro 1500 is a very close second to the BioMax 900. The MitoPro is the same size as the Biomax with 300 LEDs, it incorporates multiwave length technology (though at different ratios to the BioMax) and has similar numbers on the irradiance, EMF and price front. Discount code ALEX also saves you 5%

Check out my review HERE.

 

Best Red Light Therapy Panel Under $1,000

Coming soon, be sure to subscribe to my email list to be updated.

 

Highest Tested Powered Red Light Therapy Panel

At the time of writing the panel with the highest peak power (irradiance) that I have tested is the MitoRed MitoPro 1500.

With a peak power of 88.2mW/cm2 this panel sure packs a punch.

You can buy the MitoPro from MitoRed and be sure to use discount code ALEX to save. Check out my review of this panel HERE.

Runner Up: Second to the MitoPro is the BioMax 900 by PlatinumLED. This has a peak power of 76mW/cm2.

 

Best Handheld Red Light Therapy Device

If you're looking for the best handheld red light therapy device then I recommend the MitoRed MitoFlex

This battery-powered light scored first place in my 2021 Handheld Comparison (you can read all about that HERE).

With over 2 hours of battery life, amazing power in both 660nm and 850nm wavelengths and an easy to use and hold size the MitoFlex is my go-to portable device.

 

Lowest EMF Red Light Therapy Panel

Coming soon with data from the new 2021 red light panels that have hit the market, be sure to subscribe to my email list to be updated.

In the meantime, see what the the lowest EMF red light therapy panels were from 2019 HERE. Or alternatively have a look at the most updated data in my spreadsheet HERE.

 

Best Mini Red Light Therapy Panel (Fewer Than 150 LEDs)

Coming soon, be sure to subscribe to my email list to be updated.

 

Best Body Panel (150-300 LEDs)

At the time of writing this is tricky for me to answer. You see in 2019 I compared all the most popular red light panels in the market. You can read more about that HERE

The winner of that series was the BioMax 600. However, after testing those devices, I reviewed the PlatinumLED BioMax 900 and found this to be a better body panel than the 600. 
I explain why HERE.

Fast forward to 2021 and we have an assortment of new generation panels that are more advanced and powerful than these panels from 2019.

But at the time of writing I'm yet to sit down and compare them all. Hence why it's hard for me to declare an ultimate winner. 

Though based on my testing to date the MitoPro1500 by MitoRed does look to be a great unit but there are some neat panels on by LightPathLED and some other new companies.

I will be doing an epic 2021 Body Panel Comparision series so be sure to join my email list and subscribe to my YouTube channel to be the first to hear about this.

In the mean time you can always check out my latest review data HERE.

 

Best Mega Panel (301+ LEDs)

To date I've only tested one Red Light Therapy Panel with more than 300 LEDs and that is the Advantage 1500 by Red Light Rising

This panel has a whopping 500 LEDs and costs $2642 (after using discount code ALEX).

I will be reviewing more of these mega panels later in 2021 and early 2022, so be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel to be the first to see these reviews.

 

Best Red Light Panel For Advanced Biohackers

Here I'd have to say the LightPathLED Large Multiwave Pulsed panel is my recommendation.

This panel is not for everybody. It's confusing to use, it has a ton of power, and has some advanced technologies and features that are still rather 'experimental'.

But that's what us biohackers love right?!

If you want to experiment with Noiger frequencies, 5 wavelengths and customised pulsing rates then the LightPath Multiwave Pulsed panel is for you.

Be sure to use discount code ALEX to save.

Plus you will also get a free consult with the owner - who is a self-proclaimed light therapy expert - to help you reach your health goals.

You can see my full review HERE

 

 

Best Red Light Panel For Technophobes

Coming soon, be sure to subscribe to my email list to be updated.

Something Else?

Still needing help finding what red light therapy device is best for you and your goals?

No worries, here's a few more things that could help:

  • Check out some of my reviews on my youtube channel HERE
  • Have a look through all my testing notes HERE
  • Check out my 2019 Body Panel Comparison HERE
  • Read my article Everything You Need To Know About Red Light Therapy
  • Leave a question below or on my Youtube channel. I answer all questions you ask on my YouTube videos. Qualified people from my team who have academic degrees in health care answer health-related questions - even though we're never giving medical advice.

 

 

Don't Forget To Save With Discount Code ALEX

Remember, if you do purchase any of these red light panels, be sure to use code ALEX at the checkout screen!
You will save anything from $25 to 10% (though most companies knock 5% off the price).

Yes I do earn a small commission from these sales, but it is a win win - you get a cheaper price, and I earn some cash to help cover the costs involved in creating content like this.

 

Part 4: Finishing Thoughts: Bookmark This Resource And Please Help Share It!

Hopefully, you've gained some valuable information from my buyer's guide - a guide that will be continually updated throughout the years. 

My recommendation? Bookmark this page and re-visit whenever you plan on buying a new red light device (or if you're curious to see whats new in the space!)

 Whenever new panels hit the market I'll review these panels and update my assessments in this buyer's guide.

In other words, if a panel scores best in the "best red light therapy for advanced biohackers"  or "best handheld red light therapy device" in August 2021, the results might change in January of 2022 after I've tested a lot of different panels.

 And be sure to use discount code ALEX any time you purchase a red light panel. You save on your purchase price, and I earn a small commission - in turn that helps me continue to publish content like this! 

 

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This blog post was written by Alex Fergus. Alex is a ISSN Sports Nutrition Specialist, Fitness Professional and certified Superhuman Coach who continues to expand his knowledge base and help people across the world with their health and wellness. Alex is recognized as the National Record Holder in Powerlifting and Indoor Rowing and has earned the title of the Australian National Natural Bodybuilding Champion. Having worked as a health coach and personal trainer for over a decade, Alex now researches all things health and wellness and shares his findings on this blog. Learn more about Alex's Credentials HERE.

 

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