Low Level Laser Therapy – Low Cost Systems

The purpose of this article is to look at low level lasers up to 100 mW peak or average power within the lower end of the price range. LEDs seem to help with a lot of things but for deeper set problems a high peak power may be required, and this necessitates pulsing. There are […]

Dosing Low Level Light Therapy

Dosing Low Level Light Therapy – Rheumatoid Arthritis

I touched on the topic of dosing light therapy in a couple of other articles but it it might be a good idea write it up in a separate article. Light can be a tricky subject to get your head around but it is important when using these targeted devices to dose appropriately. While I […]

Lighting Up Your Brain On A Budget

Recently I’ve been seeing more and more talk about intranasal light devices and decided to look into the subject again. This article is available on Patreon. Access to all articles is available for 3 dollars per month!    

Experiences With Light Therapy

This is an article on the various light therapy devices that I have found myself using after a few years of experimentation. I’ve written about the technical aspects of some of these devices here before so it might be interesting to look back and see how useful they have been to me in reality. I […]

Light Treatment Of Hypothyroidism – Is It Possible With LEDs?

Light Therapy For Hypothyroidism   The purpose of this article is to look at the published data in this field (photobiomodulation in the treatment of hypothyroidism) and see how this could be applied to relatively cheap LEDs. Many people have taken to using these devices but it seems that most don’t take a lot of […]

Laser Treatment Of Hypothyroidism – Part II

The human data on red and near infrared light treatment of hypothyroidism mostly falls  into two categories. The low power output non-pulsed series of studies which I have discussed here and the pulsed studies with much higher peak power output which I will look at in future. This article is going to look at a […]

Can a red LED flashlight have beneficial health effects?

I have been looking for a red light device, having used some infrared heat lamps and some near infrared LEDs, mentioned in previous posts, to good effect. The previous red LED devices I’ve tested, grow panels, proved to be too low powered, at about 5mW/cm2 to have much benefit. There is a breakdown of LLLT terms and metrics […]

TM 206 Solar Meter

Red & Near-Infrared Light Buyer’s Guide Part II – LEDs.

This is a guide to buying red and near-infrared LEDs with potentially beneficial biological effects. Most commonly this is called Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), Cold Laser Therapy or Photobiomodulation. Part 1 on heat lamps and halogen bulbs is here (*) Why Use Red And Near-Infrared Light? Some of the many conditions that may benefit from […]

Red and Near-Infrared Light – Buyer’s Guide Part I

This is a guide to purchasing lights with high amounts of red and near infrared light. This first section is on broad spectrum general use bulbs like incandescent bulbs, heat bulbs and halogen lamps. Part two will focus on monochromatic light sources for more targeted applications. Part II on LED devices is here. Device Tests. Introduction […]