Red light therapy (RLT) is widely medically accepted for treating skin conditions, including acne and psoriasis. There are many health benefits and uses for red light therapy, which you can read more about at the bottom of this article.
RLT uses low wavelength red light and penetrates deep into the skin so the cells can absorb (through your mitochondria) the light particles, increasing energy and boosting cell growth.
Top Low EMF Red Light Therapy Devices
If you’re looking to buy a Red Light Therapy Device then choose a low EMF model to reduce your exposure while maximizing the health benefits. I recommend you purchase one of these low EMF Red Light Devices.
1. Bestqool Red Light Therapy Device
Bestqool is the safest red light therapy brand on the market, complying to the WHO standard. It’s nice to see that they use EMF meters to test their own devices.
Designed and cooperated in Florida, USA and Toronto, Canada, these devices deliver safe concentrated red and near-infrared light at 660nm and 850nm wavelengths. No chemicals, no UV rays, and no excess heat.
The Bestqool X-60 model is tested with an EMF meter with a radiation level of 0.0µT at 3-inch distance. This popular model has 60 bulbs, power consumption of 95±5W actual consumption, which is the true power output and delivers an irradiance of higher than 120mW/cm² at the surface, 73mW/cm² at 6 inches.
Lightweight and easy to use, it has a hook to hang on a door or wall and a stand to use on any flat surface at different angles and a coverage area of 15.8”x10”.
Bestqool’s V18 model is a complete set, with a 36W bulb and socket. It’s their entry model and the most inexpensive device in their line emitting less heat compared to the larger units
You get 18 LEDs, a 15W power consumption, irradiance > 89mW/cm² at a distance of 3 inches and a 60 degree beam angle. The socket has a clip so you can mount it at safe distances (2-6 inches from your body) and is useful for targeted therapy.
The Bestqool Y-200 is the largest of their devices at 36 inches tall, this full body model has 200 bulbs, consumes 250±5W but maintains low red and infrared wavelengths at 660nm and 850nm. It delivers an irradiance of 105mW/cm2 at a distance of 6 inches.
Most importantly the company tested the EMF radiation level and demonstrated that it is a 0.0µT at 4 inches distance.
This model has an integrated digital control and timer system, can be wall mounted or stand on its own and covers an area of 43.2”x10”.
2. Weipute Devices
Weipute has five low EMF devices in different sizes, corresponding with different needs from targeted devices to full body (which work on higher voltages). All the lights work at two specific wavelengths (red 660nm, and infrared 850nm), delivering safe, concentrated wavelengths of natural light. No chemicals, UV rays, or excess heat are involved.
They do not produce ionizing radiation which damages molecules and causes visible physical damage among other effects.
Weipute’s WP-300 face and body device uses 80 watts, so a lower safer voltage and 60 top quality bulbs.
It is lightweight, easy to use, and can be wall or door mounted to maintain a safe distance from your body, further lowering your EMF exposure.
The WP-36 is a red light lamp and socket with 18 LEDs and a power consumption of 36 watts. The socket rotates 300 degrees and has a clamp to mount and maintain safe therapeutic distances.
The socket works with any E26/E27 bulbs so easy to replace the bulb when needed. Great for targeted use and the most inexpensive model.
The Weipute WP-600 RLT device has 120 LEDs, uses 160 watts and is useful for targeted therapy. It can has wall and door hanging mounts, is hangable and can stand alone for therapeutic distances. This model has an integrated digital control and timer system, two quiet facts and stands at just over 10 inches tall.
Weipute also has full body models the WP-1000 and the WP-1500 which operate at the save wavelengths but a higher wattage and significantly more bulbs at 200 and 300 a piece. I question the low EMF rating on these larger devices, but they do use lower safer wavelengths compared to other larger models.
All of these light therapy devices can be used for skin rejuvenation, relieving fatigue and joint pain, preventing muscle soreness and fatigue, and on animals. They recommend 15-30 minute sessions, at least four times a week. But consult with your medical practitioner for the best treatment for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here is a list of the questions I often get.
What Makes It Low EMF?
The best Red Light Therapy devices produce little to no EMF radiation. While it’s not possible for an electronic device to emit a level of zero EMFs, you can further reduce your exposure to a low EMF device by maintaining the minimum distance recommendations for the device.
LED is part of the low frequency EMF category. However different brands and types of lights produce slightly different frequencies. You want to avoid higher voltage devices and stick to RLT lights in the lower wavelengths, ideally at 700nm or lower.
What Are The Benefits
There are over 3000 peer-reviewed scientific studies on the health benefits of red and near-infrared light therapy. Here are just some of the benefits:
- Boots new cell growth and fights oxidative damage
- Enhances skin rejuvenation
- Improves scarring, wrinkles, age spots
- Decreases joint and arthritic pain
- Improved sleep and relaxation
- Mental clarity
- Wound and injury healing
For more information you can check out this book The Ultimate Guide to Red Light Therapy: How to Use Red and Near-Infrared Light Therapy for Anti-Aging, Fat Loss, Muscle Gain, Performance Enhancement, and Brain Optimization, written by Ari Whitten, a energy and fatigue specialist.
What Is The Specific Wavelength of Light Used
The specific wavelength of light used depends on the product you are using. The wavelength is in the near-infrared range and is invisible to the naked eye. The light is absorbed by the mitochondria in the cells, which increases ATP production and leads to a variety of therapeutic benefits.
How Does This Therapy Compare to Other Light Therapies?
This therapy uses a different wavelength of light than other light therapies, so it is more effective in treating certain conditions. It is also more comfortable for patients because it does not produce as much heat.
How Does Red Light Therapy Work?
Red light therapy (RLT) is a treatment that uses red low-level lasers (LLLT) and near-infrared light (NIR) to treat various medical conditions and skin issues. It is also known as photobiomodulation (PBM) or low-level light therapy (LLLT). RLT works by delivering light energy in the form of photons to the tissue being treated.
How Is It Used?
Red light therapy is a treatment that uses red low-level laser light or LED light to treat skin conditions and promote healing. It is also known as photobiomodulation or low-level light therapy.
One of the ways red light therapy is thought to work by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, which are proteins that help keep skin firm and elastic. It also helps reduce inflammation and promotes wound healing.
How Often Should It Be Used?
The answer of this question depends on the individual and who you ask. The common ask is that red light therapy can be used as often as you like, but it is recommended to start with 1-2 sessions per week and gradually increase frequency as tolerated.
What Is The Origin?
NASA was one of the first to use Red Light Therapy, experimenting with it on plant growth in space. They also used it to help speed up wound healing in astronauts.
I am not a medical practitioner, just a passionate EMF guy. You should always consult your Dr before making any medical or treatment decisions. The content on this site is meant for informational purposes. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice.