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Usage Questions


How do I use my light?

Product specific usage guidelines can be found in the User Manual:.

Are there any contraindications? Can I use the devices too much / for too long?

For a detailed discussion of contraindications and other considerations please see our article:. Contraindications for Red Light Therapy. Also when it comes to Red Light Therapy..... More is not always better!. There is an upside down U shaped respon

Do I need to wear eye protection when using my light?

While there is a growing body of scientific research suggesting that modest amounts of red and NIR LED light may benefit certain eye conditions, Mito Red's plug-in lights are very bright! When using, DO NOT stare directly into the light emitting diod

What is the difference between Red and Near Infrared light?

Red light is absorbed by the skin, boosting collagen production & aiding skin conditions. Near Infrared penetrates deeper aiding muscle recovery, cellular renewal and joint pain.

Can pregnant or nursing women do red light therapy?

As there has been no clinical research with red light therapy treatments on pregnant or nursing subjects, do not use the device if pregnant or lactating before consulting with your healthcare provider.

Can the light penetrate clothing?

Near infrared light may penetrate clothing to some degree, but red light is not able to effectively penetrate clothing. Therefore we generally recommend exposing clean bare skin to the light as the usage environment allows.