Red Light Rising Half Stack
Red Light Rising Half Stack is a brand new product release which can provide you all these benefits!
DO YOU WANT:
- Rapid recovery from workouts, or aches and pains?
- Younger looking, rejuvenated skin?
- More energy throughout the day?
- An enhanced circadian rhythm and deeper sleep cycles?
Through a lot of hard work and research, we have created our own Red Light Therapy device to match the big brands on wavelength accuracy, intensity, and effectiveness, but not on cost!
A 100 LED system comprising of 660nm (red) and 850nm (near-infrared) precise wavelength light diodes have been carefully chosen for maximum benefit. Take the healing power of red light to the convenience of your home.
Red Light Rising Half Stack is a device with a 60 degree beam angle allowing greater skin coverage, shortening required treatment times and allowing full penetration deep into your tissues and muscles with closer application. We have chosen the specific wavelengths which have the highest proven absorption for your body and skin.
Red Light Rising Half Stack Specifications
- 300w, 100 x 3w LEDs
- Wavelengths – 660nm & 850nm combination
- Dimension: 50cm x 20cm x 6cm
- Weight: 5kg
- Beam angle from LEDs: 60 degrees
- The size and beam angles allow more coverage of your body!
- Up to 203mW/cm2
- 84mW/cm2 @ 10cm
- 57mW/cm2 @ 20cm
- 50mW/cm2 @ 30cm
- <5v/m @ 100cm
- <10v/m @ 50cm
- <40v/m @ 20cm
- We have worked hard to ensure these readings are as low as they are
Red Light Rising Half Stack User Guide
There is a science to using your light, but you don’t need to be a scientist to understand it! The first thing to understand is the curious phenomenon that happens in red and infrared light therapy, the biphasic dose response.
Biphasic Dose Response Explained…
It clinically shows that he beneficial effects happen from the 1 minute mark up to about the 20 minute mark, but after 20 minutes, the benefits begin to decrease again like a bell curve. This is not quite understood why.
The important thing to remember is that there is no negative effect, only a lessening positive effect as you exceed 20mins, which becomes a time waste. Nothing more.
Great, so you’re saying spend between 1 and 25 minutes in front of the light…
How close to stand to the lights
So, here’s the thing, there is a little bit of mathematics to do in terms of power density of the light (check out our blog Intensity) and the time you’ll need to stand in front of the light. The closer you are to the light, the higher the intensity of the light, meaning the more energy you are receiving in terms of light photons hitting your skin. There is a formula explained in our referenced blog on Intensity around this. but the good news is that Red Light Rising has done all the hard work for you! PHEW!
For ‘The Half Stack’ you need to consider the specific benefit you would like to target first.
For targeting rejuvenation and younger looking skin, we recommend being at a distance about 100cm from the device. At 100cm the intensity of the light is 20mW/cm2. Mercola has recommended 20-30mW/cm2 being optimal for most benefits. In order to achieve 6 Joules of energy at that intensity (the optimal amount of energy recommended by Mercola), you would need to have a treatment time of 6 minutes. You can build up your treatment times longer than this, but this has scientifically proven to be the optimal time. We would prefer to have two to three treatments of 6-10 minutes, rather than 1 long stint of 30 minutes. We’ve worked my way up to 20 minute treatment times, but in your first few uses, you can get a little flushed skin so best to build up times gradually.
Therefore, in summary in order to target skin health specifically:
- Stand a little further from the light, at around 100cm
- Spend up to 20 minutes at this distance, working your way up to this time
- It’s better to have 3 light sessions per day at 10-15mins, rather than 1 session for 40 mins
- You will still be getting all the other benefits of red light therapy using the above protocol as well
Muscle Performance and Recovery
For deeper tissue benefits, you can get a little closer. We recommend you to be 20cm from the device for a treatment time of 5-10 minutes. This allows the light photons to penetrate deeper and reach some of your muscles and organs, allowing the beneficial healing power of red light to take it’s effect. Remember, the closer you are to the light, the higher the intensity. Therefore applying Mercola’s formula you will need less time in front of the light to achieve the required amount of energy from it.
At 15cm the Half Stack achieves a light intensity of around 100mW/cm2. In theory, you only need 1 minute to achieve the 6 Joules of energy, but given the depth you are targeting, it is recommended to apply the similar treatment times of 5-10 minutes.
You can use red light as a ‘pre-workout’, and use it up to 1 hour before your workout to stimulate bloodflow and energy for your muscles. You can also use it post working out, as the increased nutrient delivery and energy generation within you mitochondria and cells, means you will recover faster and experience less DOMS (Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness).
Therefore, in summary in order to target the deeper benefits of red light for muscles and organs:
- Stand a little closer to the light, at 15-20cm
- Treatment times are reduced as the light photons are stronger, therefore these should be 5-10mins
- You can use as a pre-workout, or post workout to maximise recovery, so you’re ready for your next session
- You will still be getting the skin health and other benefits of using red light therapy using the above protocol
Whatever goal you are targeting, you will still receive all the other benefits to do with red light therapy during your treatment (see our blog post on Which Wavelengths Work).
You should also feel the gentle warming effect on your body which is natural as red and near-infrared light improves blood circulation and mitochondrial energy and efficiency.
Don’t worry though, the lights never get hot enough to burn you or damage your skin.
Frequency Of Treatments Using Red Light Rising Half Stack
We recommend daily treatments, consistency is key to achieve the beneficial results! Our personal routine is daily morning treatments covering as much skin/body parts as possible for 6-10 minutes each, with targeted shorter treatments later in the day for areas we want to focus on. Find what works for you and work it into your life!
At Red Light Rising, we have designed our lights in such a way as to get you the clinically proven, maximum benefits in the shortest amount of time.
The red and near-infrared light is closely identified with the sunrise and sunset light spectrum, so ideal use is first thing in the morning or around sunset, although this is not a requirement. It can enhance your circadian rhythm patterns and improve sleep quality if this protocol is followed.