As a business owner, you’re always looking for ways to improve productivity, boost morale, and take care of your most valuable asset – your employees. That’s why more and more companies are turning to red light therapy panels to help create a healthier, happier workforce.
But with so many options on the market, how do you know which red light therapy panel is right for your business? In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through the key factors to consider and recommend the best panels to fit different business needs and budgets.
Before diving into the different panel options, let’s first overview the science behind red light therapy and how it can benefit your business.
Red light therapy involves exposing the body to low-level red and near-infrared light for therapeutic benefits.
These wavelengths have been shown to:
For your employees, this can translate to:
The benefits don’t stop there. Red light has also been shown to improve mood, reduce stress, and boost cognitive function.
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For your business, happier and healthier employees mean:
And providing red light therapy shows employees you value their health and well-being, improving loyalty and morale.
The boost to your bottom line can be significant. A 2017 study found companies recoup $6 in benefits for every $1 spent on employee wellness programs.
Clearly, adding red light therapy delivers tangible benefits for your business and workforce. But with so many device options now available, let’s look at the key factors to find your best fit.
One of the first things to consider is the coverage area you need. Panel sizes generally range from smaller single-person units to larger wall-mounted panels designed to treat multiple people at once.
Consider your goals and space constraints. Do you want to outfit private offices or open work areas? Will you offer dedicated therapy timeslots or casual open access? Your needs will dictate whether you require a larger communal panel or multiple smaller personal units.
For treating one person at a time, compact LED masks or facial units that emit about 600-800nm of light are ideal. They easily fit on or around the face for convenient red light skin and beauty treatments.
For individual full-body therapy, look for vertical stand-up panels roughly 20″x80″. These free-standing units can accommodate a single user at a time.
For more of a spa-like experience, look for lay-down pads measuring around 20”x72” that allow comfortable reclining during treatment.
For outfitting common areas, physical therapy rooms, or open office spaces, consider large wall-mounted panels from 48”x48” up to 60”x84”. These panels can simultaneously treat multiple people, though efficacy will depend on distance from the light source.
Pay close attention to the wavelengths and spectrum of light emitted. Not all red light devices are created equal.
For the full therapeutic benefits, you want a full spectrum panel emitting red and near-infrared light (600-950nm), not just single wavelengths.
The red light (620-750nm) boosts skin health and penetrates tissue to increase cellular energy production.
The near-infrared light (750-950nm) promotes deeper tissue healing, anti-inflammatory effects, and additional metabolic benefits.
Avoid any blue or UV light that can be harmful. The best panels filter these out to deliver pure red and NIR wavelengths.
Higher-end units combine optimized red and NIR diodes with full-body coverage for the most comprehensive treatment.
Pay attention to light intensity and power density, measured in watts/㎡. Higher-intensity light penetrates deeper and delivers stronger therapeutic results.
For smaller facial and skin rejuvenation devices, 50-150 mW/cm2 is sufficient.
For full-body treatment, look for larger panels emitting at least 100 mW/cm2 and up to 300 mW/cm2 for maximum results.
Also, consider irradiance or fluence measured in Joules/cm2. The optimal fluence delivered in a session can vary based on goals – from skin improvement at 4 J/cm2 to pain relief up to 60 J/cm2.
Higher powered density allows faster treatment times to achieve ideal cumulative irradiance per session.
Look for systems designed for simplicity and convenience. Key features that enhance usability include:
Also, consider upkeep – are replacement bulbs or filters required? What’s the lifespan or warranty on LED diodes?
Well-made panels have a durable build and components rated for thousands of hours of use before service is required.
Don’t overlook safety. Legitimate companies should have their devices tested to meet electrical safety and electromagnetic standards.
Look for panels certified to ANSI/UL/CSA safety standards for electrical and radiation safety.
Reputable brands also often have FDA clearance as Class IIa medical devices indicating they meet quality regulations.
As you narrow down options, look into customer reviews and the manufacturer’s reputation. Are people genuinely seeing results from their devices? How long have they been in business? Do they stand behind their products if issues arise?
Established companies with a track record of proven clinical results and satisfied customers give you greater confidence in the technology and support you’ll receive.
With the key factors covered, let’s look at some of the best red light therapy panel systems designed with business and professional use in mind.
Joovv panels are designed specifically with health professionals and businesses in mind. Their modular Solo and Quad devices allow coverage for up to 4 people at once with an impressive power density of up to 300 mW/cm2 for faster results.
The slim, modern profile looks elegant and mounted on walls. Convenient touchscreen and smartphone app let you fully customize treatment times and frequencies or choose presets targeting common concerns like pain relief, sleep, anti-aging, and more.
With a solid 5-year warranty on parts, Joovv light therapy is a worthy investment in your team’s health and performance.
This vertical panel from Red Light Man provides a compact free-standing full-body treatment solution. At 24” wide x 84” tall, the panel emits clinical-level red/NIR wavelengths optimized to penetrate skin and tissue for anti-aging, skin health, pain relief, enhanced muscle recovery, and more.
With its proprietary SensoLight technology, it delivers among the highest power density and optimal light spectrums on the market. The integrated touchscreen makes it easy to set custom runtimes from 1-60 mins.
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Sometimes your budget may necessitate a more economical solution that still provides meaningful worker benefits. This LED heating pad from SpectraLite gives excellent value for money.
Though not as high intensity as premium systems, the large-size pad emits therapeutic infrared safely and effectively. With over 1500 LEDs emitting 880nm infrared light, it promotes increased blood flow, better sleep, and pain relief at a fraction of the price of commercial-grade systems.
It makes a great wellness perk for lounges, breakrooms, and other common areas. The variable 10-step intensity dial allows users to customize the dose and enjoy relaxing light therapy.
For convenient red light facial and skin treatments, Norlanya’s wearable LED mask is user-friendly and effective. The mask fits comfortably with adjustable straps and full coverage from forehead to neck.
The mask emits a combination of therapeutic red and near-infrared wavelengths proven to improve collagen production, reduce fine lines, treat acne, and enhance skin cell rejuvenation.
At just 14 ounces with a rechargeable battery, it’s easy to wear the mask for 10-30 minute sessions 1-3 times per week to see anti-aging and skin benefits. The auto shut-off timer makes treatments effortless.
For targeted pain management, LightStim’s mini LED device offers instant relief in handheld form. This ultra-portable unit emits infrared and red light clinically shown to dramatically reduce inflammation and common pain points.
The lightweight, wire-free device is applied directly to skin. Patented LED light delivery technology beams light energy deep into tissue for quick pain relief at trigger points. Clinical trials show significant improvement in just 90 seconds of use.
For employees dealing with strain from computer work, repetitive motion, or physical labor, this handheld device provides on-demand, drug-free pain relief anywhere, anytime.
Investing in red light therapy panels offers a winning wellness solution with proven benefits for your employees and bottom line. But not all systems are created equal. Focus on full-spectrum red/NIR coverage and ample power density to achieve optimal therapeutic results.
The right device choice comes down to your budget, space constraints, and usage – whether you want to outfit private offices or a large communal area. But any quality panel can enhance worker health, comfort, appearance, and performance.
Your employees will appreciate that you care about their well-being. They’ll feel the benefits of increased energy, accelerated injury recovery, pain relief, and enhanced skin health from red light treatments.
And you’ll come out ahead with lower healthcare costs, less absenteeism, higher productivity, and improved worker retention.
Treat your team to the gift of red light therapy and watch your workforce thrive. Reach out now for help finding your perfect red light panel to get started!