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Training: Some companies offer free training and always have someone on the phone that can help. Other companies charge a fee. I avoid any company that charges a fee. Some companies can take off a percentage of the price of their LED therapy device if you already have one and don't need to be trained. On a 10,000 dollar LED, if someone is buying one that expensive and already has experience with a commercial high fluence type there should be a discount since they don't have to pay someone to fly down and train you.  I know the dealer prices and yes, there is enough margin to fly someone down and get a hotel. With cold lasers that cost 15,000, nearly every one that was sold (class 4 lasers) on coldlaserstore.com almost always involved flying someone down and paying for their hotel. Where do people think that the money comes from? Many people get upset when they find out they could've saved 3000 dollars if they had trained through a video conference.

EMF - Some LED light therapy devices have very high EMF and RF interferences. SBT diodes have the least EMF (negligable) barely shows up on the Gauss meter. I have tested some brands and the EMF was so high it was like putting a Cell phone up to my ear.

Made in USA Scams - 
So many different LED light therapy devices are saying "made in the USA". This is so BS. Sure, they want you to think it's a USA product. Most are made in China very cheaply and assembled in the USA and now they can call it "made in the USA". This really frustrates me and I have to expose this. I only will work with companies that do not use China made LED diodes. None of the diodes that have PureLED or StimuLED diodes are made in China. Also, the newest SMT LED diodes are not China made either. Most people are paying over 1000 dollars for LED light therapy devices that they think are USA made that do not have any of the latest technologies in LED diodes.
Fluence
If someone is naive about LED light therapy, they usually ask which one is the strongest. They have no idea about how stronger LEDS are just reflected by the blood and don't absorb into the body like lower wattage diodes. The latest lower wattage diodes that have just the right nanometer wavelengths will have a higher milliwatt rating per cm2. The really cheap LED devices have very low fluence. 

They can be as low as 30mw/cm2. (note: this is when comparing direct "single panel" on a given surface. The ratings for surface area can be exaggerated when the LED devices are measuring it with angle shaped or curved panels. So, if the real rating is 30mw/cm2 and there is a single panel but with a curve in it that makes it 45mw, that is not fair to the customer to believe that the panel has 45mw when in actuality it only is rated at 30mw. Also, this is when new. Some of the early generation LED devices with time can age and that 30mw diode becomes 29, 28 and usually dims out to where the therapy is ineffective or the diode simply burns out.

NOTICE: BEWARE OF HIGH WATTAGE LED DIODES. Some are over 100mw/cm2 really powerful but they burn out and are not backed up with a warranty if they burn out. I've seen these types at shows and they are really cheap and they make people think higher wattage diodes are better when they are the early generation type that costs a few cents each. There are nothing like a 120mw Lightwave diode panel that costs around 10,000 dollars with 2800 diodes.

FDA Clearances
This has confused more customers than anything on my site. Nearly all of these LED devices are cleared for the same thing which is obvious if you read each manufacturer's website. Usually the company just has one FDA clearance. The LED light therapy devices I have reviewed range from just only 1 FDA clearance to brands that have 5 FDA clearances. The brands that have more clearances are typically more expensive and have a more sophisticated LED. I have asked companies which wavelength and what was the wattage of that diode that was cleared in an FDA study. If they had one it would be a selling point and they wouldn't have to look and get back to me. I have like 6 distributors I'm still waiting for them to get back with me.
What to Expect from Different Brands
Budget LEDS under 15 mw
By now most people that don't mind spending 90 minutes to get a session that would normally take 20 minutes in a clinic will usually go for LEDs under 15mw/cm2. These are usually the led panels that have blue, red, and infrared all in one. These type also stay on as pulsed so that adds to the 90 minutes (a constant led would make it 45 minutes as it would be on the entire time.

The average LEDs under 15mw, the most common ones are 11mw/cm2. It is hard to get it higher when it's not the same wavelength. The average is about an hour but the ones that are 11mw or under take usually 90 minutes but mainly are used for surface treatments (acne, wrinkles) but not pain. The wattage on the infrared is so low that it doesn't deliver enough joules unless the session is 90 minutes on average. These usually cost around 1500 dollars and have under 400 LEDs.(

The Budget LEDs don't have fans. LED devices under 15 mw/cm2 don't need a fan as they don't get hot like the clinical grade LED light therapy devices.
Consumer Notice: This really upset me as I feel like customers don't realize what they are buying. There are hand held devices that have diodes around 15mw and costs 250 while some companies spread them out so the diodes are further apart and make a huge apparatus and charge 4 times as much. When I tested my first LED therapy device it only had 11mw/cm2 which I didn't know at the time. (A spectrometer is what is used to test the power level of LED diodes so I don't go by what I am told by salespeople. I went to an aesthetician and spa show in NYC (Javitz Center) and one one day I asked one of their reps what the milliwatts of their Led diodes were for their infrared and red and blue and I have it all recorded. The salesperson on the first day told me a totally different number than the salesperson the next day. So, it seems no one really knew what the power levels was. It was 11mw/cm2. This was way far than what they told me at the show. This is no where near 80mw/cm2. Like 8 times off.
Note: I do not recommend Budget Led therapy lights if using serums or any skin care creams that someone is using LED to help the serums go deep into the layers of the skin. When I did a side by side comparison with the same serums, the most powerful one at this time is a 120mw/cm2 Led light and that absorbed the serum faster and the serum was bone dry while the 11mw/cm2 model which is the lowest powered one that I approve of for home use was still wet. If using LED to infuse creams and serums into the skin, I recommend no less than a 40 watt LED. 
Serums & Lotions: 10% normally gets delivered into the dermis and usually gets absorbed in the epidermis. With higher wattage diodes, especially when fat based serums are used, lipolysis can be done. Lipolizing the fat based serums into the skin is done best at 120mw and good at 80mw. The lower powered diodes 30 to 60mw do a fair job and take longer. Anything under 30mw really would not do the job of lipolization of the fats in the serums or creams to absorb deep past the epidermis. The really cheap LED therapy lights that are 11 to 30 watts would be fine for water based serums or creams but would not do the same job as a medical grade LED therapy light.
The 2 best machines that work for those that don't want to spend the money to get a 120mw LED light are the 80mw models. The price jumps really high once over 80mw. The Poly 80mw and the Lightwave are my two top picks. Both are good but offer different pros and cons. These are my best sellers in the 80mw range and I can get the best volume pricing on these 2 brands in this range. The 80mw models usually take 30 minutes for a deep treatment while the 120mw models take about 20 minutes. I can definitely feel the warmth of the diodes of a 120mw LightWave in my dermis and subcutaneous layer much more than the 80mw models. 
​So, I just wanted to add the above from an email I got the other day. I am not sure I agree with everything he said. He does seem to have the same beef as I do about one brand in particular. I get emails like this every so often and I double check my work as this is a living website that I update as it grows.
​Diode strength level notice:
​The average LED panel has 35 to 120mw. That is what most of the LED companies make their LED panels at. Just so people know and this can be verified, the NASA study that was approved was done at 50mw. 
The low wattage diodes usually deliver around 5 to 9 joules per minute. These should never be sold to an aesthetician or clinic. I have seen LEDs as high as 50 joules/min. Anything higher is usually reflected back into the LED with nearly all people. This is for the average diode. An SBT diode is an exception. If the LED diode is operating at 120mw, and only 50mw is being absorbed, almost all the rest is reflected.
I have found that the easiest way to conceptualize the LED light therapy industry is by breaking it down into a tiered rating system. 

About 80% of customers end up purchasing a LED panel from Tier 2 level. The rest choose a Tier 1 or Tier 3. Tier 2 is composed of companies that are using very confusing marketing tactics for their brands. The main reason is because 90% of those brands in this tier are actually “Re-brands” coming from the same 2 manufacturers in China. So their LED panels are almost identical to one another and so each company just makes up claims and marketing hype to appear different than their competition. Meanwhile, they are from the same company. 

For this reason I have divided up Tier 2 into two sub-levels, A and B. The lower the tier the more drawbacks and disadvantages it has versus benefits. So Tier 2B would have maybe have a less powerful diode or the older generation wavelengths for example versus a Brand from Tier 2A that has fewer drawbacks.

Rating System based off the following:
Warranty, Grade of Diodes, LED Diode Type, Emissivity rating, fluence rating of the diodes, FDA clearance of a specific wavelength in nanometers, Generation of LED (SBT diodes are the latest generation), Overheat time, Wattage, power density (120mw is the highest), density in cm2 of single wavelengths (not just a LED panel that has tons of LEDS but not all are the same wavelength (curved models and single panels with 11mw or less) and Customer Service (sometimes I can't even get these companies to answer the phone). If you want specific information on each brand and how it rates on each of these categories please ask. 

Tier 1: All LEDs can penetrate up to the deep layers of the hypodermis
A -- Lightstim Professional, Illumination Pro, OMNILUX, (These have the most intense single wavelength coverage and fluence)
B --LightWave, Dermawave, MitoRedLight

Tier 2: All Tier 2 LEDs can penetrate up to the dermis
A --InLight LED, Sunled, POLY, JOOVV
B --reVive Light dlp, Ledstim

Tier 3: This tier should not go beyond the epidermis
Models that are sold usually on Alibaba being imported that go out of business once they sell out. Models that have the first generation diodes with bright scatter light but low penetration, models that have around 10mw/cm2 per single wavelength exposure. (Consumers are tricked into buying a panel with 3 or more wavelengths in one panel. I avoid all LED panels that have blue, red, and infrared all the in same panel).
(90% of saunas are re-brands from same two manufacturers in China and most LED devices fall into this Tier)

NOTE: I tell people 98% of the health benefits of using LED Therapy are not related to the light.

I am of course happy to consult with you by phone, email, or text to help find the best brand and model for your unique set of needs. Please look to us to be the one stop solution to figuring out how to choose the right LED device without getting a headache in the process.

Please know that we always seek to have the best sale price out there.
Speak soon,
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Jake
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