What is the wavelength of the LumaSoothe Light Therapy for dogs?
The LumaSoothe light therapy device for dogs is designed as a low level, gentle light therapy home treatment for dogs that can be used for a range of health problems.
You can use the LumaSoothe at different settings to treat different conditions ranging from arthritis pain relief and hip dysplasia, to skin conditions and inflammation.
There are 2 types of treatment heads, and 5 wavelengths to choose from on the LumaSoothe Light Therapy.
When using this light therapy device you have several options in terms of the wavelength used. First you have to choose the head to use based on the reason you’re using it:
The IR Deep Treatment Head (DT) uses infrared and green light wavelengths.
The Surface Treatment Head (ST) uses red, green, blue, and yellow light wavelengths.
The colored lights are all in the visible light spectrum for us.
But infrared light is invisible to our human eyes.
These are the wavelengths of the light that you can use with the LumaSoothe:
- Blue: 450nm
- Green: 550nm
- Yellow: 580nm
- Red: 650nm
- Infrared: 700nm – 1000nm
Infrared light covers a broad spectrum starting at about 700nm (which is outside our visible range). IR can penetrate deeper (but harmlessly) into your dog to reach muscles and joints, while the colored light spectrum settings are suited for surface use on the skin.
Why does the LumaSoothe Dog Light Therapy use pulsing light?
The pulsating light on the LumaSoothe light therapy device for dogs is there for a good reason.
Science is showing that pulsing light in low level light therapy is more beneficial than a standard constant light.
A study found that pulsed light delivers different effects than a continious light wave. Exactly how this can be tailored to treat different conditions is still being researched, but it’s clear that the benefits of light pulsing makes it well worth using.
LumaSoothe’s Pulsed Wave Technology is nothing new in the world of low level laser therapy, but it’s a feature that makes this particular product particularly useful for an extensive range of purposes.
Is this sort of light therapy safe for your dog?
Yes. Low-level laser (light) therapy has been used with humans since the 1960s!
That’s a long time for any risks to be discovered. Light therapy like that we can use on our dogs with the LumaSoothe is still used with humans today to address a whole range of health conditions.
This includes both continuous wave (CW) or pulsed wave (PW) light.
The LumaSoothe is a more cost effective option than some of the other light therapy devices out there which can cost in the thousands of dollars. While the more expensive products do come with different features, LumaSoothe covers the basics well and most dog owners will find that is meets and exceeds their needs.