frequently asked questions

Q: What is beam angle and why does it matter?

Some LED light manufacturers use a wide beam angle of 90 degrees. The problem with using a wide beam angle is that the power density drops quickly over distance. The angle that light comes out of a light source is the main factor in determining how the power density drops over distance. Wide beam angles (90 degrees) make the power density weaken very soon. If you are planning to use the light to treat a larger area (and therefore plan on sitting / standing back further from the device), you absolutely want a narrower beam angle. The Mito Red Light Collections use a narrow beam angle of 60 degrees to ensure therapeutic power density at further distances.

Q: How do I use my Mito Red Light?

Just set up the device (table, chair, hanging on door / wall, or on a Mito Stand). Position yourself 12” to 18" away and expose the desired area of your body to the light for 5-10 minutes and enjoy the benefits. Go here to download the full user manual.

Q: How do Photobiomodulation (PBM) / Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) work?

The most well studied mechanism of action surrounding red and near infrared light therapy is increased MITOchondrial energy production in the cells. MITOchondria are tiny organelles that are the energy power plants of all the cells in our body. Red and near infrared light therapy helps the MITOchondria create more of that energy.

The specific photons found in red and near infrared light interact with a photoreceptors within our cells called cytochrome c oxidase. This interaction stimulates the mitochondria in our cells to use oxygen more efficiently, which allows the mitochondria to produce more ATP (adenosine triphosphate). Adenosine triphosphate is a complex organic chemical that provides energy to drive many processes in living cells, e.g. muscle contraction, nerve impulse propagation, and chemical synthesis. Found in all forms of life, ATP is often referred to as the "molecular unit of currency" of intracellular energy transfer. When our cells have more energy, they simply perform better and the body follows suit!

Below is a link to a 3rd party compilation of over 4000 scientific studies on Photobiomodulation (PBM) / Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT).

Low level laser therapy (LLLT) / photobiomodulation (PBM) / red/NIR phototherapy studies - a comprehensive database*

Q: Are your lights third party tested and validated?

Our lights have been third party tested and validated by Independent Testing Laboratories in Colorado. For more information see here and here.

Other red light therapy lights on the market may appear similar - but the reality is unless those companies are publishing transparent, independent testing data, you just don't know what you are getting. And again, our customers' real life results, speak volumes.