When it comes to choosing the right bulbs for different health benefits, the selection of different bulbs can be quite tricky. In this article we help you a little further by explaining the difference between our heat lamps, the Infrared Lamp Single 506 and Double Head 507, and the LED infrared lamps .
It is important to know that infrared radiation occurs in different wavelengths. Which wavelength is used can affect the operation and benefits of infrared. Choosing the right wavelength is important for the effectiveness of the therapy. Fortunately, many infrared lamps offer the option to switch between different wavelengths, so you can choose the one that best suits your specific needs. Good to know: The wavelength is expressed in nanometers (nm).
"The main difference between infrared lamps that do not have a specific wavelength and LED infrared panels that are designed to emit specific wavelengths has to do with the effectiveness of the infrared therapy."
Our Liroma LED lamps are produced with specific wavelengths, namely 630nm, 660nm, 830nm, and 850nm. Many studies have been done on these specific wavelengths with great results. That's why our lamps are designed to be science-based with these specific wavelengths.
Unlike our LED lamps, Liroma's Single and Double Head infrared lamps have a wavelength of 700 to 1000nm and are therefore not specified. As a result, the treatment with these lamps is slightly less effective and targeted. That does not mean that our Infrared Lamp Single 506 and Double Head 507 are not effective.
Red light & infrared
In the light spectrum, each color has a specific wavelength and is measured in nanometers. Red light has a wavelength between about 600 and 700 nm and is in the visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum. So we can see this color with the naked eye.
In contrast, infrared light has a longer wavelength than red light and cannot be seen with the naked eye. The wavelength of infrared is 700 – 1000 nm. Within the light spectrum, infrared is next to the red light spectrum, outside the visible part of the spectrum.
As you read, our LED lamps have specific wavelengths that fall into both the red light spectrum and the infrared spectrum (NIR or near infrared). Both light spectrums offer a different effect. With our LED lamps you can choose to use one of the two options (red light & infrared treatment) during your treatment, but also at the same time is an option. See an overview below to make it easier to choose your ideal treatment. The difference with the Single or Double head is that the Single or Double head is only equipped with infrared light and does not have a red light option.
An ''advantage'' of the infrared lamp Single head and Double head is the soothing warmth that the lamp radiates. This advantage is of course personal and different for everyone. We call this lamp our 'heat lamp'. LED chips are not designed to radiate heat. The difference is in the bulb of the infrared lamp. Our heat lamps are developed by generating heat by means of filament (halogen lamp). Chips are used in the LED panels to emit specific infrared radiation, where heat is not an addition to the lamp. Heat, on the other hand, can be an addition for you! So if you would like a lamp that gets warm, we naturally recommend the Infrared lamp Single head or Double head.
Please note : Although the infrared LED panels do not produce heat as infrared heat lamps, they are still able to penetrate deeper tissues and work in a more targeted way. This is because infrared LED panels can be programmed to emit infrared radiation in specific wavelengths that are most effective for infrared therapy.
Less heat can also be an advantage; this can be an advantage if the panel is placed close to sensitive body parts. The chance of burning or overheating the device is of course less.
You have undoubtedly seen the price difference and may have wondered what it is about. The application of the product is one of the reasons. This has already been discussed in detail above. In addition, the LED infrared lamps have a longer lifespan than the infrared heat lamps. This is because LEDs generally last longer than other bulbs. The use of certain production materials should also not be missing from this list. ABS is used for the infrared heat lamps. The panels are produced with stainless steel. The quality of the LED infrared lamps is therefore just that little bit better.
When looking at sustainability, there are some important differences between infrared heat lamps and infrared LED panels. In general, LED panels have a number of advantages over halogen lamps when it comes to durability. First, LEDs last much longer and you need to replace them less often. Secondly, LED panels consume less energy and are therefore more environmentally friendly. Thirdly, LEDs do not contain harmful substances such as mercury and are easier to recycle. Finally, LED panels are more robust and less vulnerable to falls and bumps. All in all, infrared LED infrared lamps are therefore more durable than infrared heat lamps (Single and Double head).