Light & Wellness

After hundreds of clinical studies all over the body, it is undeniable red and near-infrared light stimulates cellular function and improves many bodily functions. The red and near-infrared spectrum spans from approximately 0.6 microns to 1 micron.  At Lumiton, we call this the "Wellness Window" (and it is precisely why Lumiton_Fiber is engineered to absorb a broad band of UV and visible light and generate a focused band of red/NIR). 


A key physiological process activated by red and near-infrared light is stimulating cell mitochondria to increase energy production (i.e., ATP).  Activating ATP, as well as other biological pathways, spurs a number of physiological benefits including: reduced fatigue, rejuvenated skin, reduced inflammation, reduced joint pain, enhanced muscle growth and recovery, increased antioxidant production, and activated fat metabolism. [1-5]. 

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1. M.R. Hamblin, “Mechanisms and applications of the anti-inflammatory effects of photobiomodulation.” AIMS Biophys. 4(3), 2017.

2. P. H. Raven, et al. “How cells harvest energy.” Biology 10th ed. AP ed. pp. 122-146. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2014.

3. M. Emília de Abreu Chaves, et al. “Effects of low-power light therapy on wound healing: LASER x LED.” An Bras Dermatol. 9(4): 2014.

4. U.H. Mitchell, G.L. Mack “Low-level laser treatment with near-infrared light increases venous nitric oxide levels acutely: a single-blind, randomized clinical trial of efficacy.” Am J Phys Med Rehabilitation,92(2), 2013.

5. Low-level light therapy is recommended by The American Physical Therapy Association and The American College of Physicians (low back pain).