People thinking about Joovv light therapy often ask us two questions: “What size Joovv Light should I get?” and “What wavelength configuration is right for me?” They’re great questions, especially considering we now offer the Joovv Light in 3 different sizes with 3 different wavelength configurations—a total of 9 different choices!
The short answer is that there’s no “one size fits all.” That’s why we try to help our customers find the right product by first learning more about their specific health, beauty, or fitness goals. But it doesn’t hurt to familiarize yourself with the available options! This article will answer common questions and help you make a more informed decision.
Why Do You Offer 3 Different Wavelength Configurations?
We offer the Joovv Light in configurations of all red light emitting diodes (LEDs) at 660 nanometers (nm), all near-infrared (NIR) lights at 850 nm, or a 50/50 configuration of these two wavelengths.
Wavelengths of 660 nm and 850 nm have been proven to enhance cellular health in hundreds of published clinical studies. Dr. Michael Hamblin, one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of photobiomodulation (or PBM, the technical term for the study of light therapy) is a key member of our scientific advisory board and has witnessed the positive results of both wavelengths in his research.
What’s the Difference Between Red Light (660 nm) and Near Infrared Light (850 nm)?
The major difference between these two wavelengths is their ability to penetrate skin tissue. Red light wavelengths at 660 nm are more quickly absorbed by the outer layers of your skin, which uses them to produce collagen, resulting in a host of benefits such as wrinkle reduction, enhanced skin tone, and the fading of scars and stretch marks. The red LEDs in our Joovv Lights deliver light at 660 nm, which has been proven to be beneficial across multiple clinical studies (some of which we’ve explored in other articles).
850 nm near infrared light generates virtually the same cellular response as 660 nm red light, but a greater percentage of the photons from near infrared light are able to reach deeper into your body. This equates to benefits like reduced joint pain and inflammation, enhanced muscle recovery, and nerve regeneration. These benefits of near infrared light at 850 nm are supported by a multitude of studies that we’ve covered in other articles.
An additional difference is that 850 nm LEDs produce a 30% higher irradiance using the same wattage. The combination of these factors leads to some impressive results!
So, Which Wavelength Configuration Should I Get?
The answer really depends on your health goals. If you are strictly looking for skin health benefits, a 660 nm Joovv Light would work very well. If you’re only looking for a proven deep tissue treatment—with regenerative benefits for muscles, joints, and organs—then the 850 nm wavelength configuration would be best.
The third option—and our most popular seller, by far—is a combination of both red and near infrared light. This configuration provides a lot of flexibility because it offers both outer-skin and deep tissue penetration. It’s optimal for overall health and provides the best of both worlds—helping you look good AND feel great!
Ok, I Know Which Wavelength I’d Like. What About the Size?
The answer really depends on how much of your body you plan to treat, how much time you have for treatments—and, of course, what fits your budget.
If you just want to treat your face or another small area of your body, the Joovv Mini will work just fine. It provides a significantly larger treatment area than most light therapy products on the market, and the LEDs are just as powerful as those in our larger devices. The Joovv Mini can be used for any area of your body, although a full-body treatment would require multiple sessions. The Joovv Mini also includes a custom door hook and pulley system, allowing easy height adjustments for treating any area of your body.
The Joovv Original is 2 ½ times the size of the Mini and can treat a good portion of your body. As an example, if you were 5’10” tall and standing 12” away from the device, the treatment area would reach from the top of your head to around mid-thigh. In other words, a full-body treatment on one side of your body would require two treatment sessions: once above your waist, and once below it. Treating both sides of your body would require a total of four sessions. The Joovv Original also includes the custom door hook and pulley system for easy height adjustment while hanging from a door.
The Joovv Max allows you to treat your entire body all at once. At over 3 times the size of the Joovv Original, the Joovv Max delivers an amazing amount of light energy to your body in a short amount of time. It’s optimized for full-body recovery after workouts, increased energy, and improved overall health. Unlike the Joovv Mini and Joovv Original, the Joovv Max supports horizontal mounting (hardware not included), which has become a popular option for use over a massage table.
So, there you have it! With our customizable wavelength and size configurations, Joovv light therapy can help you reach your health, beauty and fitness goals. Check out the simple comparison chart below—and if you still have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out!