Red Light Therapy - Continued

Discussion in 'Red Light, Infrared, LLLT' started by haidut, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. haidut

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    Hi all,

    I know red light has been discussed in other threads (some of them 36 pages long) and there is some consensus on what bulbs and lights to buy. However, I was recently reading up an article from a Russian newspaper and they seem to be using something similar to Ray Peat's suggestion of buying a bulb rated for higher voltage (e.g. 130V) and then running it on lower voltage (e.g. 110V-120V).
    The scientists said they prefer regular incandescent lights while using the same principle. I exchanged some chat messages with two of the study authors and they suggested getting 4-6 incandescent bulbs of 500W each, with bulbs rated for 130V but run at 110V-120V. Basically, same as what Ray said about those heat lamps from LightEmporium but the key difference here is that the bulbs are not heat lamps and getting at least 2000W-3000W of bulbs running at the same time. After doing some research I think this would replicate well the Russian study design:

    1. Buy six (6) of these. Note that the bulbs are 130V and 500W:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000HJ ... UTF8&psc=1

    2. Get some adapters for the lamps since the above bulbs use the E39 (Mogul) base, which does not fit into the regular home lamps since those are E26:
    http://www.inductionlamps.com/medium-to ... 4AodajsAsw

    Can someone please comment on this setup? Maybe get Ray to give his opinion as well? The Russians seem convinced that this is a better setup for activating cytochrome C and healing purposes, than using heat lamps of 250W. The actual article was on using these lights to prevent post-surgical dementia, which seems to be due to the fact that most anesthesia drugs work by depleting ATP in the brain, and for people with compromised metabolism this may be chronic after waking up.
    Thanks in advance for commenting.
     
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    Wow, I was looking at the exact same bulb you mentioned a minute ago! Talk about coincidences:):
    I concur, the clear light is probably better. There are some lights that you can buy which are E26 but they are the B40 type and thus would require a larger lamp base:
    http://www.attictrunk.com/fe5013r40poa. ... 5013r40poa

    The GE bulbs both you and I found have the advantage of being able to fit in even desk lamps, so they can be placed anywhere and used at any time.
     
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    Anyone tried it yet?
     
  5. Wilfrid

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    Hi haidut,

    Do you mind sharing the link to the russian article?
    If I understand correctly what you said for those living in Europe there is no way to get adequate ( or therapeutic) wavelenght....
    Here, the voltage is around 220-230 volts... :(
    Any ideas to solve this problem?
    J., I know that you did too some very good research about light therapy, so feel free to help me on this one :D
    RP recommends me John Ott's book about light therapy but I couldn't find any usefull tips about this voltage pb....
     
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    haidut

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    I found the article a while ago, so I don't remember the link. I found it on this forum;
    http://kronportal.ru/forum/archive/inde ... 16567.html

    The authors had posted a comment in the forum and that's how I found them.

    In terms of bulbs for Europe - I am from Europe (but live in the USA) and there are bulbs that would achieve similar results. Here are some links:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PHILIPS-300W- ... 417129dd0f
    http://www.lampco.co.uk/results.asp?sec ... t=101-250W

    I hope that helps. If I find more sources I will post again.
     
  7. stressucks

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    What about infrared light?
     
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    I imagine you'd have to keep six 500 watt bulbs a decent distance away from you so you don't overheat.

    Is there a difference between using six 500 watt bulbs a distance away from your body, versus say two 500 watt bulbs relatively close to your body?
     
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    I am new to this, and I know you are all very well-versed on this topic, but I want to start. How do I start and I am interested in buying the clear GE bulb with the adapters. But do you need to use reflectors as well, and do you have them pointing at the wall and receive the light that reflected off the wall?? Do you use these lights with sunglasses?? I bought some, they were Phillips A21's and they were very bright. but I don't want to give up, I want to find a way to use this. But one more question: If bright light drains vitamin A and I am deficient (don't know for sure, just saying), is it not good to use bright light until you get more vitamin A?
     
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    Anyone try this?
     
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    Are these preferable to infrared lamps of 50w?
     
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