The latest and greatest in LED light therapy is guaranteed to get my attention. As far as I’m concerned, LED is the beauty breakthrough of the last decade (its been around longer than that, but it is only relatively recently that we’ve been able to purchase inexpensive, yet effective devices for use at home). In the past few weeks, I’ve begun to notice amber LED light in addition to the red, blue and green lights that I am more familiar with. So I set about trying to find out what makes amber light different and whether it is the next best thing.

Finding answers to these questions has so far proved to be illusive. I certainly didn’t come across any research specifically on amber LED (although there is plenty on red and blue light). Neither could I find much persuasive evidence as to why amber differs from red.

The clearest description of amber light is given by ProLight LED, which sells a device for $379, claiming that it is for redness, facial capillaries, rosacea, flushing. Other manufacturers seem to combine it with red light for general anti-aging:  Osmosis Professional or the LightStim $349.

I’d love to know more about amber LED, so if anyone has insights I would love to hear them. In the meantime, here’s some further reading on red LED and how it works to boost collagen and the production of ATP (the energy engine of cells). And here there is more on the research on acne and blue LED light.