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In the dark about amber LED light therapy

Reviewed by Marta February 17, 2012 8 Comments
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.
  • August 1, 2016

    by Jeanie

    Amber light is used to reverse hypo pigmentation. Omnilux, who use to be a USA company but is now a UK company, was the first I had seen to use the amber lights way back in the beginning of L.E.D. therapy. If you google images of omnilux amber lights you will see pictures of how they use it for vitiligo .OmniluxTM provides a substrate for the tyrosinase enzyme and photostimulates melanocytes with 633nm light to generate melanin. http://www.omnilux.co.uk/vitiligo.aspx I am an expert in lasers and the director of clinical training for a major laser distributor in the USA.

  • January 12, 2013

    by jill foster

    Well, I don't know where I read this either, but I saw where amber relates to the solar plexus. What Christ works through?
    Might have to do some search on this.
    It is my hope you guys are persistent and get good results.
    Martha

  • August 14, 2012

    by Oksana

    using my Quasar MD for about 6 mos now, weekly. Love the results, love the convenience!

  • August 14, 2012

    by Pam

    I can't recall where I read this (somewhere during online research months ago), but an employee of the company that manufactures LightStim stated that they judged the inclusion of amber lights with the red/infrared to be more effective than red/infrared alone. That judgement was in part (at that time) based on their customers device return rates. It seems that the return rates of their original red/infrared device was around 25% (for no results seen by the customers during usage). When they included the amber lights and no other changes to the device, the employee indicated that their customer return rates dropped to 1-2%.

  • March 1, 2012

    by Steffie

    I just heard about one called NUFACE - sells for significantly less and I believe it is amber light. It also claims a 1st FDA approval. Anyone know anything?

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