How to use Fringe Red Light Therapy

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Red Light Therapy is only as good as knowing how to use it! Check out below for instruction on how to get the most out of your units.

All of our products provide light therapy, but there are some differences between them!

The panel – the panel provides red light at 660nm and near-infrared light at 850nm in a 1:1 ratio. It is higher powered (192W) so it can light up a whole area for ambient red light. It can also provide red light therapy directly to the body at 4 to 6 inches away from the desired area, anywhere on the body- head to toe! The option to turn off the near infrared light is also available on the panel. 

The wraps (standard and extra long) – The wireless wraps provide red light at 660nm and near-infrared light at 850nm. They provide convenient red light therapy to the body with direct skin contact and can be used anywhere on the body- head to toe! They are lower powered than the panel (60W), so they cannot light up a room.

The joint wraps (knee, foot, & ankle wrap, elbow, hand & wrist wrap, and the neck & shoulder wrap) – The wireless joint wraps provide red light at 660nm and near-infrared light at 850nm. The joint wraps also have an optional vibration feature. They provide the exact same wavelengths as the wraps, just in different shapes specifically designed to be convenient for certain joints- but they can also be used anywhere on the body! 

The head wrap – The wireless head wrap provides red light at 650nm, near infrared light at 810nm and deep penetrating near infrared light at 1050nm. These wavelengths were chosen because they have been found in studies to be the most beneficial for specifically brain health! The head wrap is also very uniquely shaped to be conveniently and comfortably worn on your head, but it can be used on other body parts if you like. 

The face mask – The wireless face mask has 3 different modes that provides red light, near infrared light, and blue light. The red light provided is at 630nm, the near infrared light is at 830nm, and the blue light provided is at 415nm. The mask has an option to have no infrared light (mode three, red only), and it is the only product that provides blue light. The mask is designed to be convenient and comfortable to wear on your face, but you can use it on other body parts if you like. 

The Fringe red light therapy panel and the Fringe red light therapy wraps are both versatile products that can both do many of the same things- so it is important to understand how they both work to help make your decision!

There are 2 pathways for red light to be absorbed into our body – through our eyes (visual pathway) and through our skin (physical pathway)

The visual pathway is associated with circadian rhythm balancing, mood benefits, and promoting relaxation. The visual pathway is great for sleep, mood disorders, exercise, yoga, meditation, or supplementing sunlight in darker months. 

The physical pathway is associated with improving circulation, decreased inflammation, stimulation of cellular energy (or ATP), pain relief, recovery, and healing! 

 

The panel is the most convenient way to reach the visual pathway.

You just need to set up the panel in a room, turn on the RED switch, and bask in the light. In the evenings, red light in your environment can help stimulate the production of melatonin and help balance your circadian rhythm! It can also help promote relaxation, or supplement the sunlight in darker months.

The panel also has longer timers built in so it can stay on continuously for up to an hour. The panel can also turn off the near infrared light for room lighting.

The wrap can also reach the visual pathway, but it may be less convenient for some.

Because the wraps are lower powered, you would need to have the wrap near you and allow the light to enter into your vision. For your own comfortability, don’t stare into the lights. It’s only less convenient because the whole room is not lit up, so it is harder to go about a routine, if you wanted to. The wrap does turn off after 20 mins as well; You can turn it back on if you wanted to do more time. The infrared light is always on with the wraps, so you may feel some warmth from the wrap as well. 

 

The wrap is the most convenient way to reach the physical pathway.

You just need to put it against your clean dry skin in whatever area you are looking to focus on. 

If you want to secure the wrap to your body, they are wireless, so you can have the freedom to move around! Red Light therapy wraps are lower power devices and highly absorbed into our skin because of their direct contact with it. Quite simply, when the light is in direct contact with your skin – it has nowhere else to go! Due to the direct skin contact nature of Fringe wraps, the units have less power (60W) so we can deliver the appropriate intensity of light for a treatment (24-30mW/cm²).

The panel can also reach the physical pathway- however, it may be less convenient for some people. 

To do this, set your panel up 4-6 inches away from the body area you are looking to focus on. You can focus on any area of your body with a panel, and you may also be able to get a larger surface area with the panel. Indirect Red-Light Therapy (panels) are higher powered devices but that does not necessarily mean more light is absorbed into our skin. When the light source is 4-6 inches away from our skin, a large portion of the light is scattered before it reaches our skin. Due to the indirect nature of red-light therapy panels, the units have a higher power rating (192W) so we can accommodate for light that is lost and deliver the appropriate intensity of light for a treatment: approx. 24-30mW/cm². 

The panel can also turn off the near infrared light, and do red light only, if your skin is more sensitive. The wrap cannot do this. 

Wrap: We recommend using your Fringe red light therapy wrap once a day for a 20 minute session. You can do multiple body parts for 20 minutes each- just stick to the 20 minutes in any one area. 

There are times when your doctor may recommend you use it twice a day for 5-20 minute sessions (typically for chronic conditions). Please consult with a healthcare provider before going over recommendations.

Panel: We recommend using your Fringe red light therapy panel 4-6 inches away from the body, once a day, for a 10-30 minute sessions. You can do multiple body parts for 10-30 minutes each.

Room lighting with a panel: You can use the panel to light up a room for as many hours during the day or night as you would like- but for sleep we recommend lighting up your room for 30 mins – 1 hour before bed. You can also do 30 mins – 1 hour in the morning as well for an extra boost!

Face Mask: We recommend using your Fringe Face Mask once a day on any one mode 10 minutes, 3-7 times/week. If you want to use multiple light modes on your mask, you can alternate days (blue one day, red the next).

These are good guidelines for MOST people, but everyone is different! If needed, you can make modifications in the length of session time, distance from the wrap or panel, consistency (3x/week instead of daily), or lower the intensity of light (on the wraps only).

When starting a red light therapy treatment routine, you can start with a lower amount of time and gradually work your way up to an increased time if you feel more benefits. That time will range from 10-30 minutes. We do not recommend exceeding 20-minute treatment times with wraps or 30-minute treatment times with a panel. You can treat multiple body areas per day.

 

You may experience results as early as the first treatment session with red light therapy. However, consistent use over time will get you the best results for pain, inflammation, recovery, tissue healing, sleep, mood, brain health, skin health, and fat loss.

We recommend direct exposure to the skin. Lighter garments like underwear, bras, shorts, tank tops may be worn during a treatment. They will reduce the light exposure, but benefits will still be available for the user. Make sure your skin is clean, dry, and free of any lotions, oils, or topicals. If treating your face, again, clean, dry, skin free of make up or lotions.

WRAPS & FACE MASK:

Wireless Wraps:

  • Place your wrap (skin contact) anywhere you need a little love.
  • Secure with the velcro or lightly lay over your skin, it’s up to you!
  • To turn your wrap on, hold the power button until the light comes on
  • Sit back and enjoy a comfy, warm red light therapy session 
  • The wrap will automatically turn off after the 20 min treatment period. 
  • Adjust intensity to your desired sun-like warmth.

-100% – default setting of light intensity when you turn on your wrap

-50% – press intensity button during use to reduce light to 50% brightness

We recommend using your wrap for 20 minutes a day, 3-7 times/week – but you can do multiple body parts for up to 20 minutes each in a day!

  • To turn your wrap off during use, hold the power button 
  • Wraps will NOT turn on if they are plugged into the charger. Unplug your wrap from the charger before use.

 

Joint Specific Models:

  • Press intensity button a second time during use to add in a gentle vibrating massage with 100% light 

 

Wired Wraps:

Set up your Fringe Red Light Therapy Wrap with direct skin contact. The wrap has a convenient built-in 20 minute timer, for daily use. You can treat multiple body areas per day.

Use the adjustable light brightness/temperature control button to adjust the intensity or warmth of your treatment session. The wrap can feel slightly warm, but should not feel hot. You can reduce your treatment time or reduce the light intensity to ensure a comfortable treatment session.

There are 3 levels of light brightness/temperature built into the FringeLight red light therapy wrap.

Mode 1 (press once) – High Level Power at 100% – most bright

Mode 2 (press twice) – Medium Level Power at 75% – medium brightness 

Mode 3 (press thrice) – Low Level Power at 50% – least bright

The Head wrap is specifically designed to be a convenient fit for most heads! It is the only product that has 3 wavelengths at once, specifically chosen for brain health! 

For more information on red light therapy and brain health- check out our research blogs!

  1. Fold your head wrap into a hat shape using the velcro straps
  2. Place your wrap over your head, starting from the back of the head. Secure at the front of your head with straps- adjust tightness here if needed. Ensure the forehead has ample light exposure.
  3. To turn your wrap on, hold the power button.
  4. The wrap can feel slightly warm, but should not feel hot. You can reduce your session time or reduce the light intensity to ensure a comfortable session.
    • 100% – default setting of light intensity when you turn on your wrap.
    • 50% – press intensity button during use to reduce light to 50% brightness
  5. When you are first starting with your head wrap, start with 5 or 10 minutes and 50% intensity and gradually work your way up. The wrap will automatically turn off after 20 min.
  6. To turn your wrap off during use, hold down the power button.

Before your session,  make sure your skin is free of lotions & make up. Do not use in conjunction with topical steroids like Retin-A or Retinol. 

  1. Place your face mask over your face, add additional eye shields if your eyes are sensitive to the light and secure the straps for a comfortable fit. 
  2. Turn on your Fringe Light Therapy Face Mask by holding down power button.
  3. Select the Mode for your session – press the “mode” button to cycle through
    • Mode 1 – Aging Radiantly, Red/Near Infrared Light – 630nm & 830nm
    • Mode 2 – Blemish Control, Blue Light – 415nm 
    • Mode 3 – Rejuvenation, Red Light – 630nm
  4. Sit back and enjoy a relaxing, warm light therapy session.
  5. Your wrap will conveniently turn off automatically after your 10-min session.
  6. We recommend using your therapy mask for 10 minutes a day, 3-7 times/week. We do not recommend going over the 10 minute session. If you would like to use multiple modes on your mask- alternate days!
  7. You may feel a warm sensation on your skin, with possible increased hydration and plumping after a session.
  8. After your light therapy session, hydrate & moisturize your skin. You deserve it. 
  9. To turn off your wrap before the session is over – hold the power button.

The lifetime of the lithium battery can be maximized by allowing it to fully charge and then fully discharge during regular use.

You can not use your Fringe light therapy wraps or masks while they are charging. 

Flashing charging indicator light while plugged in means the unit is charging. Flashing charging indicator light while in use means your unit needs to charge! 

Solid charging indicator light while plugged in means your unit is charged. Solid charging indicator light while in use means your wrap is charged enough for the session! 

Green power indicator light – will be on when the wrap is in use

Regular Wrap: 3 – 4 hours for full charge & 3 – 4 uses per charge

Extra Long Wrap & Head Wrap:  4 – 5 hours for full charge & 2 – 3 uses per charge

Knee Wrap & Shoulder Wrap: 4 – 5 hours for full charge & 3-4 uses per charge

Elbow Wrap: 4 – 5 hours for full charge & 4-6 uses per charge

Face Mask: 3 – 4 hours for full charge & 3 – 4 uses per charge

To clean your Fringe Red Light Wrap, we recommend using a damp (not dripping) towel or rag to wipe down the wrap. You can also use a disinfectant wipe. Make sure your unit is unplugged and away from any power outlets. Water and electricity aren’t friends and we don’t need you introducing the two. Make sure to only clean the fabric portions of the wrap and elastic strap. Definitely do not submerge the wrap in water or any other liquids. Lastly, let the whole air dry away from direct sunlight and you’ll be good to go! Do not tumble dry. That would be bad.

Don’t bend the wrap when putting it away, as that can damage or snap the wires. When storing your product, laying flat or loosely rolling it is the best approach. When wearing the product, please follow our recommendations in the “location of wrap” section to be sure you’re using it effectively.

To clean your Fringe Light Therapy mask, we recommend using a disinfectant wipe, or your preferred disinfecting cleanser and a cloth. The face mask is more water resistant, but we still do not recommend submerging the mask in water or any other liquids, or putting it under running water.

Make sure your unit is unplugged and away from any power outlets. Water and electricity aren’t friends and we don’t need you introducing the two. Lastly, let the whole air dry away from direct sunlight and you’ll be good to go!

Do not tumble dry. That would be bad.

If you plan on sharing your wrap with others, using it on your furry friends, or using it on clients or patients in a clinical setting, then we recommend purchasing a protective cover. The Fringe Red Light Therapy Wrap Protective Cover slides over your Red Light Therapy Regular Wrap to create a sterile surface that you can disinfect in between uses. 


Well sell covers for the regular wrap and extra long wrap. These covers are clear silicone and do not obscure the light in any way.

If the solutions suggested in this section fail to fix the problem, and your device is within the warranty period, please contact customer support. We’ll help ya out.

Do not attempt to diagnose the device yourself.

Do not attempt to modify the device in any way. This device doesn’t have any serviceable parts.

Problem

Solution

The device does not switch ON.

The device is not fully charged, because the charging cable was not properly inserted into the device. Insert the charging cable properly into the device (look for the charging indicator light) and then charge it.

The device is still plugged in – as a safety feature, Fringe products will NOT work while plugged into the charger.

The power outlet does not have power. Try a different power outlet.

The ON/OFF button has not been pushed correctly. Hold down the ON/OFF button until the lights come on.

The device switches OFF unexpectedly.

The battery level is too low. If you see the charging indicator light flashing while device is on it needs to charge. Charge the battery.

PANEL:

You must turn on your panel with the manual switches on the back in order for the remote to be able to affect the light.

The RED switch turns on the Red Light, and the NIR switch turns on the Near Infrared Light. You can choose to turn on 1 switch or both! Both forms of light have overlapping healing benefits, therefore we recommend using them together.

Remember, you won’t see the near infrared lights when they are on. Near infrared light is not visible to our eyes but it is still working, and you may notice it creates some mild warmth with time.

Set up your panel 4-6 inches from the desired treatment area for 10-30 minutes. The panel can create some warming effect on your skin but should not be hot. If you detect the heat is rising – reduce your time or move further away from the panel than the recommended 6 inches.

For use to help regulate sleep and mood, turn on the RED light as ambient lighting for 30 minutes before bed or as you wake in the morning.

As an alternative to bright lights in the evening, consider using the RED light for evening lighting 30-60 minutes before bed or as an alternative to home lights after the sun sets.

Near infrared light is an invisible frequency of light that our eyes can not detect. However, you can tell if these lights are working on our panel as we have added a small dim light in the center of the bulb to show they are functioning. 

A cell phone camera CAN see near infrared light- if you want to make sure they are on, you can turn on the near infrared light only and look at the light through your phone camera- you will see it as pink light on your skin!

The infrared light can also be felt as heat- so you should feel a comfortable warmth when the near infrared light is on.

Recommended only for use with a trained medical professional. Pulsing of red light and near infrared light therapy can be used to reduce the heating effect of the light or for brainwave synchronization. This feature should only be used under medical supervision.

Pulse 1 – 4hz (light flashes on and off 4 times/second)

Pulse 2 – 10hz (light flashes on and off 10 times/second) – this use is often used to help the brain achieve beneficial brain state. for example, 10hz is often used to induce an alpha brainwave state

The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration). Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 

FringeLights are considered low-risk, general wellness products that do not require FDA clearance, in accordance with the “General Wellness: Policy on Low Risk Devices” draft released July 29, 2016.

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