A Comparison Chart of Hand Held Acne Lights
Hand-held acne lights are becoming very popular for their sleek design and travelability. If you are treating the occasional zit or trouble spot, a hand-held acne light is perfect and wonderful. If you have acne more often, or over a larger area, a head-held acne light might become tedious and time consuming, and you might find a table-top model more convenient for daily treatments.
This chart compares the following hand-held acne lights: LightStim, Tanda, Evis MD, Baby Quasar & LightWave CS. This is a real-life type comparison, so you can see the things that really matter, such as how you are going to spend – not just your money, but your time – along with how long your investment is protected (warranty) and if you get your money back if it doesn’t work for you (return policy).
The chart assumes every product will be effective when used as directed and, in fact, they all should be. Whatever the product, acne light therapy is effective for about 86% of people.
You can see that LightStim and LightWave are a single unit, where the others are red and blue separately. If you are looking to treat acne alone, an acne light that combines red and blue light would be most convenient for you. If you would like to use red light for other things too, such as to build collagen, then you might like having the red and blue lights separately.
|LightStim||Tanda||ANSR||Evis MD||Baby Quasar Red & Blue combo Pack||LightWave CS|
|Color – peak wavelengths||450nm-1000nm Blue, Red and IR||414nm Blue660nm Red||430nm? Blue660nm Red||410nm- 420nm Blue||unpublished||405nm Blue, 450nm Blue, 660nm Red, 850nm IR Core|
|Components||Single Unit||Separate Units||Separate Units||Separate Units||Separate Units||Single Unit|
| Treatment distance
||Skin surface||Skin surface||Skin surface||Skin Surface||Skin Surface||6″-10″ away from skin surface|
|Treatment area:||4″ diameter||No specs found||1″x2″ +/-||3″x2″||Not published||5″ diameter|
|Treatment time per area:||2-3 minutes||3 minutes each light||5minutes twice daily each light||Minimum 6 minutes each light||30 minutes total. Per light? Not specified.||12 seconds average|
|Shipping Service / Cost||USPS Priority, varies by zip.||Free within US||Varies by retailer||Free||Free||Free|
|Product / Lamp Life||not published||300 hours||10,000 hours||not published||10 Years||50,000 hours|
|Warranty||1 Year||Not found||1 Year||1 Year||5 Year||Lifetime|
|Trial Period||90 Days||None||30 Days||30 Days||30 Days||90 Days|
|Refund Policy||100% Satisfaction||No returns – All sales final.||100% Satisfaction||100% Satisfaction||100% Satisfaction||110% Satisfaction|