Don’t be misled by the low price. GE Dichromatic flood lights are among the best lights available for many light and color therapy purposes. They are highly recommended by, and used in, the practices of many natural health practitioners, some of which are listed below.
What makes them so good? The special dichroic lens. It works by letting out only the wavelengths of light you want. All other colors are reflected back into the lamp. No color energy is lost through the filter. These lights have an incandescent (white) source, and so the broad, natural spectrum of color is emitted. For example, the blue light emits wavelengths of blue from around 400nm all the way to 470nm, and above. This broad range is the natural expression of light and color. GE Dichro-Color lamps produce colors that are richer and clearer and far more intense than those produced by ordinary color lamps.
I have sold GE Dichromatic lights with Sci\ART Global since 2000 for all kinds of light and color therapy applications, including treatment for acne, rosacea, hair loss, wrinkles, colds/flu (immunity boosting), sleeplessness, anxiety, and more. I own a full set of these lights for myself, and I use one or more of them daily for my own light/color therapy. One of my favorite things about these lights is the heat they throw off. Most times of the year this is a welcome addition to light therapy here in New England.
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How to Use GE Dichromatic Lights for Light and Color Therapy (General Guidelines)
GE Dichromatic lights can be used in place of LEDs for most applications with the guidelines below. For specific treatments, follow these guidelines first, then use the recommended treatment procedure for the LED product you are replacing.
1. Use a surge protector. I know of three lights (in the last 12 years) that have exploded while in use.
2. For use longer than 5 minutes, use a ceramic socket, or one rated for 150 watts plus.
3. Do not touch the bulb after you turn it on or for 20 minutes after you turn it off.
4. Be aware of children and pets while the bulb is hot. If you are using light therapy to help your aging parents, or the elderly, be responsible for their safety. These lights get HOT.
5. Minimum treatment distance is about two feet. Do not use the light (any color) closer than two feet from your skin.
6. When using blue light, always wear protective eye wear. This could be tanning goggles or regular sun glasses. Any glasses with an amber lens will block blue.