Horizon Light Therapy Unit
Powerful, Effective, Safe and Affordable...
The Horizon Infrared and Red Light Therapy unit delivers a powerful 800mW of infrared (880nm) and red (660nm) light with 36 infrared super luminous diodes and 7 visible red super luminous diodes. The treatment surface plate is roughly 2" in diameter. A dose of 4 J/cm2 takes a little over 90 seconds. The Horizon probe can be purchased as a plug-in to the new HF54 Hands Free Ultrasound or separate as a portable standalone.
The standalone Horizon was designed to be lightweight, durable and portable. The entire unit weighs 2lbs. 8oz. with the probe handle weighing only 8 oz. This lightweight design eliminates operator fatigue and makes it easy to transport. The standalone power supply has two keyhole mounts on the backside of the enclosure enabling it to be mounted to a wall. Hill Laboratories also manufactures an inexpensive rolling cart for $85 or the unit can simply sit on a shelf.
Horizon Infrared Light Therapy Unit Features
Dual Infrared and Red Wavelengths800mW of Power2" diameter probePortable medical grade power supplyTreatment sessions 30 to 180 second30mm to 40mm of infrared penetrationFDA ClearedOne-year warranty on all parts
800mW Dosage - Every 90 Seconds = 4 Joule/cm2. Typical Treatment Sessions Are Between 30 and 180 Seconds, 2 - 4 Times a Week. Effective...
NASA exclusively uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs). LEDs stimulate the basic energy processes in the mitochondria (energy compartments) of each cell. DNA synthesis in fibroblasts and muscle cells has been quintupled using LED light alone. *2 Evidence indicates that cells absorb photons and transform their energy into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the form of energy that cells utilize. The resulting ATP is then used to power metabolic processes; synthesize DNA, RNA, proteins, enzymes, and other products needed to repair or regenerate cell components; foster mitosis or cell proliferation; and restore homeostasis. *3 LED vs. Laser (LLLT): The light source does not have to be a laser in order to have a therapeutic effect. It just has to be light of the right wavelength." *3
Light Therapy can safely be applied directly over the spinal cord, joint replacements, internal metal, and joint capsules in arthritic conditions. Muscle stimulation and ultrasound are contraindicated in these areas. Depth of Penetration: "Measured Spectroscopically, light photons at wavelengths between 630-800 nm travel 23 cm through the surface tissue and muscle." *1
These are images of a cell responding and actually moving towards an infrared light source.
The graph below shows that cells respond greatest to infrared wavelengths between 800nm and 900nm.
1. Chance, B., Nioka, S., Kent, J., McCully, K., Fountain, M., Greenfield, R., Holtom, G., Time-Resolved Spectroscopy of Hemoglobin and Myoglobin in Resting and Ischemic Muscle, Analytical Biochemistry 174, 698-707 (1988).
2.CP552, Space Technology and Applications International Forum-2001, edited by M. S. El-Genk 0 2001 American Institute of Physics
3.Enwemeka, S. Chukuka, Therapeutic Light, Rehab Management January/February (2004)