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‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎General FAQ's‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎

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Red Light Rising Ltd

11 Oakley Wood Drive


B91 2PH – United Kingdom

As of November 2023 we ship all orders with track and trace couriers in the UK & internationally, from our warehouse in the UK.

Unfortunately this will attract a customs & duty charges for most orders outside the UK which we do need to charge for. You will not have to deal with customs yourself, we will handle it.

We always do our best to minimise this for you as much as possible.

UK orders take 2 - 5 days for mainland UK.

EU & international can take up to 10 days, depending on customs procedures.

As it says on our website, if you’re not happy with the results you get, neither are we!

You have between 30 and 60 days to decide if your product is working for you and if it’s not, we’ll give you a 100% refund of what you paid.

Blue Blockers - 30 days from delivery to feel the benefits and decide.

PainGo Pad - 30 days

Target Lights + Panels - 60 days to decide.

All we ask is that you treat and care for your product as if you were going to give it back.

You are free to return the item for a full refund of what you paid.

Provided the item is sent back in near perfect condition with all packaging intact.

Damaged or missing parts, including the packaging, may result in returns fee’s needing to be levied, at the discretion of Red Light Rising.

We highly recommend taking photos or videos of the item before handing it over to couriers, to protect yourself from damage in transit.

Return shipping charges will be your responsibility.

To proceed with returns email (If more than 24 hours goes by without a reply, alert us on Whats App)

Whats App : +447479361252

For faulty items/ factory defects, Red Light Rising will cover returns or replacements charges as well.

Short answer: If you're not happy with the product or the results you get, simply drop us an email on and we'll give you a 100% refund within the 30/60 day trial period.

Warranty Coverage:

Red Light Rising products come with a warranty covering defects in material and workmanship under normal use. The warranty period varies by product:

  • Blue Blockers and PainGo Pad: 1-year warranty.
  • Target Lights: 1-year warranty.
  •  Panels: 3-year warranty.

The warranty period commences from the date of delivery.

Please note - all demo sales items have a 1 year warranty only.

Defective Products:

If you receive a defective product, please contact us immediately at

For urgent issues, reach out via WhatsApp at +447479361252.

Red Light Rising will cover all costs for the return, repair, or replacement of defective products during the warranty period.

Warranty Service:

To request warranty service, contact us with the issue details.

Photographic or video evidence may be required to confirm the defect.

Upon confirmation of a defect, we will repair or replace the product at our discretion.

Red Light Rising will be responsible for all associated shipping costs during the warranty period.


The warranty does not cover damages caused by negligence, improper maintenance, or modification. It also does not cover damage from natural disasters, theft, or loss of the product.

Additional Information:

This warranty is valid only for the original purchaser and is non-transferable.

A replacement product or part assumes the remaining warranty of the original product.

‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎Red Light Therapy FAQ's‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎

Red light therapy, which also involves near-infrared light, is an innovative treatment that may penetrate deep into the body's tissues. This therapy uses specific wavelengths of red and near-infrared light and is thought to target the mitochondria, the energy centers within our cells. Here's how it works:

1. Deep Penetration: Recent studies, such as those by Esnouf et al. (2007) and Hudson et al. (2013), have demonstrated the ability of Red Light Therapy, particularly at wavelengths like 850nm, to penetrate various depths of tissue. These findings suggest that RLT can effectively reach and interact with deeper tissues, which is vital for the therapy's overall effectiveness. Such penetration depth is crucial in supporting the therapy's role in general wellness and comfort.

2. Cellular Energy Boost: Studies suggest these light wavelengths may stimulate the mitochondria which is hypothesised to boost the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the primary energy carrier in cells. It is thought this increase in ATP production enhances cellular energy, leading to more efficient cell function and repair.

3. Anti-Inflammatory Effects: Red light therapy may potentially have anti-inflammatory properties. It has been suggested that by reducing inflammation at the cellular level, it may help alleviate pain and swelling in various conditions, from muscle injuries to arthritis.

4. Collagen Production: The therapy may stimulate collagen production, a vital protein for skin health but also for the health of all other cells & tissues. If so, increased collagen may lead to reduced wrinkles and improved overall skin appearance, stronger muscles & bones & faster healing.

5. Improved Blood Flow: Some studies suggest that the therapy may also promote better blood flow, essential for transporting nutrients and oxygen to cells and removing waste products, which in turn may Improve circulation and may aid in faster healing and recovery.

While red light therapy potentially offers these benefits, its effectiveness can vary from person to person. 

It's not a universal solution for everyone, but it may form a useful part of one's wellness journey.

Consulting with a healthcare professional is advisable to determine if it's suitable for your specific needs.

No specific posture is required for red light therapy; just ensure direct exposure of the area you're treating to the light.

Bare, clean skin is best, free from creams or oils.

For general wellness, exposing your neck, chest, belly, or back to light is best.

For areas of physical discomfort, aim directly at the area from 0-5 cm away, device dependent.

Comfort is key, so choose a position that feels right for you, as long as the light reaches the targeted area.

Select the light based on the size of the treatment area: use the Target Light 2.0 or PainGo Pad for small areas like sore knees.

For widespread issues or skin conditions, choose a larger panel.

For facial treatments, any device except the PainGo Pad is suitable.

Try this quiz to find the perfect light for you.

Red Light Therapy is embraced by many for its potential to support wellness, but like any wellness practice, individual experiences can vary.

Some people report positive outcomes, while others may not perceive significant changes.

The best way to find out if it works for you is to try it.

If you don't experience the benefits you're looking for, you can take advantage of our return policy for a full refund.

The time it takes to see results from Red Light Therapy can vary depending on the individual and the condition being treated.

Some people notice improvements within a few sessions, while others may take a few weeks to perceive the benefits.

Consistency is key, and it's important to follow the recommended usage guidelines for the best results.

Remember, every body is unique, so results can vary.

You can use Red Light Therapy up to twice a day, ideally with about 8 hours between each session.

It's flexible to your schedule and needs – you can opt for daily treatments or take a day or two off; there's no strict rule.

For those dealing with physical discomfort, you might find it beneficial to use the therapy as needed.

Listen to your body and adjust the frequency of use accordingly to what feels most beneficial for you.

The duration of your Red Light Therapy sessions depends on your specific goals and the device you're using.

For targeting pain, using devices like the Target Light 2.0, treatments can be as short as 5 minutes per area, covering 4 to 5 areas in a session.

If you're using larger panels, treatments can extend up to 30 minutes, depending on what your goal is & how you use the panel.

All orders will receive a fully detailed PDF guide delivered to your inbox.

There's no strict rule about the best time for Red Light Therapy, but considering your circadian rhythm can be beneficial.

If possible, try to do your sessions at the same time each day.

We recommend using Red Light Therapy shortly after you wake up, to kickstart your day, and/or again about 4 hours before you go to sleep.

This routine can help align the therapy with your body's natural rhythms.

For eye treatments specifically, they tend to respond best between 8 and 9 AM.

Your circadian rhythm is like an internal clock that not only tells your body when to sleep and wake up but also helps regulate almost everything your body does.

This includes digesting food, how your muscles perform, and even how your body heals and recovers.

It works on a 24-hour cycle and is controlled by a part of your brain that responds to light.

At night, your body produces a hormone called melatonin, which helps you sleep.

In the morning, when it gets light, melatonin levels drop to help you wake up.

This rhythm can be thrown off if you have irregular sleep patterns or are exposed to bright light at night, affecting your sleep and overall health.

Getting sunlight during the day and maintaining a consistent sleep schedule helps keep this internal clock running smoothly.

Red light therapy, resembling sunrise or sunset light, can also support your body's natural rhythms, contributing to better sleep, digestion, muscle function, and recovery processes.

Irradiance in red light therapy refers to the strength of the light that reaches your skin, measured in milliwatts per square centimeter ( mw/cm²). 

Yes, it's important to have a device with enough power for effective treatment, but you don't need to worry too much about this. 

Most reputable brands offer devices that are powerful enough for therapy, except for some really inexpensive options found on platforms like Amazon.

There is a myth going around that the higher the power of your light, the better it is for you.

This is only true to a degree, and the industry has reached that degree. 

The absolute upper limit you want with your red light device is 100 mw/cm².

The sun is on average 100 mw/cm² in sunny countries, you do not need a light stronger than the sun!

A higher irradiance, they say, means more energy, which can lead to better treatment results, in a shorter time.

While this is sort of true, again, only up to 100 mw/cm², and after that, it's overkill.

However, some devices claim very high irradiance levels, like 200 mw/cm². 

These numbers are often measured with solar meters, which can give misleadingly high readings. 

Solar meters are not the most accurate way to measure light therapy devices. 

The better method is using spectrometers or laser meters, which give a more accurate reading of the light's power.

The key thing about irradiance is that it indicates how much light energy you're getting from the device. 

When you have an accurate number on how much power comes from your light, you then can do a complicated calculation to figure out how long to use it for and from how far away.

Don’t worry, we’ve done all the mathematics on this and we just give you the answers in our free guides, delivered to your inbox when you order.

In summary, while having a powerful enough device is important, most major brands you'll buy from are likely to meet the necessary power requirements. 

What they don’t know is how to tell you how to use them properly. 

We do, in our free guides.

Remember, you want something less than 100 mw/cm², ideally around 50 - 80 mw/cm², depending on the way you use the device and the goal you have in mind. 

The more important aspect to focus on is learning how to use the device properly to get the best benefits. 

(Our devices are tested with accurate tools (some in a lab, some in house) to ensure they provide the right amount of power for us to be able to guide you how to use the lights properly)

EMF radiation exists with almost all household electronics as it does with red light therapy products.

(Note: EMF is not a bad word and nor is radiation - the sun radiates EMF’s and we love it!)

The effects of this, whether negative or not, have not been determined completely.

Certain kinds of EMF’s have become a cause for concern amongst the health conscious, like Wifi, 5G, cellular signals and other electronic items.

It is a sad fact of modern life that we are surrounded by energies called “non native EMF’s”.

It is reasonable to assume that nnEMF’s may not be “healthy” for humans.

Just like almost anything unnatural is not good for us.

There exists almost no evidence that this is detrimental to our health.

There is a tiny percentage of the population that is very sensitive to nnEMF’s but if you’re wondering if that's you, it’s not, if you don't know by now.

EMF sensitive individuals have a very difficult time with daily life, being unable to be in the same room as anything electronic. 

We firmly believe, and thousands of our clients agree, the benefit of this powerful red light therapy far outweighs any potential, negative effects that the EMF may or may not have.

In all our years helping people get the benefits of red light therapy, no one has ever complained of negative side effects of our devices, at all.

It is useful, but scary to note that the same nnEMF’s come from every single device you come into contact with on a daily basis.

Smart phones, bluetooth, wifi, your toaster, all of it.

If you are still concerned about how the EMF may affect you, we’re always happy to talk it over with you.

Yes, it's possible to overdo Red Light Therapy.

While RLT is generally safe, excessive use can diminish its benefits or potentially lead to side effects.

But not if you do 35 minutes instead of 25.

We’re talking about falling asleep under the light for hours at a time…

It's important to follow the recommended guidelines for duration and frequency of use, as provided with your specific device.

If you're ever in doubt, it's best to err on the side of caution and use the therapy moderately.

Remember, more isn't always better; consistency and adherence to guidelines are key for optimal results.

Yes, pets love RLT!

Red light therapy for pets is similar to human use: aim at the area of discomfort.

Due to fur, consider extending treatment time, up to double the usual duration.

Make sure your pet can easily get away from the light, if it wants to.

Many of our clients discovered red light therapy specifically because their doctors could not help them anymore and they turned to the internet for help.

Doctors and nurses are heroes for sure, but  they are no longer the purveyors and keepers of information and how to keep healthy.

Thanks to the internet, new information is spreading around the world faster than ever before.

Red light therapy has been a proven treatment for so many health concerns for decades now, it’s quite stunning that more doctors have not begun to look into it more.

Perhaps they are too busy to keep up with the latest science on mitochondrial health and alternative ways to heal?

The phrase alone “alternative treatments” have been frowned upon for decades.

“A pill for every ill.” 

When it comes to red light therapy, there is no space for opinion. 

There is only the facts that red light therapy is scientifically and anecdotally proven, thousands of times over.

The NHS has begun to investigate red light therapy more seriously, so we predict some huge announcements in the not too distant future.

If you think red light therapy could help you (it probably can), do a simple Google search of your condition + red light therapy and show the results to your doctor.

If he eagerly reads up about it, great! 

If he waves it off as a fad, find a new doctor!

Yes, you can generally use Red Light Therapy (RLT) after a hip or knee replacement, but there are a few important considerations:

1. Consult Your Doctor: Always consult your orthopedic surgeon or healthcare provider before starting any new treatment or therapy post-surgery. They likely won’t know much about it, but it’s worth asking.

2. Healing and Recovery: RLT is known for its benefits in promoting healing and reducing inflammation, which can be beneficial after joint replacement surgery. The therapy may help in improving circulation, reducing pain and inflammation, and enhancing tissue repair.

3. Non-Invasive and Safe: RLT is a non-invasive treatment and is generally considered safe. It doesn't involve heat that can harm the skin or underlying tissues, making it a suitable option even after major surgeries like joint replacements.

4. Avoid Direct Exposure to Implants: While there's no evidence suggesting that red light can negatively affect metal implants, it's still advisable to approach the implanted area cautiously and monitor for changes in sensations. Focus the therapy on surrounding tissues to aid in recovery and pain relief.

5. Complement to Rehabilitation: RLT can be used as a complementary therapy along with your prescribed rehabilitation program. It should not replace any aspect of your post-operative care recommended by your healthcare provider.

6. Monitor Your Response: If you choose to use RLT, monitor how your body responds to the therapy. Any unusual symptoms or increased discomfort should be reported to your healthcare provider.

In summary, while RLT can be a helpful adjunct therapy post hip or knee replacement, it's crucial to do so under the guidance of your healthcare provider to ensure it aligns with your overall recovery plan.

Probably not.

The best way to think about it is:

  1. Decide on your main goal and get a light that matches the size of the area that needs that treatment.

For example, if your main goal is relief from joint pain, you only need a PainGo Pad or Target Light 2.0.

Depending on your other 2 top benefits you’d like, decide whether the light would suffice for that too.

The PainGo Pad is only suitable for pain conditions and digestive issues.

If you wanted mood, sleep or eye benefits too, you’d need a Target Light 2.0 because that can be used from multiple distances.

Conversely, if your main goal was something like mood, sleep, skin or overall health, you’d need a larger panel to cover larger areas to get these benefits.

But, you could easily use the larger panels for joint pain and eye health too.

If you can afford it and you fancy convenience, get a few different sizes.

It really makes things easier in terms of where, what and how you can get your RLT treatments.

For more help, do this quick quiz.

Yes, Red Light Therapy (RLT) has shown potential in helping with fertility issues in both men and women, though it's important to note that research in this area is still emerging and RLT should be considered as a complementary approach rather than a standalone treatment. 

Here's how it may help:

1. For Men: Studies have suggested that RLT can improve sperm motility and viability, which are key factors in male fertility.

The therapy may help by reducing oxidative stress and improving mitochondrial function in sperm cells, thereby enhancing their quality and function.

While we do not actively promote red light therapy use on testicles, people like Ben Greenfield do.

Use red light only, from roughly 20cm away for 5 minutes or less.

2. For Women: RLT might benefit women by improving ovarian function, regulating menstrual cycles, and enhancing the environment in the reproductive tract.

This can be particularly useful for women experiencing conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) that can affect fertility.

Use red and infrared light liberally over your belly and reproductive organs. 

3. Hormonal Balance: RLT may help in balancing hormones that are crucial for reproduction.

By improving overall hormonal health, it could indirectly support fertility.

4. Reducing Stress and Improving Sleep: Stress and poor sleep are known to negatively impact fertility.

RLT can aid in stress reduction and improve sleep quality, thereby potentially supporting fertility indirectly.

5. Cellular Health: By enhancing cellular health and reducing inflammation, RLT may create a more favorable environment for conception.

6. Consultation with Healthcare Providers: If you're considering RLT for fertility issues, it's essential to discuss it with your healthcare provider or a fertility specialist. They can provide guidance on how RLT can fit into your overall fertility treatment plan.

7. Research and Efficacy: While the initial research is promising, it's important to approach RLT as part of a holistic approach to fertility, which includes medical treatments, lifestyle changes, and other complementary therapies.

In summary, while RLT shows promise in supporting fertility in both men and women, it should be used in conjunction with professional medical advice and as part of a comprehensive approach to fertility health.

Many of our clients enjoy combining their RLT sessions with saunas or ice baths. 

However, we generally don't recommend this practice. 

After much deliberation, we've concluded that it may be more beneficial to space out different health treatments or "hacks."

The reason behind this lies in the concept of hormetic stressors. 

Hormesis refers to how certain stressors, like exercise, heat (as in saunas), cold (like ice baths), or light exposure (as in RLT), can be beneficial in small, controlled doses. 

These stressors can help the body adapt and become stronger or more resilient.

However, too much exposure to these stressors, especially in combination, can be overwhelming for the body.

It's akin to doing an intense workout and then immediately jumping into another strenuous activity without adequate rest.

This can lead to increased stress on the body and may potentially negate the individual benefits of each therapy.

For example, both saunas and RLT can individually stimulate the body in beneficial ways.

When used together, the body may not be able to optimally process these distinct benefits due to the compounded stress.

In essence, while each of these therapies is beneficial on its own, combining them could potentially create too much stress on the body.

We believe in the power of moderation and the importance of allowing the body to fully experience and recover from each health practice separately for maximum benefit.

‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎Blue Blocking Glasses FAQ's‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎

Blue light blockers are glasses designed to filter out excess, artificial, blue light.

This light is part of the visible spectrum emitted by screens, LEDs, and fluorescent lights.

Blue light has a shorter wavelength and higher energy than other colors in the spectrum, making it particularly impactful on our eyes and circadian rhythms.

The primary function of these glasses is to reduce exposure to excess, artificial, blue light, which can interfere with our natural sleep-wake cycle.

This cycle is regulated by the circadian rhythm, an internal biological clock that responds to light cues.

Exposure to blue light, especially late in the day, can suppress the production of melatonin, a hormone responsible for inducing sleep.

By filtering out blue light, these glasses help to minimise its disruptive effects on sleep and reduce digital eye strain.

This is crucial in our digitally dominated environment, where prolonged exposure to screens is common.

The lenses in these glasses are coated with a special material that blocks and reflects blue light, providing a more comfortable visual experience and potentially improving sleep quality and overall eye health.

Blue light is considered potentially harmful compared to other types of light due to its unique properties:

1. Short Wavelength and High Energy: Blue light has a shorter wavelength and higher energy than other colors in the visible spectrum. These high-energy visible (HEV) light rays are more intense and can penetrate deeper into the eye.

2. Digital Eye Strain: Due to its high energy, blue light can cause more flicker and glare than other types of light. This flicker and glare reduce visual contrast, affecting clarity and sharpness, leading to digital eye strain.

3. Circadian Rhythm Disruption: Blue light is particularly effective at influencing the circadian rhythm, the body's natural sleep-wake cycle. Exposure to blue light, especially during evening hours, can suppress the production of melatonin, the hormone that signals to our body it's time to sleep, potentially disrupting sleep patterns.

4. Potential Retinal Damage: There's ongoing research into the long-term effects of blue light on retinal cells. Some studies suggest that prolonged exposure to high-intensity blue light could potentially cause damage to the light-sensitive cells in the retina.

5. Prevalence in Modern Life: In our modern world, we're exposed to significant amounts of blue light through digital screens, LED lighting, and other electronic devices, making its potential impact more relevant to our daily lives.

While blue light is a natural part of sunlight and plays a beneficial role in alertness and mood regulation, the intensity and duration of exposure from artificial sources raise concerns about its potential effects on eye health and sleep patterns.

Blue light blockers aid in improving sleep by addressing the disruptive influence of blue light on our body's natural sleep-wake cycle.

Here's how they work scientifically:

Our sleep patterns are governed by an internal biological clock known as the circadian rhythm.

This rhythm is highly sensitive to environmental light, particularly the blue light spectrum that is abundant in sunlight and also emitted by screens and artificial lighting.

Exposure to blue light, especially in the evening, can trick your brain into thinking it's still daytime, leading to suppressed production of melatonin, the hormone responsible for signaling sleepiness.

Blue light blockers function by filtering out this specific spectrum of light.

When you wear these glasses, especially in the hours leading up to bedtime, they reduce your exposure to blue light.

This allows your body to produce melatonin at a natural rate, helping to cue your body that it's time to wind down and prepare for sleep.

In essence, blue light blockers work like a dimmer switch for your brain's perception of light, gradually preparing your body for rest.

By reducing the interference with your circadian rhythm, these glasses can help promote a more natural sleep pattern, leading to better sleep quality and overall health.

Yes, blue light blockers can also be effective in reducing digital eye strain.

Here's the science behind it:

Digital eye strain, sometimes known as computer vision syndrome, results from prolonged exposure to screens.

This exposure leads to various symptoms like eye fatigue, dryness, blurred vision, and headaches.

One of the main culprits behind these symptoms is blue light.

Blue light from digital devices has a high energy level, which can cause more flicker and glare compared to other wavelengths.

This flicker and glare can reduce visual contrast, affecting sharpness and clarity, and leading to eye strain.

Our eyes also have to work harder to focus on the high-energy, short-wavelength blue light, contributing to the strain.

Blue light blockers help mitigate these issues by filtering out a significant portion of this problematic blue light.

By doing so, they reduce the flicker and glare, providing a more comfortable visual experience.

This reduction in blue light exposure can alleviate the symptoms of digital eye strain, making it easier to focus and reducing the overall stress on your eyes during prolonged screen use.

In summary, by minimizing exposure to blue light, these glasses help create a more visually ergonomic environment for your eyes, which can lessen the strain and discomfort associated with extended screen time.

Most people report experiencing benefits from wearing blue light blockers quite quickly, often from the first day of use.

The immediate effects typically include reduced eye strain and improved sleep quality, especially if you wear them during the evening hours before bedtime.

The reduction in blue light exposure can help mitigate eye fatigue and support your natural sleep cycle, leading to these noticeable improvements right away.

However, individual experiences may vary based on factors like the extent of previous blue light exposure and overall eye health.

The difference between Yellow (DayPro) and Red (NightPro) lenses in blue light blockers lies in their specific filtering capabilities and intended usage times.

1. DayPro (Yellow) Lenses:

These lenses are designed to filter out 95% of the blue light spectrum.

They're less intense compared to red lenses, making them suitable for daytime use, especially when indoors or working on screens. 

We recommend wearing DayPro lenses from around 2:30 PM onwards if you're going to be indoors and using screens.

This timing aligns with the natural increase in blue light exposure from screens and artificial lighting as the day progresses.

It's important to take regular breaks from screens and, if possible, go outside to receive natural light.

Natural light exposure is crucial for maintaining a healthy circadian rhythm.

When going outside, it’s advisable to take off your DayPro lenses to allow natural light to reach your eyes, which is beneficial for your internal body clock.

2. NightPro (Red) Lenses:

NightPro lenses are designed to block 100% of blue and green light.

This comprehensive blocking makes them more effective in preparing your body for sleep.

These lenses should ideally be worn after dark or 2-3 hours before your bedtime.

The complete blockage of blue and green light helps in the natural production of melatonin, facilitating a smoother transition to sleep.

It is not recommended to wear red lenses during the day, as this can disrupt your natural circadian rhythm and make you feel sleepy, when you're supposed to be alert.

Our glasses may be the only lenses in the UK that have been tested by the Light Industry Association and prove exactly what we claim.

The DayPro, yellow lenses, block 95% of harmful, excess blue light from entering your eyes, damaging them and ruining your sleep.

They let in just enough blue light to help you stay alert in the office.

The NightPro, red lenses, block 100% of blue and green light and when you wear them, your brain perceives ZERO stimulating light and this makes it think you must be back in your sleep cave getting ready to hunker down for the evening.

Our test results can be viewed here.

"Computer glasses" with clear lenses do provide some protection against blue light, but it's important to note that they mostly block violet light and only filter out about 5 to 30% of blue light.

This level of filtering can be beneficial for reducing glare and minimal eye strain during computer work.

However, if you're serious about protecting your eyes and ensuring better sleep, this may not be sufficient.

Clear lens glasses are a good option for tasks that require color accuracy and minimal screen glare reduction.

But for more comprehensive protection against blue light, especially for those who spend extended periods in front of screens or are sensitive to blue light's impact on sleep, tinted blue light blockers (with yellow or red lenses) are more effective.

These tinted glasses are designed to filter out a significantly higher percentage of blue light, providing greater protection for your eyes and support for your sleep cycle.

Blue light blockers can be suitable for both daytime and nighttime use, but the type of lens and the specific timing of use are key factors to consider for their effectiveness.

1. Daytime Use:

For daytime, especially when you're exposed to a lot of screen light or artificial lighting, blue light blockers with yellow-tinted lenses, like our DayPro lenses, are appropriate.

These lenses filter out a portion of the blue light spectrum, helping to reduce eye strain and prevent the disruption of your circadian rhythm during the day.

It's important to note that during the day, some exposure to natural light is beneficial for maintaining a healthy sleep-wake cycle.

If you're using blue light blockers indoors, it's recommended to take breaks and allow your eyes exposure to natural light, particularly in the morning and early afternoon. 

2. Nighttime Use:

At night, particularly in the hours leading up to bedtime, blue light blockers with red-tinted lenses, like our NightPro lenses, are ideal.

These lenses are designed to block 100% of blue and green light, which is crucial for supporting the natural production of melatonin, the hormone that helps regulate sleep.

Wearing these red lenses 2-3 hours before sleep can significantly improve sleep quality, as they create an environment similar to natural sunset light, signaling to your body that it’s time to wind down.

Your circadian rhythm is like an internal clock that not only tells your body when to sleep and wake up but also helps regulate almost everything your body does.

This includes digesting food, how your muscles perform, and even how your body heals and recovers.

It works on a 24-hour cycle and is controlled by a part of your brain that responds to light.

At night, your body produces a hormone called melatonin, which helps you sleep.

In the morning, when it gets light, melatonin levels drop to help you wake up.

This rhythm can be thrown off if you have irregular sleep patterns or are exposed to bright light at night, affecting your sleep and overall health.

Getting sunlight during the day and maintaining a consistent sleep schedule helps keep this internal clock running smoothly.

Using blue blockers at the right time, as described in our guide, can help you reset your circadian rhythm for more optimal sleep and health!

Get your guide to blue blockers here.

When choosing the right blockers for you, it's important to know that all our glasses offer the same level of protection, as the lens quality is uniform across our products.

The primary difference lies in the frame material, which affects the price of each pair.

Here's how to choose based on your needs:

  • If you work on screens all day, our DayPro (yellow) blockers are ideal. They're designed to reduce blue light exposure, making them perfect for daytime use and extended periods of screen time.

  • For those who have trouble sleeping, especially after screen use at night, our NightPro (red) blockers are more suitable. These block a greater spectrum of blue and green light, aiding in natural melatonin production and improving sleep quality.

  • For the most comprehensive benefits, consider having both yellow and red lenses in your arsenal.

Use the yellow lenses during your screen-heavy activities and switch to the red lenses in the evening or before bedtime to help prepare your body for rest.