More and more people are regularly using deep penetrating Infrared Light Therapy products to relieve pain naturally and fast – without any side effects.

Having your own infrared heat therapy home device is a cost-effective and quick way to relieve muscle pain, joint pain, Neuropathy pain, or any kind of pain, no matter the cause.


There are so many models: small ones, larger ones, hand-held ones, carbon fiber ones and LED ones. How do you choose the right one for you?

This infrared light therapy comparison will help you choose the best one for you, and save you hours of tedious research.

(Note: if you are looking for the best infrared heating pads – here’s my full comparison and reviews for 2017).

Under the comparison table below, you’ll find what my infrared light therapy reviews – what I like and don’t like about each device.


Here we go.

Infrared Light Therapy Comparison

 Beurer Heat Lamp
Light ReliefTendlite
DPL Flex Pad
DPL II Light
Therapy System
Our Rating
TypeCeramic infrared plateHandheld Panel
LED belt pad
LED Panels,
Treatment Area
11.8 x 15.7 inches9 x 3 inches1" radius at 1 inch from optic40 sq. inches
Each panel is
70 sq. inches
Treatment time10-15 minutes15 minutes
1 minute,
2-3 times a day
20 minutes
per area
17 minutes
per area
Dimensions7.7 x 10.6 x 11.2 inches10.4 x 4.4 x 10.1 inches
4.8 x 1 x 1 inches
11.2 x 8 x 2 inches
12 x 6 x 12 inches
Infrared 500 – 2500 nm
31 Red LEDs
4 Blue LEDs
24 Infrared LEDs
Red @ 660 nm
40 infrared @ 880 nm
20 red @ 660 nm
60 LEDs total
Red@660 nm
Infrared@880 nm
174 LEDs total
TimerYes, with auto shut-off
Yes, 15 minute
auto shut-off
Yes, with auto
Digital Controller
1 rechargeable battery
Not specified
Not specified
1 year,
Lifetime on LED bulb
1 year
Not specified
FDA Cleared
Not specified
noyesyesNot specified
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And now, check out my reviews and pros & cons of each infrared product:

1. Beurer Infrared Heat Lamp

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 Beurer Infrared Heat Lamp pros

  • Sturdy, well-built
  • Inexpensive
  • High company reputation
  • Large treatment area
  • Auto shut-off timer
  • Easy to use control buttons
  • Adjustable tilt angle for 0 to 50 degrees


  • Can be hard to position towards certain areas
  • The screen gets hot

2. Light Relief


Light Relief pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Lightweight, durable
  • Portable (cordless)
  • Has a belt to secure to any part of your body
  • 4 different frequency settings
  • Hands free operation


  • Can be uncomfortable to treat certain areas, due to size and inflexibility

3. Tendlite


tendlite red light therapy home device

Tendlite pros

  • Shortest treatment time in the market (1 minute)
  • Rechargeable
  • Compact design, lightweight, portable
  • Different intensity settings
  • Made with high quality stainless steel


  • Relatively expensive
  • Small treatment area
  • Requires recharging
  • Hand-held device

4. DPL Flex Pad

dpl flexpad knee heating pad



DPL Flex Pad pros

  • Lightweight
  • Flexible, can be wrapped around different areas
  • Hands-free operation
  • 2 Velcro straps, stays put
  • Perfect for knees and elbows
  • Automatic 40 minute shut-off


  • Corded, limits movement

5. DPL Light Therapy Panel System


DPL Panel System pros

  • Large treatment area
  • 2-panels – can be attached to any area with the Velcro strap
  • Hands-free operation
  • Timer and auto shut-off
  • Easy to use


  • Not a great fit for travel due to size
  • May not feel comfortable directly on skin


I hope you’ve found this infrared light therapy comparison and reviews helpful.

As you can see, out highest rating goes to the DPL Light Therapy Panel System. It covers large areas, you can use it on 2 areas simultaneously, it is powerful and includes many LEDs, and it’s been around for years with thousands of pleased users.

To your health and happiness,