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.

(See how to use an infrared lamp for pain relief and healing)


Here we go.

Infrared Light Therapy Comparison

 Beurer Heat Lamp
(Editor's Choice)

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

Beurer infrared heat lamp treatment covers 11.8 inch x 15.7 inch area, making it ideal for use on larger parts of the body.

This is the only infrared heat lamp in our list that uses carbon fiber to deliver heat. This is why you have to keep it at a minimum distance of 12 – 16 inch between the lamp and the body.

The complete wave length range (spectral output) of the IL 50 infrared heat lamp is (in nanometers) from 500nm to a peak of 2500nm.
* Short wave range = IRA 800 to 1400nm
* Middle wave range = IRB 1400nm to 3000nm

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

☑️ Beurer Heat Lamp best price

The Beurer heat lamp has a fair price tag on it. When we check this page, we sometimes find a good sale price for it. If you find it for less than $60 – it’s a great deal.

2. Light Relief

Light Relief infrared lamp

Light Relief Infrared Pain Relief Device – see more reviews & today’s price

The Light Relief LED infrared light therapy system is made with a base unit that contains the main circuitry, a graphic display, button controls, and batteries.

It contains 59 colored and infrared light emitting diodes, controlled by a 4-frequency (start/low/med./high) heat button.

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 Medical Grade infrared joint pain reliever – see more reviews HERE

The Tendlite, epecifically designed for your joints or spinal discs, contains 1 high-tech therapeutic medical grade LED bulb, and only requires 1-minute treatments.

When you buy it here, you’ll get a 60 day risk-free trial, 5 year warranty for the LED bulb and 1 year warranty for the whole 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

☑️ Tendlite Best Price

Though Tendlite doesn’t exactly come cheap (list price is about $270) – you can find good sale prices HERE. If you find it for less than $180 – it’s a great deal.

4. DPL Flex Pad

dpl flexpad knee heating pad

DPL Flex Pad – get more info

The DPL red & infrared LED light therapy pad covers a relatively large treatment area (9.75″ x 5″) and contains 40 infrared (880 nm) and 20 red (660nm) LEDs. Treatment time is 14 minutes per area.

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 II Light Therapy Panel System


reVive Light Therapy DPL II – see Amazon 2017 rating & today’s price

The DPL II red & infrared LED light therapy system covers the largest treatment area in this list, and contains 96 infrared bulbs (880 nm), 32 dark red bulbs (660 nm), 32 red bulbs (630 nm) and 32 amber bulbs (530 nm).

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.

Make sure to choose the right infrared therapy home product for you – according to your needs.

If you have any questions, use the comment section below. We answer everyone:)

To your health and happiness,



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