Why would you choose one over the other?
Good question. The Pulsed and Pro Series are very similar. They both have the same wavelengths, power, and similar size.
But the Pulsed series, well, pulses, and the Pro series does not. Why is that important? Research has shown in multiple studies that pulsing has greater results over non pulsing. Pulsing is the specific turning on and off of the light at very specific intervals (hertz) and duration (duty cycle). The benefits are most evident in cognitive issues where pulsing at 10 and 40 hertz (times per second) have shown better results. This has also been shown for wound healing, pain attenuation, bone stimulation, nerve issues, ischemic stroke, and more. As new research is published, we are seeing more and more reasons to believe pulsed is the better option. As an example, a recent study showed pulsing between 8-13hz had a calming effect on people with high stress levels.
Why is pulsing showing increased benefits? Research has shown that pulsing creates a resonance with our cells. This resonance is best seen on cell permeability which allows an increased flow of micro-nutrients into the cell which feeds the cell and allows it to function better and produce more ATP which is the energy our bodies need to survive.
Although research has shown greater benefit with pulsing, it has yet to show a consistent percentage of improvement. Meaning, we don’t know if pulsing is 5% or 50% better as research has been somewhat inconsistent with this.
The Pulsed Series panel does take more time and knowledge to understand and use whereas the Pro Series is a simple on switch. Pulsing can cause issues for people who suffer from flashing/strobe effect of light. And the Pulsed Series is more expensive. So, it is completely understandable that someone would choose the non-pulsed Pro Series.
A few articles on the benefits of pulsing light:
- Comparison of the effects of pulsed and continuous wave light on axonal regeneration in a rat model of spinal cord injury