Luminex® Laser Therapy System, Patent Pending
after extensive research and testing, the Luminex® Laser Therapy
System possesses unique technological characteristics that make
it ideal for LLLT.
Made of indestructible medical-grade plastic and aluminum, the
attractive computerized control unit, approx. 10" x 10" x 4", fits
nicely on a small equipment table.
The Luminex® is equipped with a powerful optical-quality
500mW probe, appropriate for the typical clinical setting where treatment sessions
last less than one hour.
Powered by a Gallium Aluminum Arsenide laser diode,
probes is available in several wavelengths, 670, 830, 867 and 904nm.
A laser power meter accurate within 2% allows users to check the
probe's power output before beginning treatment.
Lithium Ion batteries power the portable version which
permit the therapist to move from place to place without having
an electrical outlet available. The batteries last approximately
10 - 12 hours of use prior to needing recharge. The recharge takes
place in apprixomately 8 hours.
An audible tone signifies each joule/cm² of energy output,
allowing easier measurement of the dosage delivered by the laser
Users can choose from the pre-set Nogier frequencies
or Continuous wave at the touch of a button on the control panel.
Two pair of safety goggles are provided, blocking
99% of laser light between 904 and 670nm.
Optional Card Reader System permits realistic sham treatments
and double blinding
Optional LUCID Probe Tip reduces laser aperture
to 3mm for use on acupuncture points.
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Technical Specifications for Luminex® Laser
Weight: 4.2 lbs.
Size (Power/Control): 10.5" W, 10.5" D, 4"
Size (Laser Probe): 1.25" Diameter x 7" long
Laser Type & Wavelength: Gallium Aluminum
Arsenide (GaAlAs) @ 867, 808 and 670nm, and Gallium Arsenide at
Pulse Width: When operated at pulse settings F1 through
F8, and P1 through P5, the laser light is interrupted by 2 µsec pulses.
At the continuous wave setting (CO), there is no pulse interruption.
Laser Spot Size: Spot size is the area of the beam measured
at the lens, expressed in cm2, based upon a production sample of 10 units. The
average spot size is 1.04cm2
Laser Class: BRH Class IIIb
Average Laser Power Output: A minimum of 500 mW measured
at the lens of the HPLP. (Please note that the Power Output shown on the Danger
Warning logo is the power measured in accordance with NCDRH regulations CFR21
Power Supply: Wall mounted unit. Input: 120VAC @60Hz, 1.3A;
Laser Safety Glasses: Infrared glasses
are plastic body, blocking in excess of 99% of laser light at 670,
808, 867, and 904nm.
Technical Specifications for 500mW Laser Probe
This is a Class IIIb laser system. The table shown below
shows the ON time of the laser light (the time that laser light is being emitted)
as well as the time that laser light is NOT being emitted because of the interruption
pulses. In addition, the power density (at 1.04cm2) and energy density (for 2
seconds) is also shown for the Luminex® at 500mW.
||Power Density W/cm2
Although the total OFF time increases as the Pulse Rate
increases, the net effect on the Power Density and the Energy Density is very
small. The deviation from the mean values is on the order of 3%.
The NCDRH procedure for measuring laser output is the energy detectable
within a circular aperture stop having a 7mm diameter at a distance
of 20cm from the probe tip or laser diodes. LUMINEX's High Power
Laser Probe beam divergence is a 35° X 8° (typical]. Because
of the divergence of the beam, the distance, and the aperture used,
the energy detectable falls within the Class IIIb laser product
standard. The typical average power for the 500mW probe shown on
the warning logotype in our brochures and user's guide is 5 mW as
measured in accordance with the procedure described above. A typical
"Danger" label is shown above. Each High Power Laser Probe
is tested individually and the actual measured values in accordance
with NCDRH procedures is shown on the logotype label attached to
the unit. If the power is measured directly at the output of the
laser probe, the average power is approximately 500 milliwatts ±