Luminex® Laser Therapy System

Luminex® Card Reader System

LUCID Probe Tip

Luminex® Laser Therapy System, Patent Pending

Developed 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 probe.

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 Therapy System

Weight: 4.2 lbs.

Size (Power/Control): 10.5" W, 10.5" D, 4" H

Size (Laser Probe): 1.25" Diameter x 7" long

Laser Type & Wavelength: Gallium Aluminum Arsenide (GaAlAs) @ 867, 808 and 670nm, and Gallium Arsenide at 904nm.

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 part 1040.10.)

Power Supply: Wall mounted unit. Input: 120VAC @60Hz, 1.3A; Ouput:12VDC, 0.325A

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.

Pulse Rate
(pps)
ON Time OFF Time Typical Power Power Density W/cm2 EnergyDensity J/cm2
(F1)73
(F2)146
(F3)292
(F4)584
(F5)1168
(F6)2336
(F7)4672
(F8)9344
(CO)
0.9998
0.9997
0.9994
0.9983
0.9976
0.9930
0.9907
0.9813
1.0000
.00020
.00029
.00058
.00168
.00234
.00700
.00930
.01870
.00000

526
526
526
525
524
522
515
504
526

506m
506
506
505
504
502
495
485
506

1.01
1.01
1.01
1.01
1.01
1.00
0.99
0.97
1.01

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%.


Note: 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 ± 10% (typically).