LED Phototherapies Vs Competition - Red Light Therapy Review


Choosing a red light therapy device can be confusing. Although the Nushape Lipo Wrap and our competitors hard shell devices look very different, they offer similar benefits:

  • Optimal skin health
  • Enhanced muscle recovery
  • Reduced joint pain
So which should you pick? Let’s take a closer look and compare the products on offer...


To find your perfect red light therapy device it’s important to check the wavelengths used. Both our Phototherapy Wraps and our competitors light devices use clinically proven 660nm and 850nm wavelengths.

Hundreds of scientific studies have shown these two wavelengths can help:
  • Soothe sore muscles
  • Ease chronic pain
  • Relieve mild to medium arthritis
  • Help to heal wounds faster
  • Reduce inflammation
And effectively treat a range of conditions that include:
  • Eczema and other skin conditions
  • Wrinkles
  • Acne and other blemishes
  • Sun damage and age spots
  • Loose/sagging skin


All of our competitors “light” models use panels of 60 LEDs linked together. Each LED can be either one wavelength or the other.

This means for each panel on those devices there are only 28 x 660nm LEDs and 32 x 850nm LEDs. Their Mini version has 1 panel which equals a total of 60 LEDs.

The Nushape Wrap uses advanced technology to provide both 660nm and 850nm wavelengths as standard.

Our wrap uses 300 of each of these LEDs. 300 x 660nm LEDs and 300 x 850nm LEDs - 600 LEDs in total.


When choosing a red light therapy device it can help to think about how it will affect your daily routine. When we look at convenience and ease of use we see the devices vary a lot.

The competitions light devices weigh from 8lbs (3kg) for the smallest model all the way up to a huge 100lbs (45kg) for the largest model.

They’re built to hang over the back of a door or be placed on a stand, so this means standing up in front of the device to receive a treatment.

If you have pain when standing or pain in hard to reach places then treatment using these hard shell devices can become very difficult.

Alternatively our Nushape Wrap offers a more convenient and portable solution. It weighs only 0.94lbs (0.4kg) or 1.2lbs (0.5kg) including the plug.

It’s highly flexible which means you can wrap the device around the part of your body that needs treatment the most.

The patented design of our Phototherapy Wrap allows it to be used easily as part of your daily routine...whether that’s lying in your bed, sitting on your sofa, using your computer or driving your car.

It's portable too, so you can store our red light therapy wrap easily in a drawer between uses or pop it in a bag when traveling.


Both our wraps and devices made by our competition use medical-grade LEDs for treatment. Both recommend around 10-15 minute treatments with their devices, a little shorter with our wrap depending on the treatment.

The competition may use more power than our phototherapy wrap - but this doesn't mean it's more effective. When comparing efficiency of red light devices one of the key things to look at is the distance your skin will be from the LEDs during a treatment.

Light spreads out as it travels away from the LEDs which means the power intensity drops significantly every inch you move away from the device. This is due to the inverse square law of light.

In simple terms this means that at twice the distance away from the LED the power is actually four times less. And at three times the distance away almost 90% of the power is lost.


Our competitors fit 60 LEDs into an area measuring approximately 14” x 7”. They state that treatment area varies depending on distance from the device. Due to the physics of light this distance negatively affects the power and efficiency of the competition’s LEDs. 

Our wraps use an incredible 600 LEDs in an area of 20” x 5”.

The advantage of the our design is that it can be placed directly on the body. This allows the power and benefits of the LEDs to be utilized fully. And in case you were wondering... the LEDs in our wraps use infrared heat too and get comfortably warm during a treatment. 


This soothing infrared warmth is an added benefit as not only does it help to relax the muscles in and around the treatment area, but it increases calorie burn, boosts metabolism, and soothes muscles for post workout relief.


Both competitors and Nushape use medical-grade LEDs that have a lifespan of 50,000 hours. If you were to use them for even an hour a day that’s over 100 years of treatment - more than enough.

Nushape and competition stand by the benefits and results that their devices provide. Both products come with a money-back guarantee.

This gives you time to try out the product and if you don’t see results you can return it for a full refund. 


Our competition charges from $695 to $5,995+ depending on the size and accessories chosen.

The closest device from our competition to our Nushape Wrap is a small hard-shell LED panel that weighs significantly more than our portable wrap. It offers a similar treatment area and uses the same two clinically-proven wavelengths of 660nm and 850nm.

But the competition offers theirs at $695 and our phototherapy wrap retails at $497....That’s a $200 difference.


There’s a lot of “competitors” popping up suddenly in the red light therapy market, and all of them are claiming (as we are) “to be the most effective on the market”. In fact, despite our patent, our design has been knocked-off by other manufacturers twice this year. After receiving pictures and emails from those who sadly fell prey to our competition and purchased a knock-off from these manufacturers - only to have it go faulty - we hear you, and that’s in part why we’re featuring this comparison. If you’re considering a knock-off - please be aware that due to the nature of our design, it is VERY difficult to find a “quality knock-off” from another manufacturer. It is not worth the risk. Two things can go wrong with the knock-offs - either the lights go out due to cheap wiring, or they can overheat and actually burn you. Yes, really. Is the risk worth saving a few dollars? We spent years testing and making design modifications to use only the best materials and obtain safety certifications to bring you the most reliable, effective and SAFE product on the market. It is our mission to bring you the best phototherapy device at the best price - without sacrificing quality.


Have you noticed how our hard shell competitors all look oddly similar? The truth nobody wants you to know is that there’s no difference between the units they’re selling you and a hydroponic light used in grow houses to grow plants. Actually, that’s what those lights were actually designed for. These companies are hydroponic companies retrofitting their systems with 660nm and 850nm LEDs and remarketing them for human use. Last we checked, even their CE safety certification applies to LED grow lights for PLANT use. We differ in that our device was actually manufactured and developed specifically for human use. It seems like this would be an obvious requirement, but it’s surprising how well grow lights - traditionally used for hydroponics - have been marketed for your use over these last few years as light therapy came into demand! The darker side of this, however, is the very real danger of EMF exposure. Those machines are bulky EMF powerhouses and if you get too close you’re basking in EMF radiation. To avoid that they caution you to stand a safe distance away from the unit. We will let you decide how safe that is. 


All devices have been shown to effectively provide the many benefits of red light therapy.

They all use the clinically-proven wavelengths of 660nm and 850nm, treat a similarly sized area and come with a 14-day money-back guarantee. But that’s where the similarities end. 

The Nushape Wrap excels when it comes to price, convenience and portability.

For specific areas needing pain relief, muscle recovery, skin rejuvenation and healing, the flexibility of the our device makes it a clear winner.

If you live life on the go or simply seek an efficient, effective red light therapy device for home use then the Nushape Wrap is the obvious choice.