Frequently Asked Questions
It varies by person and how consistent you are with treatments. Many users report acute energy and cognitive benefits with each use. Many see benefits like reduced inflammation and muscle soreness in a matter of days, or weeks. More full-body health benefits like skin health, fat loss, and other long-term improvements may take 2-3 months of consistent daily use.
More doesn’t always mean better! Treatments longer than 20 minutes won’t necessarily lead to greater benefits because your cells can only absorb so much light each day. The great thing about Orion is that you can obtain the same benefits in less time versus other products on the market because of our industry-leading irradiance. We recommend 10-15 minute treatments (and 20 minute treatments for symptomatic areas) up to 2 times per day for the best results.
Yes! You may choose to use each light independently or at the same time, but we recommend turning on both during treatment for maximized benefits.
Red and NIR light are both in the natural light spectrum and have been clinically proven to enhance cellular function. The main differences are that Red Light at 660 nm is readily absorbed by skin tissue, leading to improved skin health and collagen production. NIR light at 850 nm penetrates deeper into tissue, leading to benefits such as increased muscle recovery and reduced inflammation.
This will depend on which Orion you currently own and use.
The Orion Edge does not require protective eyewear, but we don't recommend looking directly at the lights. Instead, we suggest closing your eyes or looking away when targeting the face.
For all other Orion products, we recommend using protective eyewear during treatments because the lights are much larger and more powerful. Should you choose to opt out of protective eyewear, please keep your eyes closed or your gaze further away.
Half of the LEDs (every other LED) emit red light at 660 nm, while the other half emit near-infrared (NIR) light at 850nm. NIR light in this part of the electromagnetic spectrum cannot be seen by the human eye, which is why the LEDs may appear to be "off", but are actually on and working. The remaining LEDs are projecting red light at 660nm, which is the visible red light that you see.
You've come to the right place! Red light therapy has been clinically-proven to help damaged skin heal from burns, cuts, scars, and other blemishes.
“Red light therapy” refers to treatments from LEDs that deliver wavelengths of natural red and near-infrared light. Red light therapy does not rely on heat, a major difference between natural light treatments and heat-based modalities like an infrared sauna, traditional sauna, or other type of heat therapy. Red light therapy describes natural light treatments that deliver the same therapeutic red and near-infrared wavelengths as natural sunlight. This differs from artificial light treatments like tanning or bright light therapy from a light therapy lamp, light box, or happylight. Red light therapy may also be referred to as the following terms: RLT, photobiomodulation (PBM), phototherapy, LED therapy, LED light therapy, low-level laser therapy or low-level light therapy (LLLT).
Yes, in fact Orion uses only the red and near-infrared wavelengths of natural light which are clinically-proven to be safe and effective.
Red light therapy has been rigorously studied and tested for decades, from NASA to the leading medical research institutions in the world. In 2013, several of the world’s leading dermatologists and clinical researchers from Harvard Medical School and MIT published a peer-reviewed meta-analysis noting red light therapy’s “non-invasive nature and almost complete absence of side effects.” However, we always recommend consulting with your healthcare provider for specific questions about your health condition(s).
Orion is a natural, non-invasive, and chemical & drug-free therapy. However, out of caution, we recommend you consult with your healthcare provider if you take photosensitizing drugs like Tetracycline, Digoxin, Retin A, and others.
Red light therapy is generally safe to use during pregnancy and post-partum, and can help ease a number of pregnancy-related effects.
Red light therapy has been shown to increase blood circulation in the body and prevent hair loss. Studies have also found that red light therapy accelerates wound healing and reduces scarring on the body during the postpartum period. We recommend consulting with your licensed healthcare provider for further questions about using red light therapy during this time.
No, Orion devices are engineered to emit low EMF levels. However, anything with an electric current running through it is going to generate some EMF. At the recommended usage distance of 6-12 inches, our devices emit no detectable levels of EMF.
Yes, LEDs make a big difference! In fact, Orion uses medical-grade 5 watt LEDs for optimal results.
LEDs are the most efficient source and effective technology for controlling wavelengths of red light therapy. They also allow for the delivery of high-intensity output with minimal heat, which provides you with the most therapeutic experience.
For health and safety purposes, we do not recommend using any red light therapy products in a sauna. The heat could potentially tamper and damage the device, which may be hazardous.
Orders & Shipping
Orders are processed and shipped from Vancouver, BC Canada.
Orders placed outside of Canada may be subjected to duties, customs, and value added taxes that aren't reflected in our prices.
Visit our Shipping Policy for full details.
Unfortunately, we do not offer local/curbside pickup in Vancouver, as this is to ensure the health and safety of our team, and to continue to serve our customers.
Yes, we offer worldwide shipping. Depending on your country, we will also provide the appropriate power cord with your device(s).
In order to prevent further delivery delays and errors, we are unable to make any modifications once your order has been placed. These modifications include, but are not limited to, cancellations, shipping, billing/payment, and/or item alterations.
Returns & Warranty
All Orion Basic & Orion Pro devices include a 60-day trial period. You can return your item for any reason (some exceptions apply) within 60 days for a full refund.
The Orion Edge includes a 30-day trial period. You can return your item for any reason (some exceptions apply) within 30 days for a full refund.
Returns must be postmarked before the end of the trial period, which commences upon receipt of the product. Returns shipped after the trial period will not be accepted.
Full details: Return Policy
Orion RLT warranty covers any defects in material or workmanship under normal use during the applicable warranty period. During the warranty period, Orion RLT will repair or replace, at no charge, products or parts of products that prove defective due to improper material or workmanship, under normal use and maintenance.
Full Details: Warranty
Orion products are built with high-quality industrial parts and designed to last its lifespan. If any malfunctions occur, your limited warranty is covered for:
Orion Pro (2.0) 300, 600, & 900 - 2 years
Orion Pro 300, 600, & 900 - 2 years
Orion Edge - 1 year
Orion Embers - 1 year