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Comparing the Pain Relief Light Therapy Devices

Comparing the Pain Relief Light Therapy Devices

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Our dpl® and reVive Light Therapy® brands offer a wide range of home light therapy products. They come in different sizes, shapes, and prices. And they’re meant to address very different issues, from wrinkle reduction to acne control and prevention to pain relief.

Here, we’ll break down the differences in our various pain-relief devices – including both our light therapy and TENS/EMS devices – so you can make the best choice when deciding which one is right for you.

Light Therapy Devices for Pain Relief

First, let’s look at our various light therapy pain-relief devices, starting with what they all have in common. Regardless of the size, shape, or flexibility of the device, all of our dpl® Light Therapy pain relief devices provide:

Pain-relief benefits including:

  • Relieves pain and stiffness
  • Accelerates healing
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Increases circulation
  • Eases pain from both temporary and chronic issues
  • Safe, natural, drug-free solution for all skin tones

Additional features including:

  • FSA eligibility
  • FDA-cleared, OTC Class II medical device
  • Infrared* and Red medical-grade LEDs
    • *NOTE: Infrared light is invisible to the human eye, so those LEDs may look like they aren’t working when the device is on. If the red LEDs are working, the infrared ones are, too.
  • User guide

With all those great features and benefits in common, you can’t really go wrong. But your choice will be made in the differences. And what makes each of these devices unique lies mainly in what areas of the body they are designed to treat — from head to toe, and everything in between.

Compare Pain Relief Devices

Device Function Treatment Size Price Power Source Warranty FSA/HSA Approved FDA-Cleared Great for use on: Product Page
dpl Flex Pad
Flex Pad
Light Therapy: Red & Infrared 10.5″x5.75″ $179 Rechargeable 1-Year green checkmark green checkmark Versatility: For use on the back, torso, and larger body parts Shop Flex Pad
dpl Joint Wrap
Joint Wrap
Light Therapy: Red & Infrared 12″x6″ $179 Rechargeable 1-Year green checkmark green checkmark Versatility: For shoulders, elbows, knees, ankles, and hips Shop Joint Wrap
dpl Nuve Pain Relief Device
Nüve Pain Relief
Light Therapy: Red & Infrared 4″ Diameter $199 Corded 1-Year green checkmark green checkmark Versatility: Relieve everyday and chronic pain anywhere on the body Shop Nüve
clinical pain red light therapy
Clinical Pain Relief
Light Therapy: Red & Infrared Approx. 2.5 in2 $99 Corded 1-Year green checkmark green checkmark Versatility: Relieve everyday and chronic pain anywhere on the body Shop Clinical
dpl Flex Mitt -- Hand Pain Relief
Flex Mitt
Light Therapy: Red & Infrared 10″x7″ $129 Rechargeable 1-Year green checkmark green checkmark Hands: Relieves pain and stiffness from arthritis and other hand pain Shop Flex Mitt
dpl Wrist Wrap
Wrist Wrap
Light Therapy: Red & Infrared 12″x6″ $99 Rechargeable 1-Year green checkmark green checkmark Wrists & Forearms: Relieves pain from carpal tunnel, and other wrist ailments Shop Wrist Wrap
dpl Slippers for Foot Pain Relief LED Light Therapy
Slippers
Light Therapy: Red & Infrared 9″x3″ $169 Corded 1-Year green checkmark green checkmark Feet: Relief from everyday and chronic foot pain Shop Slippers
dpl Neck Pillow for Pain Relief
Neck Pillow
Light Therapy: Red & Infrared 6″x4″ $99 Corded 1-Year green checkmark green checkmark Neck: Relieves pain, stiffness, and muscle spasms in the neck Shop Neck Pillow
dpl Eye Mask -- Pain Relief
Eye Mask
Light Therapy: Red & Infrared 9.5″x3″ $69 Corded 6-Months green checkmark green checkmark Head: Relieve pain from tension headache, migraine, and sinus pressure Shop Eye Mask
dpl Oral Care System
Oral Care
Light Therapy: Red & Infrared Mouth Area $99 Rechargeable 6-Months green checkmark green checkmark Mouth: Enhance gum health, relieve oral pain, freshens breath Shop Oral Care
TENS/EMS Back Pain device
TENS/EMS for Back Pain
TENS/EMS – 6 modes: 2 TENS modes + 4 EMS modes 4.25″x6.5″ $59 Rechargeable 6-Months green checkmark green checkmark Back: provides relief for sore, achy muscles Shop TENS/EMS Back
dpl TENS/EMS Joint Pain device
TENS/EMS for Joint Pain
TENS/EMS – 6 modes: 2 TENS modes + 4 EMS modes 4.25″x6.5″ $59 Rechargeable 6-Months green checkmark green checkmark Joints: provides relief for stiff, aching joints Shop TENS/EMS Back

dpl Eye Mask on woman

dpl® Eye Mask

The dpl® Eye Mask is a revolutionary pain-relief device that targets head pain of all kinds. Features and benefits that distinguish the dpl® Eye Mask include:

  • Relief from pain associated with tension headache, migraine, sinus pressure, and temporal muscle tension
  • Corded power supply
  • USB power adapter
  • Simple operation with auto shut-off
  • 6-month warranty

“This eye mask has been so helpful with my eye strain from computer work and also helps with sinus pain.”

Stanzi

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  • dpl Eye Mask -- Pain Reliefdpl Eye Mask -- Pain Relief
    Sale!
    4.86 out of 5
    SALE $49

    Eye Mask – LED Light Therapy for Head Pain Relief

    Revolutionary Head Pain Device The dpl® Eye Mask is intended...

    $49
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dpl Oral Care in Case

dpl® Oral Care

The dpl® Oral Care is the most advanced over-the-counter oral care light system on the market. Features and benefits that distinguish the dpl® Oral Care include:

  • Blue LEDs destroy bacteria and increase effectiveness of whitening gels and strips
  • Infrared and Red LEDs increase circulation, enhance gum health, and relieve pain/soreness
  • Freshens breath, combats gingivitis, and helps heal cold sores
  • Works with natural teeth, dentures, and veneers
  • Removable mouth tray
  • Rechargeable battery allows mobility during treatment
  • Detachable USB charging cord and power adapter
  • Simple operation with auto shut-off
  • Storage case
  • 6-month warranty

“Everyone wants the celebrity look and this product does help with it. In a matter of weeks, my teeth began to look whiter and my gums look healthier. No more coffee stains!”

Alison

Get your dpl® Oral Care here:

  • dpl Oral Care Systemdpl Oral LED Light Care System
    4.31 out of 5

    Oral Care – LED Light Therapy for Teeth & Gum Care

    Healthier Gums and Whiter Teeth The most advanced over-the-counter oral...

    $99
    Add to CartAdd

dpl Neck Pillow on Man

dpl® Neck Pillow

The dpl® Neck Pillow is the last neck pillow you’ll ever need. Features and benefits that distinguish the dpl® Neck Pillow include:

  • Relieves pain, stiffness, and muscle spasms in the neck
  • Comfortable, durable, high-density foam padding
  • Corded power supply (compatible with battery bank to provide mobility)
  • USB power adapter
  • Simple operation with user-controlled shut-off
  • 1-year warranty

“I use this with Penatrex and it is the only thing that helps relieve pain after a day on the computer. After 20 minute treatments I can feel the difference. Would highly recommend.”

Amanda

Get your dpl® Neck Pillow here:

  • dpl Neck Pillow for Pain Reliefdpl Neck Pillow With Lights On
    4.81 out of 5

    Neck Pillow – LED Light Therapy for Neck Pain Relief

    The Only Light Therapy Neck Pillow Our travel-ready dpl® Neck...

    $99
    Add to CartAdd

dpl Flex Pad on man's back

dpl® Flex Pad

The dpl® Flex Pad can flex and bend to almost any need, making it our most versatile pain-relief device. Features and benefits that distinguish the dpl® Flex Wrap include:

  • Versatility: Ideal for use on the back, torso, and larger body parts
  • 10.5” x 5.75” treatment area is the largest among our pain devices
  • Rechargeable battery allows mobility during treatment (Full charge typically yields three 20-minute treatments)
  • 2 adjustable support straps
  • Detachable USB charging cord and power adapter
  • Simple operation with auto shut-off
  • 1-year warranty

“I am suffering from a right hip pain perhaps due to arthritis for more than 7 months. I had tried pain killers, acupuncture, electric massager, professional massage therapy etc. With some alleviation but the pain still lingers. I was a little skeptical when I bought this product thinking it might just be another one of those gimmicks. However, to my biggest surprise, this works like magic! Just wrapped it around my hip once at night and the pain is almost completely gone in 3 days. It’s so amazing!”

TUYETHOA

Get your dpl® Flex Pad here:

  • dpl Flex PadAnimated Gray FlexPad
    4.42 out of 5

    Flex Pad – LED Light Therapy Muscle Pain Relief

    Versatile Pain Relief The dpl® Flex Pad relaxes muscles and...

    $179
    Add to CartAdd

dpl Joint Wrap on woman's elbow

dpl® Joint Wrap

The dpl® Joint Wrap is our most versatile joint-pain device. Features and benefits that distinguish the dpl® Joint Wrap include:

  • Versatility: Ideal for shoulders, elbows, knees, and ankles
  • Rechargeable battery allows mobility during treatment (Full charge typically yields three 20-minute treatments)
  • Detachable USB charging cord and power adapter
  • Simple operation with auto shut-off
  • 1-year warranty

“So happy with the purchase. Using it for a knee/ligament injury. Really works!”

Ronnie

Get your dpl® Joint Wrap here:

  • dpl Joint WrapHolding LED Light Joint Wrap
    4.38 out of 5

    Joint Wrap – LED Light Therapy for Joint Pain Relief

    The Most Versatile Joint Pain Relief Device The dpl® Joint...

    $179
    Add to CartAdd

dpl Wrist Wrap

dpl® Wrist Wrap

The dpl® Wrist Wrap is designed to provide targeted relief for everything from everyday pain to chronic issues. Features and benefits that distinguish the dpl® Wrist Wrap include:

  • Fits any size wrist
  • Relieves pain from carpal tunnel, arthritis, strains, sprains, and other common wrist ailments
  • Rechargeable battery allows mobility during treatment (Full charge typically yields three 20-minute treatments)
  • Detachable USB charging cord and power adapter
  • Simple operation with auto shut-off
  • 1-year warranty

“I bought this for husband as he has arthritis in hands and wrists. The first time he used it he said it helped. He now uses this regularly as part of his regimen for his pain. It is rechargeable and allows you to use it without being tethered to a plug. Highly recommend it.”

Nana

Get your dpl® Wrist Wrap here:

  • dpl Wrist Wrap -- Pain Reliefdpl Wrist Wrap
    4.56 out of 5

    Wrist Wrap – LED Light Therapy for Wrist Pain Relief

    Great for Relieving Pain from Carpal Tunnel and Arthritis Our...

    $99
    Add to CartAdd

dpl Flex Mitt being turned on

dpl® Flex Mitt

The dpl® Flex Mitt is designed specifically to provide targeted pain relief for hands and fingers. Features and benefits that distinguish the dpl® Flex Mitt include:

  • Relieves pain and stiffness from arthritis, carpal tunnel, and other hand pain
  • Rechargeable battery allows mobility during treatment (Full charge typically yields three 20-minute treatments)
  • Detachable USB charging cord and power adapter
  • Simple operation with auto shut-off
  • 1-year warranty

“I purchased this mitt for my husband who has considerable arthritis pain in both hands. Within a few days of use, the pain has nearly disappeared. He says the stiffness remains in his fingers but no more continual pain. This is a really effective arthritis treatment.”

Marilyn

Get your dpl® Flex Mitt here:

  • dpl Flex Mitt -- Hand Pain ReliefHand in dpl Flex Mitt
    4.14 out of 5

    Flex Mitt – LED Light Therapy for Hand Pain Relief

    Get Your Mobility Back Slide your hands into the dpl®...

    $129
    Add to CartAdd

dpl Nuve on man's elbow

dpl® Nüve

The dpl® Nüve has the largest treatment area of our handheld pain devices. Features and benefits that distinguish the dpl® Nüve include:

  • Relief from everyday, workout, chronic, and injury-related pain anywhere on the body
  • 4” diameter treatment size (83% larger treatment area than dpl® Clinical)
  • Corded power supply
  • USB power adapter
  • Simple operation with auto shut-off
  • Storage bag
  • 1-year warranty

“I have been suffering from sciatic nerve pain in my left leg. This product has helped to ease my pain so that I can sleep at night. I look forward to repeated use and less discomfort.”

Ann

Get your dpl® Nüve here:

  • dpl Nuve Pain Relief DeviceNuve Pain Relief Device
    5.00 out of 5

    Nüve – LED Light Therapy for Everyday Pain Relief

    Pain Relief When You Need It dpl® Nüve Pain Relief...

    $199
    Add to CartAdd

woman using red light therapy to relieve knee pain

dpl® Clinical

The dpl® Clinical is our lightest, most portable handheld pain device. Features and benefits that distinguish the dpl® Clinical include:

  • Relief from everyday, workout, chronic, and injury-related pain anywhere on the body
  • Approx. 2.5 in2 treatment size (smaller treatment area than dpl® Nüve)
  • Corded power supply
  • USB power adapter
  • Simple operation with auto shut-off
  • Storage bag
  • 1-year warranty

“This light packs a mighty punch! It automatically times off every [20 minutes], and brings some heat as well. Definitely relaxes muscles and has helped my neck and TMJ. ”

Tonya

Get your reVive Light Therapy® Clinical here:

  • dpl clinical light therapy for pain reliefclinical pain light therapy in hand with lights on
    4.17 out of 5

    Clinical – LED Light Therapy for Pain Relief

    At-Home Version of What the Pros Use The dpl® Clinical...

    $99
    Add to CartAdd

relaxing on couch with feet up in dpl light therapy slippers

dpl® Slippers

The dpl® Slippers are unlike any other foot-pain device, providing deep-penetrating pain relief while you relax. Features and benefits that distinguish the dpl® Slippers include:

  • Relief from everyday, workout, chronic, and injury-related foot pain
  • For use while sitting or resting (slippers not intended to walk in)
  • One-size-fits-all
  • Corded power supply
  • USB power adapter
  • Simple operation with auto shut-off
  • 1-year warranty

“I received my dpl Slippers as a Christmas present and I have been using them and they’ve been working great.”

Ayesha

Get your dpl® Slippers here:

  • dpl Slippers for Foot Pain Relief LED Light TherapyHolding dpl Slippers
    4.74 out of 5

    Slippers – LED Light Therapy for Foot Pain Relief

    Unlike Anything You’ve Tried Before Sink your feet into the...

    $169
    Add to CartAdd

TENS/EMS Devices for Pain Relief

TENS/EMS technology is a whole different way to address your pain and enhance muscle healing. Using mild electrical stimulation, the TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) settings on these devices provide safe, natural, drug-free pain relief. Operating in a similar way to TENS, the EMS (electronic muscle stimulation) settings on these devices stimulate muscles to strengthen them and enhance healing.

dpl® offers two TENS/EMS devices that provide the same benefits, just for different areas of the body. Both the Back and Joint models provide:

Features and benefits of the dpl® TENS/EMS include:

  • 6 modes: 2 TENS modes + 4 EMS modes
  • Natural pain relief and muscle recovery
  • Symptomatic relief and management of chronic, intractable pain
  • Relieves pain associated with arthritis
  • Temporarily increases local blood circulation
  • Rechargeable power source
  • Physician-approved technology

Additional features include:

  • Device controller
  • USB cord
  • Conductive gel pads
  • Storage bag
  • User guide
  • 6-month warranty

With all those great features and benefits in common, it’s really just about where you have pain that TENS can help relieve, or where you want to strengthen and enhance recovery of muscles with EMS.

woman reading with TENS/EMS Joint Pain device on shoulder

dpl® TENS/EMS for Joint Pain

The dpl® TEN/EMS for Joint Pain is designed to wrap around and target sore, achy, painful, and injured joints and muscles around elbows, knees, and wrists.

Get your dpl® TENS/EMS for Joint Pain here:

  • dpl TENS/EMS Joint Pain devicetwo hands bending joint tens/ems device to show flexibility
    Sale!
    5.00 out of 5
    SALE $59

    TENS/EMS Joint Pain Device

    The dpl® TENS/EMS for Joint Pain is a dual-frequency device...

    $59
    Add to CartAdd

hand holding TENS/EMS for Back Pain device

dpl® TENS/EMS for Back Pain

The dpl® TEN/EMS for Back Pain is designed to gently adhere to broad areas like your back, shoulders, and thighs to target sore, achy, painful, and injured muscles around.

“Using this every other day has made a huge difference in my back pain, which has been persistent for months now. I’m noticing that I’m able to walk further without pain now, and this is really the only thing that has helped me.”

Emily

Get your dpl® TENS/EMS for Back Pain here:

  • TENS/EMS Back Pain devicetwo hands holding TENS back pain device
    Sale!
    4.50 out of 5
    SALE $59

    TENS/EMS Back Pain Device

    The dpl® TENS/EMS for Back Pain is a dual-frequency device...

    $59
    Add to CartAdd

We want to make your choice between our reVive Light Therapy® and dpl® Light Therapy products as easy as possible. For additional comparison guides, check out these posts comparing our Portable and Handheld devices.

For additional questions, check out our FAQs or contact us.


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