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Erchonia Laser
K-Laser
Terraquant Laser / MultiRadiance MR4 Laser
Thor Laser
Mettler Sys*Stim Laser
Chattanooga Laser
Dynatronics Solaris Laser
ColdLaserTherapy / Healing Laser
Apollo Laser
Companion Laser / Litecure Laser





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The FDA Mystery of "NHN" vs. "ILY" Laser Claims

The FDA controls radiation-emitting medical devices to protect the public. The FDA does this by "clearing" such devices for specific "indications for use" only after device manufacturers prove their devices are safe and effective.

The FDA uses a set of product codes ("procodes") to classify LED and laser devices for review and clearance. One of those codes is "ILY." Another is "NHN." Why does the FDA use these codes, and what are the differences between them?

The FDA explains that it designates a device "ILY" only if the following is true:

For devices requesting clearance for indications under the ILY procode, that is, devices that use thermal energy to provide pain relief through local heating, we [at the FDA] require that these devices demonstrate the ability to generate temperatures of 40-42° C at the treatment site for a duration of 5-10 minutes.

From these criteria and the ILY title "Infrared Lamp" it is clear that ILY devices treat pain with heat, the same way as electric heating pads, hot packs or sunlamps.

When the MicroLight ML830® was cleared, the FDA added a new code, "NHN," and its title is "Lamp, Non-Heating, For Adjunctive Use In Pain Therapy."

The new FDA "NHN" code implies that NHN devices treat pain by means other than the mere topical heating of tissue, and studies show this to be true. The new treatment is with true laser diodes (which are "NHN") as opposed to light emitting diodes or LED's (which are "ILY").

 

Erchonia Laser

 

ML830®

 
 Compare Erchonia Laser Laser  Microlight ML830 Cold Laser 
Price $6000 - $9000 (est) Select Models under $3k 
Affordable NO YES 
Double Blind Studies - Medical Lipo YES 
Laser Class IIIa IIIb 
Years in the USA 10 years 18 years 
FDA NHN Cleared Laer Yes in 2002 Yes in 2002 
FDA Cleared LED Yes Yes 
Laser Power (not led) 5mw - 15mw 90mw 
Laser Penetration est 1cm est 5cm 
Laser Wavelength 632nm 830nm 

NOTES


Both Microlight and Erchonia make quality equipment. The Microlight ML830 Cold Laser and Erchonia were cleared by the FDA in 2002 and were each the first in their respective class to obtain this clearance in the U.S.. The first difference in the two brands is the FDA Classification. The Microlight ML830 Laser is a Class 3b laser while the Erchonia Laser is a Class 3a. These classifications are given by the FDA based on the power output. The Class 3b has more power. The next and what we view as the most important difference is the wavelength of the laser diodes used in the device. The ML830 uses multiple 830nm wavelength laser diodes. 830 laser is in the Infrared Spectrum. The Erchonia laser uses 632nm, a wavelength which is in the Visible Red Spectrum. It has been shown in studies that certain wavelengths in the infrared spectrum, including 830 nm (as used in the ML830), penetrates up to 5cm. We have provided links to many worldwide studies showing the use of 830nm.

As of 2006, Microlight offered a laser near $10,000. In the time since, Microlight has steadily reduced the cost of the ML830® by finding ways to reduce overhead and remain competitive. Visit our clearance page where you'll find the ML830 Laser Starting Under $3000.00 with a 90 day Risk Free Trial. For additional info, request a catalog now by clicking the blue button below. Don't forget to watch our physician testimonial videos by clicking the corresponding blue button.

Erchonia Laser® and ML830® are registered trademarks of their respective owners and are not affiliated in any way with the owner or any content of this web site.

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K-Laser

 

ML830®

 
 Compare K-Laser Laser  Microlight ML830 Cold Laser 
Price $15,000 - $20,000 (est) Select Models under $3k 
Affordable NO YES 
Double Blind Studies - Medical NO YES 
Fire Hazard? YES
Read Class 4 Warnings 
NO 
Laser Class  IIIb 
Years in the USA n/a 18 years 
FDA NHN Cleared Laer No Yes in 2002 
FDA Cleared LED Yes Yes 
Laser Power (not led) 1000 - 6000 mW 90mw 
Laser Penetration  est 5cm 
Laser Wavelength 790 / 805 / 970 / 980 NM 830nm 

NOTES

Because this is a Class IV laser with a very high energy output (2000 to 6000 mW depending on device), it has a much higher potential danger threshold. Its lowest setting is 1000 mW, which can limit its application and usefulness. As with the other Class IV devices, clinical evidence supporting the use of such high power is lacking. Power increment adjustments are limited to 1000mW at a time.

According to their 510K letter with the FDA: The K-Laser is a heating lamp.

The only laser manufacturers with a 510K clearance as a NHN (non thermal) laser are the ML830 & Erchonia Laser. Both companies have a specific clearance with the FDA.

This company, and others, are just piggy backing on an old heat lamp code. Instead of being approved as a cold laser (laser emitting diodes), they were approved as an LED (light emitting diodes) heat lamp.

CLASS IV WARNINGS:

FDA - Description of Class IV Laser (Laser Product Hazard): Immediate skin hazard and eye hazard from exposure to either the direct or reflected beam; may also present a FIRE HAZARD

Wikepedia: Class IV/4 lasers CAN BURN SKIN, and in some cases, even scattered light can cause eye and/or skin damage.

Europe (EN & IEC): Class IV is the highest class of laser radiation. Radiation in this class is very dangerous, and viewing of the diffuse reflection may be dangerous. Class 4 laser beams are CAPABLE OF SETTING FIRE to materials onto which they are projected.

If you are thinking of adding a Class IV laser to your practice, make sure you consult a malpractice lawyer. There have been many reported problems with Class IV laser. In order to use one, you must have a laser officer on staff. Many state associations are currently working to ban these lasers, due to the dangers.

A true COLD LASER is non thermal (no heat). It has been used worldwide for over 25 years, and is very safe to use in your practice.

READ THE FDA WARNING on Class IV Lasers (these lasers can BURN)

 

K-Laser® and ML830® are registered trademarks of their respective owners and are not affiliated in any way with the owner or any content of this web site.

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Terraquant Laser / MultiRadiance MR4 Laser

 

ML830®

 
 Compare Terraquant Laser / MultiRadiance MR4 Laser Laser  Microlight ML830 Cold Laser 
Price $4000 - $6000 (est) Select Models under $3k 
Affordable NO YES 
Double Blind Studies - Medical NO YES 
Laser Class IIIa IIIb 
Years in the USA n/a 18 years 
FDA NHN Cleared Laer No Yes in 2002 
FDA Cleared LED Yes Yes 
Laser Power (not led) .4mw - 7.5mw 90mw 
Laser Penetration est 1cm est 5cm 
Laser Wavelength 905nm 830nm 

NOTES

Terraquant / Multiradiance / MR4 Laser is not a NHN (non thermal) FDA cleared laser diode device. Terraquant / Multiradiance / MR4 Laser, like many, are using the old heat lamp clearance on the FDA books. It has only one weak laser diode (7mw) and a cluster of LEDs (light emitting diodes). See chart for comparison: Laser Therapy vs LED SLD.

According to Terraquant / Multiradiance / MR4 Laser's 510K letter with the FDA: The Terraquant MQ2000 v.5 , HandyRx MQ2007, MR4, Multiradiance Lasers are heating lamps.

The only laser manufacturers with a 510K clearance as a NHN (non thermal) laser are the ML830 & Erchonia Laser. Both companies have a specific clearance with the FDA. This company, and others, are just piggy backing on an old heat lamp code. Instead of being approved as a cold laser (laser emitting diodes), they were approved as an LED (light emitting diodes) heat lamp.

Terraquant Laser / MultiRadiance MR4 Laser® and ML830® are registered trademarks of their respective owners and are not affiliated in any way with the owner or any content of this web site.

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Thor Laser

 

ML830®

 
 Compare Thor Laser Laser  Microlight ML830 Cold Laser 
Price $4000 - $17000 (est) Select Models under $3k 
Affordable NO YES 
Double Blind Studies - Medical Yes YES 
Laser Class IIIb IIIb 
Years in the USA n/a 18 years 
FDA NHN Cleared Laer Yes Yes in 2002 
FDA Cleared LED Yes Yes 
Laser Power (not led) 2 Watts 90mw 
Laser Penetration est 4-5cm est 5cm 
Laser Wavelength 810 830nm 

NOTES

Thor Laser® and ML830® are registered trademarks of their respective owners and are not affiliated in any way with the owner or any content of this web site.

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Mettler Sys*Stim Laser

 

ML830®

 
 Compare Mettler Sys*Stim Laser Laser  Microlight ML830 Cold Laser 
Price $3000 - $4000 (est) Select Models under $3k 
Affordable YES, but no FDA NHN Clearance YES 
Double Blind Studies - Medical NO YES 
Laser Class IIIb IIIb 
Years in the USA n/a 18 years 
FDA NHN Cleared Laer No Yes in 2002 
FDA Cleared LED Yes Yes 
Laser Power (not led) 80 mw 90mw 
Laser Penetration est 5 cm est 5cm 
Laser Wavelength 785nm 830nm 

NOTES

Mettler Sys*Stim is not a NHN (non thermal) FDA cleared laser diode device. They, like many, are using the old heat lamp clearance on the FDA books

According to their 510K letter with the FDA: The Mettler Laser is a heating lamp.

The only laser manufacturers with a 510K clearance as a NHN (non thermal) laser are the ML830 & Erchonia Laser. Both companies have a specific clearance with the FDA. This company, and others, are just piggy backing on an old heat lamp code. Instead of being approved as a cold laser (laser emitting diodes), they were approved as an LED (light emitting diodes) heat lamp.

Mettler Sys*Stim Laser® and ML830® are registered trademarks of their respective owners and are not affiliated in any way with the owner or any content of this web site.

Read this before making any laser purchase.

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Chattanooga Laser

 

ML830®

 
 Compare Chattanooga Laser Laser  Microlight ML830 Cold Laser 
Price $4000 - $5000 (est) Select Models under $3k 
Affordable NO YES 
Double Blind Studies - Medical NO YES 
Laser Class IIIb IIIb 
Years in the USA n/a 18 years 
FDA NHN Cleared Laer No Yes in 2002 
FDA Cleared LED Yes Yes 
Laser Power (not led) 200-300 mW 90mw 
Laser Penetration est 5 cm est 5cm 
Laser Wavelength 820 / 850 nm 830nm 

NOTES

Chattanooga is not a NHN (non thermal) FDA cleared laser diode device. They, like many, are using the old heat lamp clearance on the FDA books

According to their 510K letter with the FDA: The Chattanooga Laser is a heating lamp.

The only laser manufacturers with a 510K clearance as a NHN (non thermal) laser are the ML830 & Erchonia Laser. Both companies have a specific clearance with the FDA. This company, and others, are just piggy backing on an old heat lamp code. Instead of being approved as a cold laser (laser emitting diodes), they were approved as an LED (light emitting diodes) heat lamp.

Chattanooga Laser® and ML830® are registered trademarks of their respective owners and are not affiliated in any way with the owner or any content of this web site.

Read this before making any laser purchase.

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Dynatronics Solaris Laser

 

ML830®

 
 Compare Dynatronics Solaris Laser Laser  Microlight ML830 Cold Laser 
Price $4000 - $5000 (est) Select Models under $3k 
Affordable NO YES 
Double Blind Studies - Medical NO YES 
Laser Class not a laser IIIb 
Years in the USA n/a 18 years 
FDA NHN Cleared Laer No Yes in 2002 
FDA Cleared LED Yes (light diodes - heat lamp to provide muscle and joint pain relief)  Yes 
Laser Power (not led) not a laser 90mw 
Laser Penetration not a laser est 5cm 
Laser Wavelength not a laser 830nm 

NOTES

Dynatronics is not a NHN (non thermal) FDA cleared laser diode device. They, like many, are using the old heat lamp clearance on the FDA books

According to their 510K letter with the FDA: The Dynatronics Laser is a heating lamp.

The only laser manufacturers with a 510K clearance as a NHN (non thermal) laser are the ML830 & Erchonia Laser. Both companies have a specific clearance with the FDA. This company, and others, are just piggy backing on an old heat lamp code. Instead of being approved as a cold laser (laser emitting diodes), they were approved as an LED (light emitting diodes) heat lamp.

Dynatronics Solaris Laser® and ML830® are registered trademarks of their respective owners and are not affiliated in any way with the owner or any content of this web site.

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ColdLaserTherapy / Healing Laser

 

ML830®

 
 Compare ColdLaserTherapy / Healing Laser Laser  Microlight ML830 Cold Laser 
Price $1500 - $2500 (est) Select Models under $3k 
Affordable Yes, but no FDA Clearance YES 
Double Blind Studies - Medical NO YES 
Laser Class n/a IIIb 
Years in the USA n/a 18 years 
FDA NHN Cleared Laer No Yes in 2002 
FDA Cleared LED No (light diodes - heat lamp to provide muscle and joint pain relief)  Yes 
Laser Power (not led) 5mw & 150mw 90mw 
Laser Penetration 635nm - est. 1cm, 808nm - n/a est 5cm 
Laser Wavelength 635nm & 808nm 830nm 

NOTES

No 510k Clearance has been issued by the FDA for this device (laser or led) that we can find at fda.gov.

Its illegal to use non- FDA compliant lasers on humans. If you search ebay for other cold lasers, you will notice the other non -FDA cleared lasers state clearly that their products are not meant for humans. For more information you should check with a malpractice lawyer to make sure you are covered using non-FDA cleared lasers in your practice.

The only laser manufacturers with a 510K clearance as a NHN (non thermal) laser are the ML830 & Erchonia Laser. Both companies have a specific clearance with the FDA.

ColdLaserTherapy / Healing Laser® and ML830® are registered trademarks of their respective owners and are not affiliated in any way with the owner or any content of this web site.

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Apollo Laser

 

ML830®

 
 Compare Apollo Laser Laser  Microlight ML830 Cold Laser 
Price $5000 - $7000 (est) Select Models under $3k 
Affordable NO YES 
Double Blind Studies - Medical NO YES 
Fire Hazard? YES
Read Class 4 Warnings 
NO 
Laser Class IV IIIb 
Years in the USA n/a 18 years 
FDA NHN Cleared Laer No Yes in 2002 
FDA Cleared LED No (light diodes - heat lamp to provide muscle and joint pain relief)  Yes 
Laser Power (not led) 2 watts 90mw 
Laser Penetration n/a est 5cm 
Laser Wavelength 810nm 830nm 

NOTES

Because this is a Class IV laser with a very high energy output (2 Watts), it has a much higher potential danger threshold. As with the other Class IV devices, clinical evidence supporting the use of such high power is lacking.

According to their 510K letter with the FDA: Apollo Laser is a heating lamp.

The only laser manufacturers with a 510K clearance as a NHN (non thermal) laser are the ML830 & Erchonia Laser. Both companies have a specific clearance with the FDA.

This company, and others, are just piggy backing on an old heat lamp code. Instead of being approved as a cold laser (laser emitting diodes), they were approved as an LED (light emitting diodes) heat lamp.

Apollo Laser® and ML830® are registered trademarks of their respective owners and are not affiliated in any way with the owner or any content of this web site.

Read this before making any laser purchase.

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Companion Laser / Litecure Laser

 

ML830®

 
 Compare Companion Laser / Litecure Laser Laser  Microlight ML830 Cold Laser 
Price $20,000 - $30,000 (est) Select Models under $3k 
Affordable NO YES 
Double Blind Studies - Medical NO YES 
Fire Hazard? YES
Read Class 4 Warnings 
NO 
Laser Class IV IIIb 
Years in the USA n/a 18 years 
FDA NHN Cleared Laer No Yes in 2002 
FDA Cleared LED No (light diodes - heat lamp to provide muscle and joint pain relief)  Yes 
Laser Power (not led) 10 watts 90mw 
Laser Penetration n/a est 5cm 
Laser Wavelength 980nm 830nm 

NOTES

Because this is a Class IV laser with a very high energy output (10 Watts), it has a much higher potential danger threshold. As with the other Class IV devices, clinical evidence supporting the use of such high power is lacking.

According to their 510K letter with the FDA: Companion Laser/LiteCure is a heating lamp.

The only laser manufacturers with a 510K clearance as a NHN (non thermal) laser are the ML830 & Erchonia Laser. Both companies have a specific clearance with the FDA. This company, and others, are just piggy backing on an old heat lamp code. Instead of being approved as a cold laser (laser emitting diodes), they were approved as an LED (light emitting diodes) heat lamp.


CLASS IV WARNINGS:

FDA - Description of Class IV Laser (Laser Product Hazard): Immediate skin hazard and eye hazard from exposure to either the direct or reflected beam; may also present a FIRE HAZARD

Wikepedia: Class IV/4 lasers CAN BURN SKIN, and in some cases, even scattered light can cause eye and/or skin damage.

Europe (EN & IEC): Class IV is the highest class of laser radiation. Radiation in this class is very dangerous, and viewing of the diffuse reflection may be dangerous. Class 4 laser beams are CAPABLE OF SETTING FIRE to materials onto which they are projected.

If you are thinking of adding a Class IV laser to your practice, make sure you consult a malpractice lawyer. There have been many reported problems with Class IV laser. In order to use one, you must have a laser officer on staff. Many state associations are currently working to ban these lasers, due to the dangers.

A true COLD LASER is non thermal (no heat). It has been used worldwide for over 25 years, and is very safe to use in your practice.

READ THE FDA WARNING on Class IV Laser (these lasers can BURN)

Companion Laser / Litecure Laser® and ML830® are registered trademarks of their respective owners and are not affiliated in any way with the owner or any content of this web site.

Read this before making any laser purchase.

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