Mito Red Light Alert: The Most Expensive is not the Best

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No one could blame you for getting confused sorting through the Mito Red Light therapy devices. Which Mito Red Light is the best one for you? Is it the most powerful? The cheapest?

The Best Mito Red Light is the MitoRED MitoMEGA full body panel. At $999 before discounts, it’s cheaper than many other full body panels, but has a higher fluence, LED count and treatment surface area. The MitoMEGA has the highest fluence of any light Mito Red Light sells.

In this article, you will also find the cheapest, the most powerful and the best warranties amongst the Mito portables, tabletops, half body panels and full body panels.

A Note About Prices

Prices are accurate as of September 2022 and do not include the 5% discount you can get using coupon code “RED” at checkout. View my coupon pageOpens in a new tab. for more discounts.

MitoRED MitoMEGA full body panel
The MitoRED MitoMEGA: the best — but not the most expensive — Mito Red Light therapy device

A Note About Links

Links in this article go to articles on this site (Best Red Light Therapy) and to MitoRedLight.comOpens in a new tab. for viewing and purchasing red light therapy devices.

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Update Sep 23 2022

Mito Red Light is discontinuing the MitoMOD series. I am updating the article accordingly.

The Best Mito Red Lights (Quick Take)

For the complete details of how I came to this choice, go to “The Best Mito Red Light (Complete Answer)” at the bottom of this article.

The Best Red Light Overall, and the Best Full Body Panel: MitoRED MitoMEGAOpens in a new tab.

MitoRED MitoMEGA full body panel
MitoRED MitoMEGA full body panel

MitoRED MitoMEGA full body panel

MitoRED MitoMEGA full body panel

MitoRED MitoMEGA full body panel

MitoRED MitoMEGA

The Best Half Body Red Light: the MitoPRO 750Opens in a new tab.

 

MitoPRO 750 half body panel

The Best Tabletop: the MitoPRO 300Opens in a new tab.

Tabletop red light therapy
MitoPRO 300

The Best Portable: the Advanced Therapy BeltOpens in a new tab.

Round neoprene belt full of red light
Mito Red Light Therapy Belt

Mito Red Light Therapy Belt

Mito Red Light Classes (Sizes)

Update 9/23/22: Mito Red Light is removing the MitoMOD family. This simplifies your choice between the MitoRED and the MitoPRO families.

Mito Red Light sells portables, tabletops, half body panels and full body panels.

The best choices are based on these criteria:

  • the best price
  • the best LED count
  • independent wavelength control
  • the best warranty
  • the best treatment area size
  • the best power consumption
  • the best battery life
  • the best fluence

Mito Portables

In the portables, Mito offers two handhelds and a wearable. All portables have a 1-year warranty.

  • The handhelds treat an area the size of your hand, or a part of your quad.
  • The Therapy Belt treats your entire lower back or entire quad and hamstring in one session.

TABLE: Portable Light Specifications

Family Handheld Handheld Wearable
Model

Black red light handheld panel
Mobile

Red panel with lights
Mobile Flex
 

Black belt with red lights in interior
Therapy Belt
Class Handheld Handheld Wearable
Price $ 199 249 329
LEDs 12 24 1,215
Independent Wavelengths (separate = more treatment configurations) No Red, Infrared Red, Infrared
Warranty Years (higher=longer device life) 1 1 1
Size inches HxW inches 6x4x1.5 6x3x1 21×5 treatment area
Size Area square inches (higher = more coverage) 24 18 105
Wavelengths nm 660, 850 660, 850 660, 850
Weight lb. 1.3 1.5 1.5
Battery Capacity mAh (higher = longer battery life) 10,000 10,000 15,000
Irradiance a ZERO inches mW/cm^2 100 100 not stated
Fluence J/minute not stated not stated not stated
Recommended Protocols 10 min. @ 6-12 in. 4-10x/ week 10 min. @ 6-12 in. 4-10x/ week 10 min. @ 0 in. 4-10x/ week

Mito Panels

The panels come in tabletop, half body and full body sizes.

The larger the panel, the greater the area of your body it can treat at a time.

  • The tabletops treat an area the size of your head or quadriceps.
  • The half body panels treat half of one side of your body: the upper or lower half.
  • The full body panels treat one side of the body from head to toe.

TABLE: Tabletop Specifications

Family MitoRED MitoPRO
Model  

MitoRED MitoMIN
MitoRED MitoMIN

Tabletop red light therapy
MitoPRO 300
Price $299 $349
LEDs 60 60
Independent Wavelengths Red/Infrared Red/Infrared
Warranty 2 Years 3 Years
Treatment Size Area 117 sq. in. 110 sq. in.
Wavelengths 660 nm red, 850 nm infrared 660 nm red, 850 nm infrared
Weight 6 lb. 7 lb.
Power 85 Watts 90 Watts
Fluence 2.3 J/minute 2.2 J/minute
Protocol 10 min. @ 12-18 in. 4-10x/week 10 min. @ 12-18 in. 4-10x/week

TABLE: Half Body Panel Specifications

Family MitoRED MitoPRO
Model
MitoRED MitoMID
MitoRED MitoMID

 

Half body panel
MitoPRO 750
Price $399 $649
LEDs 100 150
Independent Wavelengths Red/Infrared Red/Infrared
Warranty 2 Years 3 Years
Treatment Size Area 171 sq. in. 220 sq. in.
Wavelengths 660 nm red, 850 nm infrared 660 nm red, 850 nm infrared
Weight 9 lb. 15 lb.
Power 150 Watts 200 Watts
Fluence 2.4J/minute 2.4J/minute
Protocol 10 min. @ 12-18 in. 4-10x/week 10 min. @ 12-18 in. 4-10x/week

TABLE: Full Body Panel Specifications

Family MitoRED MitoRED MitoPRO
Model  

Tall red light panel
MitoRED MitoMAX

 

MitoRED MitoMEGA full body panel
MitoRED MitoMEGA

Tall red light therapy panel
MitoPRO 1500
Price $699 $999 $1149
LEDs 200 300 300
Independent Wavelengths Red/Infrared Red/Infrared Red/Infrared
Warranty 2 Years 2 Years 3 Years
Treatment Size Area 324 sq. in. 432 sq. in. 420 sq. in.
Wavelengths 660 nm red, 850 nm infrared 660 nm red, 850 nm infrared 660 nm red, 850 nm infrared
Weight 20 lb. 25 lb. 25 lb.
Power 300 Watts 450 Watts 400 Watts
Fluence 2.5J/minute 2.8J/minute 2.5J/minute
Protocol 10 min. @ 12-18 in. 4-10x/week 10 min. @ 12-18 in. 4-10x/week 10 min. @ 12-18 in. 4-10x/week

The Best Mito Lights by Feature

The Cheapest Mito

These prices are accurate as of September 2022 and do not include the 5% discount for using coupon “RED” at checkout.

Use COUPON “RED” for 5% off your order.

The cheapest Mito is the Mobile handheld at $199, which is also the cheapest portable.

TABLE: Cheapest Portable

Portable Light Price

Mobile black panel
Mobile
$199

Red rectangle with lights
Mobile Flex
$249

Therapy Belt
Therapy Belt
$329

The cheapest tabletop is the MitoRED MitoMIN.

TABLE: Cheapest Tabletop

Tabletop Light Price

MITO RED red lght
MitoRED MitoMIN
$299
Tabletop red light therapy
MitoPRO 300

 

$349

The cheapest half body panel is the MitoRED MitoMID.

TABLE: Cheapest Half Body Panel

Half Body Panel Price

MitoRED MitoMID
$399

Half body panel
MitoPRO 750
$649

The cheapest full body panel is the MitoRED MitoMAX.

TABLE: Cheapest Full Body Panel

Half Body Panel Price

MitoRED MitoMAX
MitoRED MitoMAX
$699

MitoRED MitoMEGA full body panel
MitoRED MitoMEGA
$999

Tall red light therapy panel
MitoPRO 1500
$1149

The Best LED Count

A larger LED count is better.

LED count is a proxy for how much light you get per session.

If you have an unreliable irradiance value, and don’t have fluence, you can use LED count to guestimate how much light the device gives out.

The best LED count is the Therapy Belt, which is also the best portable LED Count.

The Therapy Belt has a massive 1,215 LEDs for $329.

It’s a fantastic value.

TABLE: Best Portable LED Count

Portable Light LED Count

Black red light handheld panel
Mobile
12

Red rectangle with lights
Mobile Flex
24

Therapy Belt
Therapy Belt
1,215

 

The best tabletop LED count is tied. They all have 60 LEDs.

TABLE: Best Tabletop LED Count

Tabletop Light LED Count

MitoRED MitoMIN
MitoRED MitoMIN
60

Tabletop red light therapy
MitoPRO 300
60

The best half body LED count is the MitoPRO 750 with 150 LEDs.

TABLE: Best Half Body LED Count

Half Body Panel LED Count

MitoRED MitoMID
MitoRED MitoMID
100

MitoPRO 750
MitoPRO 750
150

The best full body LED count is tied between the MitoRED MitoMEGA and the MitoPRO 1500 with 300 LEDs each. The MitoRED MitoMEGA is also the best Mito Red Light overall.

TABLE: Best Full Body LED Count

Half Body Panel LED Count

Tall red light panel
MitoRED MitoMAX
200

MitoRED MitoMEGA
MitoRED MitoMEGA
300

MitoPRO 1500
MitoPRO 1500
300

The Best Independent Wavelength Control

Independent control is better to finesse treatment protocols.

If you can run only red or only infrared on your device, then the device has independently controllable wavelengths.

Use red or infrared alone to customize treatment protocols.

Red light can be very bright so running infrared is sometimes more comfortable.

All Mito lights except the Mobile have independent wavelength control.

TABLE: Best Portable Wavelength Control

Portable Light Wavelength Control

Black red light handheld panel
Mobile
none

Red rectangle with lights
Mobile Flex
red/infrared

Therapy Belt
Therapy Belt
red/infrared

 

TABLE: Best Tabletop Wavelength Control

Tabletop Light Wavelength Control

MitoRED MitoMIN
MitoRED MitoMIN
red/infrared

Tabletop red light therapy
MitoPRO 300
red/infrared

 

TABLE: Best Half Body Wavelength Control

Half Body Panel Wavelength Control

MitoRED MitoMID
MitoRED MitoMID
red/infrared

Half body panel
MitoPRO 750
red/infrared

 

TABLE: Best Full Body Wavelength Control

Half Body Panel Wavelength Control

Tall red light panel
MitoRED MitoMAX
red/infrared

MitoRED MitoMEGA full body panel
MitoRED MitoMEGA
red/infrared

Tall red light therapy panel
MitoPRO 1500
red/infrared

The Best Warranty

The best warranty is the MitoPRO family with a 3-year warranty for the MitoPRO 300, MitoPRO 750 and the MitoPRO 1500.

The MitoRED and MitoMOD families have 2-year warranties.

The portables have 1-year warranties.

TABLE: Best Portable Warranty

Portable Light Warranty

Black red light handheld panel
Mobile
1 Year

Red rectangle with lights
Mobile Flex
1 Year

Therapy Belt
Therapy Belt
1 Year

TABLE: Best Tabletop Warranty

Tabletop Light Warranty
MITO RED red lght 2 Years

MitoPRO 300
MitoPRO 300
3 Years

TABLE: Best Half Body Warranty

Half Body Panel Warranty

MitoRED MitoMID
MitoRED MitoMID
2 Years

MitoPRO 750
MitoPRO 750
3 Years

 

TABLE: Best Full Body Warranty

Half Body Panel Warranty

Tall red light panel
MitoRED MitoMAX
2 Years

MitoRED MitoMEGA full body panel
MitoRED MitoMEGA
2 Years

MitoPRO 1500
MitoPRO 1500
3 Years

The Best Treatment Area Size

A larger treatment area spreads the light to more of your body.

The treatment area size is the bulb area’s height x width and so is expressed in square inches.

It’s an indication of how much area emits light on a device.

This measurement is helpful but not as accurate as fluence in determining your dose.

The treatment area size makes sense only in the context of holding the device against the skin. As you increase distance, the light spreads away from the target, increasing the treatment size but with fewer photons per square inch reaching the desired destination.

The best portable treatment size is the Therapy Belt.

TABLE: Best Portable Treatment Area

Portable Light Treatment Area

Black red light handheld panel
Mobile
24 sq. in.

Red rectangle with lights
Mobile Flex
18 sq. in.
Therapy Belt 105 sq. in.

The best tabletop treatment size is the MitoPRO 300.

TABLE: Best Tabletop Treatment Area

Tabletop Light Treatment Area
MITO RED red lght 117 sq. in.

MitoPRO 300
MitoPRO 300
110 sq. in.

The best half body panel treatment is the MitoPRO 750.

TABLE: Best Half Body Treatment Area

Half Body Panel Treatment Area

MitoRED MitoMID
MitoRED MitoMID
171 sq. in.

Half body panel
MitoPRO 750
220 sq. in.

The best full body panel treatment is the MitoRED MitoMEGA with 432 sq. in.

The MitoRED MitoMEGA is also the best Mito Red Light overall.

TABLE: Best Full Body Treatment Area

Half Body Panel Treatment Area

Tall red light panel
MitoRED MitoMAX
324 sq. in.

MitoRED MitoMEGA
MitoRED MitoMEGA
432 sq. in.

Tall red light therapy panel
MitoPRO 1500
420 sq. in.

The Best Power Consumption

Lower is better as it uses less electricity.

Higher watt devices use more electricity, so you want lower wattage to keep this cost down.

The ideal device has low watts and high fluence.

That is, it uses very little electricity to send a maximal quantity of photons to the target.

See Best Battery Power for the portable devices.

TABLE: Best Portable Power Consumption

Portable Light Power Consumption
Mobile N/A
Mobile Flex N/A
Therapy Belt N/A

The best tabletop power consumption is the MitoRED MitoMIN.

The MitoMIN also has the lowest power consumption overall.

TABLE: Best Tabletop Power Consumption

Tabletop Light Power Consumption

MITO RED red lght
MitoRED MitoMIN
85 Watts

Tabletop red light therapy
MitoPRO 300
90 Watts

The best half body power consumption is the MitoRED MitoMID.

TABLE: Best Half Body Power Consumption

Half Body Panel Power Consumption

MitoRED MitoMID
MitoRED MitoMID
150 Watts

Half body panel
MitoPRO 750
200 watts

The best full body panel power is the MitoRED MitoMAX.

TABLE: Best Full Body Power Consumption

Half Body Panel Power Consumption

MitoRED MitoMAX
MitoRED MitoMAX
300 Watts

MitoRED MitoMEGA full body panel
MitoRED MitoMEGA
450 Watts

Tall red light therapy panel
MitoPRO 1500
400 Watts

The Best Battery Life

A 10,000-mAh better lasts about 2-4 hours between charges. A 15,000-mAh battery lasts about 4-6 hours between charges.

The Therapy Belt has the best battery life.

TABLE: Best Portable Battery Life

Portable Light Battery Life

Black red light handheld panel
Mobile
10,000 mAh

Red rectangle with lights
Mobile Flex
10,000 mAh

Therapy Belt
Therapy Belt
15,000 mAh

 

TABLE: Best Tabletop Battery Life

Tabletop Light Battery Life
MitoRED MitoMIN N/A
MitoPRO 300 N/A

 

TABLE: Best Half Body Battery Life

Half Body Panel Battery Life
MitoRED MitoMID N/A
MitoPRO 750 N/A

 

TABLE: Best Full Body Battery Life

Half Body Panel Battery Life
MitoRED MitoMAX N/A
MitoRED MitoMEGA N/A
MitoPRO 1500 N/A

The Best Irradiance

The best irradiance doesn’t matter if we can’t rely on the value. If you want to know what this means, see my article: How Mito Red Light Solved the Thorny Problem of IrradianceOpens in a new tab.. See The Best Fluence below for a better measure of photon delivery.

The Best Fluence

The MitoRED MitoMEGA full body panel has the best fluence amongst the panels as well as the highest fluence of all Mito Red Light devices. You can think of fluence as the lamp’s power.

Fluence is the rate at which photons reach the surface of the target, not just one sq. cm. of that surface that irradiance measures.

Higher fluence delivers more photons to the target resulting in faster sessions.

TABLE: Best Portable Fluence

Portable Light Fluence
Mobile N/A
Mobile Flex N/A
Therapy Belt N/A

The best tabletop fluence is the MitoRED MitoMIN.

TABLE: Best Tabletop Fluence

Tabletop Light Fluence

MITO RED red lght
MitoRED MitoMIN
2.3J/minute

Tabletop red light therapy
MitoPRO 300
2.2J/minute

The best half body panel fluence is a tie between the MitoRED MitoMID and MitoPRO 750.

TABLE: Best Half Body Fluence

Half Body Panel Fluence

MitoRED MitoMID
MitoRED MitoMID
2.4J/minute

Half body panel
MitoPRO 750
2.4J/minute

The best full body fluence is the MitoRED MitoMEGA with 2.8J/minute.

The MitoRED MitoMEGA also has the best fluence overall, and is the best red light overall.

TABLE: Best Full Body Fluence

Half Body Panel Fluence
MitoRED MitoMAX 2.5J/minute

MitoRED MitoMEGA
MitoRED MitoMEGA
2.8J/minute

Tall red light therapy panel
MitoPRO 1500
2.5J/minute

The Best Mito Red Light (Complete Answer)

The MitoRED MitoMEGA is the best red light overall.

With the largest 2.8J/minute fluence of any device, 300 LEDs, and a massive 432 sq. in. treatment area, it beats the MitoPRO 1500 on all points except the extra warranty year.

The MitoMEGA has the highest fluence of all Mito Red Light devices. A 60 joules therapy session takes 21 min. 25 sec. with the MitoMEGA, and 24 minutes with the three other Mito full body panels. The MitoMEGA saves 2 min. 35 sec. per day, 18 min. 5 sec. per week, 77 min 30 sec. per (30-day) month, and 942 min 58 sec. (15 hours 42 sec) per year.

Compared to all other Mito devices, the MitoMEGA is the most powerful, has the largest treatment area size, and has the most (or is tied for the most) LEDs.

TABLE: Best Mito Red Light Device

Family MitoRED MitoRED MitoPRO
Model

Tall red light panel
MitoRED MitoMAX

MitoMEGA
MitoMEGA

Tall red light therapy panel
MitoPRO 1500
Price $699 $999 $1149
LEDs 200 300 300
Warranty 2 Years 2 Years 3 Years
Treatment Size Area 324 sq. in. 432 sq. in. 420 sq. in.
Power 300 Watts 450 Watts 400 Watts
Fluence 2.5J/minute 2.8J/minute 2.5J/minute

Within their classes, the best Mito lights are as follows:

The Best Mito Portable/Wearable

The Therapy Belt is the best Mito Red Light portable and wearable device.

The Belt has 50% more battery power than the Mobile or Mobile Flex.

But what really sets it apart is its massive 105 sq. in. treatment area chock full of 1,215 LEDs.

The Belt also has five power settings, especially important to biohackers who want to refine their therapy protocols.

Several of the cheaper panels are best in class, but amongst the portables, you do get what you pay for in this case.

TABLE: The Best Portable

  MobileBlack red light handheld panel Mobile FlexRed rectangle with lights Therapy Belt
Class Handheld Handheld Wearable
Price $ $199 $249 $329
LEDs 12 24 1,215
Independent Wavelengths (separate = more treatment configurations) No Red, Infrared Red, Infrared
Size Area square inches (higher = more coverage) 24 18 105
Battery Capacity mAh (higher = longer battery life) 10,000 10,000 15,000

The Best Mito Tabletop

The best Mito Red Light tabletop is the MitoRED MitoMIN if you want the cheapest, and the MitoPro 300 is you want the best warranty.

TABLE: The Best Tabletop

Family MitoRED MitoPRO
Model MITO RED red lght

Tabletop red light therapy
MitoPRO 300
Price $299 $349
Warranty 2 Years 3 Years
Treatment Size Area 117 sq. in. 110 sq. in.
Power 85 Watts 90 Watts
Fluence 2.3 J/minute 2.2J/minute

The Best Mito Half Body Panel

The best half body panel is the MitoPRO 750.

The MitoPRO 750 has a three-year warranty, and a massive 150 LED count.

The tiny differences in fluence and treatment area size are too small to make a difference.

If you’re going for the best, then it’s the MitoPRO 750 for the 150 LEDs and 3-year warranty.

TABLE: Best half Body Panel

Family MitoRED MitoPRO
Model

MitoRED MitoMID
MitoRED MitoMID

MitoPRO 750
MitoPRO 750
Price $399 $649
LEDs 100 150
Warranty 2 Years 3 Years
Treatment Size Area 171 sq. in. 220 sq. in.
Power 150 Watts 200 Watts
Fluence 2.4J/minute 2.4J/minute

The Best Mito Full Body Panel

The best Mito Red Light full body panel is the MitoRED MitoMEGA.

The MitoMEGA has a massive 432 sq. in. treatment area size so that you will receive more photons even at an 18-inch distance between the light and your body.

The treatment area is stuffed with an explosive 300 LEDs to shower you with healing light.

The MitoRED MitoMEGA has the highest fluence rate not just amongst the full body panels but also amongst all the devices that Mito Red Light sells.

The MitoRED MitoMEGA is the best Mito Red Light full body panel, and the best red light therapy device that Mito Red Light sells.

TABLE: Best Full Body Panel

Family MitoRED MitoRED MitoPRO
Model

Tall red light panel
MitoRED MitoMAX

MitoRED MitoMEGA
MitoRED MitoMEGA

Tall red light therapy panel
MitoPRO 1500
Price $699 $999 $1149
LEDs 200 300 300
Warranty 2 Years 2 Years 3 Years
Treatment Size Area 324 sq. in. 432 sq. in. 420 sq. in.
Power 300 Watts 450 Watts 400 Watts
Fluence 2.5J/minute 2.8J/minute 2.5J/minute

Caroline Bogart

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