Most Effective Degradation of Bilirubin1
Meets AAP guidelines for intensive phototherapy2
Blue LEDs emit most of their light in the 450-480 nm spectrum. This range corresponds to the peak absorption wavelength (458 nm) at which bilirubin is broken down1
- Blue LEDs do not emit light in the ultraviolet (UV) range - reducing the potential risk of skin damage
- Blue LEDs do not emit light in the infrared radiation (IR) range - reducing the potential risk of fluid loss
The MediLED Light can be used with just blue light, a combination of blue and white or just white light.
1 Vreman HJ, et al. Light-emitting diodes: a novel light source for phototherapy. Pediatric Research. 1998; 44(5):804-809.
2 Subcommittee on Hyperbilirubinemia. American Academy of Pediatrics clinical practice guideline: Management of hyperbilirubinemia in the newborn infant 35 or more weeks of gestation. Pediatrics. 2004; 114(1):297-316.