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PlatinumLED Vs Block Blue Light Vs Rojo: Big Showdown!

In this blog post, I compare the top three winning panels of my comparison series: the PlatinumLED BioMax 900, the Block Blue Light Powerpanel Mega 4.0, and the Rojo Refine 900.

PlatinumLED Vs Block Blue Light Vs Rojo: Big Showdown!
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One of the most common questions I get asked is what panel to buy: the Platinum BioMax 8th generation, the Block Blue Light Mega 4.0, or the Rojo Refine 900. Deciding which one to get out of these three can be extremely difficult. All three are exceptionally good red light therapy panels.

I will analyze all three panels in different categories to assist you in making an informed decision. I will help you find the panel that suits you best, as what works for one person may not work for another.

The Platinum LED Biomax 900 is an 8th-generation panel with a solid track record, having been in the market for over a decade. It took the top spot in my 2024 comparison series, showcasing its consistent performance. The Block Blue Light Mega ranked 2nd and the Rojo Refine 900 ranked 3rd. While ranking lower, they also have merits that we'll explore.

You might ask yourself, does that provide all the answers I need? It does, to some extent. The BioMax is a great all-around panel, but I’ll explain some differences that may lead you to find the Rojo or the Block Blue Light more suitable.

Platinum LED has a lot of credibility in red light therapy panels. Block Blue Light has been in operation for about eight years and has a background in blocking blue light products, hence its name. However, this is their fourth generation of red light therapy panels, and they have some exceptional panels. Rojo is the newcomer. They’ve only been in the space for a few years, and this is their second-generation panel. Rojo’s second-generation panels are very good.


They are very similar in size. The LED layout differs slightly, but the physical dimensions are almost identical. All of them have 300 LEDs. However, Block Blue Light’s Mega is slightly wider and taller, maybe by half an inch, when looking at the LEDs. This matters, not the physical size of the panel. It’s important to focus on how large the treatment area of the LEDs is.


The BioMax 900 emits seven different wavelengths. Block Blue Light and the Rojo panel both emit five different wavelengths. The BioMax 900 has about 75% of energy dedicated to the traditional 660nm and 850nm wavelengths. These wavelengths have provided amazing results in panels for many years. There’s also a ton of science to prove that these wavelengths are very effective.

The BioMax 900 emits seven different wavelengths, while the Rojo 900 and Block Blue Light emit five. The BioMax 900 allocates approximately 75% of its energy to the traditional wavelengths of 660nm and 850nm, consistently producing remarkable outcomes in panels over the years. There is ample scientific evidence supporting the efficacy of these wavelengths. About 50% of the energy goes to 660nm and 850nm in the Rojo Refine 900 and the Block Blue Light Mega panels.

At Light Therapy Insiders, we’ve written articles on both wavelengths, and extensive research shows that they are very effective.

The BioMax has more wavelengths, but the other wavelengths don’t emit much energy. You will get some benefits, for example, from 810nm. But if you want a lot of energy from 810nm, the Block Blue Light or the Rojo panel emits about 17% of its LED chips to 810nm compared to the 4% being emitted from the BioMax.  

For some people, the BioMax, with its 7 wavelengths, including Blue Light and 1060nm, is still quite attractive even though some wavelengths emit a lower percentage of light. If you like a good blend of light across many wavelengths, then the Rojo and Block Blue Light panels are likely a better choice.

Power Output

Let’s discuss power irradiance. Remember, having more power does not always mean it’s better. However, having more power can help with deeper penetration into a joint and potentially reduce treatment times.

It’s important to know that all three panels are incredibly powerful. The BioMax and the Block Blue Light produce about 90mW/cm² of therapeutic red light at 6 inches. In comparison, the Rojo Refine produces about 73 milliwatts.

A couple of years ago, 73 milliwatts would have been market-leading. However, if you watched my 2024 Comparison Series video, you know the BioMax has the most power of all the panels I’ve ever tested.

The great thing about all three panels is you can adjust the intensity. If you want a panel for skin benefits, 30 or 40 milliwatts might be sufficient, and with these panels, you lower the intensity. 

Adusting intensity of power

Light Coverage

The BioMax 900 uses single-chip LEDs, while the Block Blue Light and the Rojo Refine use dual-chip LEDs. These panels all have 300 LED lenses. Each lens contains either one chip for the BioMax 900 or two chips for the Block Blue Light Mega and the Rojo Refine 900.

The dual-chip panels provide better light coverage. You will get a better blend of light when you go closer to the panel. Both panels have dual chips and receive at least 15% of energy for all wavelengths. This means you get a good blend of light with no concentration of specific wavelengths, which is ideal for a full-body panel.

The BioMax 900 is exceptionally powerful, so you don’t need to be close to the panel. Even if you’re 9 or 12 inches away, you will still get a good spread of light, although you won’t have the same technical benefits as the Block Blue Light or the Rojo Refine 900. 

Interested in one of these three panels? Check:

- Click here for a Platinum LED BioMax 900 - a discount code is generated after you click the link.
- Or grab a Block Blue Light Powerpanel Mega - code ALEX saves
- If you want a Rojo Refine 900 panel or another red light therapy option, then use code ALEX

EMF and Sound

None of these panels have any issues with flicker or EMFs. All the panels produce less than 50 decibels. However, the Block Blue Light Mega was the quietest, and the BioMax was the loudest.

Warranty and Support

• All three companies offer a three-year warranty period.
• The BioMax and the Rojo Refine both offer email and phone call support, whereas Block Blue Light doesn’t provide phone call support

All three companies provide a period for returns:

  • Platinum LED has a 60-day return policy, but you could pay up to 20% in restocking fees. 
  • Block Blue Light has a 30-day return period 
  • Rojo has a 60-day return policy; if it comes back like new, there are no restocking fees.

Control Panel and Ease of Use

All three panels have a touchscreen control system. It works as you’d expect, is very responsive, and the menus are easy to navigate.

Despite being around for a while, I believe that Platinum LED has the best control system. It’s user-friendly, highly responsive, and requires minimal button presses to access all the options. You can download a free app from Platinum LED that replicates the device’s functions. It also has a rather basic remote with an on and off button. 

Block Blue Light doesn’t offer an application, but it comes with a more advanced remote. You can change some settings, though, in my experience, I like using a remote only to turn a panel on or off. Whenever I experiment with the settings, such as changing the time duration, intensity, pulsing, and all that sort of thing, I like to do it directly on the device.

The Rojo 900 panel doesn’t include a remote, but there is an app. As I’ve mentioned, you can lower the intensity on all three panels, but the Rojo Refine is unique. 

The BioMax and Block Blue Light panels bundle the red and near-infrared wavelengths. Lowering the intensity of the red light means reducing both the 630- and 660-nanometer light. Lowering the intensity of the near-infrared will reduce the 810, 830, 850, and 1060 wavelengths if you’re using the BioMax panel. With the Rojo Refine, you can change the intensity of every single wavelength, making this panel unique. You can change the intensity of every single wavelength on the device or with the app, providing endless combinations with the 5 different wavelengths

Rojo Refine allows you change the intensity of each indivudal wavelength
You might wonder why you would want to do this. Well, there are several reasons. Many people prefer to avoid too much near-infrared light on their skin because of the potential risks of photoaging. However, they still want a significant amount of red light and perhaps a slightly higher proportion of 810 compared to 850. With the Rojo, you can customize these blends by keeping the 810 at 30% and reducing the 830 and 850 to 5%.

Rojo has built in about a dozen preset modes, called their smart modes. You can scroll through these modes and find the protocol you want to use, whether it’s muscle recovery, skin health, bone health, or general wellness. You select the protocol you want, and the panel will adjust the wavelengths running at what intensity and duration. They made using a red light therapy panel very simple. You don’t need to search for dosing calculations or the wavelengths needed for different goals.

There’s an option to save your own custom modes. If you find a formula, maybe on our website or on one of my channels, you can program that into the device and use that protocol. It’s very cool. 


Another difference between these panels is the inclusion of pulsing. Pulsing is light pulsed at various frequencies. The BioMax does not have any pulsing. Block Blue Light and the Rojo include a pulsing feature. The latter two panels are better if you want pulsed red light therapy. 


Block Blue Light offers three different stand options, but it currently lacks a motorized one. Rojo Therapy offers multiple stand choices; its panel also comes with a floor stand as part of the package.

The Platinum LED BioMax panel has five different stand options: vertical and horizontal stands, floor mounts, wall brackets, and even a motorized stand. You'll want a horizontal motorized stand if you get a couple of these panels and use them while lying on your bed. The motorized stand is fantastic. The Platinum LED BioMax panel is the winner of this category. 

I aim to be affiliated with all light therapy companies as much as possible to remove any bias. If you purchase products through links in the article or using discount code ALEX, then I receive a small commission at no cost to you which funds these reviews to help you make informed decisions.


The prices shown are the discounted prices. The Platinum LED BioMax 900 is $1,234, the Block Blue Light Mega is $1,274, and the Rojo Refine is $1,165. This makes the Rojo Refine quite an attractive option for price-sensitive customers. It is cheaper than the Block Blue Light Mega by more than a hundred dollars and cheaper than the BioMax by approximately $70, though it’s important to consider shipping costs.

Platinum LED and Rojo will ship for free if you live in America. Block Blue Light will cost about $9 to ship to America. If you’re a price-sensitive customer, Rojo is the clear winner.

Check out my website's Shopping Tool - Light Therapy Insiders. You can filter products by various criteria such as price, number of LEDs, power, warranty, and more!
  • The shipping prices for BioMax vary for customers outside the USA. If you want to send it to Australia, expect to pay around $200. To get an accurate quote, visit the website, edit your cart, enter your address on the checkout screen, and receive a real-time quote.
  • Shipping for the Block Blue Light (code ALEX saves) is still only about $9, even outside the USA. They have UK, USA, Australia, and New Zealand warehouses. This means that if they’re shipping to any of those places or the EU, the price you pay at the checkout screen includes all taxes, which is quite a positive for international buyers.
  • Rojo (code ALEX saves) offers free shipping to the USA, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and Ireland. They also have warehouses in all those locations, so the price includes any import taxes, which is massive. Rojo also has a warehouse in France, which means they can ship to the EU at a much lower discounted price. They also offer discounted shipping to Canada.


As I mentioned the differences, you might have realized which one you prefer. The best choice depends on your preferences. Do you want a powerful option? Do you need a variety of stand options? Are you looking for something affordable yet high-quality? 

If you have a tight budget and live outside the USA, the best option would be the Rojo Refine 900. Rojo offers the lowest price and free shipping to most countries. Additionally, you’ll get great features, power, and the ability to change each wavelength independently. 

My review of the Rojo 900

If you have a tight budget and live in the USA, consider the Rojo Refine or the BioMax 900. The BioMax 900 is a bit more expensive, but it’s from an established company. They offer various stand options and a great control system with their app and remote control. If you plan to get multiple panels, the BioMax panels are easy to integrate. However, the Rojo Refine is cheaper and comes with a free stand. If you’re focused on the budget and live in the States, go with the Rojo

It depends on what you prioritize if you’re not concerned about price and want the best product. If power is the most important focus, the BioMax is the top choice, closely followed by the Block Blue Light Mega.

If you want simplicity, go for the Platinum LED BioMax. It’s easy to connect and operate, has a user-friendly app, and has a remote control. It’s the easiest to use. If you’re looking for a panel with pulsing, it’s a toss-up between the Rojo Refine 900 and the Block Blue Light Mega.

My review of the Block Blue Light Mega 4.0

If you’re looking for advanced operations, extra features, and controls and enjoy geeking out on these things, I recommend the Rojo Refine. It offers pulsing and five different wavelengths, and you can adjust the intensity of each wavelength. Another prominent feature is that you can save custom protocols directly into the panel based on the scientific research you’ve read and your personal health goals. This makes it very convenient and appealing.

Watch my review on the BioMax 900

What’s the best choice for you? It depends on your values, location, budget, and preferences. Personally, I would be happy with any of these panels. I wouldn't be worried if I had to choose just one for the rest of my life and someone else decided for me. I have used many Platinum LED panels over the years and have achieved great results. So, there is a connection there. 

These three panels, Block Blue Light Mega 4.0, Rojo Refine 900, and Platinum LED BioMax 900, were all released in late 2023 or early 2024, and any of them would be a great choice.  They came out on top in my 2024 comparison series. There were 17 different panels in the comparison, so there might be other options that I haven’t discussed today. Take a look at that video!

Items Mentioned In This Article:

  1. PlatinumLED BioMax 900 - a code is generated after you click the link
  2. Block Blue Light PowerPanel Mega 4.0 - code ALEX saves
  3. Rojo Light Therapy Refine 900 - code ALEX saves

This blog post was written by Alex Fergus. Alex is a ISSN Sports Nutrition Specialist, Fitness Professional and certified Superhuman Coach who continues to expand his knowledge base and help people across the world with their health and wellness. Alex is recognized as the National Record Holder in Powerlifting and Indoor Rowing and has earned the title of the Australian National Natural Bodybuilding Champion. Having worked as a health coach and personal trainer for over a decade, Alex now researches all things health and wellness and shares his findings on this blog. 

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