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Rojo Refine 900 Review: Revolutionary Innovation & More!

In this Rojo Refine 900 review, I explore this potentially revolutionary panel. The panel has 10 smart modes, good power and wavelengths but downsides as well...

Rojo Refine 900 Review: Revolutionary Innovation & More!
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The Rojo Refine 900 is an innovative red light therapy panel that could be one of the most revolutionary ones I’ve seen in years. In this review, you’ll find extensive coverage of never-before-seen features in the world of red light therapy.

Continue reading the entire article because there are some truly amazing changes mentioned.

This series has 5 different sizes. Check them out on their website
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.

Features and Key Changes:

It’s the second generation refine series panel from an Australian and New Zealand company, featuring many updates for both the panel and the company.

Instead of saying Rojo, they are now officially called "Roho" or "Rogo" (Spanish pronunciation). Their offices now span across Australia, New Zealand, and the UK. With warehouses in those three countries, America and France, they offer international shipping at competitive prices.

They named it “Refine” because they’ve upgraded their red light therapy panel and it helps you refine and improve your health.

They have introduced new features and technologies, including smart modes. I have been waiting for this in red light therapy panels for years, and now it’s finally here.

Smart Modes, What's that?

Rojo has conducted research and identified the optimal wavelengths and intensities for different objectives. This subject is both complex and somewhat controversial. People frequently inquire about dosing protocols and the ideal wavelengths for different objectives, but I’m cautious about making suggestions due to the vast unknowns. 

Rojo has programmed the panel with what they believe is the best approach for specific goals. They call these protocols their smart modes. Various sleep modes are available. Use them to wake up or gradually drift off to sleep.

When you select a mode, it changes the emitted wavelengths, intensity, and time duration. You can access these settings directly through the panel or the app. Additionally, you can create custom preset modes and save them in the panel.


The new Rojo Refine now has five wavelengths. That's not extraordinary, given that panels with seven wavelengths are now available. However, what is quite extraordinary is that you can customize the intensity of every single wavelength individually. No other panel in the market matches this level of customization.

This feature expands the scope of treatment possibilities.
You can allocate 100% power to 810, 30% power to 830, no power to 850, 70% power to 630, and 15% power to 660.

Typically, we observe a grouping of red light wavelengths together and a grouping of near-infrared wavelengths together. Occasionally, we may come across a separate switch for an additional wavelength like the PlatinumLED Blue Light. However, it’s important to note that you cannot alter the ratios within the near-infrared or red light spectrums.

We know different wavelengths produce different effects in the body and have varying degrees of penetration. Therefore, you may want low intensity 660nm on your face with no 630nm but also want to maximize 810nm, to get penetration into the brain, with no 850nm or 830nm. You can do that with this panel. You can’t do it on any other panels.


Another key feature is the inclusion of pulsing. With the ability to use smart modes or create your custom preset modes, you can now easily adjust individual power intensities, treatment durations, and pulsing rates across five different wavelengths.


The Refine 900 is 36 inches tall, 12 inches wide, and has 300 dual-chip LEDs. Dual-chip LEDs mean that every single lens has either a red or a near-infrared chip in it.


The Rojo 900 now includes a floor stand in the box, and it's also included in the price. Rojo noticed that many customers who bought this size panel also bought the floor stand, so they included it in the package.

Power Testing and Wavelengths

Let’s examine the power output and the specific wavelengths this new panel emits. The Refine series has five wavelengths.

50% of the energy is distributed equally between 630 and 660, while the other 50% is distributed among 810, 830, and 850.
There are 600 chips in this panel, with 100 of those dedicated to 810nm.

Let’s fire up the spectrometer! I tested all five claimed wavelengths and took multiple readings while moving around. This showed that we have a nice blend of light, leading to excellent coverage.

Alex's reading shows the peaks at 630, 660, 810, 830, and 850.

My power readings: Peak Power was 85mw/cm2. Average Power was 73mw/cm2. Total Power was 150 watts

Let's use my shopping tool to compare these power numbers to the 40 other panels in my database. We will filter it by wall panel, and the average irradiance sorted from high to low.

With a respectable 73 milliwatts, the Rojo Refine holds the 11th spot. This is in the top quarter, and 73 is a very high and respectable number.

The new Infrared Pro Max panel with 6-watt LEDs is being outperformed by the Refine. Despite using only 3- watt LEDs, the Rojo Refine emits a substantial amount of power. It’s outperforming the Mito Lite MitoHacker, a top-notch panel. It might not be considered industry leading, but it is still a highly commendable power figure.

EMFs and Sound

I tested the EMF levels, and they were at rock bottom, which is fantastic. The sound reading at 6 inches was 46.5 decibels, which is also positive.


The Rojo Refine 900 retails for $1,295 in US dollars. However, using code ALEX will get you a 10% discount, costing $1,165 USD.

Rojo HQ is based in Australia and New Zealand, but they have warehouses globally. They have warehouses in America, the UK, France, Australia, and New Zealand. This allows them to ship internationally worldwide. Wherever you reside, there’s a high probability of a nearby warehouse for free shipping to your location. 

If you’re in the EU, America, Australia, New Zealand, or the UK, you can conveniently purchase the Rojo Refine 900 from their local website. This means you'll buy in your local currency, such as the Euro, British pound, Australian dollar, or US dollar.

Your panel will be shipped from a local warehouse, ensuring quick delivery with no border duties. The presence of a local customer care team in all these regions is a testament to their commitment to customer satisfaction. 

Now that we have the power figures and price, we can calculate the value. This is the cost of one watt of therapeutic red light. The value metric is $7.60.

Let’s use the Light Therapy Insider shopping tool to compare prices. I have filtered for wall panels and will rank them by value. Remember, a lower rank is better.

Currently, the Refine 900 is in eighth place at $7.60. I have always considered anything under $10 good. There are around 20 panels that meet these criteria. It’s important to note that the ranking is based solely on price and does not include shipping costs.

Stands and Accessories: Different stands and accessories are available for the Rojo 900. You can purchase a vertical or horizontal stand for $475 or a motorized stand for around $790.

However, it’s possible that you may not need to buy any stands. Here’s why: The Rojo 900 has a door hanging hook, a ratchet pulley system, and all the necessary support cables. It also includes a floor bootstand. The price includes this stand, which comes in the same box as the panel. Normally, these stands sell for about $100 to $150, so it’s a great addition to have.

With the Rojo Refine, you get a three-year warranty, a 60-day return policy, and no restocking fee for like-new returns. This ensures that you can make your purchase with confidence, knowing that they stand behind the quality of their product.

My Pros:

The width is fantastic, measuring 12 inches across. It’s become my go-to standard size. There’s a convenient carry handle at the back. You’ll get excellent coverage thanks to the 300 dual-chip LEDs.

Among its five wavelengths, 810 nanometer light receives 17% of the energy, which is fantastic. It includes a highly beneficial manual, perfect for those new to red light therapy, and a floor stand with wheels.

It’s amazing to think that the software, not the light panel, is what truly sets this apart. Its capabilities are truly mind-blowing.

The device has a touchscreen control panel. I really like touchscreen control panels because they make navigation easier. This one is well-designed. It also has pulsing features, which you can easily access through the touchscreen. It’s much simpler than using buttons like other panels.

We have five wavelengths, each on its own circuit. This allows for the customization of power distribution to each wavelength. You can adjust the amount of power going to each individual wavelength as desired.

I am extremely excited about this development. I know that many people have been eagerly awaiting a feature like this. Now, we can control the output of each individual wavelength. This is truly amazing because it allows you to create your own personalized mode.

You have the freedom to customize the wavelength outputs, the duration, and even the pulsing rate. Once you have everything set up to your liking, you can save it as a preset and easily access it whenever needed. Many will highly appreciate this feature.

Despite some concerns I’ll address later, this is a fantastic starting point for red light therapy for most individuals.

The app does everything you can do on the panel. However, it’s a lot easier to use your phone than a small screen, especially if this will be on a horizontal stand.

One major advantage of the app is its ability to be updated. The app can easily incorporate this information if new research suggests that a specific pulsing rate, wavelength combination, intensity, and duration are highly effective for a particular issue.

All you have to do is update the app and activate the program, transmitting the information to the panel. The app, along with the innovative design of the panel and its control system, opens up many possibilities.

Rojo is one of the few red light therapy companies in the world with warehouses in five different locations. They offer a wide range of shipping options and have warehouses in Europe, the UK, America, Australia, and New Zealand. This is great news for those living outside America as they have local support and their own website in these regions.

For those living in North America, Rojo has an American warehouse that offers free shipping to America and discounted shipping to Canada. This means faster delivery, no customs or border issues, and local support for any problems or returns.

This panel offers strong power and adjustable intensity levels for lower settings. Using discount code ALEX brings the cost down to $1165, making it more affordable than competitors like Joovv, PlatinumLED, and Block Blue Light. The MitoRed MitoPro Plus range is the only product cheaper than the Rojo 900, with comparable panel sizes.

My Cons:

Although the panel is modular capable, it won’t link up with older-generation Rojo panels. If you have a Rojo 1500 and want to add this one, you will need to turn the panels on individually. You can’t use the app on the old panel or manually link them.

There is no remote control, but a free app is available. The touchscreen itself has many cool features, but the interface is not very user-friendly. To turn it on and start using it, go into custom mode, set it up, press run and pause, and then press it multiple times to turn it off. It would be better to have a quick start button, which we might see in a future app version.

One of my biggest concerns is the new smart modes. While they have many benefits, I still struggle with determining dosages, wavelengths, and pulsing rates. Most research focuses on using targeted devices in specific areas, but there is limited research on red light therapy using large full-body LED arrays.

Rojo has been in the business for a few years, and they’re very passionate about red light therapy. However, some people have been in the field longer and still haven’t figured out the best dosing protocols, optimal wavelengths, or whether pulsing should be used. This makes me question the accuracy and usefulness of these smart modes.

I don't want to disregard them. Smart modes are still better than nothing, and it is a positive step in the right direction. However, we cannot be sure that following these protocols will yield the desired results. There is no certainty; you simply have to try it out.

The smart modes are great, but they might not be perfect. It’s important to keep this in mind. However, I am confident that they will continue to improve. As Rojo learns more, they will add more features to the app. Alternatively, you can do your own research and customize it according to your needs.

Should You Buy

If you reside in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, or Ireland and are seeking to buy from a company that has a regional warehouse, allows you to purchase using your local currency, and provides the assurance of having a local support team, then you should consider. 

If you don’t want to think about dosing, what wavelengths you should use, and different pulsing rates, and you literally just want to press a button and do your session, then yes, this is second to none. I’m aware of nothing else like it in the market. 

This red light therapy panel should be on everyone's shortlist. The panel costs under $1,200 and features a dual-chip panel with 300 LEDs. The panel is 12 inches wide and has five different wavelengths, including 810. It comes with an app, a touchscreen control panel, a floor boot stand, a three-year warranty, and a 60-day return period. There is no EMS; it has good sound quality and all the key features you need, such as hooks, a carry handle, and a decent manual. It puts out a lot of power and offers customization and smart mode options.

Rojo Refine 900 finished 3rd in my 2024 comparison series. Be sure to watch the showdown!

Other Panels to Consider:

Shopping around and considering all choices is always important. What are some alternative choices?

If you reside in New Zealand or Australia, consider looking at the Block Blue Light Mega. This device boasts a touch screen, similar size, and features to the Rojo, but with more power. It costs a bit more than the Rojo and lacks the smart modes

Another option is the Platinum LED BioMax 900. It has more power than the Rojo, a touch-screen control panel, and seven wavelengths in its panel. You get a combination of red, blue, NIR, and 1060 nanometer light, which is quite attractive.

Mito Red Light is another option to consider. Their MitoPro Plus panel is cheaper than the Rojo's but lacks many features when directly compared. Additionally, it does not have an 810-nanometer light.

However, you can explore their Adapt series if you want 810 nanometer light and prefer Mito Red Light. One downside of the Adapt range is that it has a narrower panel. Mito Red Light also has an application that lets you customize and adjust the power for different wavelengths. However, it is not as advanced as what we’ve seen in the Rojo panel.

Make sure to join my Facebook group. We have more in-depth discussions there. I hope you’ll join us in the interesting conversations. Members share their ideas, observations, experiences, questions, and review requests. It’s an interactive group!

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. Mito Red Light MitoPro 1500 X - code ALEX5 saves
  4. Mito Light Mitohacker 4.0 - code ALEX saves
  5. Rojo Light Therapy Refine 900 - code ALEX saves
  6. Infraredi Pro Flex Max - 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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