RubyLux NIR-A Near Infrared Bulb Instructions & Safety Info

SAFETY FIRST! Please read all instructions and safety information carefully before use.


  • CAUTION: BULB GETS HOT - DO NOT TOUCH! Do not touch or allow anything else to touch the bulb when it is on or for 30 minutes afterward.

  • Keep liquids away from the bulb when it is on. Liquid makes hot glass shatter.

  • Keep flammable materials, such as cloth or carpet, away from the bulb during use.

  • Keep children and pets away from the bulb at all times.


IMPORTANT: RubyLux Near Infrared Bulbs become very hot during use. Be sure that nothing touches the bulb while it is on and for at least 30 minutes after it is switched off, especially ANY liquid. Even very small amounts of liquid, such as a drop of sweat or water vapor from a shower, can cause the bulb to shatter if it is hot. 


Lamp Safety


  • Use the bulb ONLY in heat-resistant lamps rated at 250 Watts or more.

  • Use a surge protector with your lamp.

  • Place your lamp on a stable, even surface. If it is a clamp lamp, clamp it to a heavy, stable object.

  • Do NOT place the bulb over your head or body. Place it to the side.

  • Do not screw bulb in overly tightly.


Instructions for Use


  1. Check that your lamp is rated for 250 Watts or more, has a porcelain or other heat-resistant socket/parts, and is plugged into a surge protector.

  2. Place your lamp on a stable, even surface. If it is a clamp lamp, clamp it to a heavy, stable object.

  3. Point your lamp to the side. Do not place the lamp above you.

  4. Gently screw the bulb in, being careful to not screw it in overly tightly.

  5. Put on eye protection goggles or glasses for blocking infrared light.

  6. For the first few sessions, test the bulb on an inconspicuous area and limit session time to a few minutes. Although extremely rare, irritation may occur.

  7. Turn on your lamp and remain within comfortable distance from the bulb. 

  8. Use the bulb for 15 to 20 minutes per session, for up to 3 sessions per day. Overuse will provide no additional benefit.


Tips and Helpful Hints


  1. Take clear, well-lit photos before you begin.

  2. Do not stare into the bulb. Always wear infrared-blocking eye protection.

  3. Use a towel to wipe away sweat. Be sure not to allow a droplet of sweat to touch the bulb or it will shatter.

  4. Do not use the bulb around steam vapor or showers.

  5. Allow the bulb to cool for 30 minutes before attempting to touch it. Never touch it when it is on or right after it is turned off.

  6. Make sure your target area is clean and free of oil, dirt and all products.


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