Welcome to the home of the Well Red Coronet red light device.

Red and near-infrared lights

The potential health value of red light was recognised over a century ago. It took another 90 years for medical researchers to rediscover the potential, and restart research into the health effects of red and near-infrared light.

Red and near-infrared lights can make a positive difference to a number of health conditions. It is not a cure, but it can help.

From buckets to coronets

It all started in mid 2015. Catherine Hamilton, a retired doctor, read that red lights could improve arthritis. Disbelieving, she downloaded medical journal articles and found that there was good science behind that claim.

As well, she found the work of Prof John Mitrofanis at University of Sydney.

Prof John’s team, working over ten years, had very good evidence from animal models, that red light could improve the function of brain cells, and improve symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. More.

Red and near infrared light can penetrate through your skull and onto the outer part of your brain. The light impulse is absorbed by the cell batteries, the mitochondria, and the cells get active. Through a direct and indirect effect of red and near infrared light, symptoms of Parkinson’s disease improve.

Catherine’s friend, Max had Parkinson’s disease and he volunteered his head. More

Max did very well as a model. As well, his symptoms improved – noticeably. Max’s specialist asked Catherine to make more bucket light hats for others.

The case studies of four of these people were published in a peer-reviewed journal in 2018. More

Catherine set up her blog, redlightsonthebrain in April 2017, and posted instructions so that anyone and everyone could make themselves an Eliza bucket light hat.

Meanwhile Catherine and her friend Ron, an electronics engineer discussed the whole red light adventure, both fascinated by its potential. As a thought experiment, they discussed and argued over the ideal trans-cranial red light device for future clinical trials. It needed to be lightweight, open, not hot, fit a range of head sizes, have flexibility in power, pulsing, timing and location of lights on the head.

It took a good six months to define it all, and at the very end of 2018, Catherine and Ron took delivery of the first batch of Well Red Coronets.

Well Red Coronet

Some unexpected publicity put the previously quiet work in the spotlight.

Here is a link to a radio interview.

Where to from here? We are working on our next batch of Well Red Coronets.

If you are interested in purchasing one, please email Catherine.

Well Red’s Coronet has no jewels on the outside, but does have red lights in the inside.

To find out more about Ron and Catherine, check the About page.

To ask Ron and Catherine questions, email.

About the Coronet:

The Well Red Coronet is made of aluminium, and has eight legs, along which are individually wired and powerful LED lights. 

The Coronet’s feet and legs can be carefully eased and fastened into a coronet shape.

The design allows a good fit for larger, smaller and lumpy heads. 

The lack of jewels makes it almost weightless. 

Remember, you don’t have to buy anything, you can still make your own:

Redlightsonthebrain has detailed instructions for Eliza and Cossack designs. Catherine will continue the  blog posting research updates and DIY light hat design improvements. 

To ask Ron and Catherine questions, email.