Philips TL01 narrowband tubes are the only tube used by hospitals and recommended by dermatologists and doctors all across the world. Fully endorsed by the FDA, what makes them so effective and how do they work ?
Philips TL01 narrowband tubes
The Philips TL01 narrowband tube has been specifically developed and certified for the treatment of psoriasis. Supported by more than 400 independent clinical studies conducted around the world, all have concluded that Philips UVB Narrowband TL01 tubes are the most effective treatment for the condition of Psoriasis, Vitiligo and other skin conditions.
Although there is no known cure for psoriasis, Philips Narrowband UVB tubes are the only lamps that reduce unnecessary and harmful UV. They emit light over a very short range of wavelengths concentrated primarily in the therapeutic range of 311-312nm, ( nanometer ) the range proven by many clinical studies to be the optimum range to effectively treat psoriasis. Over 66% of light is exactly at 311nm, 40% more than any other tube available on the market
Beware of imitations
The success and effectiveness of the of Philips TL01 UVB narrowband tube has seen many counterfeit and dangerous products hit the market. Without knowing, psoriasis sufferers could be buying imported inferior products that don’t contain Philips proven technology. The result could mean lamps emitting UV light not safe for your skin and could lead to erythema, severe burning and increase the risk of skin cancer.
Clarify before you buy
Consumers are advised to do their research thoroughly and be wary of any website that is unwilling to talk directly to you. Official Philips distributors will respond to your enquiry and will be happy to discuss any questions you may have about the product. Look for reviews and any other indicators to the validity of the website / supplier. In todays technological world fraudulent sites are getting harder to identify, but a little digging around the internet usually pays dividend.
Is it VAT Free or Too Cheap ?
When contemplating buying a Philips tube an important indicator of whether it is a replica or not is all genuine philips tubes / lamps are sold VAT Free.
It may be easier said than done, but avoid any “too good to be true” bargain offers, as Philips tubes are relatively expensive because of the technology inside them.
Life Expectancy of a Philips TL01 UVB narrowband bulb
The life expectancy of a Philips tube is approximately 1000 hours. The efficiency of the tubes only reduce by 5% for the first 500 hours of usage and a further 10% after 1000 hours. Therefore replacing a bulb is not going to be an issue for the next 10-15 years. With this in mind it is important you purchase the correct bulb, as Philips are the best and only used in hospitals for the treatment of psoriasis for a reason
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