DPL Flex System LED Therapy Pad review

DPL Flex System for Pain Relief Full Review
Pain Management and Injury Recovery

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At a Glance
DPL FlexPad can help to relieve

Product:           DPL Flex Pad
Brand:              LED Technologies
Type:                Corded Portable

Treatment:       Pain relief
LED Count:      60

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  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tendonitis
  • Burstitis
  • Sprains
  • Muscle tears
  • Ligament damage


The DPL Flex system provides a convenient body wrap of therapeutic LEDs in-bedded in a treatment blanket.. The overall treatment panel of 9.75 x 5 inches houses the 60 Medical Grade Light Emitting Diodes. Forty are in the infrared spectrum and twenty are red wavelength 660nm LEDs.

The device has multiple applications as well as the management of pain  It can also used for various other conditions. It is useful in  recuperation from sports and trauma injuries. But it is particularly prescribed for tendonitis, bursitis and is effective for both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. 


Founded in 2004 Led Technologies Inc are currently headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado USA. They market a small range of light therapy products under two main brands, DPL® and ReVive Light Therapy®. Their product lines are manufactured for the anti-ageing and pain management market.


What we like most about the DPL Flex system is the hands free treatment it offers . It can easily be secured in place by the velcro belt that is supplied with the treatment blanket. It is elasticated so can stretched to really tighten around the pad.  The pad is made of neoprene, which is also great for stopping it slipping. 

The treatment panel is 9.75 x 5 inches. We found this a particularly effective size when wrapping around joints like elbows and knees.

Although the 
DPL Flex System is hands free, and of course portable  it does not have a built in battery. This means that the user is pretty much tethered to a power source of some description.

A liberation option we use to allow mobility during treatment, is a small usb battery pack to run the FlexPad from. You can find them for under $20.00.  The FlexPad ships with a plug and usb option

How does it work?

DPL FlexPad legRed and Infrared Light Therapy are used to promote the body’s natural healing powers. The device will normally be placed very close to or on the skin. The low energy pulses can then begin to penetrate the skin tissue in the treatment area. The absorbed light energy is converted into biochemical energy which stimulates and accelerates the bodies natural healing processes. This results in the relaxation of smooth muscle cells within the vessel walls, in particular in the large veins and arteries.  Very often after just a short treatment time blood flow is increased to nerves and other tissues. This boost in local circulation is one of the reasons for the pain relief and injury regeneration.

Near-infrared light (NIL) and Red Light to date has had over 1000 laboratory studies  published. It is already proven in over 100 successful randomised double blind controlled clinical trials.  Our complete guide on infrared treatment for more information >>

What can the DPL Flex System be used to treat

Really any condition characterised  by pain and inflammation can be treated by the DPL Flex System. It is widely used for:

  • Back pain
  • Arthritis/Gout
  • Achilles heel
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tendonitis
  • Sprains
  • Muscle tears
  • Ligament damage
  • Burstitis


The design of the DPL Flex System has certainly evolved rapidly over recent years (See photo). The new DPL Flex Systemhas been cleverly designed to wrap snuggly around the treatment area  This new model is a great leap forward from the earlier ones that attempted to use rigid panels to wrap around body contours.The innovative new technical design has given users a much more effective treatment outcomes.

DPL Flex System
They have come a long way from this model !!!

Included in the Box

    • Treatment Blanket with 60 LEDs installed
    • Adjustable elasticated straps
    • USB Plug adapter
    • Instruction Manual
    • 1-Year Warranty
Dpl Flex system Box

Reviewers Final Notes.

We like that the DPL Flex System is so light weight and flexible. Flexible not just in how it is manufactured but also in how, and when it can be used.  Because it is hands free it means that you don’t really need a mental commitment use it.  The DPL Flex System will fit effortless into the users lifestyle.

The system emits light energy that heats up body tissues; and helps to relieves pain. It does not heal the root cause of the pain. It diminishes it, In some cases eliminates it on a controllable but temporary basis.

Through heat and increased circulation, the Infrared and red  light combination starts a sequence, that leads  to the stimulation of the body’s own healing and pain suppressing processes.

This is not a cheap product. But when you consider the costs, and inconvenience involved with treatment outside your home, or simply medication costs, it should pay back initial investment very quickly.

As with all light treatments for injuries; it is not an overnight miracle cure. Results need time, and always consistency of use.  Arthritis sufferers however, have noted quite noticeable relief fairly soon after the application of the flex blanket.

We think the DPL Flex System’s combination of red and infrared lights in a contour hugging blanket, is a really credible, drug free alternative to pain and sprain management at home.

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