Beacon40 light systems are easy to set up and use. You can find answers to commonly asked questions here.
Discover how to use your BEACON40® light system.
Product And Use
How should I use my Beacon40 light system?
The Beacon40 is designed to be convenient and easy to use. For recommended use, sit comfortably with the lights in your peripheral view about 3 to 12 feet away for at least one hour per day. Use your lights while you work, watch TV or read.
Can I use the lights at night?
Beacon40 lights can be used at any time of day. For nighttime use, we recommend setting the tone dial to the warmest setting. You can adjust the color tone and brightness to your preference.
How does Beacon40 work?
Beacon40 delivers pulses of light at 40Hz . That’s 40 flashes per second. It is a noninvasive method of stimulating the brain's activity and rejuvenating healthy gamma rhythms. When disturbance in the brain's gamma rhythm occurs, cognitive function is impaired.
How do I adjust the settings?
Customize the brightness, tone, and duration of your lights. Each of these can be easily adjusted using the remote control.
How long do I need to spend using the lights?
We recommend using the lights for at least an hour a day. Make this one of your daily habits, just like you brush your teeth or exercise. This is why we designed BEACON40 to be seamless and easy to use.
How long should I use Beacon40 before I begin to see results?
Everyone is different and we meet people at varying ages and stages of cognitive decline. Generally, our users tell us that at about 6 weeks of routine use, they notice a qualitative difference. It’s different for everyone. And we’re curious to hear your experience.
Might Beacon40 be preventative against Alzheimer’s disease?
An abundance of naturally occurring amyloid plaques in the brain can be responsible for interrupting healthy brain rhythms. Recent research has indicated that these plaques begin to build up in the brain 15 to 20 years before any behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer's become apparent. Just like you brush your teeth to keep plaque away — it’s beneficial to have a proactive routine to maintain healthy brain function..
Research has shown that gamma light therapy may operate both to reduce the amount of amyloid plaque buildup and to excite healthy brain function. The use of Beacon40 lights may have a positive effect in the prevention of the development of Alzheimer's in at-risk individuals who have not yet been diagnosed with the disease.
Safety And Precautions
Is there anyone who should not use Beacon40?
Beacon40™ is designed for use as a complement to your doctor-prescribed Alzheimer’s therapy. You should not use this product if you have a history of seizures or epilepsy, or have been diagnosed with photosensitive epilepsy. Consult a doctor before use if you believe you may be prone to photosensitive epileptic seizures.
Can I use Beacon40 while I'm taking medications?
We recommend Beacon40 as a complement to your doctor-prescribed protocols. Always talk to your doctor when adding any supplement to your routine.
No drug interactions are known to occur with the use of Beacon40, but you should always consult a doctor in advance if you have concerns regarding specific medication interactions. Beacon40 should not be used to replace medications or other prescribed treatments for Alzheimer’s patients.