LED light help? Answered
I purchased an LED anti-aging mask called Illumask. You only get thirty uses and then you need to repurchase. The manufacturer states "After 30 doses, the mask’s LED lights lose a significant level of luminous intensity (irradiance) which results in it being less effective. Longer lasting lights would drive up the cost, preventing us from keeping the price at $1/dose."
They're kind of alluding to the loss of intensity being due to the lights themselves having a short lifespan? At least that's what I get from their statement.
However, online a user posted that "The manufacturer deliberately drains the four AA batteries after the initial 30 sessions to thwart users from just RESETTING" (the device)
I don't know enough about LED's to know which is more likely the scenario. I didn't think the lifespan of LED's was so short that they'd be losing intensity after only 30 uses of 15 minutes?
Or is it likely a battery drain issue? If the battery drain issue is more likely, how do I circumvent that?
I'd also like to mod the mask to add more lights to it as I don't think there are enough lights to make it effective. Any help in how to go about that would be greatly appreciated. I was thinking LED ribbon lights would probably be easiest. I'm not sure if I could add more of the same type pictured or if I'd have to go with the larger ones. In any event, I need to figure out what's the more likely culprit in the loss of power. There are instructions on the web on how to reset the device, but if the lifespan of the light is an issue, I don't want to buy the same kind to mod it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.