General description (fig. 1)
This appliance meets the requirements of Medical Device Directive
Check if the voltage indicated on the front of the lamp corresponds
to the mains voltage in your home before you connect the appliance.
Avoid overheating.Always place the appliance on a stable and horizontal
surface. Do not suspend it from the wall or ceiling (fig. 2 and 3).
Do not cover the appliance with, for example, a cloth or a piece of
clothing when it is switched on.
Make sure the appliance does not come into contact with water.
Do not use the appliance in the bathroom or in the shower room.
Do not subject the appliance to heavy shocks.
Allow the appliance to cool down for a few minutes before you put it
Do not leave the appliance unattended when it is switched on.
Prevent children from playing with the appliance.
Painkillers reduce the sensitivity to heat. Do not use this appliance
when you are on painkillers without having consulted your doctor first.
Do not look into the lamp's light when it is on. Keep your eyes closed.
The lamp will get quite hot when the appliance is switched on. Do
not touch it!
Avoid too intense cooling of the body part immediately after
Make sure the beam of infrared light stays at a safe distance of at least
45 cm from flammable objects and walls.
Do not fall asleep during treatment.
If the mains cord of the appliance is damaged, it may only be replaced
by a service centre authorised by Philips in order to avoid hazardous
The effect of the Infraphil
The Infraphil produces infrared light, which penetrates deeply into the skin.
This heats the skin, dilating the blood vessels and thus stimulating blood
The blood transports the substances necessary for rebuilding and
nourishing the body's tissues more rapidly, while at the same time waste
substances are removed more quickly.
These features make the Infraphil extremely suitable for therapeutic as well
as cosmetic use.
Infrared light can be used to treat muscular pains (fig. 4 and 5) and
(common) colds (fig. 6).
If there is no improvement after 6-8 treatments, stop using the appliance
and consult your doctor.
Do not use the appliance if you have a swelling or an inflammation, as
heat could aggravate the complaints. If in doubt, consult your doctor.
Remove all make-up from your face before treatment to ensure optimal
The Infraphil keeps your facial skin healthy and clean because of its
stimulating effect on the blood circulation.
Infrared light opens the pores of the skin.This will allow better cleaning of
As a result of the infrared light, creams or other skincare products are
absorbed better and more quickly by the skin.
Using the appliance
Distance and beam adjustment
Distance between the body and the appliance:
When treating muscular pains, the distance between the lamp and the area
to be treated must be approx. 20 cm.The heat should feel comfortable on
When treating colds the distance between the face and the appliance must
be approx. 35 cm.
Aim the beam of infrared light at the part of the body to be treated
Duration of treatment
The duration of the treatment depends on the person to be treated and
the type of use.We recommend a few short treatments a day, e.g.
2 treatments of 15 minutes.
Practice has shown that a few short treatments a day produce a better
result than one longer treatment.
Switching the appliance on
Switch the appliance on by inserting the plug into a wall socket.
Allow the appliance to cool down for a few minutes before you put it away.
Store the cord by winding it onto the cord storage facility (fig. 7).
Unplug the appliance and let the lamp cool down before you start
Clean the appliance with a cloth moistened with some distilled water or
Replacing the lamp
The lamp must be replaced by an identical infrared lamp (Philips R95E/100W).
Guarantee & service
If you need information or if you have a problem, please visit the Philips
Web site at www.philips.com or contact the Philips Customer Care Centre
in your country (you will find its phone number in the worldwide guarantee
leaflet). If there is no Customer Care Centre in your country, turn to your
local Philips dealer or contact the Service Department of Philips Domestic
Appliances and Personal Care BV.
The infrared lamp is not covered by the terms of the international
If the appliance does not work or does not work properly, first check
the list below. If the problem is not mentioned in this list, the appliance
probably has a defect. In that case we advise you to take the appliance
to your dealer or to an authorised Philips service centre.
The appliance does not
The plug has not been
Insert the plug properly into the
inserted properly into
the wall socket.
There may be a power
Check if the power supply
works by connecting another
The lamp may be
Replace the lamp (see chapter
The mains cord of the
Check the mains cord. If it is
appliance may be
damaged, have it replaced by a
service centre authorised by
Philips in order to avoid
Read manual before use
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