Cossack top / light pad instructions.

Instructions for making a detachable top for your Cossack light hat. It also can be used as a light pad, provided that you make it with gel-covered LEDS.

Further to yesterday’s post about Michael Richard’s clever addition to the Cossack light hat, we have now completed the instructions for the detachable Cossack top/light pad which you can download below.

Detachable Cossack top / light pad

The instructions for making a detachable top for your Cossack are close to being finalised.

The top, as with the Cossack itself, has a frame made from plastic-coated mesh.

It uses gel-covered 12V DC LED strip. The gel covering is really important because it allows the top to be used directly on the skin. If you get the non-gel-covered LEDS then your skin will be scratched and the LEDs will be uncomfortably hot.

Here’s the top resting on Michael’s sore hand. Note the gel-covered LEDS.

And here it is with the lights on.

The last photo shows the Cossack and its top shining together.

I’ll be posting the detailed instructions very soon.

Stick with LED lights

After I had a query about the effectiveness of LED lights versus laser lights, I wrote a blog post here on the Well Red website.

As noted in the article by Vladimir Heiskanen and Michael Hamblin, the use of lasers is more related to the history of laser development rather than lasers being intrinsically better than other light sources.

In summary, stick with LED lights. They are safe to use and don’t have the health concerns that come with lasers.

Thank you to note thanun on Unsplash for the evocative photo.

The brain’s response to injury

If you are a Game of Thrones fan, then you’ll know the mother of dragons, Daenerys Targaryen, played by actor Emilia Clarke.

What you might not know is that Emilia has had brain injury and brain surgery.

Here’s a wonderful article from The Conversation about brain injury and how the brain responds to injury. The brain’s ability to heal itself is remarkable. Add in red and near infrared lights, and the healing process is stimulated.

The image of Emilia Clarke is reproduced from The Conversation.