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Hurricanes Embrace Red Light Technology

The Hurricanes have partnered with RubyLED, a leader in performance-enhancing Red Light Therapy Devices, for the 2022 Super Rugby season – A move that is already improving the way the team recovers from training and games.

As part of the partnership, RubyLED has supplied the Hurricanes with its professional level RubyLED Red Light Therapy Devices and Stands. They have setup a dedicated RubyLED recovery room for the teams to use daily to maximise the benefits of Red Light Therapy before and immediately after training and games.

Red Light Therapy is used by professional athletes and trainers around the world to boost performance and improve recovery times. Light therapy stimulates the mitochondria within the cells to produce energy. Light therapy can also speed up the recovery process by improving blood flow, reducing inflammation, and repairing tears within the muscles faster.

Hurricanes Head of Physical Performance Dave Wildash said he was thrilled to partner with RubyLED.

"Red Light Therapy allows us to treat the entire body with the extremely valuable resource of healthy light. Using RubyLED has helped our athletes with inflammation, increase cellular regeneration, and aid in sleep optimization, three main aspects of recovery that ensure our players are at their best for gameday.”

"Healthy light exposure is such an integral part of maximizing performance and recovery that we feel this is just the start of what's possible. We hope our partnership is the start of a new era and standard for how athletes perform and recover."

Joining forces with the Hurricanes in the lead up to their 2022 Super Rugby campaign was a natural progression for RubyLED, said founder James Hanafin.

"We are extremely excited about partnering with one of the great franchises in Super Rugby, and RubyLED is honoured to be a part of their winning formula. While you don’t have to be a pro athlete to see the benefits of Red Light Therapy, we are delighted to help the Hurricanes with a wide range of performance, recovery, and general health and wellness benefits.”

‘’This is a first-of-its-kind partnership between a professional sports franchise and a light therapy brand in New Zealand and shows the commitment the Hurricanes have to reaching their peak performance.”

RubyLED’s exclusive partnership with the Hurricanes signifies how crucial healthy light is for athletic performance and recovery, but also for overall health and wellness. The Hurricanes are ahead of the curve when it comes to innovation and performance, and RubyLED is thrilled to help them continue their heritage of success and commitment to constantly challenge what can be achieved, and to strive for greatness.

Detailed information about how light therapy can promote skin health, performance & recovery, and optimize sleep is available at, along with a summary of the RubyLED product line. Additionally, the website features clinical studies about the attributes of light therapy and its beneficial effects on the human body.

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