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Sebastian
July 21, 2022
9 min read

Are Outdoor Saunas Worth It? 

The outdoor sauna sale that sold like hot cakes!

Outdoor infrared saunas are all the rage, but are they really worth the investment? The Clearlight® Outdoor Infrared Saunas are top of the line and will look great in any backyard! Here are 5 reasons why these outdoor infrared saunas are worth the purchase:

1. You can use it all year round!

With Clearlight® Outdoor Infrared Saunas, you can enjoy better health with infrared therapy, no matter what the weather is like outside. Whether it’s snowing, raining or the sun is shining, you can sit back and relax in your own personal oasis.

2. It’s great for entertaining!

Prefer have friends over but don’t want to leave the comfort of your own home? No problem! Invite them over to try out your new outdoor infrared sauna. They’ll be so impressed with your sauna that they might just want to get one themselves!

3. You’ll save money in the long run.

An outdoor infrared sauna is a great investment because it will last for years and years with proper care. Plus, you won’t have to keep paying for expensive spa treatments or memberships – you can enjoy all the quality benefits right in your own backyard!

4. It’s good for your health!

There are countless health benefits associated with infrared sauna therapy. These sauna sessions can improve blood circulation, help remove toxins, skin purification, reduce stress, lower blood pressure, relieves pain from the muscle and joints, and more. So not only are outdoor saunas a great way to sweat, but it’s also good for your overall health and wellbeing.

5. You deserve it!

You work hard and you deserve to treat yourself to something special. An outdoor sauna is a perfect way to do just that. Relax, rejuvenate and enjoy all the benefits that infrared sauna therapy has to offer. You won’t regret it!

Clearlight® Saunas Review

Sauna companies are a dime a dozen, but which one is the best for you? Infrared sauna brands seem to offer the same product and service at face value, but once you start digging, you'll find that many competing brands don't stack up to what Clearlight has to offer for your very own sauna.

Aussie surfing legend Owen Wright reviews his Clearlight® Outdoor Sauna.

Clearlight® Saunas sort themselves to the top of Google Reviews over other brands because of their modern outdoor saunas.

Clearlight was founded in the United States, but make no mistake, we are an Australian-owned distributor that sells outdoor saunas to the world, including Australia, Europe, France, the United Kingdom and New Zealand to name a few.

11 things you need to know before buying into infrared sauna brands

When it comes to buying an infrared sauna, there are a few things you need to know before making your purchase. Here are the 11 most important things to keep in mind when shopping for an infrared sauna:

1. Not all infrared saunas are created equal

Australian design, Italian luxury, that's what you get with a Clearlight® Outdoor Infrared Sauna. The perfect addition to any backyard because of its durable Cedartech® Shell that replicates the charcoal timber of the Australian landscape. These truly are a sauna built to last.

Tip* Ask if they are built to Australian standards and get a copy of the certifications to make sure.

2. Outdoor infrared saunas are great to compliment your surrounding

Let's face it, you want an outdoor sauna to take in the beautiful surrounding, you want it to feel open and welcome. You want the beautiful local environment of Australia in your sauna space. This can only happen if your very own sauna has a full glass front for this immersive experience. When you compare Australia to the world, we have some of the best sun exposure and fauna than anywhere else. You won't get the same experience if the front wall and door are made from only cedar wood. Any other brand might think it's ok to have a tiny window for light, but we know what's best when it comes to style the whole family can enjoy.

Tip* Get clear on why you want an outdoor sauna in the first place and don't settle for mediocre.

3. Enjoy the therapeutic benefits of radiant heat outside

An indoor sauna session is amazing if you have floor space in your home. But there's something truly special about getting the many benefits of heating the body and sweating outside. Your health may improve in any session due to increased blood circulation, toxins removal, reduced stress, skin purification, lowered blood pressure, and muscle and joint pain alleviation. Other infrared heaters aren't tested to the degree that ours are, and we have patented True Wave™ sauna heaters that are low emf, high power, and offer a full range of infrared wavelengths.

Tip* Don't be afraid to talk about the certifications and testing of the infrared heater panels.

4. Outdoor saunas are a great addition to any home all year round

Get your sauna on in style, either under the sun or the moon. Australia has some of the harshest sun rays in the world and the market for outdoor entertainment is closely tied with our culture. Indoor saunas just don't scratch that itch. Our durable Cedartech® Shell can withstand all climates in Australia and follows the cedar wood aesthetic to complement any backyard. Our interior cabin is made from Canadian western cedar wood and you can learn more about what wood type to use here. Some sauna brands opt for cheaper Canadian hemlock to save costs, but if you ask the internet you'll find that cedar is the best option for any sauna.

Tip* Make sure the aesthetic of your sauna is up to par with how you want to entertain in your backyard.

5. Choose a safe outdoor sauna

Overseas brands that sell cheap saunas most definitely only have one thing in mind... sales. Chances are they aren't too worried about your body or personal health. A fairly new health-conscious choice to make is low emf (electromagnetic frequencies). Maybe you've heard about mobile phones emitting high levels when plugged in on the charge, or you've felt some level of radiation from being too close to power lines. An analogy that we like is to ask yourself, would you sleep on a wifi router? If the answer is no, and it's because of radiation, then you probably don't want to be exposing yourself to this same high-level radiation of emf while in your outdoor sauna. Clearlight® Saunas are the world leaders in low emf technology, and our patented technology has such low-level radiation or emf that it is virtually zero. Our range of emf exposure is so small when in use, and that is purely by design and innovation, that no other saunas on the market have the same range of emf levels.

Tip* If emf is important to you, ask for third-party testing certificates and make sure they're testing the cabin when it's turned on.

6. A one-stop shop for a range of add-on wellbeing products

Quality saunas and quality service shouldn't be the only thing on your mind when choosing a sauna brand. Saunas produce radiant heat to relax and rejuvenate your body through sweat, but why stop there? Being able to shop for complimentary products and add-ons is an amazing feature after you've had your sauna for a while. Clearlight offers a range of integrable add-ons to further enhance your skin and body experience past only sweat. You can shop for what we have already on our website.

Tip* Don't just settle for heat, ask about what range of sauna products they have other than just saunas.

7. Do you have questions about how to use and care for your outdoor sauna

Unlike a traditional or steam sauna, infrared saunas require power and have electrical components. For this reason, you're going to want a local customer care team that you can talk to when things go wrong. Maybe the temperature isn't rising, maybe the power has been cut, maybe the heaters have stopped, whatever the reason, knowing there is a local team to help you make a huge difference in a lifetime purchase. Clearlight also provides a lifetime warranty on every sauna - so if another brand matches that warranty you'll want to know that they will be around to deliver on those promises.

Tip* Ask about their customer care team and service promises.

8. Utilise resources to optimise your experience

Heating your body for health benefits sounds easy right? Simply turn on the power of your sauna, heat the temperature to a high range, let the heaters directly contact your body, and sweat it all out. This is true for the most part. But there is a world of tools, tips and tricks you can use to maximise the sauna experience for your body. A sauna brand you invest in should know how to best use their saunas for multiple therapeutic benefits, and they should be able to provide helpful resources. Do they have a podcast, eBooks, how-to guides and more? These are all valid questions to ask.

Tip* Take the time to see what additional guides and resources are available from your sauna brand because saunas should be a holistic approach to improving your health just as much as they are a luxury addition to your home.

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9. Outdoor saunas can cost an arm and a leg

Outdoor sauna models are expensive, and that's before you landscape your space outside. What you don't want is to add additional running costs to that price tag. Lots of saunas have inefficient heater placement. The counts for indoor saunas as well. Look for how high the heaters in the cabin space are, and if they are higher than shoulder height, chances are the running costs per hour will be higher than one that isn't. Infrared heaters work similar to the sun, if you're in the sun or have direct contact with sun, it's much hotter than if you're in the shade. The same is true for infrared heaters, if they're not directly facing your body then they aren't doing much to heat your core body temperature. This inefficient heating uses power in the heaters to heat up empty space - something that infrared isn't as good as traditional or steam saunas are. Clearlight® Saunas have specifically designated heater placement to keep operation costs to a minimum - about $1 per hour.

Tip* Check where the heaters are!

10. Are they a sustainable brand

Sustainability is important for many reasons. Both environmentally and also as a business. After all, what's the point of a 10yr warranty on saunas if the brand isn't around to warrant it? At Clearlight® Saunas, everything done as a business reflects sustainability. The wood used is FSC-certified, red western cedar wood, and for each of our saunas sold we save 2m2 space of rainforest here in Australia, plant 5 trees in India, and provide a family in need 5 days of solar lighting and rescue 1kg of food waste. Clearlight® Saunas is more than your traditional brand and ensuring our saunas are sustainable for the future is somewhat - traditional to us.

Tip* Ask about their corporate social responsibility and see if their values align with yours

11. Do they have sauna reviews

Saunas are a large market for homeowners in 2022, so taking your time to compare customer reviews, and the points above are crucial not only for outdoor saunas but for indoor saunas also. Look to see if reviews are genuine and from real people, browse their ambassadors and influencers and see if you resonate with those people - chances are the people who choose to represent them have the same values as yourself. Remember that your sauna is an extension of your backyard, your home and your health.

Tip* Google, google and more google!

An outdoor infrared sauna is all the rage, and for good reason - they offer a wealth of benefits. However, not all outdoor saunas are created equal. Make sure to ask the right questions before investing in a brand, such as whether they have helpful guides and resources available if their heaters are placed efficiently, and how sustainable their business is. Checking reviews is also a must. With the right research, you can find an outdoor infrared sauna that is perfect for you and your backyard.

If you're interested in an infrared sauna cabin for home, click here to view our range of full-spectrum saunas, far-infrared saunas, and outdoor saunas.

Clearlight would like to remind users that this should not be taken as direct medical advice, and you should always consult a licensed health practitioner before making any significant changes to your lifestyle or existing pain treatment regimen.

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