Sebastian
December 07, 2020
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What Is The Difference In Sauna Heaters?

What Is The Best Type Of Infared Sauna Heater

Clearlight would like to remind users that this should not be taken as direct medical advice, and users should always consult a medical professional if complications arise from prolonged use.

From the beginning of Clearlight Infrared® Saunas to now, infrared technology has changed from a technology in the space of alternative medical practices, to an emerging at home, and accessible health trend. With the advancements of this technology and the scientific research around infra-red, the prodiment infarred wavelength for the infrared sauna industry was and still is far-infrared wavelengths

But this hasn't been the only infrared wavelength that has been studied, or even used in a medical setting for that matter. These other wavelengths were known as near-infrared and mid-infrared, which were being used extensively for health treatments by health professionals globally. Clearlight Infrared ® Sauas went on to develop near-infrared and mid-infrared wavelengths into a patented heating technology, further revolutionising the infrared sauna industry and this technology. At this time, founder Dr. Rayleigh Duncan, developed the the first Clearlight True Wave® heater. A heater that incorporated near-infrared, mid-infrared and far-infrared into one heater, coining the term full-spectrum and changing the industry from this point forward.

We have a range of medical studies and papers on the proven health benefits of infrared technology that you can read here

What Are Full-Spectrum Heaters?

The discovery of a single form of infrared wavelength dramatically minimising the overall therapuetic abilities that the infrared-heaters could offer, specifically the modalities of near-infrared and mid-infrared wavelengths, casued Clearlight Infrared® Saunas to invest in a new form of heater.

Clearlight founder, Dr. Rayleigh Duncan explains his coined term, Full-Spectrum, by stating, “we wanted to convey three different bandwidths of infrared, namely far, mid and near, so that’s all we’re saying”

Over the past 10 years, the use of infrared technology for healing purposes boomed, and with the internet and increased popularity of e-commerce, this caused the sauna industry to become flooded with numerous startup sauna companies. Many of these startup sauna companies had little understanding of the scientific and medical considerations for the therapeutic benefits of infrared therapy. Subsequently offering low cost, low-quality, and sometimes toxic infrared saunas. To this day, cheaper companies continue to use the term 'Full-Spectrum', with little to no understanding of the infrared technology.

Clearlight Full Spectrum Heaters Vs. Other Full Spectrum Heaters

Clearlight Infrared® Saunas was the first to produce infrared heaters that utilised full-spectrum wavelengths and has continued to make the most technological advancements in with the heater panels since then. These patented advancements come from the bulbs, materials, and engineering designs that are exclusive to Clearlight Infrared® Saunas, offers premium, non-toxic infrared therapy. 

The Downside Of LED Bulbs For Infrared Sauna Heaters

LED bulbs for infrared therapy is a great technology, especially for near-infrared wavelengths. The benefits of LED bulbs is the low wattage they use to produce high-quality near-infrared. Although near-infrared is extremely effective for topical treatments, the downside is the LED must be directly over the intended treated area at a close distance. This is why LED bulbs for infrared heaters aren’t effective for their healing and health benefits, especially in saunas. To receive the healing benefits of LED bulb heaters in a sauna would require you to have the surface area of your body directly up against the heater (visualize a gecko clinging onto a wall).

The Benefits Of Halogen Bulbs For Infrared Sauna Heaters

Halogen bulbs for infrared therapy offer great diversity in infrared wavelengths, as well as impactful heat. Not only are they energy efficient to run, but they also heat up quickly in comparison to other heaters. These factors, along with the power of the halogen bulbs, and the disadvantages of LED bulbs that are mentioned above, are the core reasons why Clearlight Infrared® Saunas use a type of halogen bulb in the patented True Wave® full-spectrum heaters.

The Difference Between Clearlight Infrared® Full Spectrum Heaters From The Rest?

The difference between Clearlight Infrared® Sauna heaters, also known as True Wave® heaters is the patent. Because they have an incredibly low EMF/ELF, and are the only infrared heaters to combine both carbon and ceramic heaters into one complete heater. Taking the advantages of carbon heaters - being the longest infrared wave output - and combining it with the advantages of the ceramic heater - being the highest infrared output. 

It's for these reasons Clearlight Infrared® Saunas patented full-spectrum heaters, True Wave® Heaters is the best infrared-sauna heater on the market today. 

For more information on what infrared heater is the best option for you - visit the Clearlight 'Ultimate Guide To Buying Infrared Saunas' for an in-depth breakdown of what factors you should consider when investing in an infrared sauna.

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