Infrared Heating Technology
Not all infrared heaters are created equally! Until now, infrared heaters have been made from either ceramic rods or a carbon blend. Solocarbon Custom Spectrum changes the game with new elements that offer precise results.
Ceramic rods were the first type of infrared sauna heaters available, though are no longer the technology of choice. They emit infrared heat at very high temperatures that are unsafe to touch since the heat is contained in individual rods vs. being dissipated across a larger surface (like what is found in a carbon panel-based heater). Cabin temperature close to the rods is very high, but then falls off as one moves sideways or away. This uneven distribution of heat results in uncomfortable hot and cold spots in the sauna.
On the other hand, clinically-backed Solocarbon Custom Spectrum heaters emit infrared heat at a lower, more constant temperature through large panels, creating an even distribution of comforting heat throughout the sauna. Each mPulse sauna has panels strategically placed so you are completely surrounded by this therapeutic infrared heat. Lower surface temperatures emit infrared rays in the more vital range, producing better results for detoxification, blood pressure reduction, weight loss, pain relief, skin health and more.
Carbon based heaters eventually replaced outdated ceramic rods. While both technologies are only capable of emitting infrared wavelengths that cover a portion of the far-infrared spectrum, the range of efficiencies (or emissivities) of ceramic heaters is broad & inconsistent. This is a critical shortcoming because the efficacy of an infrared sauna is based in large part on how efficient its heaters are in conducting and emitting infrared heat. Ceramic heaters have emissivity levels around 85%, and that is why carbon is now considered the technology of choice. Most carbon blend heaters are capable of an emissivity output up to 90%, but Sunlighten’s Carbon Surround technology found in the Select Series boasts a 93% emissivity level. The Signature Series’ Solocarbon heaters emit infrared at 95% efficiency. And at the top of the range, Solocarbon Custom Spectrum (found in the mPulse Series), has been proven by an independent 3rd party to have a 99% emissivity level!
Among various infrared heating technologies, Solocarbon® Custom Spectrum is unique in its ability to provide the full infrared spectrum at optimal wavelengths. This is accomplished with multi-layered heaters with distinct components to independently offer near, mid and far infrared heat. This matters because there are different health benefits associated with each part of the infrared spectrum, and some benefits that are best offered via a blend of wavelengths. mPulse’s Solocarbon Custom Spectrum is the only heater on the market with intelligent technology based on clinical data designed into it in order to most precisely deliver the health benefits most sought after.
The Solocarbon Custom Spectrum® Advantage
As leader of the infrared sauna industry, we have taken infrared heating technology to the next level. Solocarbon Custom Spectrum stands as one of Sunlighten’s crowning achievements. Simply put, Solocarbon Custom Spectrum is an exclusive heating technology with proprietary blends of wavelengths that are fully customizable across the entire infrared spectrum to consistently deliver your desired health result.
mPulse’s Solocarbon Custom Spectrum® Heating Technology:
- Personalized access to the health benefits associated with the entire IR spectrum
- Proprietary blend of full spectrum wavelengths to more precisely & effectively address health needs
- One-touch program customization unlocks the door to personalization
- Most robust heaters across emissivity and infrared power
- Advanced LED technology capable of delivering true near IR - the only IR sauna on the market that can make this claim
Four Important Elements to Consider in Choosing an Infrared Heater
With so many types of infrared heaters available, it can be confusing to determine which is best. When choosing an infrared heating technology, there are 4 key elements to consider:
- Technical Specifications – what are the specific measures of surface area, emissivity (efficiency) and infrared power? Taken together, these are a good indication of the heater’s basic level of quality.
- Infrared Customizability – to what extent can the infrared wavelengths be controlled, and what is their breadth & duration? These address the precision of the heater and its ability to specifically target different health benefits.
- Heater Programs – what one-touch settings are available, and how easy is it to personalize a session? This is a measure of how likely it is for you to be able to tap into the heater’s full potential.
- Clinical Proof – what research studies are the heater settings based on, and who has verified that the heaters are delivering the claimed benefits? Without 3rd party verification or correct sauna and heater design, you will not achieve claimed health benefits.
The following chart offers more detail on these 4 key factors.
KEY ELEMENTS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING AN INFRARED HEATER
Total Surface Area
Generally speaking, bigger is better for a more even distribution of heat, but only up to a certain point.
The best measure of how efficient a heater is in conducting & radiating infrared heat.
This is a prime indicator of heater quality. The higher the wattage, the more dynamic is the heater’s ability to deliver infrared across the full spectrum.
Blend of Wavelengths
This refers to the research involved in determining optimal blends of wavelengths to specifically target different health benefits.
This determines which different wavelengths along the infrared spectrum can be delivered simultaneously
A heater is only as good as its safety. This indicates if the heater is built to exceed electrical standards to maintain safe performance over time.
User Interface Another word for Control Panel, this is the brain behind what allows a user to access the heater’s full capabilities. Simplicity of design is critical.
What are the individual components of the heater that produce near, mid and far infrared heat? Without the use of LED technology, delivery of nIR in a sauna (and its associated benefits) is a myth.
Heater Settings Individual health needs and goals differ. Heater Settings are what control different heaters or their components to personalize sessions by mapping to specific health benefits.
A heater’s programs must be based on clinical data to ensure accurate delivery of a given health benefit. Success begins with research and ends with testing.
Third Party Verification
Heater protocols can be based on clinical data, but must be verified that they’re actually delivering what they set out to. This is where a 3rd party comes in – to verify performance as promised.
Sauna Integration This refers to the placement of the heaters within the sauna with respect to how a person actually uses it. Good design is based on research guidance to produce proven results.
The heating technology of our mPulse Series was designed from the ground up, with each of these characteristics of an optimal heater individually considered and designed around. The result is the world’s smartest, most comfortable sauna, with unmatched heaters that are intuitively simple to use. Aptly named Solocarbon Custom Spectrum, this heating technology stands alone in its ability to unlock access to all of the health benefits associated with the full spectrum of infrared heat.
Unlike other heating technologies you may come across, only Solocarbon Custom Spectrum offers all 4 of these elements needed to achieve targeted, precise health results
Optimal Technical Design
Solocarbon Custom Spectrum heaters are unique in their ability provide the full infrared spectrum at optimal wavelengths. Multiple layers with distinct components independently offer near, mid and far infrared heat. This allows for the targeting of different health benefits associated with each part of the infrared spectrum.
Advanced LEDs provide near infrared at a singular wavelength with minimal variability for consistency of output, which is exactly what independent research supports. Others may claim near infrared, but without this proprietary LED technology developed by Sunlighten, it simply is not possible.
In addition, this advanced heating technology delivers mid and far infrared heat through a patent-pending, independently controllable design for the utmost in personalization. And the inclusion of heat sensors keeps wavelengths at a consistent heat output for maximum comfort and results.
True Infrared Customizability
You can choose to customize a session’s infrared output to whatever health benefit or setting accomplishes your goal. With your health needs changing over time, the beauty of mPulse’s technology is that it can adapt with you to offer what you need, when you need it.
Dynamic Heater Programs
With the intuitively simple LCD control panel that comes standard with the mPulse Series, your health is literally at your fingertips. You are just one touch away from accessing 6 unique Health Benefit programs. Each program is based on a proprietary blend of wavelengths based on third-party research studies.
Solocarbon® Custom Spectrum health benefit programs cover the entire spectrum of infrared and its associated benefits. Once you choose a program, the heaters take over to automatically emit your selected proprietary blend of full spectrum infrared heat.
Different parts of the infrared spectrum are more effective than others at targeting various health benefits. (INFRARED HEALTH BENEFIT CHART by wavelength). With this in mind, Solocarbon Custom Spectrum’s proprietary blends of wavelengths were developed based on over 56 research studies for true health results.
|| Pain relief
Blood pressure reduction
No matter your desired health result, if it can be addressed with infrared, mPulse’s Solocarbon Custom Spectrum can deliver it. [Image will scroll through each program to show active heaters. List programs as the heaters change].
The Future is Now
With utmost precision of delivery, mPulse’s Solocarbon Custom Spectrum stands alone as the world’s most effective infrared sauna heating technology. And as technology evolves and new clinical research is available, your mPulse sauna can be updated to reflect the most recent program changes.
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