New Sunlighten infrared sauna owner Jeremy P. recently took delivery of his Signature II model infrared sauna. He was very excited and pleased with his sauna – so much so, that he decided to record a video testimonial to share his Sunlighten sauna review with others. Here is part one of his review – covering his initial perception of the packaging and wood quality as well as walking us through his sauna assembly process.
Sunlighten Sauna Customer Review – Part 1
Sunlighten infrared saunas customer review
I’m sitting here in my brand new Signature sauna from Sunlighten and I just want to tell you a little bit about it, how easy it was to set up and how happy we are with it so far. We got the package in from the shipper. There were two packages and they were pretty big. We opened them up and everything was packed unbelievably. The styrofoam that it came in was around every single piece, there wasn’t a scratch on anything.
I just want to start with what I perceived as the quality of the wood. We took those suckers out, this is solid wood. If you’ve been to any of these retail stores that sell saunas, that have the cheap Hemlock wood, there’s no comparison. I saw one that I could almost push it over. This thing right here, there is no pushing it over. This is solid.
They make it in Vietnam, which where companies like Restoration Hardware and Pier 1 get all their furniture made rather than China. And that’s what sold me in terms of the wood – that they don’t make it in China, that they make it in Vietnam. And let me tell you this is some thick wood and it’s really really well crafted. It feels furniture grade. That’s kinda what the people at Sunlighten sold me on and they delivered. I believed it when I saw it.
Then we put it together. They say you can put it together with two people. I would say you probably need at least 3 or 4. Just saying that. Sorry Sunlighten but there’s some big sheets in there and it’s pretty heavy. And you know, this is good stuff. You don’t want these to get broken. You don’t want them to get scratched. You just paid the money to do this and you want to keep this for a long, long time.
So I had my family here. I had my brother-in-laws and my dad and my father-in-law. We put down the base first, exactly where we wanted it. And then we put down the back panel. And there’s these slats on the floor that are clearly outlined and that’s where you drop it right in. Have one person hold it. Go grab the other panel. Drop in the left panel. And there’s a little staple up in the top, here in the corner where it bridges the gap between the two and kinda holds it in. I shouldn’t say a little staple. It’s really a thick gauge staple. And then you put in the front panel, here with the glass door which is a beautiful glass door. And then you put in, lastly, this panel.
You gotta make sure, there’s a little panel down here on the floor that you take off to connect the floor heater. There’s a floor heater. And all the electricity you just need to make the connections. And then in the ceiling, there’s a couple places where you need to make connections for all the heaters. So, heater here – there’s a connection up there that you need to make. Heater here – there’s a connection up there you need to make. Heaters here – connections. And then in the front, there’s a small heater as well.
So, there’s 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 heaters but this is probably an extra one – so I’d probably say that’s six heaters. And I’ll tell you a little bit more about the performance later.
Stay tuned for the rest of Jeremy’s Sunlighten infrared saunas review!