While the exterior design of an infrared sauna is important – and we here at Sunlighten are very proud of our beautiful wood and finishes – your inquiry can’t stop there. When shopping for an infrared sauna, you MUST consider the heater itself. The quality and efficiency of the infrared heat technology inside the sauna is paramount to achieving all of the health and wellness benefits you’re seeking.
There are a lot of differences between Sunlighten infrared saunas and the others on the market but the most important one is the actual heater. Our Sunlighten infrared saunas use cutting-edge Solocarbon® Heating Technology.
What does that mean? The bottom line is that Sunlighten’s heater technology is substantially more effective than many others you might be considering.
Ceramic rods were the first type of infrared sauna heaters available. They emit infrared heat at very high temperatures and are unsafe to touch because the heat is contained in individual rods vs. being dissipated across a larger surface (like that which is found in a carbon panel-based heater). Cabin temperature close to the rods is very high, but then falls off as one moves away from the heat source.
Carbon-based heaters eventually replaced outdated ceramic rods.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 and 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% while most carbon blend heaters are capable of an emissivity output up to 90%. In 2010, Sunlighten introduced the Solocarbon Custom Spectrum heater – used in the mPulse infrared sauna line. And at the top of the range, Solocarbon Custom Spectrum has been proven by an independent 3rd party to have a 99% emissivity level!
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.
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. 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.
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
If you would like to learn more about Sunlighten’s Solocarbon technology or about any of Sunlighten’s infrared saunas, click here to request to speak with an infrared sauna specialist.
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