Posted by Sunlighten on 20 March 2017

Factors That Influence the Cost of an Infrared Sauna

Remember when you purchased a reliable product. Every time you used it you were completely satisfied and pleased with your purchase and investment in a quality product.

Our question for you:
What if you could replicate that experience with your infrared sauna?

At first glance, many people will be able to differentiate high end saunas from generic saunas by inspecting design and appearance.

However, you will need to investigate more closely to understand the technical differences – we can help you.

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Before asking for a price we recommend you do your research. Here are five factors to consider:

1) The sauna’s actual output of infrared (or ‘emissivity’):

If you have read our previous articles, you will know that we emphasise this point – Why? Because it is so important.
However for new readers, what do we mean by emissivity?

Let us explain…

Not all infrared heaters provide a high output of infrared.


Many standard infrared heaters on the market primarily emit high heat and less infrared.


High wattage also equates to high heat and less infrared. High infrared output is necessary in order to penetrate the body for a deep, purifying and detoxifying sweat. Hot air only brings on surface sweat.

The bottom line: always ask for emissivity test data.

Learn more about Emissivity in our video below:

what is emissivity infrared

2) Non-toxic timbers:

Your infrared sauna is a health product and should be 100% non-toxic without any toxic timbers, glues or adhesives.

A number of generic saunas are made with timber offcuts. When the panels and small offcuts are used then more glue is needed. Consequently, it can be uncertain as to how much toxic material has been used in the manufacturing process.

The world’s most advanced models are made in a dedicated sauna factory under stringent quality control conditions.

As a commitment to your health & wellbeing, Sunlighten have diligently selected 100% non-toxic timbers for our saunas. Our timber options include Eucalyptus, Cedar or Hypoallergenic Basswood.

Where glue is required for extra strength then only organic, non-toxic glue is used.

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3) Advanced wellness & entertainment features:

Saunas have come a long way from the traditional old hot boxes.

Cutting edge saunas have progressed to give you the latest in entertainment features for your enjoyment and programs for increased wellness outcomes.

Entertainment features and advancements such as these will need to be accounted for in the price.

Nowadays, advanced saunas such as the mPulse have a built in touchscreen with features such as Wi-Fi capability, Netflix, Pandora, Facebook and Spotify.

This flagship model has 6 built-in programs to assist with detoxification, weight management, pain relief, relaxation, anti-aging and cardiovascular health.

4) Easy Magnetic Assembly:

Does the thought of assembling a sauna seem daunting?

No cause for concern, sauna assembly technology has progressed significantly.

Intuitive Magne-seal magnetic assembly has been developed and patented by Sunlighten to simplify the process for you.

This saves you time and assembly costs which influences the cost of the sauna.

Learn more about Sunlighten’s Construction Process here.

5) Service, Support & Global Backing:

When something sounds too good to be true……

Always look closely at the company offering the warranty. Are they established? Are they the manufacturer? Are they offering a realistic warranty than can be upheld?

Put your trust into a sauna company that can guarantee sincere support before, during and after the sale. A warranty can only be provided by the manufacturer.

Sunlighten research, develop and manufacture their own products and all Sunlighten products come with an Australia/NZ warranty and also a global warranty.

Sunlighten have a dedicated Service department available for both Australia and New Zealand.

Your decision

These are a handful of the factors that should influence your decision. But there are so many more when investing in a wellness product.

Remember to place importance on effectiveness over price.

Our trained team can assist you with test information to give you peace of mind in your investment.

For any questions about buying a sauna or the costs involved, please get in touch with us.


We leave you with this amusing reminder…

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why buy sunlighten and why we do what we do


*Sunlighten does not provide medical advice. We recommend you consult with a health care practitioner if you are unsure if using an infrared sauna is right for you. For best results, our saunas should be used in conjunction with an appropriate diet and exercise program. Individual results may vary. 

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