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What is infrared?

Are you new to infrared?

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If you're new to infrared sauna heating, learning about this technology can be intimidating. There is a great deal of off-putting mix of jargon and rapid-fire facts.

But taking time to understand infrared heating will ensure you make a wise investment. Your desire should be to find technology that can help you achieve your wellness goals.

Sunlighten specialise in tested, clinical-grade infrared heating technology. We have a dedicated team of sauna specialists. They can explain in simple (or detailed) terms what infrared technology is, and what it means for you.

Here are the basics

Infrared heat is one part of the electromagnetic spectrum. It occurs naturally as the non-harmful component of the sun's radiation. Unlike harmful UV radiation, infrared heat is safe. It is a wavelength you would experience as the gentle, penetrating warmth. The same feeling as being in a sunny room on a cold winter's day.

As a sauna heating technology, infrared is a recent innovation of the last decade. Yet, the same technology has been used extensively. Especially in other industries from healthcare to space exploration for many years.

Within infrared, there are near, mid and far-infrared wavelengths.

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Significant investment in research and development led to Sunlighten’s breakthrough: Solocarbon heating technology. Solocarbon operates at a lower temperature. It is proven to emit consistent far-infrared heat.

Our most recent innovation is full-spectrum infrared heating. It is a technology available only in Sunlighten's mPulse series. It utilises the entire infrared spectrum to support the widest range of wellness goals. The mPulse makes it easy to tailor a blend of wavelengths. Its six pre-set programs allow this with the option of custom heater settings.

That's the basics!

If you'd like to know more, one of our experienced specialists would be happy to talk you through it. As a wellness company, we have built a loyal and passionate community. They support us in advocating the benefits of our infrared heat therapy.

Understanding the technology is a valuable first step. But it's all just words on paper until you've enjoyed an hour in the gentle warmth of a Sunlighten sauna.

If you'd like to learn more, call one of our experienced sauna specialists, or contact us here.

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*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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