Over the last 5 years there has been a big debate as to whether Carbon heaters or Ceramic heaters are “better”. Carbon heaters produce high quality, long wave infrared heat, but the problem is they do not produce a lot of infrared heat – in our testing they seemed weak. Ceramic heaters are powerful and emit a lot of infrared heat, but the wavelength tended to be shorter, thus less therapeutic.
Our R&D department at Clearlight Infrared has ended that debate by introducing the ONLY combination Carbon/Ceramic far infrared heater.
The carbon in our heaters allows the heater to produce long wave far infrared heat. This long wave infrared heat penetrates deeper into your body and the infrared heat is more readily absorbed. The ceramic in our heaters gives the heaters a very high infrared output when compared to traditional carbon heaters so we can concentrate the heat directly on your body.
Using a Tri-Field EMF meter and measuring directly on top of our True Wave II heaters, our heaters have an average EMF output of about 2.5mg. Compare that to over 100mg for most of our competitors carbon based heaters. In addition, when we use the Tri-Field meter and measure where you sit in the sauna, there is virtually no EMF.
WHY CLEARLIGHT INFRARED TRUE WAVE II™ FAR INFRARED HEATERS ARE BETTER FOR YOU?
With the high far infrared output (emissivity) of our heaters, you not only get the highest quality infrared heat, but you get a lot of it, and right where you want it – your body core. We position our heaters so that they surround your body concentrating the heat on your body core.
The key to infrared therapy is heating your body directly so you want heat on the front of your body and on the back of your body. Every Clearlight Infrared model has heaters on the front wall, back wall, side walls and underneath the bench.
CLEARLIGHT SAUNAS CORE BODY TEMPERATURE AND HEART RATE STUDY
WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN CHOOSING A FAR INFRARED HEATER:
We understand the difficulty in choosing a far infrared sauna over the internet and trying to determine which heaters will work best for you. The following are a few questions to ask when comparing various heaters:
The is one of the most important questions as it determines the size the of the infrared wave length and the overall effectiveness of the heater. The two scientific principals that govern infrared emmissions are called Planks Law and Weins Law. Both of these scientific laws have an equation with several constants and the only variable is the surface temperature of the heater. They both say that the lower the surface temperature of the heater, the longer the infrared wave will be and the more effective the infrared heat will be for you.
2) Does the sauna have front and back heaters?
One of the keys to sweating and effective detoxification in a far infrared sauna is warming your body core and raising your core body temperature. You want to find a sauna that heats both the back and front of your body. You cannot effectively detox in a far infrared sauna without warming your front core. Many saunas on the market today leave the front heaters out for aesthetic reasons – a huge mistake in our opinion. Our Clearlight True Wave II heaters are positioned so that they cover your full back area and the front heaters are positioned so that they are aimed at your front core. They do an excellent job of warming your body core and raising your core body temperature.
3) Is the far infrared heat directed where it’s most needed?
We have found that the problem with traditional carbon heaters is that, while they produce high quality infrared heat, they don’t produce a lot of it and it is not concentrated on your body. These heaters work well when they are within a few inches of your body as in some of the lay down infrared units, but not when they are in a large sauna cabin. The heaters run way up over your head and are really just heating the sauna cabin air. Because infrared heat travels in a straight line, you want to make sure that the heater directs the heat toward your body core, not just into the air around you.
4) Radiant heat vs. reflected heat:
You will see many heaters on the market that are a thin, single rod with a metal reflector behind it. Generally these heaters produce low quality far infrared heat when compared to a large flat panel far infrared heater. First, a single rod heater must run at a much higher surface temperature than a large flat radiant heater to produce sufficient infrared heat. As mentioned above, the higher the surface temperature the less effective the infrared heat will be.
GENTLE HEAT THAT PENETRATES DEEP!
In their book Beyond Antibiotics, Drs. Michael A. Schmidt et al. state the following:
“Saunas are being used by some doctors to stimulate the release of
Our True Wave II heaters reach optimal temperature very quickly so your sauna is ready for you to use in less than 10 minutes:
CLEARLIGHT SAUNAS USES TUNED FAR INFRARED
When far infrared waves are applied to water molecules (these molecules begin to vibrate. This vibration reduces the ion bonds and the eventual breakdown of the water molecules causes encapsulated gases and other toxic materials to be released.
The result of Clearlights Infrared’s True Wave II patented heater designs allows for better performance well within this vital wave range of 7 to 10 microns with a good portion of wavelengths at the frequency at which a water molecule resonates or vibrates. This vibration causes a release of cellular toxins such as mercury, aluminum, cholesterol and other toxic gases such as sulfur and formaldehyde. This optimal micron output also allows for deeper penetration of far-infrared heat, which improves pain relief, detoxification, circulation, and increased peripheral blood flow.
OUR CARBON/CERAMIC COMBINATION FAR INFRARED HEATERS COMPARED TO OTHER HEATERS
Raytek, one of the leading infrared instrument manufactures has the following emissivity tables on their website. When reading the table, please note the values in 5-14 micron ranges – the “vital” range for healing the human body (the symbol ?m stands for “micron”). You will see ceramic has an emissivity of .95 – the closest to a perfect black body at 1.0. That is why the patented ceramic compound that we add to our True Wave II heaters is so important.
Please note the entrys in the table hightlighed in this color.
Most infrared heaters used in our competitors saunas were designed for industrial use. These infrared heaters are used to cure the paint on cars because it heats the paint from the inside out. Clearlight Infrared True Wave II heaters were designed by us, specifically for use in our saunas and they were designed to heat the human body.
PATENTS / PATENT PENDING
As innovators in the infrared sauna industry, our founder, Dr. Raleigh Duncan, has patented or has patent pending’s for much of the technology we use. You can see just a few of the Clearlight Patents by clicking the titles below: