FULL SPECTRUM HEATER
The best-known Full Spectrum heaters are Philips Vitae lamps. Unlike the “dark radiators” described above these lamps emit visible red or orange-yellow light. The tungsten wire is not covered by a ceramic or metal husk but by a glass husk like a halogen lamp. No thermal isolators like sand or magnesium oxide are being used.
Our Full Spectrum lamps emit a maximum of 27% short wave radiation and thus a lot more than ceramic or metal heaters. This helps the body to warm up much faster and boosts long-term efficiency. An infrared cabin equipped with these heaters doesn’t have to be pre-heated and causes the same intensive sweating of the body in 15 minutes for which a cabin equipped with dark radiation heaters will need 30 minutes.
Short wave heaters penetrate the skin deeper, in some cases up to 6 millimetres. During tests under laboratory conditions it is possible to create temperatures of more than 1650 degrees with 80% IR-A and water-cooled lamps. Penetration of more than 6 millimetres could be observed in dead organic matters. Short wave heaters are therefore often used for therapeutic treatment as people report a reduction of pain in their joints and muscles.
Full Spectrum heaters have another advantage in that they don’t need to be pre-heated. A session is much shorter compared to long wave heaters thanks to the Full Spectrum’s high intensity. As a general rule Full Spectrum heaters are used for medical and therapeutic treatments while long wave heaters are used for relaxation.
IR-A 27% short wave
IR-B 58% medium wave
IR-C 15% long wave