TheraBulb offers two different types of bulbs: incandescent and LED. We sell both types of bulbs because each one offers some features that the other does not. This not only makes them alternatives for each other, but also complementary. In this blog post we're going to discuss how using incandescent and LED bulbs together can offer you the best of both worlds.
If you're building an infrared sauna or otherwise want to experience soothing heat and penetrating near infrared energy, you may be wondering how many bulbs you'll need. In this blog post, we'll provide you some information and resources to help you determine the right number of bulbs for your use.
In this blog post, we’ll explain what makes a bulb and lamp / light fixture compatible, what sorts of lamps can be used to operate TheraBulbs, and what you need to know about using a TheraBulb in a mounted light fixture.
Irradiance is the technical term for intensity of light. Irradiance can apply to both visible light, which can be seen with the naked eye, and infrared energy, which is not perceptible to the naked eye. Whether the light/energy is visible or not, its irradiance decreases as distance from the source increases. (Think of how a lightbulb seems much brighter when you are beside it than when you are across the room from it.) For this reason, irradiance data always includes the distance from the source, such as .33M, .5M, 1M. Irradiance is measured in milliwatts per centimeter squared(mW/cm2), with larger irradiance numbers indicating more energy available at that distance.
The marketplace offers a wide range of red light and infrared products for home use by consumers. These include incandescent bulbs of varying sizes and wattages; walk in saunas; and LED bulbs, panels, face masks, and helmets. Prices range from less than $30 to more than $5000. While this variety presents the opportunity to find a product that is the perfect fit, the choices can be overwhelming without a means of comparing products in a meaningful way. Fortunately, there are some objective criteria that you can use to find the product that will be best for you.
TheraBulb near infrared bulbs are a type of heat lamp bulb that has been designed for use in home saunas and by those who want to use red light and near infrared energy for some sort of therapy (that has been approved by a medical professional). In the remainder of this article, I’ll describe the features of TheraBulb products, how they make them different from general purpose heat lamp bulbs, and why those differences matter.