TheraBulb 250W incandescent infrared bulbs received top ranking in GembaRed LLC’s best of list. GembaRed compared nine major brands of bulbs, evaluating them for light uniformity, intensity, and wavelength spectrum. Overall, TheraBulb was ranked second only to GE and received the top ranking for irradiance.
It's time to bust some myths about near infrared bulbs! In this post, we examine five of the most common misconceptions our customers have about NIR bulbs and explain the truth about each one.
TheraBulbs are designed to maximize red light and near infrared output and intensity, both of which are produced by the filament and not the glass shell. Despite being red in color, the glass that encases the filament plays zero role in the production of red light and near infrared energy.
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.
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.