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.
The good news is that it’s entirely possible to build your own infrared sauna right at home. In fact, many TheraBulb users have been doing just that and I have as well.
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.
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.