Buyers Guide to the Infrared Sauna [Reviews 2019]

The main point

An infrared cabin is an alternative to the classic sauna and warms the body, but not the air.

What is an infrared cabin?

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In recent years, the market for sauna suppliers has changed considerably. In addition to the classic sweat sauna and steam bath, more and more customers are looking for an alternative and have obviously found what they are looking for in infrared cabins. In contrast to conventional saunas, the air is not heated but the human body is heated by infrared radiation.

The infrared cabins are available in different shapes and each have a wooden outer wall. You can either sit or lie in them, depending on the manufacturer and the customer’s wishes. Inside the cabin different control and safety techniques are available. Depending on personal preference the infrared cabins can be selected in temperatures of 25 to 65 degrees Celsius.

Infrared cabins are often referred to as red light cabins or heat cabins. The term infrared sauna can also often be heard on the market. Preheating is not necessary, the heat is available as radiant heat directly at the push of a button. Pleasant sweating in a relaxed atmosphere and with a health aspect. Pleasant warmth even in the smallest of spaces and without any sauna heater or infusion.

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Infrared cabin: What is it?

The infrared heat cabins are not only used as an alternative to the sauna in the private sector. We find them also in the medicine and in the commercial area, because their effect is well-known and researched as far as possible.

In various wellness offers, luxurious hotels and physiotherapeutic practices, they have been increasingly used in recent years as well as in rehabilitation facilities. There the heating lamp is aimed with the infrared radiation purposefully at a certain body region. The heat of the infrared radiation, here particularly those of the class IR-C, goes particularly deeply under the skin of humans and penetrates several layers fabric. In this way the heat can alleviate pain, heal dislocations and strains and spread a pleasant feeling of warmth.

What to consider in an infrared cabin?

The infrared cabin must not be confused with a sauna. If you like it hot and sweat a lot, you will not be satisfied with the infrared cabin. The gentle sauna is aimed at people who want to do something good for themselves and their health in a relaxed way and without great strain on the body.

Anyone who has ever sat in front of an infrared lamp can certainly remember the pleasant effect of the pleasant warmth that seems to have flowed through the whole body. This is exactly the effect you would like to get in an infrared cabin. Warmed up bodies, which are warmed up by the infrared radiation within a few seconds like from the inside out.

In an infrared cabin, many functions of the body are supported, soothed or stimulated:

  • Metabolism
  • deslagging
  • muscle tensions
  • Joint pain
  • oxygen absorption
  • Sweating and detoxification

Especially for people who want to recover from stressful everyday life, a separate infrared cabin for home is recommended. Even in the smallest of spaces, there is an individual cabin solution that gently stimulates circulation and has a generally relaxing effect.

What radiation does an infrared cabin use?

The IR-C light is used almost exclusively in an infrared heat cabin. It is the only long-wave light (more than 3000 Nm to 1 mm) that has a beneficial and stimulating effect on the human body. In combination with the infrared A light it is a health-promoting heat radiation. The decisive factor here is that it is not the ambient air or room air that heats up, but the human body itself.

The infrared radiation penetrates the epidermis and is distributed throughout the body via the blood circulation. Thus it is possible that the user is warmed up also with small room temperature purposefully and comes into sweating. However, an infrared cabin can also be equipped with different types of infrared radiators. Depending on the type of radiation, the maximum time the cabin can be used depends on the type of radiation.

For example, the best therapeutic effect for the back, neck and shoulders is obtained with a short-wave light. However, they are much more intense than the long-wave rays and not all users tolerate this. They find the radiation and heat too intense.

You can sit in front of a short-wave radiator for a maximum of 15 minutes. 30 minutes before a long-wave one. After the application you should take a lukewarm shower and not do any strenuous work, but relax further.

Class A infrared light is not recommended in infrared cabins. It may only be used in medical facilities and after consultation with a doctor. Class A light penetrates human skin up to 6 mm deep. For Class B radiation it is 2 mm and for Class C 1 mm.

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  • LOOP RECORDING & GRAVITY SENSOR: When the storage limit is reached on the memory card, new recordings will automatically overwrite the oldest recordings. Supports UHS-I Class 10 or higher MicroSD cards (up to 256GB). When the built-in G-sensor inside the dashboard camera detects a collision, the current video is locked, ensuring that important footage is kept. Locked video will be safe from being overwritten.

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What is the temperature of an infrared cabin?

The infrared cabin can be adjusted between body temperature and 60 degrees Celsius depending on the intensity and tolerance of the user.

How does an infrared cabin work?

The infrared waves do not heat the air but the human body as radiant heat from the inside out. The air only heats up to about 20%. The radiation penetrates under the skin and is distributed throughout the body via the bloodstream.

The user feels that heating the body from the inside is pleasant and gentle. In addition, this heating takes place over a period of time and does not directly expose the user to a very high temperature as in the sauna. The body core temperature heats up by about 1-2 degrees Celsius and a healthy fever develops which has a therapeutic effect.

The effective deep heat warms the human body gently to the heart and circulation. Thus the infrared cabin is also suitable for seniors and children. In general one can make the following classification with the effect of the infrared cabin:

Prevention/prevention, for example before sports. The pleasant warmth supports the active warm-up process of the musculature and makes it ready for work, so to speak.

In addition the flexibility of the musculature is increased. Sweating washes toxins out of the body, including toxins, heavy metals, antibiotics, cholesterol and antibiotics. Free radicals are combated and the anti-aging effect promoted.

Regeneration/restoration, for example after sport. Infrared radiation supports the recovery of the musculature and small muscle tears (muscle soreness) are repaired faster. In rheumatism, infrared radiation improves blood circulation and allows the body to produce additional immune substances. Hardened muscles relax and the tension on the tendons is reduced by the pleasant deep heat.

Performance enhancement, for example through a positive effect on chronic fatigue and depression. The immune system is also sustainably increased because it works at full speed during use. The self-healing mechanisms are stimulated and the susceptibility to infections is reduced.

Promotion of the general condition, for example through a better and finer skin appearance. Also the blood circulation is stimulated and the oxygen uptake into the blood is increased. The deep warmth provides a noticeable and relaxing effect and also reduces nervous complaints.

Muscle tensions are released and the tension pain subsides. Even scarring is reduced with regular use. The first signs of orange peel skin can be reduced or prevented with regular use. Happiness hormones are also increasingly released during use.

Advantages of the infrared cabin

An infrared cabin is considerably cheaper to purchase than a conventional sauna. It also requires less space and this is a great advantage especially in private households. With the purchase of an infrared cabin, everyone in the family has the opportunity to benefit from the pleasant warmth.

As it is gentle on the heart and circulation, children and seniors can also use the heat cabin. While the body is heavily stressed in the classic sweat sauna, the entire process of using the infrared cabin is very gentle, gentle and does not strain the organism. The infrared radiation can be supported with colour or aroma therapies and thus has a holistic effect on the senses, the body and the soul. With the infrared sauna, the heating phase is almost completely eliminated.

Before using the sauna, the sauna must be preheated for at least 30 minutes. This does not apply to infrared saunas. Only a few minutes are needed before all heating elements glow bright red and the heat can be used.

When sweating in the classic sauna, the body loses mainly salts. In the infrared cabin, however, the spectrum of toxins that are sweated out is much broader. Lactic acid, for example after intensive training sessions, is also excreted and processed in the metabolic process. Although the temperatures in the infrared cabin are only 40 to 60 degrees Celsius, the user sweats considerably more. – Up to two or three times as much as in the sweat sauna. The sweat also removes dead skin cells and improves the elasticity of the skin. Then there is another temporal advantage: While in the conventional sauna 2-3 courses are usual and in between still rest periods are to be kept, with the infrared cabin a unique course and the application are sufficient for approx. 30 minutes. Finally, the very small space requirement must be mentioned, because the smallest seat cabin requires only about 1 square meter of floor space. Last note: The infrared cabin needs the normal electricity and not, like the normal sauna, a high voltage connection.

Disadvantages of the infrared cabin

Due to the low temperatures in the infrared cabin, it must be cleaned more frequently as bacteria can settle.

Costs of an infrared cabin

The infrared cabin also clearly beats the well-known sauna in terms of purchase costs. They are significantly lower than those of the normal sauna and thus appeal to a larger circle of customers, because more people can afford the purchase.

What does an infrared cabin cost?

Infrared cabins are available from just under 1000 euros.

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  • INFRARED NIGHT VISION: Cabin camera depicts night scenes with absolute clarity using an intelligent infrared night vision sensor. WIDE DYNAMIC RANGE allows both cameras to perform optimally in low-light situations by carefully fine-tuning the exposure.
  • WI-FI CONNECT: View, save, and share dash cam recordings wirelessly on your mobile device with the use of the free Rexing Connect app, available now for iOS and Android devices. With Optional GPS Logger allows you to mark time, date, location, and speed information to your recordings.
  • SUPERCAPACITOR & PARKING MONITOR: Power is delivered with the help of a supercapacitor, a premium alternative to a lithium-ion battery which features an enhanced temperature resistance to hot and cold climates.With the parking monitor feature, the dash camera will automatically turn on and record when the car camera detects vibration OR dash cam will capture frames for a time lapse video for 24/7. Please connect the smart hardwire kit to activate the parking mode.
  • LOOP RECORDING & GRAVITY SENSOR: When the storage limit is reached on the memory card, new recordings will automatically overwrite the oldest recordings. Supports UHS-I Class 10 or higher MicroSD cards (up to 256GB). When the built-in G-sensor inside the dashboard camera detects a collision, the current video is locked, ensuring that important footage is kept. Locked video will be safe from being overwritten.

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Which infrared cabin is recommended?

It is very important for potential buyers to be aware of the desired effect before making a purchase. The infrared cabins differ mainly in size, but the technology used is always the same. Only the type of radiation is different and there are cabins with heat radiators or with surface radiators.

The smallest infrared cabin

The smallest infrared cabin measures just 80 x 80 cm and is ideal for one person. It needs a room height of about 200 cm and offers a bench with backrest inside. The seat sauna needs only approx. 10 minutes heating time for 45 degrees Celsius inside and has a digital control terminal, a thermostat and large glass panes for brightness.

The wood is made of high-quality Canadian hemlock spruce and is glued resin-free. The smallest infrared cabin is delivered disassembled and can be assembled and installed by yourself. The connection to a household socket is completely sufficient. No cables need to be laid.

Aromatherapy in the infrared cabin

Fragrance in the infrared cabin

If you want, you can upgrade your infrared cabin with an aroma system or a colour system and benefit from even more relaxation. Enjoying with all your senses leads to even deeper relaxation and thus promotes even more positive effects.

Installation and operation of an infrared cabin

What kind of wood is used for the infrared cabin?

Most manufacturers use the Canadian wood of the Hemlock spruce for the construction of the infrared cabin. It is considered to be particularly light and soft and can withstand high temperatures. It is very flexible and adaptable, insensitive to moisture and has little resin. When used in the construction of the infrared cabin, the heat releases the aroma of the Canadian forest and flows out of the wood.

Some manufacturers have also switched to cedar wood and offer infrared cabins with this high quality and durable wood. The reddish wood also has low heat absorption and a natural oil that is antibacterial and provides natural protection against fungal attack.

Where to place an infrared cabin?

Basically, the infrared cabin belongs in the interior. The installation in the outside area is unfavorable and leads to fast damage of the cabin. The room height in the selected room must be 5 cm higher than the ceiling height of the cabin. Otherwise, you can install the infrared cabin in any room inside, including the cellar or garage. But of course there should be electricity and the environment should be at normal room temperature. So there are no high electricity costs for long heating times. Regarding the floor covering, carpet, parquet or tile is no problem for the infrared cabin.

Which rooms are NOT suitable?

  • Not in unheated rooms
  • Not in damp rooms or cellars
  • Not outdoors or on the terrace
  • Not in the garden house

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How many watts are ideal for the infrared cabin

Depending on the number of people who want to visit the infrared sauna at the same time and the size of the cabin, the performance target of the devices also changes. If it is a simple cabin with a volume of up to 2 cubic meters, a radiator output of 1,500 watts is sufficient.

With a volume of more than 2.5 cubic meters, it must be increased to 2,000 watts. And for larger cabins, in which 3-4 people can sit, you have to approach with 3,000 watts, so that all users also get some of the pleasant warmth.

Is it possible to enter the infrared cabin daily?

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Especially in winter, specialist dealers and doctors recommend three applications for a maximum of 30 minutes per week each. But basically you can use the infrared sauna as often as you like. However, as soon as you notice any health problems or side effects, the application should be interrupted and a doctor should be consulted.

Calorie consumption in the infrared cabin

During the application for the duration of 30 minutes, man should burn latest studies after up to 600 kilocalories. Some manufacturers also refer to the infrared cabin as a fat killer, because the consumption of calories is quite high. In addition the blood circulation is improved and the fat metabolism is stimulated, which has likewise a positive effect on the weight loss.

What is better infrared cabin or sauna?

Both forms of sauna and wellness treatments are known for their positive effects on health and general well-being. This is especially true with regular use. The big difference between hot/cold in the sauna is like a training for the immune system. This effect is completely absent in infrared saunas.

Those who don’t like to sweat a lot with strangers will certainly enjoy the infrared sauna. And if there is very little space in your private household and you don’t want to install a high voltage connection, then the infrared sauna remains the perfect alternative and for precisely these reasons it attracts more and more fans every year.

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When should you not go into the infrared cabin?

Despite all the positive effects on the body and health, there are also situations in the infrared sauna in which the use should be dispensed with.

These include, for example:

  • Acute inflammations and infections
  • epilepsy
  • varicose veins
  • Paralysis
  • Very high blood pressure
  • Taking of medications that influence the sensation of warmth
  • For thromboses
  • fever
  • For implants that are controlled via an external access

For all health questions regarding the above-mentioned aspects, a doctor should be consulted beforehand. The same applies to pregnant women and nursing mothers. Nothing is known about dangers for mother and unborn child, but the doctor should be consulted. This is especially true for any form of pregnancy complications and high-risk pregnancies.

How long should one be in the infrared cabin?

Experts and dealers recommend limiting the maximum time per application to 30 minutes. This will achieve the best result and improve your health sustainably. In winter, three visits to the infrared cabin make sense, so that the body produces enough happiness hormones and vitamin D in the sunny period.

Is infrared heating harmful to health?

So far, there are no reliable statements about harmful side effects of the application of infrared radiation. Only the deep warmth of radiation class A, which goes up to 6 mm under the skin, is said to be pleasant for not every user.

Numerous studies have so far dealt with the question of the danger posed by infrared radiation to humans in various subject areas and so far no usable evidence has been found. However, every user must be aware that if pain or discomfort occurs during use, he or she must immediately interrupt the visit and contact his or her doctor.
When purchasing infrared cabins, quality should always be a priority, because then you can be sure that a) the correct type of radiation is used and b) the ICNIRP guidelines are adhered to. The limit values are especially designed for skin and eyes and should prevent burns and irritations. However, eye protection is recommended by the certification body to be on the safe side.

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  • FULL HD DUAL CHANNEL RECORDING: Front and cabin (inside-facing) cameras each record 1080p video @ 30fps. 170 DEGREE ULTRA WIDE ANGLE LENSES on both cameras open up to capture sweeping views of their surroundings.
  • INFRARED NIGHT VISION: Cabin camera depicts night scenes with absolute clarity using an intelligent infrared night vision sensor. WIDE DYNAMIC RANGE allows both cameras to perform optimally in low-light situations by carefully fine-tuning the exposure.
  • WI-FI CONNECT: View, save, and share dash cam recordings wirelessly on your mobile device with the use of the free Rexing Connect app, available now for iOS and Android devices. With Optional GPS Logger allows you to mark time, date, location, and speed information to your recordings.
  • SUPERCAPACITOR & PARKING MONITOR: Power is delivered with the help of a supercapacitor, a premium alternative to a lithium-ion battery which features an enhanced temperature resistance to hot and cold climates.With the parking monitor feature, the dash camera will automatically turn on and record when the car camera detects vibration OR dash cam will capture frames for a time lapse video for 24/7. Please connect the smart hardwire kit to activate the parking mode.
  • LOOP RECORDING & GRAVITY SENSOR: When the storage limit is reached on the memory card, new recordings will automatically overwrite the oldest recordings. Supports UHS-I Class 10 or higher MicroSD cards (up to 256GB). When the built-in G-sensor inside the dashboard camera detects a collision, the current video is locked, ensuring that important footage is kept. Locked video will be safe from being overwritten.
Bestseller No. 3
The Art of Sauna Building
  • Bert (Pertti) Olavi Jalasjaa (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 88 Pages - 03/19/1981 (Publication Date) - Key Industries (Publisher)
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