All infrared sauna brands are using the same amount of power provided by a regular 10 - 15 Amp outlet. Sun Stream is one of the few companies capable of concentrating the saunas' electrical power into smaller surface area, hotter carbon panels (High Watt Density panels).
Our heaters are positioned lower on the walls aiming more radiant heat onto your body vs. competitors' larger surface area, cooler carbon panels which produce a less intense radiant
heat and wastes infrared heat above your head.
Concentration of the electrical power into smaller hotter panels results in a superior sauna experience, targeting your body with more infrared heat, raising your core temperature and inducing a faster heavier sweat.
Sometimes less is more!
Larger, Cooler, Weaker lower watt density panels.
Cheap low density carbon panels are easily identified in saunas. They cover much of the inside walls of the sauna and extend high up the sauna walls as pictured.
Smaller, Hotter, Stronger high watt density panels
Warming your body quickly and sweating heavily are the fundamentals by which any Infrared sauna should be judged. Your sweating experience and benefits derived from using the saunas are dependent on the amount of Infrared radiant heat that is projected at you, hits your body & warms you.
Many sauna companies are making claims regarding micron outputs, depth of heat penetration, Infrared heat output, yet very few offer any evidence to support these claims.
Sun Stream Saunas has developed a test procedure to visually gauge the amount of radiant heat from Infrared sauna heaters.
300 Watt Concave Ceramic Element Heater
275 Watt Ceramic Tube Element Infrared Heater
220 Watt Industry Standard Low Watt Density Carbon Panel
280 Watt Sun Stream Sauna High Watt Density Carbon Panel
We see many claims from Infrared sauna companies regarding the wavelengths of Infrared heat produced by their heaters but rarely are these accompanied by tests to substantiate the claims. Contrary to many sauna advertisers' claims, no carbon or ceramic based sauna heater is able to produce a single frequency of Infrared.
For example: Sun Stream's nano carbon panel heaters produce the desirable therapeutic 4-14 micron range of Infrared.
See our Spectroscopy test results in the following video as Kevin Halsey unravels the micron myths & explains what really is important!
Far Infrared is the appropriate wavelength for the purposes of a sauna; for a whole body radiant heat treatment, for raising your body's core temperature, boosting your immune system and inducing a cleansing detoxifying sweat.
Some Infrared Sauna companies are now adding Near Infrared to their Far infrared saunas and terming these Full Spectrum saunas. Others are promoting the use of Near Infrared exclusively in the sauna.
However we believe that near infrared is ineffective and could pose some dangers to the eyes when used in the sauna.
Click here to read an article entitled:
The Misguided and Ineffective use of Near Infrared in Far Infrared Saunas by Kevin Halsey.
Far Infrared vs Near Infrared vs Full Spectrum Saunas.
Far Infrared, which has been used safely in saunas for over four decades, is absorbed by the water content in our skin and thus is a safe, comfortable and effective way to heat our bodies.
Superior design is evident in many other aspects of our saunas enabling improved performance and easy maintenance and hygiene.
No Cloth Covers on the Heaters
Most competing Infrared Sauna brands are adhering synthetic cloth covers to their carbon panel heaters. Our Sun Stream and Iyashi 'Nano-Carbon" heaters do not use cloth covers.
Superior Design Heater Guards
Many sauna brands are installing excessive wooden slats in front of the carbon heater panels. These slats block and reduce the amount of infrared heat projected at your body. Our Sun Stream and Iyashi wooden heater guards are constructed with strong, thick wooden slats, widely spaced to maximize the infrared output for your sauna experience.
Removable Floor & Wall Heater Guards
Easy access means you can clean the sweat off our wipeable heaters to maintain hygiene.
CLICK HERE to read about our Superior Hypoallergenic Basswood and FDA approved Food Safe Glue.
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