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HOW THERABULB NEAR INFRARED BULBS DIFFER FROM HEAT LAMP BULBS

HOW THERABULB NEAR INFRARED BULBS DIFFER FROM HEAT LAMP BULBS

How TheraBulb Near Infrared Bulbs Differ From Heat Lamp Bulbs

One of the questions most frequently asked by customers is how TheraBulb near infrared bulbs compare with heat lamp bulbs. The short answer is that 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 medica 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.

WHAT ARE HEAT LAMP BULBS

A heat lamp bulb is an incandescent light bulb that is designed to produce heat. The heat is produced by passing electric current through a metal filament. This process also produces visible light and infrared energy. Heat lamp bulbs are usually red in color, as the red color of the glass dampens some of the brightness from the filament. The red coating filters out much of the shorter wavelength (1nm – 400nm) light but allows red light (650nm-700nm) and near infrared light (700nm – 1000nm) to pass through. The red coating does not, however, produce any of the red light or near infrared emitted by the bulb.

Heat lamp bulbs have been in use since the 20th century and are commonly used to heat a space such as a bathroom or entryway or to provide warmth for livestock and reptiles. Heat lamps are also used in foodservice, warming food on a buffet or keeping cooked and plated food warm until the server can pick up the order. Food service bulbs typically are required to have a shatter-resistant coating on the outside to prevent a bulb from shattering and releasing glass shards into food. One commonly used coating is PFA, also known as Teflon.

THERABULB INCANDESCENT BULBS

Like other heat lamp bulbs, TheraBulbs are incandescent bulbs with a red coating that emit red light and near infrared energy. Because they are designed to be used in home saunas and by consumers who wish to access heat and near infrared energy for personal wellness, however, we offer some things that general purpose heat lamps do not.

FREE OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES

TheraBulb is RoHS compliant, meaning they are free of hazardous substances, including PFA. PFA is a concern among many of our customers because studies have found that it can offgas particulates at temperatures as low as 464°F, which is below the lowest operating temperature of any of our bulbs.

TheraBulb, like all other incandescent bulbs is also EMF-free. This is because the way that incandescent bulbs work does not create the conditions that produce EMF.

LAB-VERIFIED OUTPUT

We understand that customers need data to get the most out of our products. The most fundamental thing they need to know is whether or not a bulb advertised as a red light and near infrared bulb is indeed producing either one of these. Because infrared light is not perceptible to the naked eye, a customer cannot verify this on their own.

In addition to confirmation that red light and near infrared energy are being emitted by the bulb, a customer would need to know the following:

  • Spectral Distribution: How much of the total energy output of the bulb is red light? How much is near infrared?
  • Maximum Operating Temperature: How hot do the bulbs get?
  • Irradiance: What is the intensity of the red light and near infrared energy at a given distance from the bulb?

To give our customers the data that they need to get the best results from our products, we’ve invested in having our bulbs tested in one of the same ISO 17025 accredited laboratories that tests electrical devices for the US Department of Defense. The same lab also verified our incandescent bulbs to be EMF-free. (Maximum operating temperature was measured in a separate lighting laboratory).

CUSTOMER INFORMATION AND SUPPORT

TheraBulb also provides detailed information about our products and the relevance of those characteristics, both in our marketing information and in response to questions submitted to our customer service mailbox (support@therabulb.com). Our technical experts can assist you in determining which of our products is best for you.

DO YOU NEED A THERABULB OR A HEAT LAMP BULB?

If you are simply using the bulb as a heat source, a general purpose heat lamp will work just fine. If, however, you need specific irradiance, operating temperature, or wavelengths, TheraBulb has the product data to help you find the best bulb for you.

RED LIGHT FOR BEAUTIFUL SKIN

RED LIGHT FOR BEAUTIFUL SKIN

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HOW RED LIGHT SUPPORTS QUALITY SLEEP

RED LIGHT THERAPY FOR FITNESS, RECOVERY, AND PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT

RED LIGHT THERAPY FOR FITNESS, RECOVERY, AND PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT

THERABULB® INTRODUCES INDUSTRY FIRST 300 WATT NEAR INFRARED INCANDESCENT BULB

THERABULB® INTRODUCES INDUSTRY FIRST 300 WATT NEAR INFRARED INCANDESCENT BULB

TheraBulb® is setting the standard once again with its newest product release: a 300W incandescent bulb that outperforms the competition in near infrared and red light output as well as durability. Powerful and durable, the Near Infrared Bulb - 300 Watt has earned the same safety and purity marks that have made consumers trust the TheraBulb® brand.

The TheraBulb® 300W is a game-changer for consumers using 150W and 250W infrared bulbs. Rather than needing to purchase a second bulb when more coverage or deeper tissue penetration is needed, now they can get that same output from a single bulb. When compared with the 150W bulb, TheraBulb® is offering twice the power at the same price! For those who want more infrared and red light than 250 watt bulbs the TheraBulb® 300W delivers that extra boost. Best of all, the 300W bulb is still compatible with clamp lamps available on Amazon and hardware stores.

IS BIGGER ALWAYS BETTER?

In the case of infrared light therapy, the answer is often “yes”. Studies show that the results of such therapy are often dependent on how deeply the light can penetrate into the treatment area.[1,2] As bulbs are moved closer to the skin to gain better penetration, their coverage area becomes smaller, like walking toward a wall with a flashlight in your hand.

In such cases, the user is forced to compromise or purchase additional bulbs and lamps. The new TheraBulb® Near Infrared-Bulb - 300 Watt helps to resolve such issues by providing more power output in a single, affordable unit with a tungsten filament designed specifically to maximize near infrared and red light emissions and 20% thicker glass to resist breakage An impressive 75% of the TheraBulb® 300W total output registered in the infrared range during lab tests, nearly double the percentage of previous TheraBulb® designs. The bulbs peak output, at 700nm, made up nearly a quarter of the total energy output. The bulb’s red light scores were equally robust, with the 300W version delivering 1.3 times the red light concentration of competing products.

WHY INFRARED LIGHT THERAPY?

Physicians, researchers, and end consumers are using infrared therapy to treat a wide range of symptoms. Numerous studies have been conducted to test the efficacy of near-infrared light in treating joint pain, joint inflammation, muscle pain, spine injuries, nerve pain, and sports injuries.

Many TheraBulb® customers use their products to treat chronic or acute pain, such as non-specific lower back pain or muscle sprains. Others use their TheraBulb® infrared bulbs and lamps to treat arthritis, skin conditions, increase collagen production and promote wound healing, or to help reverse the visible effects of UV skin damage.[1]

Near-infrared light therapy uses precise wavelengths of light that are delivered to injury sites to speed cellular regeneration and improve the healing process. Researchers have found that infrared light improves the circulation of blood in the body, improving the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the cells, stimulating the regeneration and repair of injured tissues, and reducing pain and inflammation.[2,3]

To learn more about TheraBulb® products or to make a purchase, please visit: http://www.therabulb.com

ABOUT THERABULB®

TheraBulb® products are designed for in-home use by consumers seeking the benefits of wavelength energy. Our bulbs are manufactured exclusively for TheraBulb® using non-toxic materials, allowing them to bear the CE mark and the RoHS certification. This means they are free of lead, mercury, Teflon, and other substances regulated under the EU's Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive.

TheraBulb®® offers reseller and professional discount programs to medical professionals who wish to use infrared therapy in their practices, as well as to retailers who wish to resell TheraBulb® to their own customer. For more information, email support@therabulb.co.uk