People occasionally inquire about the impact of infrared light on eye health, particularly in relation to cataracts. In response, we advise to always wear sunglasses due to the potential issues of brightness, glare and the risk of a bulb shattering. It is important to note that a hot bulb exposed to moisture, sweat or is defective or damaged can shatter.

However, it is crucial to understand that red light infrared therapy bulbs do not emit UV rays. Based on personal experience and extensive research spanning almost a decade, there is no evidence of any negative effects from using incandescent red light therapy. On the contrary, it has proven to be beneficial and healing.

Nevertheless, there is growing concern regarding the impact of blue light emitted by LED lights on the development of cataracts. LED usage has skyrocketed in the past 5-10 years, and we are constantly surrounded by blue light in our daily lives. Whether it’s street lights, stop lights, home or office lighting, school environments, televisions, computer screens, laptops, cell phones, appliances and vehicle headlights, it seems impossible to escape the presence of LED blue light. This does raise questions about the long-term effects of prolonged exposure to unnatural blue light.

Fortunately, there are solutions available to mitigate the potential harm caused by blue light. We recommend referring to the information provided by German scientists at Innovative Eyewear, who specialize in blue light protection for individuals. Their insights can be found at https://www.innovative-eyewear.de/en/blue-light-protection-for-older-people-is-it-necessary/

We have no affiliation with Innovative Eyewear, they are experts in eye and light health. We have followed for years and purchased a number of their products.
Rich Sauna Comfort

Another year

It’s a new year and I would like to share what is happening with supply of Infrared bulbs in the US.

As of early 2023 distributors are no longer able to import incessant lamps. That being said infrared heat lamps are excluded from this ban.

We have many bulbs in stock for our customers. They generally do last a very long time, many bulbs lasting 3-5+ years with normal use. Currently we ship 250watt Phillips or Satco brand bulbs, Satco is a little hotter bulb using the same wattage.

There seems to be interest today in using hotter bulbs. While we do not recommend, if you are using our Comfy Classic you should be aware of allowable wattage. The timer is rated for 1800 watts, we use 1000 watts with all four bulbs on. However incandescent lamps require more starting wattage, incandescent lamps operate this way. If you do change to using 300watt lamps be aware that you may shorten the life of the timer. The solution, turn two bulbs off with switches prior to turning lamps on, once on, turn remaining lamps on. You will be starting only two lamps at a time and not have over wattage issues.

The following link will clarify which bulbs to consider, cutting through much of the hype on the internet.

Rich Sauna Comfort

https://gembared.com/blogs/musings/the-best-near-infrared-incandescent-250w-heat-lamps-for-2023

https://gembared.com/blogs/musings/the-best-near-infrared-250-watt-incandescent-heat-lamps-for-pain-and-diy-saunas