Cracking The Urban Myths Of Infrared Heating

Posted by David Small
Myths vs Facts

Here at RedwellGB HQ in Dundee we welcome calls from potential buyers and always aim to provide the best customer experience and answer all queries. One common strand that arises during conversations with people that are new to Infrared Heating is when they’ll say “I’ve heard that infrared heating can…………”

These statements tend to be followed by what we at RedwellGB call the Infrared Heating Urban Myths, as they cover notions that seem to have no identifiable origin and have been passed on by word of mouth.

So, RedwellGB have decided to crack a few of these urban myths:

Urban Myth 1:

“I’ve heard that Infrared heating can give you a suntan”

Sadly, this is False. Although Infrared heating can be said to replicate the suns warmth, and over half the light from the sun that falls on Earth has been found to be Infrared, it’s forms of ultra-violet light are responsible for suntans, sunburn, and pre-mature ageing of the skin. Infrared light on the other hand has been shown to be beneficial to the human body. That’s why we use sunblock- it allows Infrared to penetrate and warm us whilst blocking potentially damaging Ultra-Violet.

Autumn Sun

Urban Myth 2:

“I’ve heard that you shouldn’t have Infrared Heating if you have young kids around the house”

False. Infrared heater surface temperatures are generally higher than convection radiators that are installed at low level and when on they are on. Whereas RedwellGB always recommend that our heaters are installed higher on a wall or even the ceiling and using thermostatic controls. Consequently, when explained and specified properly by RedwellGB our panels, such as our blackboard range, will be out of reach of toddlers and not constantly hot as each room is thermostatically controlled. An additional benefit is that this free’s up your wall space and provide greater flexibility for interior layouts.  


Urban Myth 3:

“I’ve heard that Infrared Heating can take over my TV remote control in the middle of my favourite programme”

False. TV and other forms of remote control do use Infrared light to operate. However, to avoid interference caused by other sources of infrared light, the infrared receiver on a TV only responds to a particular wavelength of infrared light, usually 980 nanometres. Also, the receivers are fitted with special filters that block out light coming from different wavelengths.

So, no need to worry when you’re bathing in the warmth of your Redwell heating and enjoying the TV.

Infrared Spectrum

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Redwell Manufactur GmbH has more than 15 years manufacturing experience and has won numerous design awards over the years. That’s why Redwell are the number one choice for Infrared heating panels. That’s not an Urban Myth