Types of infrared heating
Infrared heating is generally split into three categories - Short Wave, Medium Wave and Long Wave.
Infrared waves are part of the natural light spectrum from the sun, without skin-damaging ultraviolet radiation. Just as the sun has been heating people here on earth for thousands of years, our products radiate sun-like warmth to indoor or outdoor spaces, floors, and furniture, rather than heating the air. Short-wave infrared is sometimes referred to as ‘near infrared’ and Long-wave infrared referred to as ‘far infrared’.
Why Tansun Short-wave Heaters?
The infrared short-wave technology of Tansun quartz radiant heaters instantly provide heat as soon as they are turned on. High-frequency heat waves penetrate the air without warming it, with no loss caused by draughts or from the heat rising. Long and Medium wave infrared heaters will not heat an outdoor area properly as they are both susceptible to air movement.
Tansun offer the most complete ‘full shortwave’ heating solution due to the construction and design of our high sheen smooth parabolic reflectors which direct the heat uniformly outwards providing heat where it is required. Additionally, the heaters give the flexibility to be mounted high up in indoor areas whilst still providing warmth where it is required.
Inferior shortwave heaters will have reflectors which are fragmented and which will not provide the same performance and warmth as a Tansun heater. This is why Tansun shortwave infrared heaters are the best heating solution for those impossible to heat areas, and any outdoor applications.