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Differences between traditional heating systems and infrared lamps

Infrared lamps emit as much as 96% of the heat – to be compared with 50% of traditional electric lamps – in the form of radiation that passes through the air without moving or heating it, as is the case of radiators. Therefore, you feel a pleasant feeling of warmth – a bit like that of laying in the Sun – if you are along the path of such radiation, but in healthier environmental conditions than traditional stoves, which dry the air and raise dust . Infrared heating can be used for a single room or for the whole house. In fact, infrared rays don’t create health problems and they are an excellent autonomous heating system. There are many models of infrared heaters: from those that can be attached to the wall, and which thus radiate one or more rooms, to the larger floor-mounted stoves.

Heating of traditional systems

Classic systems heat by convection can create several problems. The transmission of heat by convection implies that the increase in temperature occurs through the heating of the surrounding air. This occurs through the so-called convective motions, according to which hot air tends to rise and cold air tends to go down. Consequently, the heat doesn’t spread uniformly in the environment and it’s a waste of energy. Another consequence of the operation of these traditional systems is the fact that a lot of energy is wasted in the attempt to heat the rooms, often very large and not thermally insulated, which implies important energy dispersions and high energy consumption. To ensure that the temperature is suitable for heating the rooms, it’s necessary to use a lot of energy, which entails considerable energy consumption and therefore also the consequent significant costs.

Infrared heating

Thanks to infrared heating lamps, however, the situation is different. In fact, infrared lamps are heating systems that use extremely innovative technology based on infrared rays. This allows heat to be propagated by radiation, generating a targeted and localized heat beam that directly heats the bodies and surfaces and not the surrounding air. As a result we will have no waste of energy, reduced consumption and significant savings in economic terms. Infrared lamps are safe solutions that help keep people but also animals in excellent health.

At this point, the advantages offered by infrared heating lamps are already evident: their operation allows to heat the rooms in a uniform way, contributing to the maintenance of thermal well-being and the comfort of the subjects present in the rooms. The generated heat is perceived as natural and pleasant and the humidity level isn’t altered, maintained at an optimal level.

10 advantages of infrared lamps

In particular, Phormalab infrared lamps are distinguished from the competition by specific characteristics that make them more efficient:

  1. wide irradiation. Our lamps are characterized by high power and are equipped with a double mirror reflector, which maximizes the radiation surface and prevents overheating;
  2. medium wave technologies. To make sure that the perceived heat is as pleasant as possible for the animals, our lamps use medium waves, which do not cause discomfort or irritation either to the sight or to the skin;
  3. versatility. Equipped with interchangeable hooks, they can be positioned on the wall, on the ceiling or on a column, according to the needs and the space available inside your structure;
  4. ease of installation and transport. Not requiring complex installation operations, the lamps can perfectly adapt to any environment and can be easily moved.
  5. They heat by radiation, the heat comes out instantly at the speed of light;
  6. if infrared rays meet a cold body, the emission of IR rays is maximum and the electrical consumption is maximum. If they encounter a hot body (which in turn emits infrared) consumption decreases slightly;
  7.  the quality. An excellent panel heats up the wall very little and gives maximum energy to the environment to be heated;
  8. IR panels can be equipped with a dimmer to reduce energy consumption when full power is not needed;
  9. the well-designed panels limit the ascending hot air currents that tend to cool them, bringing the heat up where it is not needed.
  10. Adjust all functions easily with just one click! Manage the functionality of your infrared lamp from the comfort of your mobile phone.

Wellness given with infrared lamps

Radiant heating ensures you have a thermal wellness with a lower temperature than a traditional system and therefore with lower consumption. It’s therefore excellent in conditions where the air temperature does not have to be as high (not below about 16 ° C), as in the case of high thermal insulation and the rooms are sufficiently illuminated by the IR panels (entire ceiling or walls up to a certain height).

The infrared heating system does not need pipes, boilers and additional electrical systems, but it is installed with very practical assembly solutions: a common 230 V power socket is enough. The infrared lamps are installed on the wall or ceiling , tie to the beams of a gazebo or under outdoor umbrellas. They do not accumulate soot, do not move dust and do not create mold or condensation. The heating speed of the radiant panels is certainly one of the first advantages compared to all other heating sources, such as radiators or convection radiators: in fact, only 3-5 minutes are needed. The heat is immediately perceived as soon as it is connected to the plug at home, thanks to the rapid diffusion of the heat released by infrared rays.

Warm up, save, beautify your decor

You heat more effectively than traditional systems thanks to infrared radiation. Which is not harmful and does not harm my permission to heat all points of the rooms, even the most distant ones. You also save more than 30% compared to the use of stoves thanks to the low consumption of the product. In addition to the total reduction of the gas costs for heating the home. Embellish your furniture style with different designs, graphics and materials to choose from. No maintenance required or necessary to keep the system efficient, therefore it will not be necessary to contact specialized technicians nor will periodic maintenance of the system be required as is known in conventional systems.

Zero installation and assembly costs: request to assemble it yourself (or have a friend / wall help you) without any technical skills. The difficulty is comparable to that of hanging a picture. Always considering the air conditioner with heat pump, this will not be able to heat the rooms if the outside temperature will be set at 0 ° C, something that will not happen can use irradiation and irradiation. A difference of the conditioners must be considered that these systems do not produce annoying dusts and microparticles that could present the filter is not properly cleaned. This will also reduce the formation of mold during the winter period.

Traditional systems or Infrared lamps?

As explained at the beginning of the article, the differences between the convection and the infrared systems are substantially:

the common radiators heat the air and it cannot reach all points of the room but those close to the heat fusion;
the infrared panels radiate all objects and people present in the environment, also covering the cold and distant points of the rooms. Even the heat longer when they are turned off.

In any case, you must pay attention to the size of the rooms in which you will place these systems. This is because a second power of your panel and above all a second power expressed in watts will change the square and cubic meters suitable for the chosen model. Another important factor is the choice of positioning that is explicitly exploited using infrared technology. The panel will “strike” connected to the bodies of the room.


By orienting it in the direction of our bed, sofa or living area of ​​the house / office / shed, we will obtain greater benefits as once we decide to turn off the objects, continuing to give off the heat, the temperature of the environment more stable for a long time, keeping the heat.

Traditional convection heating systems to heat your rooms will use air inside by heating it, this obviously allows you to perceive the heat only if we are in the vicinity of our radiator, radiator or heater. The infrared rays instead travel longer distances and also reach those points that would normally remain cold, still optimizing our heating mainly.

Are you wondering whether to perform plumbing, masonry or other complicated operations for radiant panels? Absolutely not.

During acceleration, operation and shutdown of the infrared heater does not emit any sound. Unlike other types of heating such as gas, oil or fuel, these devices do not emit any smell. So goodbye to the sound of water passing attr

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