Installation recommendations for infrared heaters

Infrared heaters are modern, they produce clean heat, consume few energy, they don’t require any maintenance. Depending on the different needs, there’s a device suitable for satisfying them. Do you want to enjoy an enveloping warmth outside on the terrace? Or do you need to quickly heat the bathroom and cold spaces of your home? What is the best installation for an infrared lamp?

Infrared rays heat without the need for preheating. They don’t make noise, don’t produce odors nor condensation and there’s no dispersion of dust. This is why they are ideal especially for allergy sufferers. To feel a pleasant sensation of warmth on the terrace or balcony even on cold days, some infrared heaters are suitable for this purpose.

It’s important to know that infrared rays don’t directly heat the ambient air. They are directed towards all internal objects which then release the thermal energy stored permanently in the environment. In order to be able to count on pleasant warmth, carefully consider how and where to place your heater. The following installation tips will help you.

Infrared lamps

An infrared floor heater is simply placed on the floor and consequently it can be a footprint, the infrared lamp can also be installed on the wall or ceiling. As a result, it reduces the size and above all, thanks to the lighting, it can be used just like a real lamp.  It is not a coincidence that today there are several commercial premises that rely on these solutions.

Of course, even classic stoves can illuminate. However, they may be a rather elegant and sophisticated choice for an entrepreneur, deciding to place such an appliance in their business. In addition the consumption costs below higher than an infrared lamp. And then, being able to place the lamps on the wall, there is lighting from above that is even more homogeneous.
Phormalab also has floor-standing heaters that have a high pole, so as to homologically illuminate a specific environment.


Ceiling: if mounted on the ceiling, an infrared lamp will release the heat from above. The higher it’s positioned, the wider the range of action.
Two ceiling heaters: the larger the lamps installed is, greater the radius of action will be, so it will be able to wrap all the people in the room.
On the wall: by positioning the infrared lamp on the wall, the heat radiation will be reflected on the opposite side, which in turn will release the heat, giving the room homogeneous heating.
Floor heater: to provide targeted heat throughout the room, giving a sensation of comfort

Quick and easy installation

The big advantage offered by infrared radiant panels is that of being electrically powered. Consequently, they must not be connected to a heating system or to a boiler. They also don’t need to be fed with pellets or wood. So from this point of view they allow greater ease of installation. Assembly that you can perform yourself, without having to ask for the help of any specialized technician. However, if you and the “do it yourself” don’t get along very well, then in this case it is better to ask for help from a more experienced friend.

Where to place your lamp

First you need to decide on the installation area: it’s preferable to mount the panel on the walls that face inwards and not outwards, so the radiation will be better. In case of ceiling installation, the height from the floor must be between 2.20 meters and 3.20 meters (this to always ensure more efficient heating). You must also consider the power outlet that must be close to the installation point. Consequently, it allows not to show too much the thread. It wouldn’t be the best to install a panel to the ceiling with the wire which, however, makes its appearance widely.

Then you have to calculate the distances from the objects: the frontal objects must be at a minimum distance of 100 cm. While the lateral ones at a minimum distance of 25 cm. Not respecting these measures leads to a drop in yield.

Identify the installation points: calculate the distances and do not forget to mark the points where the lamps will be installed. At this point you just have to hook the radiant panel: in the blink of an eye you will have already finished mounting your heating lamp.

Outdoor heating lamps: evaluate the degree of protection!

It’s very important to decide immediately the usefulness and positioning of infrared lamps. If your purpose is to maybe put them outside in the garden or outside the room, make sure that the degree of protection is IPX5. That is, a level of safety guaranteed against water jets from any direction.

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