Optimum IR spectrum
As mentioned above, it is very important that a radiant panel produces IR rays at a certain high efficiency rate. However, it is of equal importance that most of the rays are in a particular bandwidth of the infrared spectrum. In cooperation with Japanese and Austrian technicians, INFRAPOWER has developed a special formula for its heating element and a unique reflector technique that 99% of the produced infrared rays are in the optimum IR spectrum.
Here some more background information
Infrared is electromagnetic energy. It is part of the electromagnetic spectrum which is made up of radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet, x-rays, and gamma rays. In the electromagnetic spectrum, infrared falls in between microwaves and visible light waves. Its wavelengths are shorter than microwaves but longer than those of visible light.
The prefix infra derives from the Latin word which means below. Thus, infrared means below red, indicating its position in the electromagnetic spectrum. Red is the color of visible light. Infrared is invisible to the human eye.
The sun also produces many different type of rays (from Microwaves to Visible Light and X-Rays, see graph above). Only rays which fall in a certain spectrum (0.75 to 15 microns) actually heat. These rays are called Infrared Rays (A) Near-, (B) Medium- and (C) Far IR Rays. The best and most efficient spectrum for heating is the C Spectrum (Far IR rays, 6 to 10 microns).
Therefore, it is essential that an infrared panel heater produces most of its IR rays in this optimum spectrum. INFRAPOWER panels produce 99,82% of its output in the C-range and more than 90% of it in the optimum spectrum of it (6 to 10 microns, see test report from Seibersdorf Laboratories, Austria).
INFRAPOWER reaches this optimum spectrum with a patented formula of a very high grade Carbon Nickel mixture (developed by Austrian technicians) and a Nano Silver conductor (developed by Japanese technicians). All is coated by dielectric layer and 100% PE protection. A unique reflector technology emits all IR in one direction (no loss to back. The back gets hot but no IR rays are emitted in to the rear).
Simple Test: Hold your hand 2cm behind the panel: you will not feel heat. No IR rays are emitted to the rear through INFRAPOWER’s unique reflector technology (optical mirror layer applied).
Another important factor for reaching the optimum IR spectrum is that the heater panel performs at a certain temperature range. The less input power (W) used to achieve this certain surface temperature the better the panel (e.g.: a panel of same size with same surface temperature which use less power is better than a panel which needs more power to achieve the same surface temperature). INFRAPOWER panels are exactly in the mentioned temperature range.
Furthermore, it is essential that the heat distribution on the surface is even. Only an even heat distribution (surface temperature) guarantees that the total input power (W) is used for working at best performance. Below please see the test results of INFRAPOWER.
Converting infrared radiant energy into an image that the human eye can see and understand is the process called thermal imaging. This is achieved with the use of an infrared camera that accurately measures the temperature and translates it into color. Infrared imaging shows the heat distribution of certain bodies. The image below shows the outstanding heat distribution of INFRAPOWER radiant panels (Tested with IR thermal camera).
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