LED light and infrared saunas – differences and advantages

Sauna, in any of its forms, has been known to mankind for thousands of years. During this time, saunas have undergone many changes, but the technological essence has remained the same – to expose the human body to heat to achieve positive health effects.

Higher temperatures in saunas, whether classic or steam, cause body sweating, when toxic substances are excreted from the body, the immune system is strengthened, the strong blood circulation in the whole body occurs  and stress and fatigue are reduced.

Compared to classic saunas, infrared saunas do not use the principle of heating the entire room with a heating element, but have radiators that produce infrared radiation. This radiation has a very wide range, roughly 1000 nanometers to 1 millimeter. Such a wide spectrum of light, invisible to the human eye, is responsible for heating the skin and triggering the same processes as in a classic sauna. One of the main benefits thus occurs for people who do not tolerate the higher temperatures of saunas, which are around 60 to 90 °C, when the temperature in the infrared sauna reaches around 40 °C. However, the results on the human body are identical, only when the body is irradiated with infrared light, the body is heated from the inside, whereas in a classic sauna it is from the surface of the skin.



The infrared light in these saunas is usually supplemented with radiation on the border of the visible spectrum, creating the typical red light present in this method.

Photobiomodulation, or LED light therapy, which uses wavelengths of the visible spectrum ranging from roughly 450 to 860 nanometers does not emit any heat like infrared saunas and is therefore used for a different therapeutic purpose. The advantages of LED radiation are quite extensive, when the main wavelengths are mainly values of 630 and 660 nanometers of red light and 810 and 850 nanometers of infrared light. These wavelengths do not cause sweating like those in infrared saunas, but provide benefits such as reduction of various dermatological problems, smoothing of wrinkles, triggering of a strong anti-aging effect, anti-inflammatory process, support of healing after injuries, as well as support of muscle mass growth and regeneration after sports performance, or even an effect on some neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease.

You can read more in this article, which discusses the whole photobiomodulation, or red light therapy, in more detail.

Both mentioned therapies each have their own unique effects, and it is their combination that creates a unique combination of positive effects on the human body. However, the problem so far has been how to fit these wavelengths into one device, when LED light with lower wavelengths is not present in infrared saunas.



The solution is the waterproof photobiomodulation LED panel Sauna1600. Its benefit is resistance to humidity up to 100 %, so it can be placed in infrared saunas without the risk of damaging it, as well as in classic saunas, where their internal temperature does not exceed 45 °C.

This creates a combination of a really wide spectrum of wavelengths and their positive effects on the human body, which you can enjoy in one therapy at a time and thus support your health to the maximum extent possible.