FAR INFRARED SAUNA COMPARISON CHART
 
Disclaimer: For sake of comparison, we've chosen specific criteria which are relavent to customers looking for these single person sauna styles.
We are not trying to disparage other products but are endeavoring to provide research information to the best of our ability according to company literature or
statements by company employees of other distributors or manfacturers. Please check details with the manufacturer / distributor for the most up to date info.
 
We have not included Wooden Box / Room Style Saunas because the head is in and is dangerous in our opinion. Also Steam Saunas don't qualify since there is no Far Infrared energy.
THIS IS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. WE DO NOT SELL ANY OTHER SAUNA EXCEPT OURS (BioSpectra™)
 
 
Brand & Origin
Frame & Insul.
Heated
Plastics ?
Wring & Adhesives or Chemicals?
Heater Type Wavelength
% FIR
# Heaters
360 º Full Wrap Heat ?
EMF / EMI
Protection
Disinfectible
Ozone Engineered from Scratch
Magnetic Field Therapy
Pulsed
Negative Ionization
$$
SRP
Warranty 
Safety
Certs 
US Service Center?
 Refunds /
Exchange
BioSpectra 2-Piece Ozone Compatible FIR Sauna
Optional Active FIR Mats
(Manuf.Origin: Korea / USA )
I.D.: 16"h x 27"w x 73"L
Holds up to 225 lbs. / 6 ft. 3"
 Solid Mahagony
+ Luan Plywood
Stainless Screws & Staples
1/2" dense heat rated wool poly blend insulation
Outside cover is Marine Grade Vinyl for durability & cleaning. Silver bonded Neck Apron
& Passive Pad is Nylon & Poly.
 High End Silicone Automotive Grade Wiring
 
Stainless Staples & Screws
No Adhesives
 
Does have Eco-friendly Water Based Wood Stain on Mahagony Frame
 Carbon Sheet Heaters
 
5-15 micron
Peak 9.23 µ
 
98+% FIR
 
750 Watts
 3
Passive Pad included which requires flipping over.
Active Electric Mattress Optional for 360 degree coverage which eliminates the need for flipping over
YES
Wire Sheilding Technology in Domes & Controller
100% elimination is not possible
 YES
Wipe down w/disinfectant or Ozone gas
 YES
 Optional Mat
 Optional Mat
 $2195-5295
 Manuf.
5 yr.domes, Limited 2 yr. electronics
 
We only use analogue controllers. Digital is unstable and tends to break easier.
 CE / KETI
 Yes
CA
Built-to-Order
No Refunds
Exchange Only
Factory Defect we pay shipping of replacement or repaired item at our discretion. Customer must ship back defective part. Non warranty items Customer Pays All Repair+rShipping
By law we can't resell used / "opened" stock
 
 
 
SmartyFIR Sauna
(Manuf. Origin: Japan)
US Distributor:COMTEC, Inc.
I.D.:15" h x 25"w
x 72"L
Accomodates up to 220 lbs. / 6'2"
 Solid Mahagony & Plywood
Nice Workmanship
Insul. unknown
 SOME
Outer Cover is
Vinyl.
Plastic Passive
Reflector
Pad is PVC coated mylar
 Electronic Grade
Comments:
Controller is covered steel and falls over easily.
Plugs tend to fall out of domes also, losing power. Recommend purchasing extra controller to prevent exhorbinant ship fees from Japan
 2mm carbon mica composite sprayed panels
4-14 micron
90+% FIR
780 Watts
 3
 NO
Flip for
Backside
Used to come witn polyvinyl / mylar electric pad but no longer electric
NONE
FOUND
 PARTIAL
Carefully wipe w/damp cloth
 NO
 NO
 NO
 $3495 - $4000
Varies w/Retailer
 2 Yr.
Manuf.Def.
Limited
All ship borne by customer always for exchanges or repairs.
 
Used to have both analogue & digital controller. Digital had real problems breaking down and catching fire in the past. Check website for more details.
 UL / CE
 NO
Check with COMTEC the US Distributor for more details.
 US Distributor Comtec
30 Day Limited
or
Retailers
Policy
Customer Pays All Shipping. See company website for details.
 
 
 
 
 
Meta Chamber / SOLO
(Manuf.Origin: China/Taiwan)
US Distributor: Sunlighten Sauna Company w/Retailers
I.D.:25"w x 15" h x 72"L
Accomodates up to 220 lbs/6'2"
 Plywood or Composite ?
Insulation Unknown
 YES
Interior has fabrics which contain plastic
Off gassing is continual
Outter cover is vinyl.
PVC covered pad
Basic Electronic Grade
 
Digital Controllers Tend to Break
Recommend getting extras to avoid high cost
 Carbon Coated Fiberglass
& Ceramic impregnated fabric
 
Wavelength
3-20 micron
 
40-60% FIR
Emits
Midwave Infrared also
 
900 Watts
 2
 NO
Flip for Backside
 
Heat Pad avail. for extra $750?
PVC encased
Non-heat rated
NO
 NO
Soft Interior prevents disinfection without damage
 NO
 NO
 NO
 $2200+
Varies w / retailer
Seems to be frequently "on sale"
Private Label of "Meta Chamber" from China. US Warehouse
"Lifetime" warranty varies with model. Solo™ is said to include all shipping to the customer of replacement parts.
 UL/CE
Sales & Customer Service . Solo™ line has no Service Center since parts are sent to customer directly. See Website for details.
See company website for details.
Molded Fiberglass 2-Piece FIR Sauna Origin: China
Distributors: Multiple
I.D.: 25"w x 15"h x 67"L
Lower dome sloped; many adults can't put feet upright easily.
 Molded Fiberglass
Insulation is air between mold
 YES
Interior has fabrics which contain plastic
Off gassing is continual
 Basic Electronic Grade
Poorly Designed
Control Panel Built into Dome which predisposes it to breakdown from heating of components
Disposable
 Cabonized Plaxtic & Fabric
Smallest
Interior--
w/sloping lower dome
Wavelength 65% is
6-15 micron
90% FIR
Max Temp 150F
Unverified
900 w
 2
 No
Flip for Backside
 NO
 NO
 NO NO  NO 
$1500-2000
UNKNOWN
Digital Controller built into sauna itself (heat + electronics = failure !)
Bad design flaw.
 ??
NA
NO

 Retailer Policy

Tyically customer pays all shipping

 
Saunex 1 Person
Molded Plastic
Origin: USA / NY
Distributors: Many
Weight Limit: 250 lbs.
I.D. 24"w x 48"t
Holds from 4''6" - 6ft.4"
 Molded Heat Rated Plastic Inside & Out
 Unknown
No disclosure about glues.
Thermoplastic & Stainless
Electronics Grade
+ shielding
 
1100 Watts
 Ceramic
Carbon Heaters
Wavelength:
7-14 µm
Op.Temps max 130F
10
YES
Heater built into back panel. No back leg heaters.
Sitting is hard on cardiovascular
& promotes clot formation. Not recommended for chronically ill or hx of clots
 YES
Both inside wiring & controller
Convection Fan to distribute heat more evenly
 YES
Plastic designed to prevent mold & bacterial growth. Easily wiped down except heater panels.
OPTIONAL
UPGRADE
but wiring, etc. is not described as ozone resistent
 NO  NO  $2500+? Check website for more details Manuf. 1 Year Limited Warranty

UL?

Unknown

Website States Made in USA but that can be put on anyting assembled here even if components are Chinese
30-Day MBG from Manuf.
Retailer Policies May Vary. Customer pays all shipping Check website for more details
 
 
 
 
 
 
Personal Infrared Sauna Steam Tents
Origin: China, Korea, Taiwan
Distributors: Many
I.D.: 32"w x 40"h x 30"d
Tent Fabric: Carbon sprayed Nylon
Nylon Zippers
External Digital Controller with 6 settings+timer.
Insulation is quilted fabic
Carbon mica composite panels
No adhesive disclosure
Continual Offgassing

 Electronics Grade

 

1030 watts

 6.5-14 microns/ Claims 90+% FIR
unverified
 4
3 on walls, 1 for feet.
 NO
Sitting prevents backside heating &
sitting is hard on cardiovascular
 YES
 YES
Wipe down
NO   NO  NO $400-600  90 day clinical or 1 yr. personal use   UL/CE
None 
Retailer Policy
Collapsible Portable FIR Sauna Origin: China
Distributors: Many
I.D.: 25"w x 68"L x 15"h
 Tent Fabric:
Mylar & Silver Poly lining
Unfocused Heat Energy
Comes w/Heat Pad
 Yes
Mylar is Aluminum bonded to PVC
 Standard Electronic Grade Wiring
 
No Shielding
800 watts/heater
 
No adhesives
 Heat Fan is Mineralized
Ceramic
Plates w/ fan
Works on Convection
4-20 microns?
Claims 90+% FIR
unverified
Uneven heat
 1+
1 FIR heat pad
 YES, technically
Convection heat is drying and very uneven in this design.
Hot & cold spots
Not able to penetrate deep enough for therapeutic fat sweat detox
 YES
Very High.
No shielding
Cheaply made digital controller
 YES
Wipe Down
 NO
Not Ozone Compatible
NO
 NO
Varies w/warranty
$500-$800
 Manuf.
5 yr. limited
Varies also w/ Retailer Policy
 Chinese
Unknown
 None
Exchange with Retailer
 Retailer Policy
Customer pays all shipping
Brand & Origin Frame & Insul.
Heated
Plastics ?
Wring & Adhesives
Heater Type Wavelength
% FIR
 # Heaters  360 º Full Wrap Heat ?
Toxic
EMF / EMI
Emit ?
Disinfectible   Ozone Engineered from Scratch  Magnetic Field Therapy
Pulsed
Negative Ionization
$$
SRP
 Warranty
Safety
Certs
US Service Center? 
Refunds /
Exchange 
 

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