Eco Carbon Fibre VS Aluminum Heating Panels
The Eco Carbon Fiber © Infrared Yoga Panels
Yoga panels inc. wood framed The Eco Carbon Fiber © infrared Yoga Panels are the highest quality infrared emitters available in the market today. Our patented The Eco Carbon Fiber © Yoga Panels were designed to be used as a direct heating source for the human body. We have spent the last 10 years designing and developing the perfect infrared emitter that would offer the highest amount of health benefits as possible. The Eco Carbon Fiber © yoga panel is the gold standard in hot infrared yoga.
Aluminum (Tin) Cased Radiant Heating Panels
This is the most common design for radiant heating panels. These are referred to as “cassette” style heaters because the outer aluminum or “tin” shell is a thin metal encasement that houses a coil element. The actual heater is a tungsten wire coil element glued to a thin layer of tin foil. Behind the foil is a layer of fiberglass insulation that holds the free-floating wire coil and foil layer against the inside of the tin case. The fiberglass stuffing is a crude method to create space between the red hot heating coil and the back of the panel case. Since the coil element radiates in both directions, the fiberglass insulation is used to block half of the heat from being released through the back of the panel. Cassette style radiant panels are purposely designed with the cheapest viable materials to reduce manufacturing costs but still pass certification testing to qualify for resale on consumer markets. Most radiant heating panel manufacturers distribute their products for sale through resellers. Markup by resellers in the radiant heating industry is high and most retail pricing is not aligned with the value. The use of low quality infrared emitters has been very common for heating industrial warehouses, garages and offices. Aluminum radiant panels are actually radiant ceiling panels that were intended to be used in a commercial office application. They have been re purposed and sold as “infrared” or “far infrared” heating panels for yoga studios. The actual output of these panels is broad spectrum heat with very low levels of far infrared being emitted, in some cases its less than 10% far infrared. The original design of these panels is not to heat the human body at the correct wavelength and temperature but to create a heated office and warehouse space.