The Dome Far-Infared heat span

What is Infrared heat?

The Dome heater uses far-Infrared rays to produce a soft and comforting heat.  Far-Infrared (FIR) rays are an invisible spectrum of sunlight discovered by scientist Sir William Herschel in 1800.

Sir William Herschel’s research led to the discovery that there were not only the known visible rays – red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet plus the invisible rays, Gamma and Ultraviolet but also a previously unknown ray later named Infrared.

This invisible band of light is felt as heat. Approximately 80% of solar energy is made up of FIR and 60% is between the range of 10-20 microns.

Interestingly, the human body generates FIR between 8-14 microns.  When our bodies are heated by FIR rays the activity level of our atoms are increased and heat can be generated.