What are Infrared Heating Panels?

Whytelight Solutions have been visiting exhibitions across the North West over the past few months and we have had loads of questions about our Infrared Panels. People have been asking us what are they, how do they work, do they get hot, how do you control them?

What are Infrared Heating Panels?

Imagine a picture on the wall, a mirror in your bathroom, a ceiling tile in an office. All of these can be a source of heat, from an Infrared Heating Panel. They are easy to install only needing a supply of electricity, require no maintenance and will keep working for 100,000 hours. You can personalise heating panels with pictures, photos, company logos or have them plain colours or blank. With a range of different sizes, they can be fitted to the ceiling or the wall.


How do they work?

Even on a cold winter day, if the sun is shining you will still feel the warmth of the sun. This is because the sun emits Infrared light waves which travel through space warming any object they come into contact with. Infrared heaters work on the same principle, emitting Infrared rays which heat anything within range, such as people, furniture and buildings.

Infrared is perfectly safe, it is simply a process of energy emission, even our own bodies emit infrared (this is what allows search and rescue helicopters to find lost travellers at night for example).


Do they get hot?

On a hot summer’s day, the side of a building will get warm as it absorbs the infrared waves emitting from the sun. In a similar way, an infrared heating panel will get warm as it emits energy but it won’t get hot enough to burn your hand; with the exception of our infrared heated mirrors which will get hot to touch due to the reflective coating on the mirror, in the same ways as if you put a piece of metal in the sun it will get hot pretty quickly too.


How can I control the temperature?

Setting and changing the temperature you want in a room with Infrared heating panels is easy! With a control system you have the flexibility to set and change the temperature directly in the room or remotely; for each individual panel or a group of panels. For example, people working in different parts of an office can have different temperature settings for the heating panel nearest to them. A student accommodation block or a care facility can remotely control temperatures in individual rooms or area according to occupancy or need.


Interested and want to find out more?

Whytelight Solutions have been installing Infrared Heating panels for over 2 years in offices, warehouses, retailers, sports facilities, children’s nurseries and many other types of organisations. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact us either using the contact form or call us on 01942 597374.

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