Infrared radiation was discovered in the beginning of the 19th century by the astronomer Sir William Herschel, with the simple use of a prism. He used the prism to refract the light coming from the sun, this way detecting the infrared.
It has 5 sub-divisions as follows: near-infrared, short-wavelength infrared, mid-wavelength infrared, long-wavelength infrared, and far-infrared.
Infrared technology has had many applications since its discovery, and among the most important are thermography, night vision, communications, heating, hyperspectral imaging and other types of imaging, spectroscopy, meteorology, astronomy, climatology, and even infrared cleaning.
Infrared heaters provide us with many benefits, producing heat that is similar to the heat the sun produces. The infrared heaters are used not only to heat up your home in those cold winter days, but they are used in infrared saunas as well.
Infrared heaters emit infrared light, that is perceived as radiant heat and absorbed by the surface of the skin, being used in saunas for this reason. Many people prefer the infrared sauna over the traditional sauna because there is no steam involved, and the result is the same in the end, maybe even better with infrared saunas.
Some of the benefits of infrared saunas are the fact that it helps you eliminate toxins from your body, it relieves pain, it reduces stiffness of people who suffer from arthritis, and it helps you lose weight faster if you combine it with exercise routines.
When it comes to heating up your home with infrared heaters, they have many advantages over other methods of heating as well. Infrared heaters require minimal maintenance, they are a lot safer than conventional heaters because their surface doesn’t burn people or animals who touch it, being covered with a protective metal sheath, and they heat silently.
In addition, if you are a person who cares about the environment or simply wants to save some money on heating, they are ideal because the infrared heaters are cost effective, energy efficient, and environmentally friendly.
Infrared wireless is the use of the wireless technology in systems or devices that use infrared radiation to convey data, being used for short and medium range control and communications.
Thanks to the application of the infrared radiation in the use of wireless technology, we can enjoy things like headsets, modems, cordless microphones, home-entertainment control units, laser communications, robot control systems, printers, and basically any type of peripherals.