For centuries, saunas have been quite popular around the world. Apart from the obvious purpose of relaxation, sauna rooms are also a great place for socialization and are preferred by many people over meeting over a coffee or a drink.
But unlike before when they were limited to a few public places, saunas have evolved and now can be found in many sizes and shapes and with the added benefit of modern features. And there are many types to choose from; apart from their shapes and sizes, there is also the heating systems to consider. Let us take a look at the 3 best home saunas that are available on the market to help you decide which one is the best for your requirements.
Clearlight’s name is becoming synonymous with quality construction, state-of-the-art sauna technology and great design. The company claims that they know the benefits of heat on the body and believe in groundbreaking innovation. They provide a limited lifetime warranty with their products. Just like the Sunlighten mPulse range, Clearlight also offers complete wavelengths to optimize your sauna session. The product specified here is the Clearlight Sanctuary I.
Clearlight includes a limited lifetime warranty on its products for residential use. This is a first, as the company claims that no one else builds like them. The True Wave emitters in the sauna have an estimated life of approximately 30,000 hours. This means that even if the sauna is used 5 days a week, it would last about 125 years! All electrical components are built to standard, and the sauna cabins are kiln dried to about 7% moisture and then pressed. This is to ensure that they do not warp or crack.
The warranty covers the entire system, from the wood to electrical systems, and even the audio system and controls.
Clearlight boasts of introducing the only combination ceramic/carbon infrared heater. The heaters are manufactured in their own factory and claim to be virtually free of EMF and capable of producing the most effective infrared heat.
Each unit of the Sanctuary I includes chromotherapy lighting, which is medical grade. It contains 96 LED lights and hence, quite intense. Chromotherapy uses wavelengths of color light that affects your body and mind for improved happiness and health. The health benefits include pain relief, detoxification, stress reduction, increased flexibility and much more.
This backrest is designed in association with doctors and a bench that is reversible and provides added comfort. The backrest is placed close to the soothing infrared heat.
- Italian Inspired Design: The sauna design has a glass roof and is so beautifully designed that it will look great, whichever room you decide to put it in.
- Built-in Charging and Audio Station: You can charge your tablet or smartphone while you relax in the sauna and even connect the audio device using Bluetooth or an aux jack.
- Digital Keypad Controls: The digital keypad is capable of controlling intensity, time, lights and temperature.
Sunlighten is a global brand with locations in China, Belgium, Thailand, the Middle East, Canada, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Hungary, Guatemala and the United States. They are considered an authority in sauna products and accessories.
Sunlighten’s mPulse range has 5 products; aSPIRE, bELIEVE, cONQUER, dISCOVER and eMPOWER, and offer near, mid and far infrared technology that allows the user to customize it to their individual needs and track results.
The patented solocarbon 3-in-1 infrared technology has proven effective across all wavelengths for great health benefits such as cell rejuvenation and anti-aging.
The Sunlighten mPulse offers three modes of infrared. Let’s take a quick look at them:
- Near Infrared: The shortest infrared wavelength, near infrared is known to promote cell health, wound healing, tissue growth and skin renewal. The process is somewhat similar to photosynthesis. This type of infrared wavelength penetrates the skin’s surface more effectively compared with the other two.
- Mid Infrared: This wavelength penetrates the skin deeper. It is known to expand blood vessels and increase circulation, resulting in reduced pain and speeding up the healing process.
- Far Infrared: This wavelength can reach the deepest part of your skin where toxins are present and stimulates the sweat glands; sweating increases metabolic and heart rate and cardiac output, with the addition of burning calories.
The presence of 3 infrared ranges means that you can pick and choose what works best for you. If you are using the Sunlighten mPulse, it means you can choose from 7 preset programs to achieve specific results, and that is made possible by the simple click of a button. These presets are pain relief, weight loss, anti-aging, detoxification, relaxation, cardiovascular and a custom mode to suit your specifications.
The company describes its products as “the Rolls of the sauna industry”. The whole manufacturing process is 100% quality controlled and the wood for each product is hand selected and PEFC certified. Naturally, you would want the wood used in your sauna to last you a lifetime, and Sunlighten gives you the choice of basswood, western Canadian cedar or eucalyptus. These woods are very durable and adaptable to high temperatures.
Setting up or taking down the Sunlighten mPulse products is very easy and uses Magne-Seal technology that allows you to snap together walls. This technology helps seal cracks when the sauna naturally contracts or expands with use and also prevents warping. At the same time, it keeps the heat in and the cool out! The seamless design is beautiful to look at and is as durable as screws and buckles. The best part is, you can’t see it after putting it together!
The Sunlighten mPulse range features an advanced Android-powered control panel that gives you quick access to easily customize or schedule the sauna to your requirements or for other users. You can watch in real-time how you are doing with burning your calories or your heart rate. The module offers WiFi connectivity to keep you up-to-date with all the statistics or update your social media.
- Ergonomic Benches: The benches featured in the Sunlighten mPulse series are designed with the help of chiropractors to relieve stress and provide the best possible comfort. These benches can be removed easily to allow activities such as yoga or stretching are built for the exclusive Acoustic Resonance Therapy option. This option helps promote the benefits of sound and vibrational healing.
- Great Sound System: Each sauna is equipped with 2 premium Blaupunkt sound system speakers.
- Soft Interior Lighting: These not only look good, but are also easy on your senses, and can be upgraded for chromotherapy lighting.
Sun Stream Evolve 30
The Evolve is made by Sun Stream Infrared Saunas, which was established in 1999, and is one of the leading brands in North America with distribution warehouses that also supply New Zealand, Canada and Australia. The company is considered an innovator in the field and has recently introduced the Sun Stream Evolve series (10, 20 and 30), that provide a true surround of 360-degree radiant heat for the best and the healthiest sauna. We will be looking at the features of the Sun Stream Evolve 30 here.
The Sun Stream Evolve 30 is packed with features that make getting to the sauna a rewarding experience every time you get in.
With innovation, the Sun Stream 30 is an industry-first, has two large nano carbon heater panels that are placed directly in front of you on the glass front panel and glass door that provide you with a true immersion of infrared radiant heat. The two large heaters project more heat on your body, which results in faster production of heavy sweat in no time!
The Sun Stream 30 features nano-carbon heaters that are similar to other such heaters on the market, but according to the company, are better. These remarkable heaters produce infrared waves that are comfortable for the user with no emission of unhealthy gases. They are placed lower on the walls to direct more of the heat to your body. Compare this to most competitors’ models which feature larger heaters that waste more infrared heat.
The nano-carbon heaters in the Sun Stream 30 have been tested and proven to emit virtually no electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation, which means that you can have a stress-free and relaxed sauna experience. The VOC levels also tested below the level of detection of 0.0 ppm.
The company has used premium grade hardwood, basswood, in the production of the Evolve 30. Basswood is also hypoallergenic which means that it is safe to use by people who have allergies or sensitive skin. It is also immune to warping, splitting and decaying and the glue used in the construction is non-toxic and FDA approved.
Assembling the Sun Stream 30 is very easy and requires no special electrical requirements or plumbing. What you do require is a wall socket and of course, the space needed for installation. Also, the hardwood retains a natural appearance, thanks to a water-based exterior lacquer.
The Sun Stream 30s external dimensions are:
Width: 1,535 mm
Depth: 965 mm
Height: 1,880 mm
The Sun Stream 30s internal dimensions are:
Width: 1,467 mm
Depth: 865 mm
Height: 1,755 mm
The unit requires a dedicated 15 Amp outlet. It also comes equipped with a Bluetooth audio receiver, 2 premium 2-war Blaupunkt speakers, sweat-resistant cedar backrests, cup holder and aromatherapy unit, a bench to put your feet up and many other nifty features for a wholesome sauna experience.
The products we featured here have been used by scores of users and come with high recommendations. Hopefully, you will find it easy to choose a sauna for your home after comparing the models we listed here. Sauna therapy is becoming popular by the day and for good reasons too. We hope that you will greatly benefit from your purchase.