Infrared lamps in wide consumption have appeared relatively recently, with confidence having gained popularity in different spheres of life. They are used in heaters , dryers, medical devices, there are even infrared lamps for the terrarium .
Infrared lamps for heating
Heaters based on infrared lamps are compact economical in electricity consumption, they heat up the room quickly. The principle of operation of such a heater is not to heat the air, but to transfer heat energy to the surrounding objects, to which the lamp is directed. If you send the heater to yourself, then the heat will be felt almost immediately.
Additional advantages of infrared heaters is that they do not dry air and do not burn oxygen.
Infrared lamps for heaters come in several forms, depending on the wavelength of the light wave:
- long-wave - low-temperature models, fixed to the ceiling, ideal for apartments and private houses;
- medium-wave - suitable for large rooms, such as a restaurant or shop, have a higher heating temperature;
- short-wave - the highest-temperature models capable of heating a large room such as a warehouse or production hall are also used for drying fabrics in dryers.
Infrared lamp for treatment
In pharmacies, you can sometimes find infrared lamps designed for home phototherapy. Treatment takes place with the help of outgoing light rays, which have a curative effect.
The benefit of an infrared lamp in this case is that the IR radiation during exposure to the skin, improves blood circulation in this area. In tissues the metabolism is accelerated, as a result of which the general state of human health improves. You can use the lamp for complex therapy for various diseases.
Why use a medical infrared lamp:
- Treatment of colds accompanied by rhinitis, tonsillitis, otitis. Quite effectively copes with diseases of the nose, ears and throat.
- Relieving pain in muscles. The rays purposefully warm up the problem area and contribute to the elimination of unpleasant painful sensations. The procedure usually lasts 20-30 minutes, if this does not cause redness of the skin and other unpleasant sensations.
- Treatment of joints. Pain in joints is very common, especially in old age. With arthritis and other similar diseases, it is advisable to use IR lamps along with the rest of the treatment. Heat emanating from the lamp, relieves spasms in the muscles, normalizes blood flow, normalizes blood circulation.
- Decreased blood pressure. People prone to frequent increases in pressure, infrared lamps help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, hypertensive crisis, atherosclerosis.
Contraindications to the use of infrared lamps
Despite the excellent therapeutic properties, IR lamps are contraindicated in certain diseases and conditions. So, you can not use it if a person has an oncological disease, purulent inflammation, tuberculosis.
In addition, it is not recommended to use it during pregnancy. It is also undesirable to be treated with an infrared lamp if there is cardiac or pulmonary insufficiency.
The lamp is absolutely counter-indicative during reception of hormones, cytostatics, immunomodulators.
To exclude the negative impact of the lamp on the body, it is better to undergo a test before starting to use it and consult with your doctor.