Sunlighten Sauna once again makes our Top 5 Infrared Saunas list this year, as they continue their commitment to providing the highest quality and innovative design.
Sunlighten manufactures both 3 in 1 (near, mid and far IR) and far infrared saunas.
While most other infrared units are far infrared only, Sunlighten emphasizes their unique niche as a provider of full spectrum infrared, which is reported to have numerous health benefits, including boosting the immune system, pain relief, weight loss, improved circulation, blood pressure reduction, and even promotes faster wound healing.
Unlike many of the others out there, the company backs up all of their claims with actual proof, which is very refreshing.
Sunlighten saunas were featured on the popular television series Dr. Oz Show, Ellen and Oprah Winfrey.
Let's get into our reviews to see what these saunas are all about...
Sunlighten did extensive market research that contributes to the design and build of each of their sauna collections, and it shows.
They have patents on the 3 in 1 sauna, meaning all three infrared wavelengths, and a high emissivity patent for having the most far infrared (fIR) in a sauna.
You many come across other companies that claim to offer all three wavelengths in their saunas, but more often than not, it's simply not the case.
Their most popular series, the mPulse®, features a stylish, contemporary design that sets it apart from almost any other indoor sauna.
The mPulse is also one of the greenest saunas on the market. It's made from FSC certified softwoods, is energy efficient, and uses bamboo carbon heater covers.
You can check out the current lineup of Sunlighten Saunas here.
(If you mention our site, Sauna Talk, you can get some very special discounts. :)
All saunas made by Sunlighten feature ergonomically designed benches and back supports that are deeper and higher than those in standard saunas for added comfort and support.
Most models also have removable benches so that users can practice sauna yoga, one of the newest trends in combining sauna with exercise.
The most unique feature offered by Sunlighten is their 7 different wellness programs, allowing you to select the ideal wavelength for the specific health condition you are looking to treat.
The mPulse lineup of saunas feature a personal monitor that tracks your heart rate and calories burned while you're in the sauna, giving you valuable information you can use to maximize your sauna experience.
Sunlighten infrared saunas use the unique SoloCarbon™ heating system for their far infrared units and Solo Carbon 3 in 1 for their far, mid and near IR units.
The company claims this increases the detoxification effect by seven times that of traditional saunas. Their proprietary blend of wavelengths can't be found in other infrared saunas.
All Sunlighten systems use SoloCarbon technology to ensure even heating of the body by measuring the surface temperature rather than ambient heat like some of the lower quality heaters out there.
Sunlighten’s most unusual offering is the Solo System, which looks somewhat like an elongated moving dome. The two curved sections fit over the body while you lie on the floor, massage table, or bed. It can be converted from full body to lower body use for more targeted treatment.
You can also realign it so that you can sit up with your legs extended and still get the full effect. No other manufacturer offers this kind of versatility in a personal, portable sauna.
Another unique feature typically only found in traditional infrared sauna rooms is color therapy with 9 different intensity levels.
Sunlighten sauna prices are typical of what you'll pay for a higher end sauna. These are not your low quality made in China units that you can get for under $1,000. Those offer little if any benefits to your health.
The full Solo System will run you about $2,000-$2,400, depending on the particular sale that is going on and any additional discounts that you get.
The Signature Series, which is far infrared only, will run you about $3,000 to $6,000 depending on the size, the wood choice (basswood or cedar) and whether or not you opt for ART, or Acoustic Resonance Therapy.
There's also a large eucalyptus wood sauna called the Community Solocarbon Sauna, which costs between $8,500 and $9,500.
The Sunlighten Sauna mPulse Series, which is their full spectrum line, starts at around $5000 and goes up from there.
From our research Sunlighten has emerged as one of the best sauna companies out there today. We've spoken at length with the company many times and they are always very forthcoming with information about their products.
We also like the fact that they have actual patents on their technology, not pending patents or none at all like some of the other companies we've looked into.
If you are in the market for a very high quality sauna for your home or gym, we highly recommend Sunlighten.
You can get more information on all of their saunas here, and don't forget to mention Sauna Talk for special discounts.