Sunlighten Sauna Reviews - Should You Buy One?

Sunlighten Sauna once again makes our Top 5 Infrared Saunas list this year, as they continue their commitment to providing the highest quality saunas with new technologies and innovative design.

Like many of their competitors, Sunlighten manufactures both 3 in 1 (near, mid and far IR) and far infrared only saunas. However, unlike many of their competitors, the company backs up all of their claims with actual proof, which is very refreshing.

While most other infrared companies offer far infrared heat only, Sunlighten emphasizes their unique niche as a provider of 3 in 1 infrared and customizable programs with varying degrees of each IR wavelength.

This offers numerous health benefits, including boosting the immune system, detoxification, pain relief, weight loss, improved circulation, blood pressure reduction, and even promotes faster wound healing.

Sunlighten saunas have been featured on the Dr. Oz Show, Ellen, Oprah Winfrey, the New York Times & Wall Street Journal, and a number of other reputable sources.

Let's get into our reviews to see what these saunas are all about...

Sunlighten mPulse Sauna

Sunlighten Infrared Sauna Technology

Sunlighten did extensive market research that contributes to the design and build of each of their sauna collections, and it shows.

They have patented 3 in 1 SoloCarbon heaters, featuring all three wavelengths. These heaters are 99% emissive, leading the market for best infrared in the industry.

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.

Sunlighten claims that SoloCarbon heaters increase 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.

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 save up to $600 on a new sauna!)

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, a popular trend combining sauna with exercise. 

The most unique feature offered by Sunlighten is their 6 wellness programs, which are designed to target specific health benefits by administering the ideal wavelength for treating each one. These programs are preset into their Smart Sauna line as well as accessible through their mobile app.

The targeted health benefits include cardio, weight loss, detoxification, pain relief, relaxation, and anti-aging. They also offer a custom option for customers who would like to create a program of their own.

Sunlighten Signature Interior

A Look at the Current Saunas

As of the writing of this Sunlighten review, the company has a number of different offerings.

You can choose from the mPulse, Signature & Amplify infrared cabin saunas, as well as the portable Solo System, custom saunas & the LumiNIR handheld light therapy device.

Let's take a closer look to see what each has to offer....

mPulse Smart Sauna Collection

mPulse Smart Saunas are the first and only “smart” infrared saunas on the market with both in-sauna entertainment and pre-set wellness programs.

These features are powered by a 10” android touchscreen control pad with downloadable apps such as Netflix, Hulu, and Spotify. This control pad also connects to the Sunlighten mobile app and allows users to schedule sauna sessions and track progress.

You can get more information on all of their saunas here, and don't forget to mention Sauna Talk to save up to $600!

In the Smart Sauna models, 3 in 1 infrared technology is integrated with red light therapy to provide maximum benefits. There are 5 mPulse cabin sizes to choose from accommodating up to 5 people.

Like all other cabins it also features chromotherapy and a sound system, with the option of vibroacoustic therapy as an add-on. This collection is available in Basswood, Eucalyptus and a Euca-Cedar mix.

(Learn more about best woods for saunas here)

Here you have the Aspire, Believe, Conquer, Discover & Empower, accommodating 1 person all the way up to 5 people, respectively.

(Notice that the names also go in alphabetically order.)

The base mPulse Aspire gives you 6 far infrared heaters, 4 mid infrared heaters and 3 near infrared LEDs. As you move up to the larger units you get more heaters as there is more area to cover.

The 6 wellness programs are guided by the Android control tablet, which also includes apps and various other features such as customization and scheduling?

Options include Acoustic Resonance Therapy that uses sound vibration to augment relaxation, as well as a variety of accessories.

Sunlighten Amplify

Amplify Collection

Amplify saunas are Sunlighten’s second infrared cabin option. With two additional full spectrum heaters, this collection operates at higher temperatures.

One of the drawbacks of most infrared saunas is that they don’t get as hot. Some people love that, and others wish they could get that traditional sauna heat. The Amplify saunas reach up to 165℉ which is warmer than most other infrared saunas, creating a more traditional sauna experience.

Similar to the other two collections, the Amplify has chromotherapy and a sound system with the option of vibroacoustic therapy as an add-on. There are two cabin options which accommodate 2 and 3 people, and they are available in Basswood, Eucalyptus, and a Euca/Cedar mix.

Signature Collection

With a one-touch control panel to easily get sessions started, the Signature collection is simple and easy to use. They are similar to the saunas you find from most other infrared sauna manufacturers with far infrared wavelength only.

Signatures come with the same mood lighting and sound systems as the other collections as well as the same add-on options. There are four cabin sizes accommodating up to 4 people, available in Basswood and Eucalyptus.

Here you have the more straightforward named Signature I, II, III and IV, with room for 1, 2, 3 & 4 people, respectively.

Check out all three collections here, and don't forget to mention Sauna Talk to save up to $600!

Sunlighten Solo System

Solo System

Sunlighten’s most unusual offering is the Solo System, a portable sauna that looks somewhat like an elongated moving dome.

It features the same SoloCarbon far infrared heating, at a fraction of the price.

The two curved sections slide over the body while you lie on the heated SoloPad for maximum sweat and detoxification. 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.

It is easily deconstructed and stored away, perfect for users who want a sauna but don’t have the space. The Solo also features chromotherapy, something typically only found in cabin saunas.

LumiNIR Wand

The LumiNIR is a handheld tool with four LED options to rejuvenate the skin. The Lumi 4 in 1 offers four different LED attachments: the lumiNIR, lumiGLOW, lumiCLEAR, and lumiSPORT. These attachments are respectively designed to boost cell renewal, increase anti-aging, clear skin, and relieve pain.

We're going to take a closer look at this one to learn more about its benefits.

Accessory Options

From what we've seen Sunlighten puts a lot of effort into setting themselves apart from the average sauna manufacturer, going above and beyond in every possible way.

One instance of this effort is Sunlighten’s partnership with CELLIANT®. CELLIANT is a textile manufacturer that blends natural minerals into their fabrics to capture body heat and convert it into infrared energy.

Sunlighten heater covers are all made of CELLIANT fabric, allowing for an even greater infrared experience. Beyond that, Sunlighten has created a line of CELLIANT-infused accessories including bath towels, hand towels, body wraps, pillow and cushion covers, and more. They truly appear to be putting every effort into giving their customers the best possible product.

What About Sunlighten Prices?

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 starts at about $3,300, and the price depends on the particular sale that is going on and any additional discounts that you get.

The Signature Series, which is far infrared only, starts at about $4,800 and goes up depending on the size, the wood choice (basswood or cedar) and whether or not you opt for ART, or Acoustic Resonance Therapy.

The Sunlighten Sauna mPulse Series and Amplify Series, which are their full spectrum and 3-in-1 lines, respectively, starts at around $5900 and goes up from there.

Note that you can get a significant discount if you mention Sauna Talk, so if you are interested in a Sunlighten Sauna tell them we sent you!

Is Sunlighten a Good Choice?

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. Not to mention they have great customer care reps and spokespeople.

We also like the fact that they have real, research-backed patented technology, not pending or absent patents or none at all like some of the other companies we've looked into.

If you are in the market for a superior 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 to save up to $600!

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