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What are Infrared Heating Lamps Used For?

Example of infrared heater at home
Example of infrared heater at home

The use of infrared heating lamps can make a huge difference in a wide range of industrial and commercial contexts. As infrared lamps are not affected by most environmental factors, these items are versatile and can be used for numerous different purposes in diverse scenarios.

So, what are some of the main uses for infrared heating lamps? In this article, the team at Under Control – experts in infrared heating solutions, refrigeration equipment and other specialist temperature control resources – explain just a few.

Process Heating Solutions

Companies that specialise in the manufacture or processing of certain materials or components must often take very specific approaches to the application of heat in order to maintain the quality and integrity of their products.

For example, if a process involves drying or curing, the heat used must be very consistent to ensure a standard of quality control that is as accurate as possible every time.

One of the major benefits of an infrared heating lamp is that it is not affected by air movement, which makes it more consistent and easy to manage than many of the other approaches that could otherwise be taken.

Heating systems of this kind are also great for maintaining a particular temperature once it is reached, as once an object is heated using an infrared lamp that object will then radiate heat itself. This makes it a great approach for warming food.

By comparison, convection heating can result in up to a 50% energy loss, making infrared technology a more accurate, economical and environmentally friendly option.

Comfort Heating

One of the most widely recognised uses of the infrared lamp is outdoor heating in public venues. They are popular in this context because they are safe, easy to maintain and super quick to set up, taking less than one second to reach the temperature to which they have been set.

Due to their low energy loss, they’re also great for companies that have made a pledge to “go green”.

It’s even possible for companies to choose lamps that match their aesthetic, with Under Control offering clear, gold and ruby options.

As well as heating for outdoor spaces such as smoking areas and drinks terraces, infrared lamps may be used in saunas, as well as large spaces that are not insulated or do not easily retain heat, such as warehouses, churches and mosques.

You can take a look at the infrared heating solutions offered by Under Control right here, or check out our other heating products for further options.

To find out more about the infrared heating solutions available from Under Control, or to talk to us about potentially getting infrared lamps fitted at your own place of business, simply contact the team today on +44(0) 121 2382795 or use our handy online contact form, providing as much information as possible.

We’ll be more than happy to hear from you, and our team of specialists will be pleased to offer any advice, guidance or assistance you may require.

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