Technical comparison with other infrared panels

Technical comparison among Celsius, Fahrenheit and other infrared panels

The most frequent doubt concerns what is the difference among Celsius and Fahrenheit infrared systems compared to other infrared systems on the market.

In the table below you can appreciate the main differences among the Celsius, Fahrenheit and other brands panels.

Celsius
Fahrenheit
Other Brands (Infrared)
Celsius Fahrenheit Other Brands
(Infrared)
Control unit
Computerized with display

Computerized with LED display

External
Power on
Absorption proportional to the difference between the set temperature and that detected

Absorption proportional to the difference between the set temperature and that detected

ON/OFF
Safety
IP68

IP68

IP45
Emissions
0 electromagnetic emissions

0 electromagnetic emissions

Normal
Wavelength
Detected between 8.5-11µm (long wave)

Detected between 8.5-11 µm (long wave)

Detected between 6-8 µm (medium wave)
Irradiation distance
12m

6m

2m
Heated space*
72 m2

50 m2

16 m2
Energy Efficiency**
3650 kcal

2550 kcal

430 kcal
Extra
Entrance for universal home automation
Programming with 6 temperatures at different times

-

-
Guarantee
Up to 15 years

Up to 12 years

Up to 4 years
Price
>1000€

>500€

>300€
* Heated space considering 600Wh in a energy class A home.
** Efficiency = amount of heat generated with the same power of 600Wh.
Technical comparison among Celsius, Fahrenheit and other infrared panels

Assuming that the Celsius and Fahrenheit systems boast 43 patents protecting their long-wave and ultra-performance infrared technology, all other infrared systems on the market have not proven long-wave infrared emission or their percentage of irradiation.

Infrared systems with electrical resistance, heating cable or carbon fiber have a minimum percentage of infrared irradiation and heat for the most part by convective motion, i.e. they also heat the air (such as the heat pump or radiators).

This is easily demonstrated by looking at the square meters that can be heated by Celsius and Fahrenheit in comparison to other infrared products considering the same energy class and power. For example, taking a class A house into consideration, Celsius panels heat up to 72m2, Fahrenheit panels up to 50m2and other infrared panels found on the market only heat 16m2.

The irradiation distance is another factor that makes us understand how the Celsius and Fahrenheit technology is different from all the others on the market. The Celsius and Fahrenheit panels radiate respectively up to 12 and 6m away from the source, while the other infrared panels only up to 2m.

This refers us directly to the efficiency, i.e. the amount of heat generated with the same power Wh, measured in Kcal. At the same 600Wh, Celsius panels produce 3650 Kcal / h, Fahrenheit 2550 Kcal and other infrared panels only 430 Kcal. This means that the energy consumed to reach an ideal temperature is much lower in the case of Celsius and Fahrenheit.

Furthermore, the Celsius and Fahrenheit panels have an absorption system proportional to the difference between the set temperature and the detected one, i.e. as the desired temperature is reached, they gradually consume less until they reach zero consumption (normally when fully operational they consume less 50% of the total power). While the other infrared heating systems on the market only have an ON / OFF ignition system, so to keep a warm environment will always consume the maximum of Wh available.

Technical comparison among Celsius, Fahrenheit and other infrared panels

Another non-negligible aspect is safety, the degree of protection is indicated with an index called IP and consists of two digits, the first one refers to the protection against the entry of solid objects, the second one to the protection against the ingress of liquids. Celsius and Fahrenheit panels have an IP68 (up to IP69K) degree of protection which makes them completely hermetic to dust and fumes and suitable for submersion in water up to 100m. Other infrared panels, although aesthetically very similar, have a much lower degree of protection, making them unsuitable for very humid environments (like showers or bathrooms).