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How do I turn my Tungsten sauna panel into a sauna?Updated 16 days ago

Any closet or enclosure can transition into a full sauna with your Tungsten Sauna Panel and there are two primary ways to do it:


  1. If you use SaunaSpace products, you will need to purchase the Sauna Enclosure Kit and a Sauna Stool to create the equivalent of a Luminati. Optionally, you can also add the EMF Shield to upgrade to the equivalent of a Faraday.
  2. If you would like to create your own sauna, you will need to build an enclosed space where you can sit or stand 18 inches from the panel with room to rotate during your session. We recommend using natural materials to avoid off-gassing harmful chemicals.


Whichever way you decide to move forward with, there are some considerations to be taken into account:

  • Due to variables beyond our control, customers experience different heating when using the Tungsten panels in their own environment. For use as a sauna heater, the 4-bulb Tungsten Panel heats an volume of 60-70 cubic feet, similar to the volume of our Sauna Enclosures. Use this easy calculator to determine the cubic footage of your space.
  • Ambient air temperature must be above 100 °F (37.8 °C) during a sauna session. If the volume is large, the central heat or a space heater can be used to help achieve the ambient temperature air requirement. Some ventilation is OK, as long as you can maintain the air temperature.
  • You run the risk of chemical off-gassing from existing materials in your space. SaunaSpace® can not speak to what happens to materials we do not use. You have to reach out to the specific manufacturer for understanding of effects to their materials. 
  • We suggest one 4-bulb Tungsten and one 3-bulb Tungsten per user. If you require higher ambient air temperature a space heater can be used. Note that two 4-bulb Tungsten Panels use 2000W = 16.8A on 120V and this requires a dedicated 20A circuit. Extra panels should be placed on the same wall, one above the other; do not 'sandwich' yourself between two panels. 
  • An enclosure is required for full body sweating. You need an ambient air temperature between 100-120°F (38-49°C) to facilitate sweating, this is the reason for the enclosure. The Luminati™ and Faraday™ enclosures are the ideal space where the Shower Converter, for most people, makes an adequate space.
  • All panels are designed to be used Vertically, DO NOT place the panel with bulbs pointing down.
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