No Glare Outdoor Heaters
- Our Price £259.99 inc. VAT
Heats from 10m²warranty 1 Year
- No Glare Wire Patio Heater
- 3-Stage Heat Output & Timer
- Weatherproof IP65 Rating
How do no glare infrared heaters work?1
No glare infrared heaters produce no visible light and are ideal for those who find the glow of a quartz heater distracting, or harsh on the eyes. On the electromagnetic scale, no glare heaters use a longwave form of infrared which has a longer wavelength but lower frequency than the shortwave forms of infrared found in quartz heaters. The lower frequency feels less intense but is more easily absorbed by the body, so although it feels less intense, it will keep you warmer over a longer period of time.
Do I need a no glare or a low glare infrared heater?1
No glare and low glare patio heaters use different types of infrared radiation to distribute heat.
Low glare patio heaters use shortwave or near infrared radiation. Near infrared is close to the visible light portion of the infrared spectrum, so low glare heaters give off an orange glow when they reach full operating temperatures. Near infrared has a higher frequency but shorter wavelength than far infrared, which means the heat is more intense but less easily absorbed by the body. This higher intensity heat is useful in exposed outdoor locations because it helps the heaters compensate for the chilling effects of the weather.
No glare patio heaters use longwave or far infrared radiation. Far infrared is much further away from the visible light portion of the infrared spectrum, so gives off no visible light. Far infrared has a higher frequency but longer wavelength than near infrared, which means the heat is gentler but more easily absorbed by the body. Because more heat is absorbed, this lower intensity heat is actually more efficient over time, so no glare patio heaters are usually the best choice for less exposed areas that require prolonged heating, such as warehouses, workshops and garages.
No glare heaters also make a good choice in areas with sensitive aesthetics where a more discreet heating solution is preferred. However, if you want the intensity of near infrared with the subtlety of far infrared, you might prefer an ultra-low glare heater, such as our Burda Term 2000 heaters. Ultra-low glare heaters use the same form of near infrared as low glare heaters, but use special coated elements which considerably reduce the light output – a useful compromise in stylish outdoor dining areas.