An infrared heater is a heater which uses a portion of invisible light spectrum of electromagnetic waves to heat another object. Infrared heaters use a number of heating elements such as ceramic, glass, metal, and quartz. The heaters that use quartz as heating element are called quartz infrared heaters.
A quartz bulb is used by quartz heaters for providing the heat needed. A reflector panel is located at the back of the heater which projects the heat out into the room. The quartz heater can operate on electricity. The heat output of these heaters can be adjusted accordingly. Quartz heaters are cost-effective and highly efficient. They are the most popularly used heaters because of their affordable costs.
Quartz infrared heaters may be of two types including quartz tubes and quartz lamps. Quartz tubes can generate shorter wavelength radiations. They are available in medium-range of cost. However, they are less durable when compared to other types of infrared heaters. Quartz lamps can emit medium-length electromagnetic waves. The power of quartz tubes is higher when compared to any other type of infrared heaters. So they are used for high-speed production processes. Quartz lamps are more durable than quartz tubes. The most important feature of quartz infrared heaters is that they include an instant on and off heat source. So we need not wait for some time to get the room warm. The cost of quartz tubes is much higher than that of quartz lamps.
The quality of heat output of quartz infrared heaters is constant. Due to higher efficiency, they can be used for outdoor events. Many attractive designs of quartz infrared heaters are available in market.