Infrared light, also known as “IR”, is just one type of radiation that exists within the electromagnetic spectrum. Microwaves used to cook your food, X-rays used in hospitals, and Radio Waves used to deliver our favourite music all represent different types of radiation that exist within the electromagnetic spectrum.
Different forms of radiation are often categorized by wavelength. Short wavelength radiation is of the highest energy level and can be very dangerous – X-rays and ultraviolet are examples of short wavelength radiation.
Infrared is categorized as long wavelength radiation and maintains a much lower energy level. All infrared waves fall above the red end of the electromagnetic spectrum and therefore contain no UV radiation or harmful waves. However, there are big differences within infrared wavelengths dividing them into three areas – Short-wave infrared – Medium-wave infrared – Long-wave infrared:
Short-wave infrared (IR-A) Medium wave infrared (IR-B) Longwave infrared (IR-C)
When using infrared technology for heating purposes it is "long-wave infrared" or IR-C radiation that is used. For example this type of heating source is used with infrared saunas to heat the occupants, as well as to remove ice from the wings of aircrafts. IR-C is also growing in popularity as a safe method of heat therapy for natural heath care & physiotherapy. Because infrared heat promotes greater blood flow it helps provide proteins, nutrients, and oxygen for better healing.
The Earth and everything on it is a source of electromagnetic radiation. The major fraction of this radiation lies in the infrared part of the spectrum. The Sun is the Earth's primary source of electromagnetic radiation and without infrared from the sun there would be no life on Earth.
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