Archive for August, 2010
We think most people check us out a bit before buying of our infrared saunas. Maybe via a referral from a friend or health care provider, maybe via Dr. Google. And we sure hope that those customers who are doing their research take a look at our Better Business Bureau (BBB) accreditation as part of their inquiry.
Sunlighten has been a BBB accredited business since 2004 and has also attained the top possible BBB rating (A+) after a thorough evaluation. We couldn’t be more proud of this designation.
To receive accreditation from BBB, a business is first thoroughly reviewed by BBB and determined More >
If your first thoughts at the word “sauna” are something along the lines of “stifling” and “hard to breathe”, then I’m guessing you’ve never been in an infrared sauna. Sorry to sound sales-pitch-y but the differences between a traditional, “ladle-water-over-hot-rocks” kind of sauna and an infrared sauna really are astounding.Heat Technology
A conventional sauna relies on indirect means of heat. The air is heated (convection) and then the hot air makes contact with the user’s skin (conduction). In an infrared sauna, the radiant infrared energy heats the air only slightly, heating the user’s body directly (conversion).
For those who get a More >
If you’re going to talk the talk, you should walk the walk, right? Sunlighten takes health and wellness seriously – and that includes implementing eco-friendly, healthy business practices in the day-to-day operation of the company. Owners Aaron and Connie Zack definitely walk the walk.
The Zacks see the long-term benefits of making healthy options available to their associates, starting with the very building they work in. Sunlighten’s offices are located in a renovated newspaper building. Originally built back in the 1970s, the building was gutted and transformed into Sunlighten’s headquarters just a few years ago.
While renovating, the Zacks paid special attention to More >
Another recipe from our fabulous in-house chef Leah Licausi (who has been on vacation recently – and we missed her immensely!):Chana Masala (curried chick peas)
Prep Time: 10 Min Cook Time: 10 Min Ready In: 20 Min Servings: Original Recipe Yield 4 cups
Ingredients • 2 tomatoes, diced • 1 onion, chopped • 1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped • 1 tablespoon rice flour • 1 tablespoon olive oil • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds • 2 (15 ounce) cans garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained • 1 teaspoon curry powder • 1 teaspoon salt • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro
Directions 1. Combine More >
We get a lot of questions about infrared sauna use – some are pretty simple; others a bit more complicated. Here are some answers to a few frequently asked questions (FAQs) about infrared heat:How Safe is Infrared Heat?
Infrared heat is completely safe and healthy for all living things. You can be exposed to infrared light for hours without the risk of burning. Infrared is a naturally occurring output of the sun, but does not contain the harmful UV rays associated with unprotected sunlight. In fact, infrared heat is so safe, it is used in hospitals to warm newborn infants.What’s More >