Sunlighten Infrared Sauna Review – EMF Levels – M Pulse VS Signature – Max Detox Potential

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This won’t be like the other Sunlighten infrared sauna reviews you see online, in fact, I don’t think anyone has been in as many saunas as I have now, and personally tested them with a real set of EMF meters. (and no, I’m not talking about people running with Trifield meters from sauna groups, proclaiming some to be “low emf” when in fact, it’s ultra high!!). I’ve been paying to use a Sunlighten M Pulse at a local health spa, and started making review videos and testing the sauna out to see how it compares to other brands I have access to. I don’t think Sunlighten intended on the M Pulse being a low emf sauna, but after becoming aware of just how high some of these infrared sauna emf levels are that are imported from China (see my Dynamic sauna review for levels over 60 milliguass!!!), I thought it was important to go back and start testing all the ones I had used thus far.

Update – 02/10/19 – These are the 3 best sauna brands that tested the best

I haven’t posted the review videos yet of the Sunlighten, because I would also rather compare an apples to apples version like the low emf Signature line. If there is anything you want me to include in my review videos, comment at the end of this article and let me know exactly what you’d like to see before I shoot the last few!

I like the fact that Dr. Klinghardt endorses Sunlighten, and he has extensive research on how emf’s affect the body when trying to heal or maintain good health. I feel confident that he wouldn’t be recommending a product or a company that would in any way harm people, given the amount of effort he has put into his practice and researching different non native emf sources.

However, I don’t imagine he is able to spend the time that would be required to maintain a list of every new sauna model that comes out from every company each year. Point being, I doubt he recommends people hop in an M Pulse, whether it’s full spectrum near infrared led’s or not. Which is why I started testing them! I wanted to know for myself whether or not something was truly low emf, but sadly, I don’t currently have access to a Sunlighten Signature Model at this time.

Are Sunlighten Infrared Saunas Any Good?

Of all the saunas I’ve personally tried, Sunlighten has one of the best sauna cabinets and they are incredibly well made. The build quality and lumber used, is light years ahead of the cheap thin plywood cabinetry like you find on the China imported JNH Lifestyles saunas… they look like they were built with scrap wood, although you can’t tell this, since the pictures in the Amazon listing are 3d mockups generated from autocad, and you don’t realize it until after you buy it.

Sunlighten is nothing like that, and they use high quality materials that are built to last. From the second you tug on the glass door to enter, to using the slider on the roof vent, it’s abundantly clear this isn’t some cheap sauna from Costco like the Dynamic sauna I bought.

Sunlighten Complaints

Let’s address the elephant in the room head on… We see tons and tons of bullshit complaints on Rip Off Report, forums, and sauna groups, that often make it hard to discern between a legitimate complaint, and one from a competitor trying to make a dent in a more successful company.

Sunlighten being one the nations largest sauna companies, is bound to have a mishap here or there, just like we all do. We’ve got people running around sauna groups with Trifield meters, and absolutely no clue how to use them. This is evident on the daily in Breet Bouer’s sauna detox group, where Sunlighten is regularly bashed to hell and back, and “Clearlight” is the only sauna on the planet that ever possibly do you any good. (/end chuckle)

I don’t know about you, but any time someone tells me there is only one way to do something, alarm bells start going off. We see evidence every single day of people making things work in business, sports, and in life, in their own unique way. I’m immediately skeptical anytime someone tells me there is only **ONE** brand, product, ways, service, etc… to do something. There are always good options in life, and I think Sunlighten is going to be one of them.

I also think a lot of the complaints stem from M Pulse expectations, and some confusion between ultra low emf saunas, and high powered far infrared emissivity. As I mentioned, I have tested s Sunlighten M Pulse, and look forward to adding the Sunlighten Signature Model to the lineup for a true comparison.

Bogus Sunlighten Sauna EMF Reviews

One of the things that irks me, and consequently one of the very points that made me start testing saunas, are ridiculous “EMF Ratings” put out by people who have no idea what they’re talking about.

Now I don’t claim to be a sauna expert, an electrical engineer, or anything for that matter. I’m just a regular guy who was suffering from chronic sinus infections, fatigue, brain fog, and anxiety and have been searching for solutions. Once I realized heavy metal poisoning from the mercury amalgams I had can cause a lot of that, detox options led me to infrared saunas… since they’re one of the safest, least taxing ways to detox heavy metals without stressing the organs with chelation.

So why do EMF’s matter, and why am I so skeptical of all these idiots running around with Trifield meters doing sauna “reviews on emf levels.” Well, after I bought a Trifield, I could immediately tell it wasn’t the most calibrated tool I’d ever used, nor did it seem like you could stop it from being influenced by dirty electricity. The way it’s designed, just makes it unreliable for establishing exact EMF measurements, and you really need multiple meters to get a quality average reading.

Point being, I will now be testing these saunas myself, since after asking just a single question or two to the people who posted their “review videos” of the emf levels in their Sunlighten, they responded with: “my sunlighten read 7mg, which is higher than the 2mg safety limit, but I think if someone can tell me how to turn the Bluetooth off it would be lower.”

Hehe, for starters I knew they were full of shit simply based off of the fact that Bluetooth doesn’t impact magnetic fields, in any possible way. You also can’t shield magnetic fields like you can RF radiation, which on the contrary, is quite easy to shield.

And this isn’t the first time someone from one of these sauna groups has no idea what they’re talking about when it comes to EMF’s. Hell, even I misspeak, and confuse ELF measurements with VLF measurements sometimes when I’m trying to hold the camera, meters, and navigate inside the sauna. But in my case, at least you can physically see the meters, the settings, and know for yourself what the truth is even if I say the wrong thing but you see the right data on the screen!

Stay tuned for the EMF meter videos I have coming for YouTube as well… It should help anyone looking to buy one for their sauna testing much much easier. You should also know, that my EMF testing includes 4 emf meters minimum, so we can take an average of all, to get a better sense of what’s actually happening inside the sauna. No shaky cell phone videos, no false marketing claims by shady sauna companies importing from China with “zero emf” nonsense, etc…

My Sunlighten Infrared Sauna Review & EMF Test Comparison (from an actual user, not a malicious competitor posting false allegations!)

Sunlighten Price List

Sunlighten M Pulse EMF Levels

Sunlighten Signature (low emf) Ratings

How To Choose Which Sunlighten Model Is Right For You (and which accessories/upgrades you should consider)

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DIY Sauna Course

32 thoughts on “Sunlighten Infrared Sauna Review – EMF Levels – M Pulse VS Signature – Max Detox Potential”

  1. I was wondering where I could find your findings on the EMF levels in the Enlighten Saunas. I have heavy metal toxicity and mold in my body from breast implants (they are removed but trying to heal.) Would love any feedback. Thanks, Jess

  2. Matt, sorry. I made a mistake. I meant Sunlighten Select II series, sorry 🙁 Do you happen to know the EMF’s? I bought one on craigslist and of course called the manufacturer and they said very little to no EMF’s but I read your blog that perhaps you actually tested the EMF’s yourself and was just curious. Thank for any feedback. I really appreciate it. Jess

    • Hey Jess,

      No worries, it happens just didn’t know what you meant. (actually turned up google results for Enlighten saunas lol, looks like a POS btw, so I didn’t want to comment yet)

      Well if you were my mother, sister, or wife, I’d tell you to enjoy it and don’t worry about it. You already have it, and it’s low enough to where the benefits far outweigh any emf exposure for that sauna. It’s very low at under 5mg throughout… If you needed to buy a new sauna today, I’d recommend something else for other reasons, but no way if you’ve already got it… Stick with it, and love it!

      Some people are frequently lied to when asking these questions, like in the sauna detox fb group… just so you’ll get rid of it and buy a Clearlight. Those people should be shot, and are a disservice to the entire community. The model you bought will work great, and I would personally use it myself. Happy sauna’ing!! 😉

  3. Matt, thank you very much for your feedback, I really appreciate it. I will be removing all my metal fillings soon from a biological dentist so hoping that paired with the fact I got those darn breast implants out almost a year ago I can dig deeper with detoxing and healing. I had used a far infrared sauna at my naturopaths office a few times and felt better than I have in a long time after so that is what led me to buy one. My naturopath has a Rocky Mountain far infrared and said the wires are trippled wrapped and have zero emf’s but who really knows, they are also charging for the service so…ya know. I found this Sunlighten Select II series on craigslist and got it for 450.00 and it works perfect so glad to hear it has at least low emf’s. Unfortunately with all the money spent on healing I could not afford a brand new sauna. Again, thank you for your knowledge and feedback.

    • Anytime, sounds like you’re on the right track.

      Haha, there is no such thing as zero emf. 🙂 If it plugs into a wall, it has some type of emf… but clever sales tactic nonetheless.
      I hear you! That’s what stopped me from buying a more expensive sauna… too many other things I needed to buy.
      You’re very welcome!

  4. Matt, I have the opportunity to buy a second hand Sunlighten mPulse Conquer for $1000 from a friend. She paid close to $6000 but said she never uses it. I’m worried about EMF levels as I believe you have pointed out that the mPulse series has higher EMF than the Signature series. If you were in my position, would you buy it and feel safe in it? Also, because it might have higher EMF levels, if I do get it, should I limit my time in it each session?

    • Hi Marisa,

      Hmmm, tough question to answer. If that’s all I could afford, it would be better than not sweating at all. If you’re just buying it because it’s a good deal, I would probably get something else depending on what your budget is. It is one of the better constructed saunas out there, from a cabinet build quality standpoint, the magnetic fields are just higher than I’d like for a $5k + sauna.

  5. Hi Matt,
    I see both Marisa and I are asking the same question just finding this post at different times 🙂 Would you mind sharing what EMF readings you found in them? I wouldn’t want to have unhealthy levels. The conquer series is a 3 person one and I am wondering if a 3 person is safer than a one person.

    • Hi Marissa,

      I have one sitting in the shipping room, but I haven’t unboxed it yet. Alicia from Sunlighten has been super good to me, totally my fault that the Solo hasn’t been reviewed yet. When I get back from Maine, I’ll get it done.

  6. Hi Matt,
    Thanks for your sauna project adventures! I recently purchased a sunlighten signature III, but have stalled the actual shipment of the product because we haven’t been ready to accommodate it (there was an end of year special). However…I was very impressed with your radiant health sauna review and am now considering cancelling my order if I want to switch paths after I reach Randy. I really like that there are several different size models. I might have to pay a fee, but it’s a large purchase. I realize you haven’t experienced a signature but I figured I’d see if you have any thoughts. Thanks

    • Hi Alison,

      I generally do not advise people to cancel orders or get rid of saunas, unless you happen to get one from the “do not buy” list that is really bad. Sunlighten is not on that list, and they make a quality product.

      I’m stating it this way, because we’ve got people in facebook detox group, that are telling people to sell their Sunlighten (and other brands) to buy a Clearlight. I think this is wrong, and these people should be hog tied and beat with a wiffle bat. ( <--- hope you get my humor)

      Point being, I want to be sure no one is using any fake scare tactics on you, and I don’t personally want to be a part of any of that nonsense.

      That said, it depends on what you’re looking for. You don’t see Sunlighten on the Certified Sauna list, because they’re not normally focused on mitigating electric fields. Doesn’t mean it’a bad sauna, just not in line with what we’re going for here. I would say a Signature is very similar to the Radiant Health, Clearlight Premier, etc… but may have slightly higher electric fields and body voltage. Price should all be in line with each other. Value should be similar…

      Not sure what your most important criteria is?

  7. Hi Matt,
    I appreciate your quick reply. Totally understand your reasoning and I would not actually consider it if the product had already shipped. I’m pretty much in line with your thoughts on emf (avoid moderate-high levels, ok with low levels). I honestly liked what I heard about radiant health and appreciated their variety of sizes. I don’t think Sunlighten makes a cancellation very easy on the customer so I will probably stick with it. Let me know if you end up spending time in a Sunlighten signature!
    Thank you,

  8. Yes, Matt, I would love to know the scoop on the Sunlighten Solo sauna. I have one that I bought in 2009. I love it but would love to see how safe it is.
    Thanks for your good work.

  9. Hi Matt,
    First thanks so much for your honest reviews on infrared sauna. It really opened my perspective to getting something that looked attractively priced. I now understand that there is real science to this therapy and would not want to compromise the healing effects by getting something cheap which I almost did.
    My question is would you kindly explain the difference between the Jacuzzi model with true wave technology patent versus Sunlighten. I am really confused between the two companies and its unnerving me as I can’t seem to make a decision. I am NOT AN EXPERT AND BOTH SALES TEAMS ARE PITCHING THEIR PATENTS AND WHY THEY ARE BETTER TECHNOLOGIES IN THE HEATING ELEMENTS ( ITS FAR-INFRARED AND NOT FULL SPECTRUM THAT I WANT TO INVEST IN. THE NEAR INFRARED WILL BE GENERATED WITH A HANDHELD DEVICE OR WRAP AROUND RED LED LIGHTS BY A COMPANY CELLUMA

    It’s truly a great service that you are providing to people interested in true wellness. I will host family and friends in this sauna as well and really want the best quality as far as healing, though dont want to pay more just for the name. and marketing pitches.

    I thank you in advance for your effort and time.

    Toby Bruan

    • Hi Toby,

      You’re probably not gonna like my answer: don’t bother with a full spectrum sauna, and just buy a far infrared. I’ll have to make a video explaining why, it’ll be too long to type.

      • Is your video explaining why one would buy a far infrared over a full spectrum sauna available. This difference seems to be one of the major ones for me between Sunlighten’s Signature and Clearlight’s Sanctuary Model and I’m also having trouble choosing between these two models.

        • Yes, there are a bunch on YouTube. You’re not going to get much near infrared from a set of LED’s sitting behind a grill. Of course this is my opinion, the marketing material from each will tell you otherwise. I would suggest going to a few local spas and paying to use different types of saunas like I did… nothing like seat of the pants comparison.

  10. Thanks for this site. It is helping me a bit, but wow, this is confusing!!! Wish there was a bottom line answer somewhere. I’m looking for a one person infrared sauna that is about 48″ wide (the 36″ make me claustrophobic), low, low EMF, medical grade, non-toxic wood that have been third party tested. Would also like to spend less than $5,000.00 including tax and shipping. Could you steer me toward one or two good ones to look into further? Thank you so, so much for your time!

  11. Matt, do you have any recent data for EMFs for the Sunlighten Pulse series this year? I asked the Sunlighen rep who said they are very low now. Just wondering if you have tested the EMFs.

  12. Have you had a chance to watch/review the video Sunlighten posted in January showing live EMF third party testing of saunas in use? Thoughts on whether this addressed some of your concerns?

    I had a Clearlight Sanctuary on order but frankly, after delays, I was not confident it would ever be delivered. I found a Sunlighten Amplify 3 in stock and pulled the trigger on that. I know it’s smaller, which I’m good with. It also saved me about $1400. Have you had a chance to test a Sunlighten Signature or Amplify (basically a signature with two ‘full spectrum’ heaters)? Thoughts?

    First sauna purchase, hoping I didn’t over value availability.

  13. Great videos, site and information. I heard that the newest Sunlighten MPulse (2021 model?) was tested for EMF inside of the unit while running (by Sunlighten tester) and it came to .5 or something along those lines. Have you seen this? Just wanted to get your opinion and see if this indeed has been improved upon by Sunlighten. Thanks!

  14. Hi,
    I don’t have a question. I think you’re videos and blogs are pretty clear. I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate this service!


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