Platinum v. Eco Infrared Panels: What is the difference?
You’ll notice throughout our website we have two white panel ranges, the Eco range and the Platinum. In this article we break down the differences between both of those ranges. We thought it would be a good idea to compile all the information in to one place because we want you to have what best for the space you are looking to heat.
To get a good understanding of the differences, we first need to break down the terminology that we use in the description of the product. You’ll also find these phrases through all of ranges listed on the website.
The hours usage on a product means how long it is rated to last for. This is based on hours rather than years as we know people use panels at different frequencies for different time periods. For example at 100,000 hours, this can be up to 50 years if the panel is used a few hours a day for around half the year. Or around 30 years if used up to 7 hours a day for most of the year. Carbon crystal is one of the most robust materials you can use for heating. It exceeds the lifespan of almost all other forms of heating on the market.
You may think that the back temperature of a heater isn’t that important as it isn’t affecting how you feel the heat from the front. But actually, it can make a huge difference. If we take a 600w as an example, and we completely take out any insulation to the back, it means the back temperature and front temperature are exactly the same. So you’ll get 300w worth of heat going into the room, and 300w going into the wall. The is bad for a few reasons. One being that you’re losing a lot of heat that should be contributing to your room temperature. 2 it could potentially damage the wall behind it.
The warranty is how long your covered for any electrical issue with your item. If you’re covered under warranty and something should go wrong and you are still within your warranty terms, you’ll be covered for a repaired unit or a replacement depending on the circumstances.
Now we know what the terminology means, let’s breakdown how they differentiate between the two ranges.
75,000 hours usage
3 Year warranty
10mm white frame
glossy white finish
27°c back temperature
100,000 hours usage
5 Year warranty
Borderless contoured edge
Matte powder coated finish
7-8°c back temperature
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