Awesome info Pete, thank you.
I learned a bunch about incandescent NIR heat lamps and got some great ideas.
First off, I was probably wrong about NIR lamps putting off mostly MIR. See supporting images below. That's great news.
There are tons of options to make healing deep red light
1. Filter Sunlight
---------Red plants. Japanese Maples. Red Maples. Purple leafed cherry plum. ..but What plants are year round red af?
---------Transparent Red Vinyl Window Tinting Sheets
---------Deep Red Overlays used to correct studio lighting
---------Thin red clothing suggestions?
---------Henna or paint your booboo
---------Red tattoos, particularly over arthritis
---------Hmmm... our body is probably already kinda doing this by having very lil fur and us needing light... hmmm
---------How do our various skin colors effect NIR body penetration?
White people def get hella more sunburns, i think skin cancer too. Does this also make lighter toned people cheaper dates for the NIR sauna bar? ie does skin pigment block all spectrums? Hmmm probably not.
2. Red Burning Stuff
---------candles have a great spectrum as is
---------have window(s) on your fireplaces
---------Very low temp flames are red. Which fuels burn deepest red?
Which burn red if you add-non harmful fuel or oxygen gasses or just change airflow?
---------Coals at low burn temp make hella red light... i guess they like high temp burns of fuel with low moisture, low volatility and low wood gas
3. Redder screens
---------f.lux is what I use on my comp. Its got hotkeys or slider for redness and brightness. It's "800k" full reddish is WONDERFUL on my eyes but it does lose color, its a red grey-scale. I key past "2000k" if colors needed. Customizable timers can help align your circadian / sleep.
---------there's surely mobile apps too
4. That Red Lighting District
---------"Howdy could you point me to the red light di... oh gee wiz"
---------LEDs. who knows how they do it, but they efficiently produce their intended narrow or wide spectrum effectively and efficiently. LEDs are ideal to heal a specific set of issues because you can buy them in the exact spectrum which addresses it. Some LED spectrum are rumored to be safe to heal your eyes with. I'll try it. Basically 660nm (very red) for most stuff and 850-950nm (very deep red / NIR) for deeper internal healing. I'll be buying a 300w 660nm | 850nm LED tomorrow to make NIRaunaLED 2020. I'll hang it from the roof... hanging about 18" off the floor with a comforter draped over the LED air cooling somehow if the needs it. ...Future gf asks about the flap in my comforter I'll be like "Hi! Have you heard of the holy book of Mormon??" haha
---------NIR Incandescent bulbs. Turns out their stats are pretty good too. They make sense for NIR saunas and generalist NIR therapy because they produce a general NIR spectrum and MIR heat. They're hot! They're not nearly as safe as LEDs and can easily burn your parts in a second or your house in minutes you're not careful!! They do produce more white light so eye protection is needed. I'm also buying one of these to compare to NIR LEDs. NIR incandescent lamps with shiny silvery sides directING the energy straighter forward and ones with see-through or frosted sides are wider spreading. I heard NIR incan bulbs tend to block out the uv and much of the whiter colors using that red layer on the glass... this would turn that but into heat which is sure better than UV! Who knows what percent blockage they achieve and if they layer will last. I have accidentally scratched one on a heat lamp before and the scratch glowed out light-yellow lookin light.
---------Crystal Balls. You can place one between a red light source and your D&D wizard af self to point-focus the light.
---------Probably magnifying glasses. Maybe they focus on too small an area and are dangerous for untrained sorceress. Idk but the future will.
---------Putting weird crap inflames / candles makes'm redder. I think pure lithium burn red. Burning weird stuff is probably awful for everything that breaths near it, plus wasteful. Bad idea.
---------Sand storms make everything look red af.
---------Pump hella air into the sandy bottom of a 2x glassdoor sandwich
6. Sweat Lodges
Become buddies with the elders of the traditional or native culture near you. There are 1000s of reasons to do so. One of those reasons is that that elder probably has an elder friend who leads sweats. This is probably true in most places, and is def true in most of NA and at least parts of EU. You can experience the sweats. Over time, *if* it is right to then you could learn the whole process and carry on at least part of their tradition. When I named this thread I intended to speak in detail about my experiences with sweat lodges and talk a little about how they are done by some Miwok folks and some Maidu folks. However, I'll need to speak to each of the elders who led the sweats before I go publishing their cultures. Plus, sweats lodges can't be DIY'ed off any article without lots of firsthand training. They're powerful in every sense of the word. Unfortunately they can also be deadly if screwed up. Go experience sweats and please be sure to help and/or pay and/or give useful gifts to the organizers and leader generously even if they dont ask you to. They're amazing! :)
7. Sunrise Sunset