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Infratech Buying Guide



Buying Guide

Step 1: Determining the Dimensions

Determine the dimensions of the space you would like to heat, including the length width and height.


Step 2: Selecting Your Heater

Select the heater or heaters that will work both functionally and aesthetically for your space.
Choose from W Series Single Element, WD series Dual Element or SL Series Slimline Single Element: see specifications below.

We recommend you look at the Comfort Heater Coverage Area Diagram to determine which heaters and how many would work best in your desired area. Click Here to View Diagram



W-Series Single Element Heaters


Infratech’s classic W Series Single element heaters are ideal for most basic outdoor installations. These low-profile heaters feature low clearance requirements for a pleasing streamlined look. These single element heaters come in a variety of wattages and can be mounted at heights ranging from 7ft to 11ft. Our W series single element heaters operate at a lower wattage than some of our other product series making them ideal for use in properties that have minimal power allotment.


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W15

  • 1500 Watts
  • Heat Coverage 5' x 5'
  • Mounting Height: 6' to 8'
  • Length: 33"
  • Starting at $399

W20

  • 2000 Watts
  • Heat Coverage 6' x 6'
  • Mounting Height: 7' to 9'
  • Length: 39"
  • Starting at $449

W25

  • 2500 Watts
  • Heat Coverage 7' x 7'
  • Mounting Height: 7' to 9'
  • Length: 39"
  • Starting at $479

W30

  • 3000 Watts
  • Heat Coverage 8' x 8'
  • Mounting Height: 7' to 9'
  • Length: 61.25"
  • Starting at $539

W40

  • 4000 Watts
  • Heat Coverage 10' x 10'
  • Mounting Height: 8' to 11'
  • Length: 61.25"
  • Starting at $549



WD-Series Dual Element Heaters


Infratech’s High powered WD Series Dual Element heaters are our customers most popular choice. WD Series heaters provide more concentrated heat making them ideal for recessed applications, premium outdoor heating applications and large scale coverage needs. They come in a variety of wattages and can be mounted in a range of heights from 7ft to14ft. They are also compatible with our value control, the duplex stack switch which allows you to turn on and off each element independently effectively providing half power, full power capabilities.


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WD30

  • 3000 Watts
  • Heat Coverage 7' x 7'
  • Mounting Height: 7' to 9'
  • Length: 33"
  • Starting at $559

WD40

  • 4000 Watts
  • Heat Coverage 8' x 10'
  • Mounting Height: 8' to 12'
  • Length: 39"
  • Starting at $559

WD50

  • 5000 Watts
  • Heat Coverage 9' x 10'
  • Mounting Height: 8' to 12'
  • Length: 39"
  • Starting at $559

WD60

  • 5000 Watts
  • Heat Coverage 11' x 11'
  • Mounting Height: 10' to 14'
  • Length: 61.25"
  • Starting at $659




SL-Series Slimline Heaters


Infratech’s SL Series Slimline heaters have been designed with a clean, modern silhouette, narrow profile and low clearance requirements. Slimline heaters add designer appeal to any ceiling or wall mount applications. The SL series comes in a variety of wattages and can be mounted at heights ranging from 7-11 ft. SL series heaters are ideal for adding warmth to any seating area like pergolas, gazebos, or cabanas because the heaters virtually disappear into the surrounding décor. Available in durable anodized aluminum housing finishes, Silver bronze and black.


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SL16

  • 1600 Watts
  • Heat Coverage 5' x 5'
  • Mounting Height: 6' to 8'
  • Length: 29.5"
  • Starting at $449

SL24

  • 2400 Watts
  • Heat Coverage 7' x 7'
  • Mounting Height: 7' to 9'
  • Length: 42.5"
  • Starting at $599

SL30

  • 3000 Watts
  • Heat Coverage 8' x 8'
  • Mounting Height: 7' to 9'
  • Length: 63.5"
  • Starting at $684

SL40

  • 3000 Watts
  • Heat Coverage 10' x 10'
  • Mounting Height: 8' to 11'
  • Length: 63.5"
  • Starting at $694




Step 3: Selecting Your Controls

When you’re making an outdoor space more comfortable, selecting the proper Infratech controls can help you maximize comfort, customize convenience and optimize energy efficiency from your Infratech electric heating system. Our many control options are designed to specifically compliment Infratech heaters. They range from simple on/off switches and cost effective value controls to comprehensive smart home integration that can accommodate any setting space or budget. Infratech has a proven track record when it comes to the engineering, design and manufacturing required to create standard and custom control packages of outstanding quality. Our variety of controls are one of many features that make Infratech a partner of choice among leading architects, designers premium home builders and engineers. Whether you’re heading a small intimate patio or a large commercial outdoor area, Infratech outdoor control systems can bring comfort and convenience to any space.

Value Controls

Infratech offers an assortment of value controls assemblies that help you enjoy efficient ease of use that’s compatible with any budget. All controls assemblies are available in different configurations, including in wall or surface mount options, with and without weather proof covers.





Choose our popular duplex stack switches for a value focused, user friendly control that is compatible with all of our WD-Series Dual Element heaters. This options enables you to turn each element on and off independently, effectively providing half power, full power capabilities.





INF Input regulators are designed to work with our single element heaters. The INF automatically and gently cycles heat on and off in regular intervals to seamlessly maintain the desired temperature when it’s not on full power. The INF input regulators are limited for use on heaters up to a maximum of 3000 watts or 15 amps.




Solid State Relay Control Packages


Our solid state relay control packages offer zone heating capabilities which allow users to control the intensity of 1 or more heaters with a single touch. The solid stay relay control package consists of a surface mount relay panel and a zone analog controller or controllers which are offered with an optional digital timer (both required, but sold separately) Both the relay panel and the analog controller work in conjunction with on another giving you the ability to control one or more heaters at a time, set up multiple zones and enjoy the convenience of adjusting the intensity of heat output. Each Infratech solid state control package is built specific to your project standards and is accompanied by electrical wiring diagrams for the licensed electrician to review and install. All control packages are UL/CUL listed and are engineered for your individual project and suitable for commercial or residential installations of any size. In addition, each infratech control panel is assigned a UL/CUL number and tested before leaving the factory.



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Home Management Systems


Infratech products reflect the latest advances in industry trends and technological innovation. As the smart home trend increases in popularity, we are the only outdoor heating provider that gives home and property owners the ability to integrate our heaters with their smart home management systems. Our home management system is compatible with top selling systems like Lutron, Crestron, Control 4 and others. The home management interface will require a 0-10 volt DC input for streamlined integration and control. By opting for smart home integration you can choose from a range of programming options through your home management system. Including the ability to save preferred heat settings for off site control via mobile device and the convenience of control without leaving your seat. Starting at $1,829

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Step 4: Mounting Your Heater(s)

When it comes to mounting options, we combine versatile choices with simple installation to help customers balance functional considerations like comfort and coverage with the aesthetics of their space. Our heaters have minimal clearance requirements and UL listed for as low as 7 ft. All Infratech heaters can be mounted to a ceiling, wall or pole. Our W & WD series can also be flush mounted for a leek look that enables the heater to virtually disappear into the décor. For some general guidelines when considering which option is the best for your project, please consider Wall mounting is ideal for directing heat outward, into a room. No additional purchases required Choose ceiling mounting to direct heat straight downward, over a seating or dining area. No additional purchases required Pole mounting is a great option for a rooftop where there is no structure, like a trellis or patio.


Our flush mount installation is our most popular. It’s a favorite amongst designers and architects working on some of the most high-end, exclusive and sought after properties in the world. From 5 star hotels to luxury residential developments and architecturally distinct landmarks. They opt for flush mounting because the seamless look truly enables their properties to shine. The flush mount frame can be installed with the edges left exposed or it can be covered with a dry wall, plaster, stucco or tongue in groove wood ceiling treatment. Before flush mounting, keep in mind, the heater must be installed on a flat surface and must face horizontal to the floor. The heater cannot be mounted on a slope or to a pitched ceiling.



Mounting Options


When it comes to mounting options, we combine versatile choices with simple installation to help customers balance functional considerations like comfort and coverage with the aesthetics of their space. Our heaters have minimal clearance requirements and UL listed for as low as 7 ft. All Infratech heaters can be mounted to a ceiling, wall or pole. Our W & WD series can also be flush mounted for a leek look that enables the heater to virtually disappear into the décor. For some general guidelines when considering which option is the best for your project, please consider the following:

Wall mounting is ideal for directing heat outward, into a room. ( No additional purchases required ).

Choose ceiling mounting to direct heat straight downward, over a seating or dining area. ( No additional purchases required ).

Pole mounting is a great option for a rooftop where there is no structure, like a trellis or patio.
( See Below for Example. Additional purchase required. ).

Our flush mount installation is our most popular. It’s a favorite among designers and architects working on some of the most high-end, exclusive and sought after properties in the world. From 5 star hotels to luxury residential developments and architecturally distinct landmarks. They opt for flush mounting because the seamless look truly enables their properties to shine. The flush mount frame can be installed with the edges left exposed or it can be covered with a dry wall, plaster, stucco or tongue in groove wood ceiling treatment.
Before flush mounting, keep in mind, the heater must be installed on a flat surface and must face horizontal to the floor. The heater cannot be mounted on a slope or to a pitched ceiling.
( See Below for Example. Additional purchase required. ).




Frequently Asked Questions

Today more and more people are entertaining outdoors, restaurants continue to invest in creating comfortable, more elegant spaces for their guests to enjoy. Home owners are installing elaborate outdoor living spaces that include, pizza ovens, outdoor televisions, high end grills and other amenities. In the past when temperatures dropped you were forced to go indoors, bundle up in winter coats or heat your area with large, inefficient gas or propane heaters.

Today more and more people are entertaining outdoors, restaurants continue to invest in creating comfortable, more elegant spaces for their guests to enjoy. Home owners are installing elaborate outdoor living spaces that include, pizza ovens, outdoor televisions, high end grills and other amenities. In the past when temperatures dropped you were forced to go indoors, bundle up in winter coats or heat your area with large, inefficient gas or propane heaters.

Now with Infratech Electric Heaters - there’s a better option. An Infratech heater uses infrared radiant heat transfer to heat the objects around it. The heated quartz element in an Infratech heater emits a safe, clean wavelength of light to transfer heat directly to a chair, table or person. Rather than heating the air, radiant energy is only absorbed by an object and is not wasted heating the air. Because our source of infrared energy is enclosed in our quartz elements, it is not affected by the wind. For this reason, Infrared heat can be distributed evenly unlike gas or propane heaters and will not blow away in windy or drafty conditions. It’s a great choice for any outdoor living space or areas where spot heat is needed.

Infratech medium wave quartz element heaters are designed to emit a barely discernible, pleasing glow that will not affect the ambiance of your gathering. Unlike short wave or halogen electric heaters that use very bright colored light that can cast a harsh glare. Infrared heat is growing in popularity in part because it is a great fit with sustainability trends in home and landscape design. Eco friendly electric infrared heating system operate silently and produce zero negative emissions and no harsh odors. They are safe for rooms in areas like outdoor rooms, terraces, gazebos and patios. Our UL/CUL listed for both indoor and outdoor use and have minimal clearance requirements. They’re also energy efficient, converting over 90% input energy directly into radiant heat and cost only pennies per hour to operate.

You can often see this listed on your electrical panel or your meter. However, if you are not sure, we recommend you speak with a licensed electrician.

You can determine amperage by taking the wattage of your selected heater and divide by the voltage. This is also known as Ohm’s Law.

ohm's law

Amperage per wattage at 240v ? watts/voltage=Amps

  • 1500 = 6.25 amps
  • 1600 = 6.6 amps
  • 2000 = 8.3 amps
  • 2500 = 10.4 amps
  • 3000 = 12.5 amps
  • 4000 = 16.6 amps
  • 5000 = 20.8 amps
  • 6000 = 25 amps

Heaters and controls will come with wiring diagrams but need to be installed by a licensed electrician

Minimum clearance: 6" behind, 18" sides, 36" in front.

Each zone can power up to 9000 watts (at 240 volts). Heaters sharing a zone must be the same wattage.

Each heater ships with elements intact, mounting brackets for ceiling or wall mounting, and a 5 ft whip.

1StopLighting's sole responsibility and obligation in the event of defective merchandise shall be limited to the repair or replacement of the merchandise and 1StopLighting shall not be responsible for any other damage or loss, which may be sustained or claimed.

At their Food Services Testing Center, Pacific Gas & Electric has determined that a good patio heat installation (gas or electric) will provide between 3-7° of perceived heat at 60° F ambient conditions. Test results determined that more than 7° is too warm to sit in for extended periods. Colder or draftier areas may require more heat; protected or warmer areas may require less. Every installation will vary, along with our customers’ expectations.