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Figure 2: Cross-section of a water-filtered infrared-A radiator (Hydrosun, Müllheim, Germany)

The whole incoherent broad-band radiation of a 3000 Kelvin halogen bulb is passed through a cuvette, containing water, which absorbs or decreases the undesired wavelengths within infrared (most parts of infrared-B and -C and the absorption bands of water within infrared-A). The water is hermetically sealed within the cuvette. A fan provides air cooling of the cuvette to prevent the water from boiling.