Your Herschel panel could be a mirror, or a picture, as well as being the most energy-efficient heater available. He moved to England in 1757 and, with his sister Caroline, constructed telescopes to survey the night sky.
William Herschel and his sister Caroline Herschel were astronomers working in Bath. As sunlight passes through the prism, the prism divides it into a rainbow of colors called a spectrum. In the year 1800, Sir William Herschel discovered the existence of infrared by performing an experiment very similar to the one we show here. Sir Frederick William Herschel (1738-1822) was born in Hanover, Germany and became well known as both a musician and as an astronomer. Their work resulted in several catalogs of double stars and nebulae. Herschel passed sunlight through a prism. He noticed that even with the filters he could sense a warming effect. William had been using telescopes to observe the Sun. A spectrum contains all of the colors which make up sunlight. We are delighted to be sponsoring the Herschel Museum of Astronomy, the home of William Herschel, who discovered infrared back in 1800.This is a piece of history close to our hearts here at Herschel Infrared and we are thrilled to be supplying a Herschel Infrared picture panel to heat William Herschel’s home. Of course, this is hazardous, so he used dark glass filters to reduce the intensity of the Sun’s rays. Herschel Infrared is truly revolutionary – the modern way to heat. Alternatively our white panel heaters can be discreetly wall or ceiling mounted and all heaters are mounted out of the way of furniture and furnishings, allowing you to use the whole space in your room as intended.