Philips Infraphil 1945 - 2012
Royal Philips Electronics registered the brand name Infraphil in September 1945. Infraphil is a clipping from Infrared and Philips. From 1946 on, Philips released several dozens of infrared incandescent light bulbs and -armatures for soothing warming appliances world-wide. Infraphil thus is the brand name for a family of products that always were sold under the trademark "Philips".
This site contains images of most of the Infraphil models as well as a number of user manuals and information about the used lamps and logos. More historical- and technical information about sun-lamps, infrared warmers and facial-tanners in general can be found on www.extralight.info, a site about artificial sunlight for self-medication.
In 2005 Philips introduced a new line of halogen heat lamps for medical self-care under the brand name InfraCare. From 2008 on the brand name Infraphil gradually disappeared from the original incandescent heat lamps. Until end of 2009 the HP3614 was the last Infraphil to be sold under that name in Great Britain. From than on it was sold under the brand name and trademark Philips just until 2012. The HP3616 has been re-introduced in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Austria in 2009 under the brand name InfraCare. In The Netherlands and Belgium the sales of Infraphil products ended in 2012. In Germany and Austria the HP3616 is still available under the brand name InfraPhil with a capital P, like in InfraCare. The same is true for the HP1511 on which the brand name Infraphil disappeared in 2009 too. For both armatures the name InfraPhil appears in the user manual only and not on the armature itself.
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