Doctor Reviews Clearlight® Premier™ IS-5 Far-Infrared Sauna

By Dr. Candy Akers


Reviewed Dr. Candy Akers

Dr. Candy Akers is an expert in holistic healing and nutrition. She specializes in whole-food nutritional supplements, cold laser therapy, and infrared sauna therapy. She helps people and pets find their path to natural healing and optimum health. 

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Best Five Person Large Infrared Sauna - Clearlight® Premier™ IS-5 Far-Infrared Sauna

I have had the pleasure of trying many different saunas. For my sauna therapy programs, I did in-depth research into the operation and technology of home saunas. Depending on your health status, I have highlighted the features that bring a great experience and tons of health benefits.

Why I Like It:

Perfect for:

  • Sore or tight muscles
  • Headaches & migraines (esp. tension or hormonal)
  • Strengthening your immune system
  • Chronic pain and pain syndromes
  • Hot yoga, stretching, or exercise
  • Relaxing your mind for better mental health
  • Spacious design for team mates, family, or friends
  • Solid walls for insulation and seclusion
  • Tons of bonus features (bluetooth, chromotherapy, charging station)

Health Benefits:

  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Break the cycle of daily fatigue
  • Sleep deeper, stay asleep longer
  • Balance your hormones
  • Relieves muscle and joint pain
  • Promotes weight loss
  • Clears brain fog, can improve memory
  • Reduce frequency of hot flashes

From The Manufacturer: 


The Clearlight Sauna Difference:Clearlight infrared saunas have gained immense popularity over the recent years due to their scientifically proven medicinal and wellness benefits.

Clearlight Sanctuary™ Full-Spectrum Saunas, Voted
Best Infrared Saunas in 2022

With superior craftsmanship and unparalleled innovation, the Clearlight Sanctuary™ sauna leads the industry in terms of safety and effectiveness. The advanced True Wave™ full-spectrum heating system supplies all beneficial infrared wavelengths (near, mid, and far) 100% of the time to ensure a fully optimized sauna experience. The state-of-the-art digitally controlled sauna operates in sync with the intuitive tablet/smartphone mobile application to provide every user with full sauna control from virtually anywhere.

The Safest & Most Effective Heaters in the Industry 

The True Wave™ full-spectrum carbon-ceramic heaters in all Clearlight Sanctuary™ saunas deliver more than 12.5X the power of the leading competitor (500 watts versus 40 watts respectively). Clearlight's full spectrum technology provides the deepest penetration of infrared heat, allowing for the safest and most effective sauna experience. Clearlight has designed the only saunas that cancel both EMF and ELF with the best-testing record in the industry. See more information on our True Wave™ infrared heating technology and its superiority compared to other infrared sauna manufacturers.

Premium Quality & Craftsmanship 

Designed by doctors and endorsed by world-renowned health practitioners and athletes, Clearlight saunas are built with the highest quality materials available. The saunas are hand-sanded and passed through several rigorous quality certifications to ensure your investment will last a lifetime. Additionally, only Clearlight Sanctuary™ saunas include a built-in ergonomic backrest and reversible ergonomic flat bench, providing ultimate comfortability. We’re so confident in the quality of our saunas that every unit comes with a lifetime warranty on every single component. Trust the best, trust Clearlight.

An Elevated Sauna Experience

Control your sauna from anywhere in the house with the Clearlight connect app on your tablet or smartphone. This also includes a "reservation mode" where you can preset the sauna to activate up to 36 hours in advance. Clearlight’s patent-pending door handle design serves as a tablet holder so you can enjoy video entertainment and streaming while receiving all the benefits of your session. All Clearlight Sanctuary™ saunas are equipped with medical-grade chromotherapy, which provides additional healing benefits of your sauna session. Last but not least, the built-in premium bluetooth Nakamichi surround sound speaker system is the icing on the cake, providing you an unparalleled immersive and euphoric experience.

Unique Features

  • True Wave™ carbon-ceramic full-spectrum infrared heating technology
  • True Wave™ far-infrared heating technology
  • 12.5x more powerful heaters than the leading competitor
  • EMF/ELF shielding with the lowest levels in the industry
  • Doctor designed and endorsed
  • Bluetooth surround sound system with premium built-in speakers
  • iOS/Android smartphone control app enabled
  • Complete lifetime warranty on every component
  • Medical-grade chromotherapy LED lights Included
  • Easy assembly with no power tools required
  • Built-in phone/tablet charging & audio station.
  • Built-in ergonomic backrest and reversible ergonomic flat bench
  • 36-hour programmable timer and remote “reservation mode”
  • “Furniture grade” cabinetry with 8mm-thick glass door & double-pane windows

Wood Type: 

The Premier IS-5 is available in 2 Eco-Certified wood choices with double-wall tongue and groove construction:

  • Mahogany Exterior/Interior
  • Basswood Exterior/Interior

Interior Dimensions:

  • Width: 78″
  • Depth: 42″
  • Height: 41″
  • Long Bench: 74″ x 22″ / Short Bench: 20″ x 20″

Exterior Dimensions:

  • Width: 83″
  • Depth: 49″
  • Height: 76″
  • Weight: 700 lbs
  • When building the Premier IS-5 into an enclosed space, we recommend leaving 2″ around the sauna


True Wave™ far infrared heaters on back wall, side walls, under the bench, next to your calves and in the floor.

True Wave™ full spectrum heaters located on the front wall.


  • 240 volts
  • 2,990 watts
  • 12.5 amps
  • Plugs into a 240v outlet.