Firefly 1.5kW Weatherproof Electric Wall Mounted Patio Heater Review
This ruby halogen powered heater from Firefly is a great addition to any home or commercial setting. With a heating area of up to 9sqm and up to 5,000 hours bulb life, could this be the heater you’re looking for?
- Firefly – 1.5kW Weatherproof Wall Mounted or Floor Standing Electric Patio Heater Review
- How much does the Firefly 1.5kW Patio Heater cost to run?
- Heater Specifications
- PatioMate’s Thoughts
- Firefly 1.5kW Wall Mounted Patio Heater
Firefly – 1.5kW Weatherproof Wall Mounted or Floor Standing Electric Patio Heater Review
This affordable heater comes with remote control, mounting brackets, LED lighting, anodized aluminium alloy frame, optional floor stand and a bulb life of 5,000 hours. Is it worth the money? Keep reading to find out.
The Firefly 1.5kW heater will heat an area up to 9sqm with a maximum heating distance of 2.5m. If you’re looking for a heater that will comfortably heat up a small area (one or two tables) and offer ambient lighting then this offering from Firefly has you covered.
When wall mounted, this heater has a tilt angle range of 30°.
Bulb Life & Heating Type
As standard these heaters are supplied with ruby halogen heating bulbs, offering instant radiant heat via low-frequency waves.
With an expected bulb life of 5,000 hours and replacement bulbs costing just £24.99 the affordability of these heaters is fantastic.
Power Settings & Specifics
There are no adjustable heat settings on this heater – this isn’t a major issue as this is a low powered heater as standard. Offering a 750W setting would be nice but not essential.
Supplied with a 2-metre long power cable, this is fairly short so do make sure there’s a power socket to hand.
Running at 220-240v, 50/60Hz.
The LED lights and halogen bulb offer additional light wherever they are installed, negating the need for an additional lighting solution.
Features & Extras
Each Firefly 1.5kW heater is supplied with wall mounting brackets, a remote control which controls both the heater and lighting and a 2-metre long power cable with 3-pin plug, so you’re ready to go out of the box!
The optional floor stand is a great addition to anyone who is uncomfortable installing the bracket into the wall or lacking the wall space for this heater!
We were happy to see this heater has an advanced ingress protection rating of IP55.
Solid rating 5 – protected from dust and larger objects.
Liquid rating 5 – protected from water jets from any direction. Although the official manual states not to use this product when raining or in wet conditions.
Perfect for home and commercial owners who are looking for a heat and lighting solution for a small area both indoors and outdoors!
How much does the Firefly 1.5kW Patio Heater cost to run?
If we take the current purchase cost of £89.99 *check latest price* the cost per hour before electricity is £0.018. This drops to less than half a penny (£0.005) per hour once you’ve replaced the bulb.
We’ve calculated the running costs of the Firefly 1.5kW heater based on an average U.K. cost per kWh of 14.7p.
Heater running costs:
Full Power (1500W) – 1.5kW x 1 hour = 1.5kWh x 14.7p = 22.05p (per hour)
Assuming we were to use this heater for 2 hours per day.
Full Power (1500W) – Our monthly electric bill will be £13.23
An all around affordable heater!
- Cost at time of review (8th September 2017): £89.99 – Check Latest Price
- Type of heater: Electric, Halogen, Infrared
- Suitable for: Home, Commercial
- Comes with: 2m Power Cable, Remote Control, Wall Mounting Kit
- Height: 28.5cm (1.45m to 1.8m with stand)
- Depth: 27cm
- Width: 82.5cm
- Weight: 4.5kg
- Power settings: 1500W
- Cost to run (per hour): 22.05p
- Additional: IP55 Rated, 2 x LED Lights, Optional Floor Stand
We can’t sing the praises of this heater enough. It’s affordable with or without the floor stand and the ongoing costs are minimal. Replacement parts are cheap and Primrose offer exceptional customer service should anything go wrong with your heater.
There is one other alternative to this heater on the market – The Optima Heaters Advanced 1.5kW heater that costs about the same when factoring in shipping, comes with a longer lamp life, LED lights, uses carbon elements instead of halogen, but only has an ingress protection rating of IP24.
The question is whether you want a ruby glow from the Firefly or more traditional amber from Optima Heaters.
Final verdict – 5 / 5
This product was reviewed on the 7th of September 2017 at the price of £89.99 – View Current Price.