Victory Lighting 4.5kW Weatherproof Triple Electric Patio Heater Review

Looking for a large patio heater for the home or your business premises? Then Victory Lighting have just the solution for you.

A triple electric heater that comes with features including weatherproof properties and low glare gold lamps, with a claimed minimum bulb life of 5,000 hours!

Featured as the best wall mounted patio heater for 2017!

Victory Lighting (HLW45BG) – 4.5kW Infrared Weatherproof Patio Heater Review

Victory Lighting specialise in a variety of different heating solutions, varying from commercial to home, pet / equestrian and lizard heating. They know their market and have released this incredibly powerful 4.5kW heater!

The HLW45BG is suitable for patios, restaurants, pubs, shops, warehouses, clubs, churches, factories and much more. It’s a versatile heater, which can be wall mounted, ceiling mounted or even hung within a parasol or gazebo.

This heater is also available in 1.5kW and 3kW versions. The 1.5kW and 3kW versions come with an expected bulb life of 7,000 hours and have the same ingress protection rating of IP55 as this heater.

Heating Area

This heater provides up to 19.6sqm (210sqft) of heat coverage based on an overhead installation of 2.5m.

If wall mounted it will provide heat coverage for up to 16.8sqm (180sqft) based on an installation height of 2.5m.

You can find the area coverage specifics below for your convenience.

Bulb Life & Heating Type

This heater comes with three reduced glare gold coated infrared bulbs. Replacements are fairly easy to find and will cost between £30-40 depending on the stockist.

Due to the superior build quality of these bulbs, you should expect a minimum lifespan of 5,000 hours!

Power Settings & Specifics

This heater has a single power setting of 4500W.

The mains supply cable is 3 metres long.

Weighing in at 4.5kg this heater is suitable for most well built parasols and gazebos as well.

Voltage 220-240V.

Aesthetics

The HLW45 is available in black only. The design modern and built for practicality over style.

Features & Extras

It comes with an ingress protection rating of IP55. This offers superior protection against both solids and liquids.

Solid rating 5 – offering protection against dust and larger objects.

Liquid rating 5 – protection against water jets. You’ll be able to leave this heater outside without fearing the consequences of the elements.

This heater is also supplied with a wall bracket and parasol clamp!

Suitable For

The target market for this heater is the commercial user, however there’s nothing stopping you from using this as a home patio heater if you’ve got a large area that you want heated.

At the reviewed price of £308.99 (check latest price) this heater will cost you approximately 6p per hour to run before electricity. Assuming a full bulb life of 5,000 hours. If you choose to replace the bulbs rather than purchase a new heater then it will cost you 2p per hour thereafter.

How much does the Victory Lighting 4.5kW Patio Heater cost to run?

Based on an average price of 14.7p per kWh this heater will cost you as follows:

Heater running costs:

Full Power (4500W) – 4.5kW x 1 hour = 4.5 kWh x 14.7p = 66.15p (per hour)

Assuming we were to use this heater for 6 hours hours per day.

Our monthly electric bill will be £119.07

It’s not the cheapest commercial heater available on the market, but it offers vastly superior heat coverage to lower powered heaters. The trade-off is worth it in the long-run if you have a large surface area to heat.

Heater Specifications

  • Cost at time of review (23rd August 2017): £308.99 – Hover for latest price
  • Type of heater: Electric, Infrared
  • Suitable for: Commercial, Home
  • Comes with: 3 metre power cable, wall mounting bracket, parasol clamp
  • Height: 12cm
  • Width: 140cm
  • Depth: 12cm
  • Weight: 4.5kg
  • Power settings: 4500W
  • Cost to run (per hour): 66.15p
  • Additional: Gold plated bulbs, IP55 Rated

 

PatioMate’s Thoughts

We love this heater, it’s not cheap but it has a solid build and comes with wall mounting brackets and the parasol clamp so you’re ready to use it out of the box. The reduced glare feature makes it attractive to commercial users who don’t want their heaters blinding their patrons.

The availability of spare bulbs also makes it great for users who don’t want to re-invest in heaters when the bulbs die.

If you like the heater, but want something smaller, this heater is also available in 1.5kW and 3kW versions.

Final verdict – 5 / 5

This product was reviewed on the 23rd of August 2017 at the price of £308.99 – Check Latest Price

Victory Lighting 4.5kW Weatherproof Patio Heater

£308.99
Victory Lighting 4.5kW Weatherproof Patio Heater
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Purchase Cost

10/10

    Running Costs

    10/10

      Features

      10/10

        Lifespan

        10/10

          Pros

          • Reduced Glare
          • Superior Heating Area Coverage
          • Suitable For Indoor & Outdoor Installation
          • Spare Parts Are Easy To Find
          • IP55 Protection Rating

          Cons

          • No Adjustable Power Settings
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