Firefly 1.5kW Ceiling Mounted Halogen Patio Heater
Firefly – 1.5kW Ceiling Mounted Halogen Patio Heater Review
We can’t fault Firefly. We’ve given all of their products near top marks and there’s a reason for that. The build quality is outstanding, their products are waterproof and affordable. This heater is no exception! With an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 12 customer reviews on Amazon. We’ve broken down the specifics of this heater below.
Similarly to it’s more powerful cousin, this heater offers warmth in an area up to 9sqm (95sqft). Perfect for smaller gatherings, both indoors and outdoors. Great for pubs, clubs and restaurants as well!
Bulb Life & Heating Type
Halogen, infrared. Bulb life of up to 5000 hours. What more needs to be said?
Power Settings & Specifics
We’re sad that this heater only has the one power setting, but it’s fairly economical to run anyway and offering anything less than 1kW from a ceiling mounted heater is useless anyway.
Comes with a 5 metre power cord, so you should be able to find a plug socket without too much trouble.
If installing the heater within an awning / gazebo or tent please make sure you install it between 30 to 50cm below the ceiling for obvious reasons, and make sure there’s at least 6ft between the bottom of the heater and the floor to ensure correct operation.
This is a visually appealing patio heater. Available in silver or copper. Although the copper variant is £20 more expensive than the silver version at time of review. Both are affordable, given the choice we’d go for the copper over the silver but that’s down to personal taste over anything else.
Features & Extras
For outdoor installation this heater is weatherproof rated IP24. It also provides both light and heat for ambience and comes with a 50cm hanging chain.
Perfect for commercial and home users alike. These heaters can be hung from the ceiling and as long as you’re responsible they can be placed within suitably sized tents, indoors, as well as gazebos and awnings.
If you’re looking for a stylish heater on a budget then we highly recommend this heater.
How much does the Firefly 1.5kW Ceiling Mounted heater cost to run?
Calculating the consumption of this heater is fairly simple.
The average cost per kWh in the U.K is currently 14.7 pence. So to calculate the hourly consumption we need to do the following:
Heater running costs:
1.5kW x 1 hour = 1.5 kWh x 14.7p = 22.05p
1.5W x 2 hours = 1.5 kWh x (14.7p x 2) = 44.1p
Assuming we were to use this heater for 2 hours a night every night.
On full power (1.5kW or 1500W) our monthly electric bill will be £13.23
These heaters are nice and cheap to run, and with no on-going maintenance costs will keep going without any additional financial input.
Is this electric patio heater suitable for home or commercial use?
These heaters are great for both home and commercial users. Although we feel this heater is slightly more targeted to the home user as it has a lower price point than the 2.1kW version.
- Cost at time of review (17th August 2017): £69.99 (silver) / £89.99 (copper) – Check Latest Price
- Type of heater: Electric, Halogen, Infrared
- Suitable for: Home & Commercial
- Comes with: 5 metre power cable, hanging chain
- Height: 26cm
- Width: 42.5cm (diameter)
- Power settings: 1500W
- Cost to run (per hour): 22.05p
- Additional: Weatherproof Rated IP24
A great all around heater that’s cheap to run, is weatherproof and easy to maintain. Although there’s nothing wrong with it, for just £30 more you can buy a more powerful version with remote control and multiple power settings. We feel the ideal price point for this would be £50-60 rather than £70-90 as there are other ceiling hung heaters in that price bracket. For that reason alone we’ve docked half a point.