Truth be told, it was hard to write the title for this heater as it offers so much! If you’re in the market for a no-glare, commercial patio heater, Victory Lighting have an interesting offering in the form of a 2kW ceramic infrared patio heater which claims a bulb life of 10,000 hours! Keep reading and we’ll tell you what else this heater can do.
- Victory Lighting (HLWC20) – 2kW Ceramic Infrared Ceiling, Wall & Parasol Mountable (No Glare) Commercial Patio Heater Review
- How much does the Victory Lighting 2kW Patio Heater cost to run?
- Heater Specifications
- PatioMate’s Thoughts
Victory Lighting (HLWC20) – 2kW Ceramic Infrared Ceiling, Wall & Parasol Mountable (No Glare) Commercial Patio Heater Review
Victory Lighting are specialists in commercial heating solutions.
The HLWC20 has an array of features, but it is not weatherproof and is no-glare, meaning these heaters produce no light. It’s targeted towards the commercial sector, with practical applications including churches, factories, garages, offices, shops, pubs and restaurants.
The heat coverage is dependent on mounting height and distance, and whether wall mounted (or within a gazebo etc) or ceiling mounted.
If the heater is wall mounted at a height of 2.5 metres, you will expect an average coverage of up to 14.6 square metres.
If ceiling mounted at a height of 2.5 metres, you can expect up to 18.5 square metres of heat coverage.
We’ve attached the specifics from the manual below for your convenience.
Bulb Life & Heating Type
These heaters provide long wave infrared heater from their ceramic elements.
The amazing thing about these heaters is the bulb lifespan. With a minimum of 10,000 hours, you’ll get double the heating time of a standard halogen bulb.
Power Settings & Specifics
This heater has a single power setting (2000W).
The mains supply cable is 3 metres long.
It’s not particularly heavy either, weighing in at 3.5kg. Suitable for most well built parasols and gazebos.
Victory Lighting have provided a futuristic, but simple design for this white heater. It’s about practicality over design, a heater that offers no light is a heater that doesn’t want to be seen!
Features & Extras
This heater’s ingress protection is rated IP20, offering limited solids protection for items larger than 12.5mm – fingers for example.
It is supplied with a handy wall bracket, although the parasol clamp is extra. We also like the fact that this heater is completely silent. Perfect for incognito heating.
We know this a commercial heater. If you’re looking at installing this heater at home, unless you’re specifically looking for a no-glare heater, then there are cheaper options available to you.
At the reviewed price of £205.99 (check latest price) this heater offers great value for money. Without factoring in the cost of electricity, this heater will cost you 2p per hour, assuming a full life of at least 10,000 hours.
How much does the Victory Lighting 2kW Patio Heater cost to run?
This is dependent on your current cost per kWh of electricity. The average price within the United Kingdom is 14.7p.
Heater running costs:
Full Power (2000W) – 2.0kW x 1 hour = 2.0 kWh x 14.7p = 29.4p (per hour)
Assuming we were to use this heater for 9 hours hours per day (9am-5pm / 6pm-2am).
Our monthly electric bill will be £79.38
This heater will last over 3 years (1111 days), if we use it for 9 hours per day. The total cost over the course of 3 years, including electricity and initial purchase cost is £2940 (electricity) +£205.99 (heater) = £3145.99.
Fairly good value from a commercial heater!
- Cost at time of review (22nd August 2017): £205.99 – Check Latest Price
- Type of heater: Electric, Ceramic, Infrared
- Suitable for: Commercial
- Comes with: 3 metre power cable, wall mounting bracket
- Height: 12cm
- Width: 58cm
- Depth: 12cm
- Weight: 3.5kg
- Power settings: 2000W
- Cost to run (per hour): 29.4p
- Additional: No Glare, Silent, Rated IP20
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A specialist commercial heater. If you’re looking for a silent, no-glare heater that offers substantial area coverage with an expected life-span of 3 years. Then this is a must buy!