We’re reviewing the Firefly 15000W (15kW) samos gas patio heater today available in both black & white. How does it measure up to our other gas patio heaters? Read on to find out why we gave it 4 stars!
Firefly – 15000W Samos Gas Patio Heater Review
Perfect for commercial and home usage. Incredible heat output, 52,000 BTU’s heating up to 24 metres squared!
This patio heater isn’t for everyone, but if you’re looking for something that can provide an insane amount of heat, or you’re looking for something to show off to your mates then this is definitely for you!
Enamel coated steel, with a toughened “pyrex” style quartz glass heating tube for safety. 15000W consumption. Currently priced at (£299.99 as of 31st of August – Hover for latest price).
How long will a gas tank last in the Firefly 15000W heater?
These figures are based on full power consumption and are weather dependent but will give you a rough guide on what to expect depending on the tank size purchased.
How much does the Firefly 15000W heater cost to run?
As we’re looking at gas heaters the cost of consumption below is based on ownership of an existing gas bottle, as these can cost anywhere from £15 to £39.99 new (and empty!).
A refill of a 19kg propane patio gas costs approximately £42. This gas heater will use approximately 1.25kg of gas per hour!
We calculate the hourly usage as follows:
15000W heater running costs based on a 19kg refill (£42):
19kg / 1.25 = 15.2 (hours per tank)
£42 / 15.4 hours = £2.76p
At full power we can expect this patio heater to cost us approximately £2.76 per hour.
At half power we can expect this patio heater to cost us approximately £1.38 per hour.
15000W heater running costs based on a 13kg refill (£32):
13kg / 1.25 = 10.4 (hours per tank)
£32 / 10.4 hours = £3.08p
At full power we can expect this patio heater to cost us approximately £3.08 per hour.
At half power we can expect this patio heater to cost us approximately £1.54 per hour.
It’s not cheap to run, but if you’re in the events / entertainment industry or have the cash to splash then this patio heater will really turn heads.
Keep plenty of tanks spare as you can expect 10-15 hours of usage on full power per 13kg tank!
Is this patio heater suitable for home or commercial use?
This really is more targeted to the commercial user rather than the home user due to the initial cost of the unit and on-going running costs. While you could have this as a home user, most outdoor enthusiasts won’t need this much power, nor would they want to pay that much to stay warm outside.
- Cost at time of review (31st August 2017): £299.99 – Hover for latest price
- Type of heater: Gas, Propane
- Suitable for: Commercial
- Weighs: 31kg
- Comes with: Free Regulator & Hose
- Height: 2.06m
- Width: 56.8cm
- Power settings: Adjustable up to 15000W
- Features: Quartz glass, 2 wheels for mobility
- Cost to run (per hour): £2.76-£3.08 per hour on full power
A great alternative to traditional pyramid heaters with more power. Be warned of the running costs though!
- 52,000 BTU's
- Heats up to 24m squared
- Suitable for home and commerical users
- Costs a fair bit to purchase and run!
Incredibly powerful! If money is no object, then buy buy buy. This is a fantastic product, although it’s targeted more to the commercial user. Home users can partake if they have the cash to burn.
It’s a great product, although some users have mentioned there are a lack of replacement parts from the manufacturer.
Price Comparison & History
Price History for Firefly 15kW Samos Outdoor Gas Patio Heater White with Hose and Regulator
|Current Price||£299.99||20th November 2017|
|Highest Price||£299.99||12th November 2017|
|Lowest Price||£299.99||12th November 2017|
Last price changes
|£299.99||12th November 2017|