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Halogen Heater (3 levels) @ Wilkos for £12.50

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6y, 11m agoFound 6 years, 11 months ago
Provides instant heat. This oscillating heater features safety tilt switch which turns heater off if it is not upright. Can be switched on 400w, 800w or 1200w.

Elsewhere selling for at least £20 over. I bought 2 of these and they work great without jacking up your electricity bill. I've got an electricity usage monitor so I know. Good for generating instant heat. Wouldn't use it to heat up a room though.

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#1
Oooh thats "hot"...hohoho!
#2
Hot Hot Hot:thumbsup:
here is bigger pic.,

http://img40.imagefra.me/img/img40/2/12/18/matsuri_hr/f_2gc1prm_406c50b.jpg
banned#3
good price but pound strecther have them for £11.99
banned#4
how dear are these to run compared to others like oil filled radiators?
2 Likes #5
daz1981
how dear are these to run compared to others like oil filled radiators?


You cant compare these with oil filled ones. These actually cant heat up a room, these only generate instant heat. So when you want heat you turn it on and sit in front of it, when you turn it off, the heat stops. Think of it like a fan and the oil filled ones as air conditioning.

These are very cheap to run, at 400watts (the lowest setting) you`ll be spending about 2-4p an hour.

I hope this helps
#6
I found these are only warm if you stand next to them .. they don't heat a room very well at all.
banned#7
laldude
You cant compare these with oil filled ones. These actually cant heat up a room, these only generate instant heat. So when you want heat you turn it on and sit in front of it, when you turn it off, the heat stops. Think of it like a fan and the oil filled ones as air conditioning.

These are very cheap to run, at 400watts (the lowest setting) you`ll be spending about 2-4p an hour.

I hope this helps



i wasnt really trying to compare although i did think they would probably do the same but guess im wrong 2-4p an hour seems very cheap, just looking for something so i dont have to put central heating on all the time as its costing between £5-£10 a day for it and its not on that much and house still freezing

cheers for help:thumbsup: repped
#8
daz1981
i wasnt really trying to compare although i did think they would probably do the same but guess im wrong 2-4p an hour seems very cheap, just looking for something so i dont have to put central heating on all the time as its costing between £5-£10 a day for it and its not on that much and house still freezing

cheers for help:thumbsup: repped


Just get one! You won't regret it - wouldn't be without mine and they're about £38 in Argos. Struggled to get one for my mum at these prices when it was -6 last year - wouldn't be without hers either. I'm going to get another one and I don't really know what people are talking about here saying it doesn't heat a room up when I ended up switching mine off cos it gets too hot, especially when it's on rotate!!! It also lights the room up like sunshine which I found I might need to put my sunglasses on but I'm use to it now and like the glow! :thumbsup:
#9
agree that they are really bright. turn on the tv, turn on the halogen, turn off the lights. sit back and stay warm. :)
#10
I agree that they don't heat the whole room up. I got one last year and had to sit very close to it to feel any benefit. As soon as you turn it off the room is cold again.
#11
online says[COLOR="red"] Back Soon[/COLOR] I was just gearing up to get a couple. Wonder what the shop stock levels are like?
#12
chalkysoil
online says[COLOR="red"] Back Soon[/COLOR] I was just gearing up to get a couple. Wonder what the shop stock levels are like?


i know they have like 10 left in the one in kingston. give their branches a call for a stock check.
#13
I have one that seems identical to this - we've had it a couple of years unfortunately one of the tubes broke this week so this is perfect timing.

As has been said these give instant heat and are VERY bright - we use ours in the conservatory in winter. I was going to fit underfloor heating; but the halogen heater is so convenient and a lot lot cheaper.
Apart from the instant heat a feature I like is that despite the heat they chuck out ours doesn't get hot to touch - you literally can touch the front screen without burning (maybe other models are different so don't try it just 'cos I said so).
The downside is that you can't toast marshmallows on it (we tried) and you get toasted on one side and freeze on the other - but being able to use the conservatory in winter is great (especially today drinking tea watching the birds on our feeders in the snow).
#14
For anyone in the Birmingham area, Latifs have these for £8.99. Loads of stock when I got mine last week
#15
chalkysoil
online says[COLOR="red"] Back Soon[/COLOR] I was just gearing up to get a couple. Wonder what the shop stock levels are like?


Its fine now, just ordered one, price has gone down to £9.97 (plus delivery) :thumbsup:
#16
roselee
good price but pound strecther have them for £11.99


Yep, seen them myself.

Bought one of these just before Christmas for £9.97. They must have tweaked the price up due to the demand!

They are ok but don't have much "range". You have to be pretty much directly in front of it to benefit.

Very bright light as well so guessing fair amount of energy wasted that way.

Definitely worth having though. Just don't rely on it.
#17
bought one of these 2 weeks ago, cost me 9.95 from wilkos (must have gone up in price), been very good so far.
suspended#18
I got one of these when they were posted about 2 weeks back sure it was less than £10 same one same shop still great price i agree with other comments these are very bright and only heat what or who is near them
suspended#19
bauer
bought one of these 2 weeks ago, cost me 9.95 from wilkos (must have gone up in price), been very good so far.


thats what i paid i had the last one on the shelf at tamworth branch maybe had more in now
#21
I got one from B&M for £9.95 last month and since then each one of the 3 tubes has blown!
#22
how do you use electricity usage monitor and where do you get it from ?
1 Like #23
There will be some people who don't know this because they don't teach basic physics any more, but the amount of heat you get out will be exactly the same as the power you put in, which is what you pay for.

The only difference between types of electric heater is how that heat is distributed. This fires it straight at you without warming up the air; a fan heater warms up air and sends it in the direction it's pointing; a convector heater warms up air which rises naturally to the top of the room; an oil-filled radiator does the same but has more thermal mass so takes a while to heat up and the corresponding time to cool down again after being switched off.

If you want to warm a room using electricity, the only way to cheat is to use a storage heater which uses electricity at a cheaper rate at night to produce heat which is given off during the day. All other heaters will cost the same to run for the amount of heat they give out. No need for an elecrticity monitor - you can work it out simply from the rating. If it takes 400W it will give out 400W of heat. End of story.
#24
pibpob
There will be some people who don't know this because they don't teach basic physics any more, but the amount of heat you get out will be exactly the same as the power you put in, which is what you pay for.

If it takes 400W it will give out 400W of heat. End of story.


Not correct. Halogen heaters also produce light which is a 'waste' of energy.

Plus your 400w input = 400w output doesn't take into account the efficiency of the appliance. Neither these nor any other heater will be anything like 100% efficient.

Glad they don't teach physics any more if you didn't know this.....:whistling:
#25
KEG123;7545362
Not correct. Halogen heaters also produce light which is a 'waste' of energy.
Nope. The light is (1) a very small proportion of the energy put in, and (2) unless it escapes out of the windows, it will simply be absorbed by the surfaces it lands on and turn to heat.
Plus your 400w input = 400w output doesn't take into account the efficiency of the appliance. Neither these nor any other heater will be anything like 100% efficient.
Nope, you're wrong again. If the appliance is not 100% efficient, tell me where the energy goes that you put in and doesn't come out. Unlike a boiler, it doesn't have a flue - and a flue is the reason why a boiler is not 100% efficient. The law of conservation of energy applies - energy cannot be created or destroyed. (You are probably getting confused about the overall process: the power station will be far from 100% efficient, and further energy will get lost in transmission. But the energy you put into the heater is the energy you get out of it.)
Glad they don't teach physics any more if you didn't know this.....:whistling:
Either you're having a laugh or you're making yourself look extremely stupid indeed.
#26
Sorry simply don't agree, but really can't be arsed having a rather pointless academic debate about a sodding heater from Wilkinsons!!!!!:-D

Suffice to say that no machine is 100% efficient. REALLY basic physics. Energy is wasted in the light so it is not 400W of heat.

The light of this heater is far brighter than 3 or 4 50W GU10 bulbs in the same room.
#27
KEG123;7548806
Suffice to say that no machine is 100% efficient. REALLY basic physics.
What happens to the energy lost due to "inefficiency"? It's turned into heat! If producing heat is what the machine is supposed to do, that is not an inefficiency. If it's supposed to do something else (like push a car along a road), that is an inefficency.
Energy is wasted in the light so it is not 400W of heat.
I've told you already - what happens to that light when it hits surfaces (including you)? It is absorbed and turned into heat! Light is simply radiant heat with higher energy photons. Infra-red cameras are just like normal cameras except they detect the longer wavelength of radiant heat.
The light of this heater is far brighter than 3 or 4 50W GU10 bulbs in the same room.
Irrelevant - the light from those is simply turned into heat as well!

If you're still hung up on "light", then think about a heating element which doesn't get hot enough to glow. You're saying that no machine can be 100% efficient. How is that not a 100% efficient machine?

Now, go away and think about it...
#28
Yawn.

I disagree. End of.
#29
Fine by be. You don't matter; others who might be duped into buying a heater because they think it will reduce their electricity bills do.
#30
How will a heater reduce electricity bills????

Its funny - when people are wrong they get all angry and knarky. Don't they?
#31
Yes, you do seem a little "knarky". I thought you'd gone away but clearly you were sufficiently "knarked" that you couldn't resist continuing to dig.

If, as you say, electric heaters have different efficiencies, then replacing one with another will reduce your bills, won't it? Understand now?

Any more illogicalities you'd like to amuse me with while you're about it? :-D
#32
As I have tried to say, I'm actually not that interested either way. The topic is really boring. Are you the sort of chap you see in your local that you REALLY want to avoid getting into conversation with?

Clearly the uproar this debate is causing demonstrates that nobody really gives a stuff. Read my lips - nobody cares.

I think you know, deep down, that I am right. All the best.
#33
I'm waiting for you to tell me what happens to the energy lost from your nothing like 100% efficient heater.

KEG123;7545362
Neither these nor any other heater will be anything like 100% efficient.

Glad they don't teach physics any more if you didn't know this.....:whistling:

Still waiting.

But as you're clearly not interested, then you clearly have no interest in posting anything else to this thread. After all, you wouldn't want to be thought of as a boring person in your pub, would you? :giggle:
#34
Yawn.
#35
Still waiting...
#36
For what?

Honestly pal - really, really bored. If you think 400w in = 400w heat out then yeah believe it.

Over and out.
#37
Still waiting...

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