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Challenge 1.6kW Halogen Heater was £49.99 now £19.99 @ argos
Challenge 1.6kW Halogen Heater was £49.99 now £19.99 @ argos

Challenge 1.6kW Halogen Heater was £49.99 now £19.99 @ argos

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The Challenge halogen heater has a heat output of 1.6kW with four heat settings and safety cut out switch to prevent it from over-heating. It also has handle to make it easy to carry.

Heat output 1.6kW.
4 heat settings.
Safety cut out switch.
Suitable for room size up to 15m².
Size H56, W39, D27cm.

33 Comments

rrp a joke

Whys everyone voting cold? Is there an alternative product for a cheaper price somewhere...?

honestly save your cash. these things are rubbish. you need sunglasses on as they give out so much light. the tubes in them are extremely brittle when hot and there are reports of some of these melting when being used.

ScorchingHot

Whys everyone voting cold? Is there an alternative product for a cheaper … Whys everyone voting cold? Is there an alternative product for a cheaper price somewhere...?



​i know Maplin do one for £20 so apart from argos saying it was £49.99 why is this a good deal. argos sold this for less last year and the year before. I believe in there description it says it's been this price or lower. just have a look around. don't believe rrp. when you look at a new Argos catalogue you can tell from the prices what's going to be in the sale leaflets through the year.

shadey12

rrp a joke


Why a joke?Theyre selling a Beldray 1.2 on down the page for £34.99

Get a 2kw fan heater for less and I expect are cheaper to run too.

shadey12

​i know Maplin do one for £20 so apart from argos saying it was £49.99 why … ​i know Maplin do one for £20 so apart from argos saying it was £49.99 why is this a good deal. argos sold this for less last year and the year before. I believe in there description it says it's been this price or lower. just have a look around. don't believe rrp. when you look at a new Argos catalogue you can tell from the prices what's going to be in the sale leaflets through the year.


The reviews for the £19.99 Maplin heater are awful.

djb69

honestly save your cash. these things are rubbish. you need sunglasses on … honestly save your cash. these things are rubbish. you need sunglasses on as they give out so much light. the tubes in them are extremely brittle when hot and there are reports of some of these melting when being used.



Of course they're bright and that means you save on lighting costs. They give instant directed heat and as for the tubes being brittle, well, it isn't recommended that you slam the heater against the wall. You speak as someone who has never used one but only "heard reports". Been using this type of heater for years without problems.

1.2 Kw version available in B&M if that's more convenient for £18.

MEGAONE

Why a joke?Theyre selling a Beldray 1.2 on down the page for £34.99



​and ?

MEGAONE

The reviews for the £19.99 Maplin heater are awful.



​that was one example of one I saw recently. I haven't been looking round for one.

there are loads of these about. they all look the same with different names. aldi and lidl do them for about this price and when they don't all sell reduces the price to below £10 usually.

for quick heat it isn't bad but it is very bright. also expensive to run. I don't use mine.

1200w in Lidl from Thursday with a 3 year warranty.

Complete utter rubbish, had two, both returned as elements broke.

I got one of these for £12 last year, they are ok.

I have one, been using it for years, no problems

There's many people who have reviewed this on argos' website who beg to differ it would seem! So what if it's bright...? Failing to understand. People say it's expensive to run, well so is blasting the heating in your house for 'x' amount of hours per day, too. People are saying the sell them off for cheaper, yes they probably do, in spring when there's less need for people to buy them..!

Possibly the most inefficient way to heat a space. It almost goes against the laws of physics how these things can use 1.2kw of energy and yet give off so little heat.
Get an oil filled rad or even a fan heater.

pennyfarthing88

Get a 2kw fan heater for less and I expect are cheaper to run too.



​Fan heaters are deer to run,only Halogen and Oil filled heaters are economical

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shadey12

​and ?


That's not an answer unless you're 3 years old.lol
Edited by: "MEGAONE" 23rd Oct 2016

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ScorchingHot

There's many people who have reviewed this on argos' website who beg to … There's many people who have reviewed this on argos' website who beg to differ it would seem! So what if it's bright...? Failing to understand. People say it's expensive to run, well so is blasting the heating in your house for 'x' amount of hours per day, too. People are saying the sell them off for cheaper, yes they probably do, in spring when there's less need for people to buy them..!




no, two - three weeks after they stock them they reduce them so this side of xmas. mine cost me £8.99 last november/ first week of december..
Edited by: "jonnithomas" 23rd Oct 2016

jonnithomas

no, two - three weeks after they stock them they reduce them so this side … no, two - three weeks after they stock them they reduce them so this side of xmas. mine cost me £8.99 last november/ first week of december..



Is anyone that desperate to save a few quid? If people are cold, I'm sure they'd rather be warm for the next 2 months, rather than saving themselves literally a few quid...

PS.. my Mum has one similar to this to help heat her massive conservatory.. has had it ages now, never had an issue with it, and it seems to heat it up perfectly! My cat also loves sitting in front of it too... dual use

I would buy any other type of heater in preference to these - and yes i have owned one.
You have to sit directly in front of these to get any benefit - they don't seem to heat up the room ( though it does feel nice sat in front of them ) . They break very easily too.

Oil filled radiators are my favorite, but convector and fan heaters are also better than these halogen heater in my opinion

If you must buy a halogen heater - then look on Ebay - there are lots at better prices than this .
There are 800w models at £9.99 delivered ( so you could have 2 for the price of the Argos deal to spread the same 1600w amount of heat more evenly )
There are 1200w models at £12.99 delivered. here

skykid3



​how is that a comparison? a 1.2kw halogen is cheaper than a2kw convector. like saying a 60 watt bulb uses less than a 100w. obvious.

shadey12

​how is that a comparison? a 1.2kw halogen is cheaper than a2kw c … ​how is that a comparison? a 1.2kw halogen is cheaper than a2kw convector. like saying a 60 watt bulb uses less than a 100w. obvious.



You don't say?

I didn't make the comparison table,I just posted so you could get a better idea of actual monetary running costs.

My central heating system is currently being replaced and am using halogen heaters, I can assure you they heat a room and heat it well

skykid3

You don't say?I didn't make the comparison table,I just posted so you … You don't say?I didn't make the comparison table,I just posted so you could get a better idea of actual monetary running costs.My central heating system is currently being replaced and am using halogen heaters, I can assure you they heat a room and heat it well



​all the other heaters would do exactly the same.

not sure if its been mentioned but asda has one very similar to this - brand is warmlite - I paid £12 about a week ago

Who cares what other heaters do, the heater in question is a halogen heater!

I reserved one of these a week or so ago; collected it tonight! I wanted one cos not all my radiators have stats on, so my home gets super toasty quickly - bought this as it means I can just have a room warm, rather than my entire house!

skykid3



I agree with your figures, but can I just add that these halogen fires only use 1.2kW if you put all three bars on... if you only use one bar like me (and it's more than toasty in my moderate sized room I promise you), it only uses a third of that, i.e. 400W per bar. So works out even cheaper to run! Great little fires, they are a bargain for what they can do, and I am disabled and have been using one for years and it's a real money saver for me. They are efficient and beat putting my storage heaters on hands down, as they are more controllable and a hell of a lot cheaper to run.

Edited by: "dudtwo" 10th Nov 2016

These are great heaters they keep the room warm and act as a light as well and inexpensive to run!

Bought a iGenix 1600w one back in 2005/6 which is now needed replaced due to corrosion where the tubes lock in place!

Great heaters hope to get a bargain on another iGenix one in next few weeks
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