Vergo 1200 Watt Halogen Heater @ TJ Hughes £9.99
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Vergo 1200 Watt Halogen Heater @ TJ Hughes £9.99

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Found 10th Dec 2012
Saw these in my local TJ Hughes in Newcastle today previously £12.99 and it still says that price on the web page. Great price

This halogen heater is designed to give long lasting, fast heating to your home without taking up all your living space. It"s three heat settings and rotation feature allows you to switch on and enjoy instanmt heat.
Product features:
• 3 heat settings 400W/800W/1200W
• Easy and simple to move
• Portable and easy to move
• Safety tilt cut-out
&• Instant heat

24 Comments

It'll cost about the same per hour to run it! I'll stay Cold

Original Poster

Not necessarily. They are great for instant heat.

The way to work it out is this.

1kW x 1hr = 1 unit of electricity.
100W x 10 hrs = 1 unit of electricity.

Halogen heaters typically have 400, 800 and 1200 watt settings.

Therefore
400W x 10 hrs = 4 units
400W x 1 hr = 0.4 units.

Say you're paying 15p a unit (you may be paying significantly more or less), you'll be paying
0.4 units x 15p = 6p/hr

That's for the 400W setting, so obviously if you add extra bars, it will cost more.

If you use all three bars for your waking hours, it could be as much as

6p/hr x 3 bars x 16 hrs = £2.88/day
£2.88 a day x 7 days = £20.16/wk

Don't forget that that figure is worked out on the basis of 15p a unit and to get an accurate figure, you'll need to redo the calculation using the charges your own company sets.


These are dangerous, they have a tendency to lean forward as they are a bit top heavy and the base is pretty flimsy.

Original Poster

I have 2 and haven't had that problem. Granted they shouldn't be left unattended but that goes for all types of heaters. Xx

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simplyjimbo

These are dangerous, they have a tendency to lean forward as they are a … These are dangerous, they have a tendency to lean forward as they are a bit top heavy and the base is pretty flimsy.

most have a button on the bottom that needs to be pushed down for the heater to work. even the old ones have it. if they do fall the button will pop out and the heater will turn off.

NeoTrix

most have a button on the bottom that needs to be pushed down for the … most have a button on the bottom that needs to be pushed down for the heater to work. even the old ones have it. if they do fall the button will pop out and the heater will turn off.



Not much use if the front is roasting hot and burns your floor. For me a decent heating system is my preference but i guess not everyone can have that.

simplyjimbo

These are dangerous, they have a tendency to lean forward as they are a … These are dangerous, they have a tendency to lean forward as they are a bit top heavy and the base is pretty flimsy.



• Safety tilt cut-out

Bought this at Morrison for £20 so pretty good deal here... only thing is the light is very bright and you can't turn it off without turning off the heat

balf118

It'll cost about the same per hour to run it! I'll stay Cold


For it to cost £10 an hour to run it would have to be an appliance that was over 5000-6000W, which it clearly isnt, dont know where you have got that from

simplyjimbo

Not much use if the front is roasting hot and burns your floor. For me a … Not much use if the front is roasting hot and burns your floor. For me a decent heating system is my preference but i guess not everyone can have that.


Theres no way it burns your floor, had mine for 2 years in almost the exact same spot and on quite a lot, not even a hint of burning. Do you really think companies make heaters that will burn the floor???

Robalamir

Bought this at Morrison for £20 so pretty good deal here... only thing is … Bought this at Morrison for £20 so pretty good deal here... only thing is the light is very bright and you can't turn it off without turning off the heat


Thats where the heat comes from, the heat from the light which warms the metal structure surrounding. No light = no warmth

In terms of cheap heating, they are pretty damn good. As someone worked out above, they are fairly cheap to run, and heat a room up very quickly.

Heat. I gave 2 and they are more than fit for purpose. For cold dark halls ideal, don't need to put the light on going up the stairs and it takes the chill out the air.

I would recommend a blow heater due to it warming up the air around you quicker. I have both of these heaters but to heat a room blow heaters are a lot better.

Get a stove and properly heat your home
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Best thing I've ever bought, a good one isn't cheap but it will pay for itself, gas and electric is only going to keep on increasing

good for lighting your house, not so much heating it. Cold

Whyte901

Get a stove and properly heat your homeWww.firestove.co.ukBest thing I've … Get a stove and properly heat your homeWww.firestove.co.ukBest thing I've ever bought, a good one isn't cheap but it will pay for itself, gas and electric is only going to keep on increasing




We moved on from the caveman antics years ago, heat at the click of a switch now. Do you spend most of your day foraging for fuel to burn on your caveman style fire ?

Although they may look nice and provide heat, in this day and age they are not practical anymore unless you live out in the sticks where fossil fuel is easily obtainable. Not for us city boys.

No better heater than a 'woman'

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Kellyplanet78

Not necessarily. They are great for instant heat. The way to work it out … Not necessarily. They are great for instant heat. The way to work it out is this.1kW x 1hr = 1 unit of electricity.100W x 10 hrs = 1 unit of electricity.Halogen heaters typically have 400, 800 and 1200 watt settings.Therefore 400W x 10 hrs = 4 units400W x 1 hr = 0.4 units.Say you're paying 15p a unit (you may be paying significantly more or less), you'll be paying 0.4 units x 15p = 6p/hrThat's for the 400W setting, so obviously if you add extra bars, it will cost more.If you use all three bars for your waking hours, it could be as much as 6p/hr x 3 bars x 16 hrs = £2.88/day £2.88 a day x 7 days = £20.16/wkDon't forget that that figure is worked out on the basis of 15p a unit and to get an accurate figure, you'll need to redo the calculation using the charges your own company sets.

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michaelmarchant4

good for lighting your house, not so much heating it. Cold



I agree completely

dean031

We moved on from the caveman antics years ago, heat at the click of a … We moved on from the caveman antics years ago, heat at the click of a switch now. Do you spend most of your day foraging for fuel to burn on your caveman style fire ?Although they may look nice and provide heat, in this day and age they are not practical anymore unless you live out in the sticks where fossil fuel is easily obtainable. Not for us city boys.



Or you could just get some fire wood delivered, plenty of people in London do.

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The £9.99 price has ended now, it's coming up at £12.99.

tjhughes.co.uk/fcp…649

Still a pretty good deal, though better if you happen to live near a store!!

Original Poster

I said that it was in store and the price online was £12.99 !! Glad the heater has heat lol

Deal hasn't expired though.
Edited by: "Kellyplanet78" 11th Dec 2012

I have bought these heaters from different stores over the past couple of years, but the halogen bulbs seem to blow . I've found them to be great for heating and sometimes have to switch them off as the room gets too hot. I like them.

I bought one of these last month for the two days my boiler broke down. I'd previously tried an oil-filled heater and one of those useless hot musty air blowing things, and I have to say that this was by far better than any of those. The heat was instant, and it also provides a pleasant glow, which is cosy. I also paid £20 for mine, so this is a great deal for a backup heater, or something to get the kids hands and feet warmed up quick when they come iin from school or making snowmen. Good spot, OP.

Can anyone tell me how you are supposed to replace the bars on these things? Looks as if I've got to take the whole thing to pieces!

dean031

We moved on from the caveman antics years ago, heat at the click of a … We moved on from the caveman antics years ago, heat at the click of a switch now. Do you spend most of your day foraging for fuel to burn on your caveman style fire ?Although they may look nice and provide heat, in this day and age they are not practical anymore unless you live out in the sticks where fossil fuel is easily obtainable. Not for us city boys.



oO caveman i dont think so....... nice log fire, or a dumb ass gas fire, i know which one i'd choose.
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