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Lifesmart 6 Element Large Room Infrared Quartz Heater w/Wood Cabinet and Remote

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Lifesmart 6 Element Large Room Infrared Quartz Heater w/Wood Cabinet and Remote

Product Features

  • Provides Infrared Warmth to a Large Room
  • 3 Heat Settings Including 500 Watt Eco Setting
  • 12 Hour Start and Stop Timer
  • Stylish 2 Tone Wood Cabinet
  • Digital Thermostat with Remote
  • Quiet Scroll Fan Circulates Heat
  • Lifetime Air Filter

Product Description

The Lifesmart Infrared heater offers you safe, healthy heat and is ultra-efficient for a large room. This heater features 6 of our quartz infrared elements that are actually wrapped in a metal heat exchanger coil. All electrical components are warrantied for 1 year. There is lifetime washable air filter. There are 3 energy savings settings including an Eco Setting that will heat smaller areas to 68 degrees using only 500 watts. The heater is surrounded by our stylish wood cabinet with a black front that is cool to the touch. E Z Glide casters make moving the heater from room to room easy. This amazing heater also includes a new larger remote control to operate the Digital Thermostat allowing you ultimate control. Dual Timer settings can be used to turn on or off the unit up to 12 Hours ahead.

List Price: $ 299.00

Savings: 179.01

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Customer Reviews


59 of 65 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
Decent quality infrared heater, January 6, 2014
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Yu-Jin Chia “Yu-Jin Chia” (San Jose, CA USA) – See all my reviews
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This review is from: Lifesmart 6 Element Large Room Infrared Quartz Heater w/Wood Cabinet and Remote (Misc.)

I bought two of these LifeSmart heaters last year, one 1000W, one 1500W. We rent two rooms in a house, and our ‘neighbors’ have two similar heaters of a different brand on their side of the house. I’ve also owned at one time or another many other types of portable heaters, including oil heaters, radiant quartz, and heat dishes. Additionally, all places I’ve lived in (including this one) have had either central gas or fixed electric heating.

First, expectations. You’re looking at a portable heater here. It’s not a gas furnace, and 1200 sq ft of adequate heating across multiple rooms isn’t happening. It will heat one room, and the smaller the better- though it can easily handle up to 700 sq. ft from my experience. This heater is in a similar class with all other portable heaters, and that applies to every aspect: cost, size, weight, power usage, and heating ability. It is NOT going to heat your whole house on its own; you wouldn’t expect a 1500W oil heater to do that, right? Well, until someone invents a portable cold fusion power cell, don’t expect anything else to be that much better.

That having been said, you get the same heat for the same wattage and heater type, no matter what brand it is. That applies for every class and type of heater. Quite frankly, building and designing these things isn’t rocket science- some try to say that this is some kind of high-tech ‘space’ heater. Nah, it’s pretty darn low tech; in fact the Amish actually came up with the idea. They’re not exactly known for high-tech creations, eh? Those that say a certain brand of these heaters is dramatically better than another… no, it’s not. Unless we’re comparing defective vs. working units, it’s simple physics, and they’re all made in China and probably come from the same factory. tl;dr- functionality-wise, the cheapest one is the best one. I got both of mine refurbished and they work fine, exactly the same as the ones that cost 2-3x more that our neighbors bought new.

There are some general advantages and disadvantages to this type of heater:

Advantages:

-More consistent heat over a larger area. Radiant and ceramic heaters tend to have a focused swath of heat. Dish heaters are even more focused, as you’d expect- which makes them great if you just point it at you and you don’t move. Oil heaters are a bit better for area heating, but still are a lot warmer near vs. far away. These infrared quartz heaters act a lot like a central heating vent, and the blowing air circulates the warmth around the room.

-Built-in thermostat allows auto climate control, just like a central heating thermostat would. Practically every model of this type of heater has this feature, with some (including this model) equipped with remote operation. This is on a smaller scale than your central heat, but it works the same if the room isn’t huge. It also saves power and effort vs. on-off ‘dumb’ heaters, which just stay on all the time until you bother to switch them off.

-Safe operation vs. a lot of other types, especially quartz radiant and dish heaters. Some of those can actually catch fire if the elements come in contact with combustible items. Oil heaters are the safest as far as those go, but still get very hot on the surface. These heaters can be touched when at full power and usually aren’t even warm on the surface.

-More aesthetically pleasing. These heaters are typically a box or cabinet form factor. You can put items on top of them, which pretty much no other type of heater allows. Some of the (many) models are designed specifically to look attractive, with fake fireplace displays, real wood exteriors, etc. Even if they’re pretty barebones, you can safely decorate them as long as you don’t block the vents.

Disadvantages:

-They tend to be noisier in general, since they have fans. This can get worse over time if you don’t clean them, as with any other fan. Most of the other heater types make little to no noise, as they have no moving components.

-More prone to break-down over time. Anything with moving parts is more failure-prone than something that has no moving parts. Likewise, the electronic controls are more likely to go haywire than a dumb on/off switch. I have oil heaters that are 25 years old and still work. These new LifeSmart units are pretty well made, but I highly doubt they’ll last that long.

As far as this specific LifeSmart model goes, it also has its pluses and minuses:

Plus:

-Has a nice faux-wood cabinet. It blends in with a lot of furniture.

-Has simple remote control operation. The remote has decent range and works well. The remotes seem interchangeable between different LifeSmart models.

Minus:

-This particular model is pretty bulky and heavy, enough so that I usually don’t carry it but rather roll it around.

-This model is considerably…

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304 of 356 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
The People That Expect To Heat Their House w/ This R Dopes, January 9, 2013
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R. Schilling (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews
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This review is from: Lifesmart 6 Element Large Room Infrared Quartz Heater w/Wood Cabinet and Remote (Misc.)
For starters, I think this is the first time I’ve taken the time to write a review. I was just a little frustrated how poorly this product was ranked after I committed to buy two of them.

I actually bought this product from e-bay as they were running a big sale. However, I buy a ton from Amazon and always compare prices to theirs and often look at some of the reviews. As with any other item, there are almost always a lot of likes and dislikes. This product had plenty of one star reviews which kind of scared me. Then, I looked at the intelligence level of the reviewers. The fan was “noiser” as opposed to “noisier”. One star because the remote didn’t have batteries, really??? It wasn’t made out of wood, it was plastic on wood. Not true with mine, it’s not oak or anything, but it is at least veneer. It only raised the room “2 degree” my old one raised it “8 degree”. Firstly, more than one means “degrees”. There were some other reviewers that had experience with more expensive units that said this performed “comparably” for the price. I went with the more educated people and bought two of these units. I’ve only been using them for two days and I’m actually pretty impressed. I use these for localized heating because I run a pellet stove in a 2,850 square foot house. The heat simply can’t make it to all areas. I was using some smaller electric faux stoves that worked fairly well. However, not all of them I had have built in thermostats. These units do and they seem to work pretty well. I had one in my bedroom (big bedroom and master bath) and set it at 65 degrees last night. This morning, my atomic clock was reading 63.9 degrees. Close enough considering I have the blower pointing away from the clock. I’m sure it would have been higher if I pointed the heater towards the clock/thermometer. This was on the low (500W) setting. I have not even used the 1,000W setting yet. This product is advertised to help supplement your existing heat and to be efficient at doing so. I don’t pay that much attention to my electric bill, but it’s 1,500W which seems to be the max for all of these small stand alone units (for the most part). I have oil heat which I have not used for two years since installing a large pellet stove, thanks to my free Obama money at the end of 2011. But, as mentioned before, the heat can’t permeate through my entire house well. I use some ceiling fans to move the air around but that’s not enough to get the upstairs warm. Yes, I understand, heat rises, but apparently, not as much as I would like. So, in a nutshell, this seems to work great to heat a room locally. It also has an auto on/auto off timer. I have not used that either, but figure the auto on will work nice to come on a couple of hours before you get home. It’s not like an alarm clock. You have to tell it to come on in a certain amount of hours. Other complaints included that the display shows the setpoint, not the actual temperature. OK, some people will want it one way, some the other. It seems to hold the setpoint fairly well, so I’m OK with that. Another heater I have displays the actual temperature of the heater, so it is consistently hotter than what the actual room temperature is. Lastly, some people complain it’s too loud. The filter on my fishtank, which is called a Whisper filter, is louder, so the volume does not bother me. Seems fine. I guess that’s enough said, I think it’s a pretty good product. While it may not completely heat your trailer, it’s pretty good for keeping some larger rooms that need a boost nice and cozy. I’d recommend to a friend.

Pros:
Attractive package that you can easily put a picture or plant on top of
Fully assembled upon arrival, including the wheels (which are stable as opposed to one review)
On/Off Timer
Remote (except for the added .00 you’ll have to pay for two AA batteries)
F/C temperature display
Directional heat as you can point it where you want the heat to go

Cons:
People seem to have had problems with the vendor they purchased it from when they were dissatisfied
Doesn’t have the fake logs and flames that the faux heaters have that most people actually enjoy
Won’t walk my dog or make me coffee in the morning (just had to come up with a complaint like the other one star reviews)

Sorry if I insulted anyone’s intelligence, but some of those reviews really are comical.

Happy New Year

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128 of 151 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars
falsely advertised product, October 13, 2012
By 
Judy A Caban (Malott, Washington United States) – See all my reviews

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This review is from: Lifesmart 6 Element Large Room Infrared Quartz Heater w/Wood Cabinet and Remote (Misc.)
I decided on this particular heater over others because it advertises the heater as 6500 BTUs and a five year warranty. When it arrived and I was looking at the box I noticed that it was only 5100 BTUs and has a 3 year year warranty. I thought they had sent me the wrong one but when I compared the model number it was the correct model number. I contacted the company that sent me the heater and they just said that that was the information the Lifesmart company provided them with. To me, that is false advertising!

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Lasko 5165 Digital Ceramic Tower Heater with Remote Control

Product Features

  • Patented comfort system projects warmth throughout the room
  • Built-in ceramic safety, self-regulating ceramic element and automatic over-heat protection
  • 1500-watts of comforting warmth with high, low and thermostat controlled settings and auto-off timer
  • Fully Assembled with carry handle. 22.76″ tall.
  • ETL listed.
  • Patented blower technology spreads warmth throughout the room
  • Fully Assembled with carry handle
  • Etl listed for safety

Product Description

Lasko 5165 Digital Ceramic Tower Heater with Remote Control safely, efficiently and comfortably warms your room.

List Price: $ 66.69

Savings: 26.7

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59 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wonderful Heater. Read the instructions., January 7, 2013
This review is from: Lasko 5165 Digital Ceramic Tower Heater with Remote Control (Misc.)
This heater works perfectly. Some of the other reviews on here mention specific negatives, and I suggest that those people read the fine manual. For example:

Comment: “The Thermometer is inaccurate by a few degrees in most.”
Correct. If you read the instruction manual, it states that the heater will heat two degrees above the thermostat setting, then switching off. It will switch on again when the temperature falls one degree below the thermostat setting. This is actually how most thermostats work.

Comment: “The power cable is thinner than what other leading safe room heaters have.”
I am not sure what this means. A power cable’s gauge (thickness) will be proportional to the current (amperage) by which it is engineered to draw. The thickness of the copper wiring does not correspond to safety, and would only become a safety issue if the thickness of the wire were not rated for the current of which the appliance draws. I would hope to assume that the engineers at Lasko are well aware of the very established standards for wire gauge versus current drawn, and without wasting my time analyzing the gauge of wire and the appliance’s current, I’m going to assume that it’s more than adequate.

Comment: “this tower fan will not heat a large room effectively.”
Correct. The appliance is rated for medium sized rooms, as stated on the packaging.

Comment (paraphrased): “The thermostat (auto-temperature) only works on high.”
This is incorrect. Please read the manual. Switching from high to low is also the mechanism by which you disengage the thermostat. If you switch from high to low, or from low to high, then you simply need to push the (+) or (-) thermostat buttons to re-engage the thermostat. The thermostat functions on both high and low.

Conclusion:
This heating appliances works great, and it functions in accordance with the manual. A recommended purchase.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars
I bought two. Last year’s worked great. This year’s model had fan problems., October 24, 2012
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This review is from: Lasko 5165 Digital Ceramic Tower Heater with Remote Control (Misc.)
Scroll down to read:

1) My ORIGINAL REVIEW of this product (at that time I gave it four stars)
2) My LATER REVIEW (dropping to three stars)
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ORIGINAL REVIEW:

The main things I LIKE about this little heater are:
* It has quiet operation, and heats up a room very fast.
* I also like the design, it’s simple and easy on the eyes, and like how lightweight it is. Even a two year old could lug this around without getting tired out.
* It has an easy-carry handle built in.
* It heats quickly and the oscillating feature distributes the heat nicely. It does an efficient job of turning electrical energy into heat.

The main thing I DISLIKE about it, which I’d imagine would be a major concern in a house with pets or small children, is that it doesn’t turn off when knocked over. This could be extremely hazardous. It’s not an issue for me because I place it in an area where it’s not going to get knocked over. But if a friend with a young boisterous child dropped over, I would unplug it first. There’s also a bit of a smell to the one I just bought today when it’s in use, but I expect that’s because it’s new and it will burn off. The old one doesn’t have a smell.

I also don’t like that you have to use it on full power (1500 watts) to use the thermometer feature. I don’t need that much heat and don’t want to blow out a circuit breaker, so I prefer using it on the 750 watt setting…but that means I don’t have the thermometer option. The easy timer feature does work in both modes, so I just set it for an hour and forget it. So this isn’t a deal breaker for me.

By the way, I saved over 00 last winter by using electric heaters in the coldest weather, instead of heating with oil. (That’s not a typo… I saved over two grand.) The savings come from both the fact that electricity is currently cheaper than heating oil (which gets outrageously expensive), and, using small heaters allows a person to only heat the rooms that are in use. In the winter I use the furnace in the morning for ten minutes to take the chill off of the air, and in the evening for the same reason. I have these two Lasko heaters and two oil-filled heaters, which I use in various rooms in the house to keep it warm and toasty. It is a HUGE savings over the cost of oil. The house stays warm enough that I don’t need a shirt or shoes, and I’m saving a huge amount of money in the process.
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UPDATED REVIEW (November 20120

I’m changing my review from 4 stars to 3 stars.

A year after buying this model, I needed a second heater for another room, so I bought one with the same specs. Same name and model number. Should work well, right?

Wrong. The new one “looks” the same from a distance but are not identical. The new one is a little smaller and the color of the plastic casing is a little different. Evidently there was a redesign after I bought the first one, and different materials are being used.

If that was the only issue, I’d still be giving it four stars. (Last year’s model still works great.) But the new one had severe problems. It worked twice, for a half hour or so each time. Then the third time I turned it on, it developed an extremely loud, obnoxious fan with a grinding sound, like the sound of a loud kitchen blender or food processor going full tilt. Not exactly a relaxing fan sound. I don’t know if this is a one-time flaw, or if when Lasko did the redesign, they went with cheaper materials, like a cheap fan that would fall apart after being used one or two hours of use. Whatever — I took it back to Target, where I bought it, and got a refund.

It’s a shame because the one I bought last year is still working well. But the new one got less than two hours of use out of it before going kaput.

While I can’t say for sure, I suspect that the problem is that Lasko went with cheaper materials this time round. It saves them a few dollars but at the cost of consumers dealing with problems after purchasing it. Or maybe it was just a fluke and I got one with a bad fan. But it’s made me cautious about buying from Lasko again.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Tower Heater, April 19, 2013
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This review is from: Lasko 5165 Digital Ceramic Tower Heater with Remote Control (Misc.)
Heater circulates the heat throughout the room doing a great job. I have purchased a second heater. The heater developes a lot of heat.

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