“ Manufacturer: Crown / Type: Compact / Power Source: Electric / Heating Element: Halogen / Power: 1050 Watt / Height: 60 cm / Width: 35 cm / Depth: 17 cm „
Automatic Shut Off Function If Tipped
Size - 32 x 21 x 49cm
Weight - 1.6kg
I bought this heater online for about £25. I have seen it advertised for more but have also heard of people buying it for cheaper, online or in discount shops. I bought it to use in our small home office.
There are three different heat settings which are all controlled by buttons on top of the heater. There is also an oscillating function which means the heater will automatically keep swivelling until you turn it off. This is also controlled by a button on the top of the heater. It also has a safety function where if the heater gets knocked over it will automatically turn itself off and won't turn back on until it is upright and flat.
I was slightly disappointed with this heater. I found that it was quite tricky to get a position where it gave out a good consistent heat. It doesn't seem to radiate the heat very well, only the area directly in front of it gets warm and unless you get the distance just right you are either too hot or not warm enough. When it is swivelling it doesn't seem to heat up the room very well.
The design is very nice and fits in well with a modern office or room. The base is large enough that it doesn't feel that it will tip over but the safety feature is a good extra. The front does get very hot so I wouldn't want to leave it anywhere my young children could get near to it.
If you can find somewhere to get this cheaper then it might be worth it be there are definitely better heaters out there.
Living in an awful student house where the heating barely worked, I thought it would be a great idea to get a heater. My parents recommended this one as another relative also had one, and as I found it for around £10 on amazon I went for it.
This heater is a little gem on cold days. It has a mains plug and therefore runs off of electricity, which may put some people off, but I don't find that it uses that much. The heat is instant and its just as good as sitting around a fire - even the way it looks is warming! There is a rotating option on the heater, so that it directs the heat around the whole room, so nobody feels the need to sit right in front of it. Or of course you can turn this function off and just direct it wherever you'd like.
You can also adjust the heat on this, so that you get just the right amount of warmth needed.
The heater is about two and a half feet tall and this means it fits just about anywhere you want it, but still gives off enough heat, I love it!
One thing I thought I should mention is that this isn't the best option if there are small children or pets around. I had no problems with mine until I took it home over the christmas period and my 2 pet cats were very curious and kept getting too close to it when it was turned on. The back of the heater also gets very hot whilst on. Be careful!!
~ Crown 1050W Halogen 3-Bar Heater ~
This heater actually used to belong to my mum, her main reason for buying it was to heat up the tourer caravan they had before purchasing a static caravan. I knew she had brought this from the old caravan and I knew that it was stored in the attic.
My previous house was a pre-fab, and in the winter it would get awfully cold no matter how long the heating was on for.
So knowing my mother had a halogen heater in her attic and knowing that my father had one in his attic too, I thought I'd be cheeky and ask to borrow them for a while.
My mothers heater is the one that I am reviweing here.
Looking on Amazon I can see that they are currently on offer for £26.94 (18/04/2012) the usual price is a hefty £72.00 but I am sure that my mother paid in the region of around £30 for hers.
I found these invaluable in my old house, the upstairs was always toasty warm whereas the downstairs was absolutely bloody freezing, it was quiet open planned and there was an arch way rather than a door in the living room leading to the dining room/kitchen so it never really warmed up enough. We moved there when my now 5yr old was still a baby and I hated the thought of him being cold, it didn't help either that we moved in whilst it had just started to snow and it got quite bad!
Having another 2 children also I was a bit concerned about using heaters but in the end I really didn't have any choice.
This halogen heater has 3 bars, you can choose the settings and have 1, 2 or all 3 bars on, this is the only setting I ever used it on. It is mainly white in colour and the base is oval shaped white plastic with a grey area in the middle, on the top are four red coloured buttons one of these being the power button.
What I found great is that if it is knocked it automatically shuts off, and I liked that safety feature.
I found this coupled with my fathers heater really warmed up the downstairs of my house, this one was in the living room and placed in a corner, I used it on rotate so it would rotate back and forth and distrubute the heat a lot better.
Although not the most attractive feature to have in your living room I found that it really helped a lot so I really couldn't have done without it.
I think had I only had the one heater, it wouldn't have made much of an impact as I do think they are more suited to a smaller closed off room, but they did the job and I was happy to use them whenever we had cold weather.
The only drawback for me was how bright it was, I found I had to turn it off in the night as it would give me a headache but in the day it didn't bother me!
Oh and it needs to plugged into an electric socket for power :)
I woke up this morning shivering in my bed, this time last week I was sleeping in little shorts the heat was so bad. When I looked out the window this morning I was amazed to see snow covering the cars and rooftops. I grabbed my dressing gown and my cosy slippers and shuffled out to the sitting to only to find my mum had this halogen heater set up in the centre of the room and the central heating on full blast. This heater is fantastic for that instant heat you require on a day like today. It heats up in no time at all while you wait for the radiators to warm. It rotates as well just like a fan and spreads to lovely heat in every direction. That's the reason my mum had in right in the centre of the room to make sure it didn't just heat one spot. The glow of the front panel is enough to warm your bones it looks so cosy. This isn't going to heat a large room on it's own but it will heat a small room no problem so if you have a large room this may not be for you or maybe you could get two. This isn't as extravagant as it may sound as this heater only cost ten pounds that's nothing for the comfort it gives and the reality and piece of mind it gives in the bad weather that as you can see can come at any time of year. In very bad weather the pipes can freeze and that means no central heating and even no hot water bottles. So knowing this heater is always standing by is a great comfort.
The back of this heater heats up quite a bit so do be wary of that. It is nice and compact at only two feet tall and comes in under twenty inches across.
The control buttons are located at the top of the heater and there is a choice of heat levels but but we always put it up high because it only ever comes out on really cold days. The rotation function can also be turned on and off at the top of the heater so if you are snuggled up watching the TV you can have a direct heat rather than it heating the rest of the room. I have heard people say that these type of electric heaters will increase your electricity bill but I haven't heard my parents scream that the bills have suddenly shot through the roof after using this for a few days. You should be careful with your pets and of course children when using this heater like you would with any dangerous appliance or if you had a coal fire lighting.
I was so happy this morning that we had this heater and for only ten pounds I don't think you can go wrong with one of these.
Over the winter months it has been bitterly cold and there are certain rooms of my house that just do not get warm enough through the central heating. My bedroom especially is excessively cold so I decided to buy a little heater to keep me snug at night. After little to no research I picked up Crown 1050W Halogen 3-Bar Heater for just £10 at Wilkinson's. I was happy to risk the tenner even if it turned out the heater was useless.
The heater itself is small, compact and light. It is only about 60cm high and 35cm wide which was great for me as I do not have much spare room. Despite being small the 1050W device omits a vast amount of heat. The halogen bars take almost no time to heat up resulting in instant snugness. What is great about the heater is that there is hardly a noise made from it making it less annoying than the fan heaters.
On the top of the heater there are different buttons for different settings. This allows you to choose how many of the halogen bars are on at one time. This is great as all three bars can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. Also there is a button which makes the heater swivel by rotating half way and back. This is really useful as it spreads the heat around the bedroom
My idea was to have this on whilst I slept but to be honest it is just too bright. The bars shine with great intensity to the extent it feels like a micro sun is in the room. Despite this it is great to prepare the room before I slumber and to switch on when I wake up.
You need to be careful with halogen heaters though. If you leave certain items too close they will burn. I never have it on if my friends have their kids round as it would be dangerous for them.
All in all for ten pounds this is an outrages bargain. It heats well at a great speed and adds the much needed warmth throughout the winter.
Yet again we seem to have had another very cold winter, and so my halogen heater has had another busy few months attempting to keep the rooms in our house warm during the arctic temperatures.
When my Grandma passed away a few years ago my mum and dad let me have her halogen heater, which she always used to have on in her house during her last few years alive.
It is a 1050 Watt Crown Halogen heater, which is constructed from a bright white plastic material, making it lightweight, and thus portable.
There are 3 halogen heating bars fitted into the heater, and it is possible to have the heater set to 1, 2 or 3 bars dependent upon how much heat is required. These bars are turned off and on by using 3 red buttons positioned at the top of the appliance, and there is also another button which is used to set the heater on rotation which is designed to spread the generated heat over a larger area, as opposed to just directly in front of the heater.
~~~~~ My opinion of the 1050 watt Crown Halogen Heater ~~~~~
Having made great use out of this heater for the last 2 very cold winters in my house and during the spring and autumn months in my garage, I have to say that I have been impressed with the heater. It is very lightweight, which makes it easy to carry from room to room dependent upon where the extra heat is required, and the electrical cord is a decent length without being too long so that it turns into a big tripping hazard. I also find it quite versatile in that it has the 3 different heat settings, (although it is pretty rare that I ever have it set to anything other than full heat), and that it has the rotation function. Another good feature of the crown halogen heater is that it has an automatic switch that cuts off the heat if the heater tips over, which offers a bit of peace of mind in the event that it is accidentally knocked over.
The heat generated from the Crown Halogen heater is perfectly adequate for a small room, but it would not be suitable for heating up a large room. I find it offers great heat when I stand in front of it, and often aim it in a fixed position towards our sofa to get the extra heat on a cold winter's night. One of my favourite things about this heater is the warm soft glow that it emits into the room. It lights up a lovely orangey colour, and is quite bright, and so it could be operated with the lights down low, or even with the lights turned off with a few candles around the room for extra light.
Overall I have found this heater a great help in the winter. It is very simple to use, has a pretty good lightweight design, and helps to warm small areas up fairly quickly. As mentioned above I didn't pay for this heater, but they generally retail for anywhere between £10 and £25 from a variety of shops and stores.
As always care should be taken if young children and / or animals are in the room where this heater is in operation, and they should not be left unsupervised. Also the top and the back of the heater can get quite warm after long periods of heating.
The dimensions are approx:
Height 620 mm
Width 295 mm
Depth 140 mm
Thanks for reading
© L500589 2012
Recently Dublin has started to feel more like Scotland, the winters in Dublin (where I spend a lot of time, seeing that's where I grew up) used to be far less severe than they are in resent years. The last two winters have been incredibly cold with weeks of very heavy snow only for it to return again at the end of the year. Dreading that this may happen again we purchased this heater as having the pipes freeze up when you need them most is one of the worse things that can happen during a cold snap. That very thing happened last january and it wasn't pleasant, to say the least. My whole family were dressed in multiple jumpers at least two pares of trousers, gloves, scarf, hat, the lot. This however wasn't enough, our solid stone 1930s home was like a freezer. Our faces where ice cold our noses where painful, there was really no way of avoiding that unless we wore balaclavas. The fact that we had bricked up and plastered over the three fireplaces that we had, was wonderfully frustrating. So never again.
Come the thaw when we returned back to Scotland we set out and bought three of these handy, life saving halogen heaters for the amazing price of only £10 each. They really are great, the fact that the heat is instantaneous I'd the best thing. No waiting around for radiators to heat up, the heat is lovely and cosy, and even the look of the heating panel is so warming. There is a rotating function, this means everybody doesn't have to sit right in front of the heater to stay warm in rotates just like a fan and warms the whole room. This function can of course be turned off at the top of the unit and that way the heat is directed in one direction. There are other buttons on the top along with the rotation button theses are simple to understand and use and are for adjusting the heat level. These heaters can fit anywhere they are so compact, at only two and a half feet in height and just under nineteen inches across.
One thing I have noticed about these is that they are not necessarily the safest option I have both cats and dogs but in particular I have a rag doll cat, he's like a walking cloud and cats love to bask in front of fireplaces and radiators. This however can't happen with this heater as the likely hood of him injuring himself is too great a risk. Also the back of this heater gets rather hot so be careful of that. As with all forms of heating children should never be left unattended with it running and it's not advisable to leave it running without supervision, just in case.
The fact that this runs off electricity and uses 1050W of power might put some people off buying it, but I haven't noticed any increase in my families electricity bills.
We have these put away for those dreaded snow days or months as the case may be. But they can be used as an extra heat source. I don't think this would work at heating the whole house, the way central heating can do. But they are great if you are sitting down and need to be warmed up. If you have a small room this will heat the air and make it toasty. But for larger rooms you may need two if your heating goes out, fingers crossed that never happens.
Thanks for reading :0) 2night
**Fed up of the cold, despite having FULL central heating!**
We seem to have a house whereby all but 1 rooms are warm in summer. Our living room is soothingly cool during the summer, which is most welcomed being as the rest of the house is like a sauna! The only problem is, the living room is icy cold in winter! You certainly wouldn't think we had full working central heating blasting when sat in there.
With being on a pay as you go meter, our gas consumption is easy to see on a weekly basis. Just last Christmas during that awful snow and ice spell, our heating was gobbling up £50 per week which was absolutely ridiculous! £50 a week with the radiators on for 2 hours on a morning, maybe 2 in the afternoon, and 3 in the evening. We could have done with them being on all day, but there was fat chance at that price.
Sitting like the mitchellin man in a couple of jumpers and dressing gowns, with several other layers and blankets over me, became pretty miserable to say the least. My nose felt icy, the air around me was cold and the living room became a room I just couldn't relax in.
**Introducing the Halogen Heater!**
HOORAH for my cheapy £10 Halogen Heater! Thank you very much Mr Wilko's! Inexpensive, lightweight, instant heat and low running costs - you really couldnt' ask for more in a heater for just £10.
The heater is very compact and is just two and a half feet hight and about 18 inches wide. The setting buttons on the top give the choice of heat level and whether or not you want the heat to rotate or stay generating in one place.
I have a fairly medium average sized front room and so one heater is not enough to heat the whole room, but it does make a difference if you are sat in its path. We've actually invested in another 1 now because it means both hubby and I can sit with one each. It's not a MASSIVE increase in temperature for the whole room, but if you're snuggled up on the sofa, with a heater not far from you, you DEFINATELY Feel the heat and feel alot more relaxed. No more cold nose and fingers, thats for sure!
**Great in small rooms**
We have a small conservatory/utility room that is like a sauna in the summer and antartica in the winter. It's a room that I can't avoid though during the cold spells because my chest freezer and washing machine are in there. Since having the halogen heater, its nowhere near as bad to have to spend 20 mins in there sorting washing out. Becuase the room is quite small, the heater does a good job of heating the whole room up, not to the point of being able to walk around in a tshirt, but if you have a jumper on, you will be nice and snug.
With the heaters being portable, it's nice to have them in the bathroom on a cold morning as well. Our lil fella used to get cold getting into the bath, even with the radiator on, so the halogen warms the room so that it's nicely warm.
With using a pre-payment meter for electric as well, I can honestly say I have not noticed a particular change in useage. We tend to spend about £10-£12 per week and this has included the odd few hours useage of our heater in the colder months. It's certainly not going to have a drastic change on costs for families I don't think, as we tend to have alot plugged in anyway with 2 teenagers in the house. It would however be noticed by perhaps elderly people with less electrical equipment running. It's still got to be cheaper that having the central heating blasting though!
**Be aware of**
Definately be aware of little ones around these heaters. I don't tend to get mine out if my lil fella is around. The back of the unit can get really hot as well, so keep it away from anything that could catch alight, ie covers, papers, other furniture.
This heater which is really cozy and has a fireplace-like effect is definitely my favourite one. Unlike other fan heaters, the halogen heater is not noisy in operation.
The advantage of a halogen heaters is that it emits radiant heat, this means that even if the room itself is cold you will feel the heat if you are sitting close enough to it. Although it directs heat towards one direction only, you can feel instant warmth as soon as it is turned on. You do not have to wait for the whole room to warm up. I found this especially very practical when I used to give my baby a bath in winter time. Just minutes before her bath I would warm up my room and when I would take her in to get changed, the room would be all nice, cozy and warm.
Another positive point is that with halogen heaters you can save having the light on when it is dark as they give out very bright light. The radiation emitted by halogen heaters is directly absorbed by the skin without heating the air in the room first. This is very practical when it comes to warm people outdoors or in rooms which are not well insulated.
The only disadvantage of halogen heaters that I can think of is that they can burn things if placed too close to the front grill, therefore supervision is needed especially if there are small children around.
In brief, I would recommend the halogen heaters which I think is suitable for people of all ages from babies to elderly people.
This is such an amazing heater i cant recommend it enough
i AM A student and live in a cold little room and when the central heating broke down the only option was to look for alternative heating.
This heater kicks out a lot of heat and after 6 months of usage it doesn't seem to have a massive effect on the electricity bill
This heater is made from tough plastic but i would drop it as the insides are quite fragile and could break
The amount of heat this little kicks out is quite incredible and this heater serves a backup for any household
The back of the heater does get a bit hot so i would always place it away from other items of furniture and clothes etc but apart from that its great
In conclusion this heater offers really good value for money and works very well the heater plugs into a normal socket and within minutes your cold room will become a fine temperature
I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a replacement heater or a backup as this really is a great bit of kit
The lounge in my house only has a storage heater in it. It's great for heating the room but it does mean that you have to put it on the night before if you want any warmth the following day. The problem here is that you have no timer on it so if you go away for a few days it either stays on the whole time or not at all. I was fed up with coming back to a cold house and having to wait another day before any heat came through so I listened to recommendations and went out and bought myself a halogen heater.
My aunt has had one for years and often sings its praises. Apparently they are inexpensive to run, don't take up much space and churn out a lot of heat. I saw my one for £10 in Wilkinson's and I was initially surprised at how cheap it was although I have since seen similar products for the same or slightly less money.
The product stands roughly 2 and a half feet high and around 18 inches wide. It is also very lightweight and can easily be carried by our 4 year old when its in the way of her toys. You have several buttons on the top - the first 3 decide how much heat you want the heater to churn out and the last button decides on whether you want the main section to rotate on its base or just stay in the same position. A handy feature means that if you knock the heater while it is on, the heat turns off until the heater returns to its natural position. There is no real setup to have to worry about - plug it in, press the buttons to choose the heat setting and sit back.
The big advantage for me is that it will slightly increase the room temperature and it gives off a nice glow that makes it a good replacement for romantic lighting in the evening. Also the temperature it gives out means that our child can go right up against it without hurting herself.
The huge disadavantate is that it takes an age to heat up a room and will never get it very hot. The first time I tried it I had been on a weeks holiday and came back to a very cold house (so cold you could see your breath). We put the heater on the maximum heat setting in the lounge (the lounge is around 2m50 wide and 8m long) closed the doors to trap the heat in the room, and waited...and waited...and waited. 2 hours later we were still sat there in our coats and hats. We found that by setting the heater to rotate nobody felt any difference in room temperature but if you put the heater 1m directly in front of someone and turned off the rotation then that person would have warm legs after 10 minutes. Even then it would never get so hot as to be unbearable.
We do get some use out of it however....In smaller rooms you do feel the room temperature rise more quickly and we quite often leave it on all night in our daughters bedroom as we know she won't be get too hot.
I know £10 is not a lot to pay for a heater and I can hardly expect miracles for that kind of money but I was at least hoping for something to heat up a room in say 30 minutes. This product completely fails to do that. All in all, very very disappointing
I must have walked past one of these hundreds of times in shops... looking at them and thinking nothing of them. But not so long ago my central heating decided to pack in and i do not have a fire. It was middle of the winter and i had to wait up to 14 days for the gas man to come and diagnose the problem without thinking of the length of time i would have to wait to fix it. I rang my mate and asked if he had any blankets i could borrow and he suggested i go and buy a halogen heater to keep the main room warm. I was skeptical at first because i did not believe it would work. But i had no other options at that time so i went and bought one. What value for money. My central heating is now fixed and i am still using it its brilliant. It can heat a room in no time and give that cosy feeling of a fire. I have since bought one for my grandmother who feels the cold a lot more now in her old age and she says also its better than the gas fire she uses because it oscilates to heat the room more efficiently and its incredibly powerful.
I would recomend this to anyone who wants to add more warmth to their home or if they have a small room without a radiator that they would ike to heat.
after using the heater for the period that my boiler was not working i thought that my electric bill would be expensive for that month however i was shocked that there was barely an increase and it cant be proved that the heater was th cause because i use numerous electric appliances in my home.