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About 2 years ago on a cold winters morning i turned on the heater and "bang" and it never worked again so i headed out to Argos to see what i could get and came back with this! Costing around £20 at the time i chose this for the same reason as i chose the last one and that's because a Halogen heater is cheaper to run than a normal electric element heater and depending on your tariff can cost as little as 3 pence an hour per 400 watt tube. Which can lead to it being on all day everyday!
--> Assembly <--
The heater comes in 4 parts :- base, heater and 2 screws
To assemble you simply push the plug through the hole in the base, line up and insert the screws into there holes and hand tighten.
--> Buttons <--
5 buttons and going from right to left
#1. Turn heater on and 1x 400 watt tube
#2,#3,#4 each turn on another 400 watt tube.
#5. This is for oscillating the fan so it turns and helps spread the heat.
--> Safety <--
The heater is fitted with a tilt switch so if the heater is knocked or tipped over past a certain point it will cut out and stay off until place back in upright position.
--> Issues <--
It can be noisy when osculating and as it's just screwed into a light plastic base because of the size of the main heater (Height) it can lean forward slightly.
The tubes don't seem to last very long and twice i had (which i don't recommend) to replace them.
Also when the tubes stop working they can make a pretty loud bang and spark which is a little scary with young children.
The split pin which holds the osculating bar came out and had to be replaced.
--> Replacing Tubes <--
The tubes are assessed by unscrewing the screws on either side, then gently removing the safety cage and then the metal grid and the tubes can just be gently slid out. Be careful as they are glass and reasonably fragile.
Would i buy this one again?
No not unless it had a more stable base
Lloytron F2104GR 1600W 4 Bar Halogen Heater / The Lloytron F2104GR grill halogen heater is a powerful portable heater which gives instant warmth / The four heat settings can be used to adjust temperature depending on your preferences and has a oscillating 70 degree rotation / It is very safe as it has a tip over switch which cuts if off should it get knocked over.4 heat settings 400w / 800w / 1200w / 1600WSafety tip over Switch Oscillating 70 degree rotation