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Series Review: Dimplex IgniteXL® Linear Electric Fireplace
Arguably one of our most popular linear electric fireplace series, the IgniteXL® Series from Dimplex is loaded with value, and displays one of the most alluring and realistic flames electrics have to offer. We're here to highlight this series to show you some of the reasons why this might be the electric fireplace you choose to install into your home.
Beginning with design, because you know, you're probably putting in an electric fireplace to help add some ambiance and décor to your living area, the IgniteXL series is hard to beat. The fireplace offers a edge to edge glass viewing area, with an extremely sleek and slim design and beautiful panoramic views.
Along with a beautiful panoramic view, the IgniteXL offers backlit touch controls (along with a remote control), so when the controls aren't in use, you can't see the buttons on the fireplace.
Talk about clean!
Lastly, you can't talk about design inspo without talking about the IngiteXL's beautiful Multi-Fire XD Flame Effect, diamond like acrylic media bed, and colour options. As we said before, the Dimplex IgniteXL offers one of the most realistic flames the industry has to offer, and the acrylic media bed helps it dance on an ocean of glass.
People often talk about the benefits of having a gas fireplace, while this is true, electrics have plenty to rave about as well, especially the IgniteXL.
One of the top benefits of this fireplace is the patented Comfort$aver® ceramic heater, which according to Dimplex uses 11% less energy than the leading quartz infrared heater. The fire may be red, but you'll be seeing lots of green too!
Now this benefit isn't strictly related to the IgniteXL fireplace, but a HUGE benefit to electrics is they can be enjoyed 365 days are year! You can turn the heat on and off, while still enjoying the ambiance of the realistic flame. So whether you're playing The Beach Boys summer jams, or Bing Crosby's winter classics, you can enjoy this fireplace.
Don't worry, if the room is a little colder than usual, the IngiteXL comes with a heat boost, which outputs it's maximum heat for a pre-determined amount of time.
Lastly, with no flame heat or emission, the Dimplex glass stays cool to the touch, making it a safe alternative to gas powered fireplaces, especially if you have some little ones running around the living room.
Moving on to installation of the unit, the IgniteXL offers an extremely slimline design, with a depth of only 5 7/8" , these units can be fully recessed into any 2" x 6" wall construction. It can also be semi-recessed into a 2"x4" installation with the purchase of an optional trim kit.
Now this unit is a Hardwire Only model only, meaning it does not come with a standard plug, but must be hardwired into either 120V or 240V. Whether you choose 120V or 240V dictates how much power and output your unit has. 120V gives you an output of 5118 BTU's heating up to approximately 500 sq feet. While 240V gives you an output of 8530 BTU's heating up to approximately 1000 sq feet