Halogen heaters are heaters that incorporate the halogen element within their heating lamp and bulb. Halogen heaters are most often used for outdoor heating.

Halogen heaters are best used for heating your outside areas, as well as inside areas. Terraces, patios and conservatories would benefit hugely from the right halogen heater, so we’ve decided to put together the ultimate buyer guide consisting of the 10 best halogen heaters.

Whether you’re looking to stay warm during family gatherings on your rattan cube furniture, or you are wanting to cosy up on your garden swing – we’ve definitely got the halogen heater for you.

In this guide we have included detailed descriptions and reviews of each of the halogen heaters in question, along with some considerations for you to ponder before you buy. If you’re still unsure, we’ve also include an FAQ section at the end of this guide, too.

If you’re interested in finding out more, keep reading!

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Warmlite Three Bar Halogen Heater

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The Warmlite Three Bar Halogen Heater is a great option if you’re a bit of an halogen heater novice. It has an oscillator function which provides even heat distribution.

You can use this particular halogen heater inside too, so it would be a perfect option in a conservatory if you don’t already have a conservatory radiator.

With a topple resistant base, this halogen heater is stable and wont tip over – a reassuring quality.

Key Features:

3 heat settings

Wide angle oscillation

Topple resistant base

Tip over switch

Recessed carry handle

1 year guarantee

Specification:

Brand

Warmlite

Colour

Grey

Dimensions

31.7 x 32.1 x 46 cm

Wattage

1200

Weight

1.27 kg

Pros

Won't fall over when in use

Wide oscillation heats entire area/room

Cons

Appearance might not be to everyone's taste

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Prolectrix® EH0197SPRON Halogen Heater

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The Prolectrix® EH0197SPRON Halogen Heater has 3 functional heat settings, so you can control how warm you’d like to be.

This halogen heater comes with a sturdy base and a hidden carry handle so you can move it around your home and garden with ease.

This halogen heater is small, yet robust. It can heat an entire room perfectly.

Key Features:

Easy to manoeuvre around your home and garden

Over-heat protection for safety

Halogen tubes are quick and simple to remove and easily replaced

Wide-angle oscillation function and infrared heating

Specification:

Brand

PROLECTRIX

Colour

Grey

Dimensions

30 x 13 x 51 cm

Wattage

1200

Weight

1.86kg

Pros

Small, yet powerful

Carrying handle makes it easy to move from inside to outside

Cons

Style might not be for everyone

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3-Bar Oscillating Halogen Heater

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This halogen heater has 3 different heat settings, making it customisable for your needs. The 3 heat settings allow you to choose how hot you’d like the room or patio to be, as this heater can be used inside and outside, too.

The 3-Bar Oscillating Halogen Heater, as the name suggests, has an oscillating feature. This means that it has a wide range of heat production. 

This particular halogen heater is also silent when running. Once it has been switched on and in use, the halogen heater is silent – perfect if you don’t want any noisy appliances creating a disruption.

Key Features:

Built-in safety cut-out

3 heat settings

Silent

Freestanding

Portable

Specification:

Brand

Highlands

Colour

Blue/grey

Dimensions

49.8 x 30.4 x 13.4 cm

Wattage

1200

Weight

1.5

Pros

Bulbs are easily replaced

No noise

Cons

May not match with every colour scheme

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Portable Halogen Electric Heater 1200W

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The PORTABLE HALOGEN ELECTRIC HEATER 1200W actually states in its title that this halogen heater is specifically for home offices! Of course however, it is portable – so you can use it anywhere.

This particular heater is advised not to be used outside, so you may wish to keep that in mind. If you only need it for an extra cosy boost inside though, this is the halogen heater for you!

Key Features:

Portable

Easy to assemble

Easy to change bulbs

Small and compact

Specification:

Colour

White/Grey

Dimensions

48 x 27 x 13.8 cm

Wattage

1200

Weight

1.68kg

Pros

Affordable

Efficient

Cons

Can't use outside

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Igenix IG9514 Portable Upright 3 Bar Halogen Electric Heater

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The Igenix IG9514 Portable Upright 3 Bar Halogen Electric Heater has a wide oscillating feature, meaning it’ll reach you and whatever company you have over perfectly fine!

This halogen heater also has a safety cut-out feature, which will put your mind at ease when using the heater for long periods of time.

Much like the other heaters in this guide, this halogen heater also has 3 heat settings – you can tailor your heater experience.

This particular halogen heater also has a heat resistant handle. This feature is super beneficial when having to move the heater without it having time to fully cool down.

Key Features:

Auto cut-out safety feature

Energy efficient

Lightweight

Heat resistant handle

Specification:

Brand

Igenix

Colour

Grey

Dimensions

61 x 38.8 x 18 cm

Wattage

1200

Weight

2.4kg

Pros

Easy to move around

Small, yet powerful

Economical

Cons

Style may not be to everybody's taste

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Daewoo Heater

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This halogen heater is also designed with portability in mind. Created with a handle, the Daewoo Heater is easy to move around the house or patio. Being lightweight also helps the comfortability of its portable feature.

You can heat your room or outside space and have peace of mind simultaneously with this halogen heater. Featuring a safety feature which allows the heater to cut-off its power when it has tilted to far forwards or backwards.

This halogen heater has 3 heat settings, too.

 

 

Key Features:

Portable

3 heat settings

Safety cut-out feature

Oscillating

Specification:

Brand

Daewoo

Colour

Black/grey

Dimensions

49 x 28 x 12 cm

Wattage

1200

Weight

1.46kg

Pros

Rotates up to 75 degrees to allow an even spread of heat throughout the room

Easy to hold and carry around

Cons

Colour may not be for everyone

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Daewoo 1200w Oscillating Halogen Heater

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This halogen heater really does beat the chilly weather in the winter months. With its wide oscillating feature, it spreads the heat from left to right.

The Daewoo 1200w Oscillating Halogen Heater also heats up instantly, meaning that you can warm up as soon as you switch it on – no more waiting!

This halogen heater also has a safety cut-out function, meaning you can heat it up and relax.

 

Key Features:

Wide oscillation

Instant heat-up

Lightweight

Multiple heat settings

Specification:

Brand

Daewoo

Colour

Black

Dimensions

49 x 28.6 x 13.2 cm

Wattage

1200

Weight

1.46kg

Pros

This heater is easy to move around from room to room

Instant warmth and no wait time

Cons

Colour may not be to everyone's taste

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Warmlite Folding Quartz Heater

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This halogen heater differs from the others on this buyer guide as it is foldable. The Warmlite Folding Quartz Heater folds for easy portability and storage when the heater is not in use. It also has a recessed carry handle so moving it around the house or garden is made easy.

This particular halogen heater also has a 1 year guarantee, but can be extended to 2 years upon registration.

Key Features:

Foldable

Carry handle

Lightweight

2 heat settings

Specification:

Brand

Warmlite

Colour

White

Dimensions

14.5 x 25 x 37 cm

Wattage

800

Weight

0.78

Pros

Easy to carry

Easy to store

Affordable

Cons

Only has 2 heat settings

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UTOPB Portable Electric Heater Space Heater 1500W/750W

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The penultimate halogen heater on our list is the UTOPB Portable Electric Heater Space Heater 1500W/750W. This halogen heater is also very easy to move around, as it is small and lightweight.

Once you turn this heater on, warm air is distributed within 3 seconds – meaning you can warm up fast!

This heater also has a wide oscillating feature, which means it can heat an entire room with ease.

Key Features:

Quick heating & energy efficient

Wide oscillating

Small

Portable

Specification:

Brand

UTOPB

Colour

Black

Dimensions

30.3 x 16.2 x 15.8 cm

Wattage

1500

Weight

1.36kg

Pros

Lightweight

Heats within 3 seconds

Cons

Style might not be for everyone

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SupaWarm Deluxe Halogen Heater 1200w

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The last halogen heater on our list is the SupaWarm Deluxe Halogen Heater 1200w. This halogen heater is slightly larger than some of the others on this list, and has a slimline modern design. 

Its bulbs are easily replaceable and this halogen heater also has a 3 year guarantee! 

Key Features:

Slimline

Modern

3 heat settings

Specification:

Brand

SupaWarm

Colour

Black

Dimensions

16.4 x 70.4 x 31 cm

Wattage

1200

Weight

2.39kg

Pros

Easy to use

Energy efficient

Cons

Heavier than other halogen heaters on the market

Here at Konservatory, we understand that choosing between halogen heaters may be difficult. We’ve decided to include some things to consider when making your first purchase.

Whether you want your new halogen heater to stay warm inside on your conservatory corner sofa, or be portable for use outside to use when sat on your rattan garden benches, we can help you choose which halogen heater will best suit your needs.

We have also included an FAQ after the considerations, to answer any questions you may still have.

Size

Size is an important consideration as you need to be sure where your halogen heater will live before you purchase. If you’d like the heater to stay relatively hidden, go for a smaller size. However, if you’re not too bothered about how large your heater is and its appearance you may wish to go for a larger size. Often, larger halogen heaters will emit more heat – so this is another reason why the size is important, too.

Portability

When you’re deciding to purchase your halogen heater, you should decide whether you’d like it to be portable. The dimensions of the product will ultimately effect how easy it is to move your halogen heater around, along with the heater’s weight. It is best to choose a heater that is quite small and compact, as well as lightweight, so you can move it around with ease. Another factor when thinking about the portability of your halogen heater will be whether it has a carrying handle. A heater with a handle will mean that it is designed with portability in mind.

Heat settings

Depending on how much heat you’d like your heater to emit, you should consider its heat settings. For example, some of the halogen heaters in this buyer guide have 3 heat settings, whereas others have 2. Heat settings are an important factor to consider when purchasing a halogen heater, as you need to be sure how warm you’d like your room or outside space to be. For example, if you’re wanting to use your halogen heater more frequently outside rather than inside, you should perhaps go for the heater with the highest temperature setting – so everyone can keep warm no matter what time of year.

Wattage

Another important factor to consider before buying your halogen heater is what wattage. The higher the wattage, the hotter your halogen heater will get. Wattage is also something to consider when thinking about how much your heater will cost to use per hour.

Colour

The colour of your halogen heater is essential if you care about its appearance. The majority of halogen heaters come in a grey or a white – neutral for most decors. However you can get some heaters in brighter colours, so make sure you double check what colour it is before you press that ‘buy now’ button. Colour is also important if you’d like your heater to match a certain piece of furniture, for example, your conservatory sofa. If you’re not too fussed about the colour, then any of these halogen heaters will work great for you.

FAQ

Are halogen heaters expensive to run?

Halogen heaters are often energy-efficient, averaging out at about 17 pence per hour, some costing as little as 3 pence per hour. This means that halogen heaters are relatively economical to run, so you can keep it on all winter without having to worry about how much it’s costing!

Are halogen heaters better than fan heaters?

Fan heaters may warm up a room slightly quicker than halogen heaters, but you risk losing the heat quickly if a draught in. Fan heaters are often cheap, but are noisy. Halogen heaters however, radiate heat directly onto objects, rather than relying on convection to circulate the warmth. As a result, halogen heaters work quickly, and they’re efficient.

How do halogen heaters work?

A halogen heater generates heat by making use of halogens when connected to an electric current. As opposed to other electrical devices that generate heat via coils and heat conductors, halogen heaters utilise their halogen elements within bulbs or lamps to provide radiant heat or energy.

Are halogen heaters safe?

Most halogen heaters will have built-in safety devices that will cut out automatically if the machine feels as if it’s been tipped to the forward or the back. This means that you can have peace of mind when relaxing with it turned on. This is also particularly useful to consider if you have pets or children, as they might be more inclined to push it over.

How do oscillating halogen heaters work?

If you’re dining with your family and friends inside your conservatory on your conservatory dining furniture, or chilling outside together on your rattan loungers, you might wonder how the heat from your halogen heater will be spread between you – investing in an oscillating halogen heater is your answer.

We’ve included a video here explaining more about how oscillating work.