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    What is the realistic flame effect feature?




    Keep cosy without the faff

    Picture this: you, a brew, and a warming fire. We know lots of things can get in the way of this cosy scene – from budget and building regs right down to knowing which chimney type is right. But don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place. We've got a whole bunch of electric fireplaces kitted out with realistic flame tech. With nifty LED lights and clever vapours imitating flickering flames, you'll be settled down on the couch in no time. You can even turn some on without the heat, so you can enjoy that snug feeling in every season.

    Reasons you’ll love them

    Faff-free comfort

    So, you’ve found the fire you love, but you’re worried about the set-up? Don’t stress – there’s no expensive refit or messy installation, all you need is a socket. Simply plug it in, grab yourself a hot chocolate and get cosy. It really is that easy.

    The perfect finishing touch

    There’s nothing like a wholesome fireplace to give your living room a homey touch. And because some models let you turn on the flames without the heat, you get to bask in that atmosphere all year round! All that’s missing now is a cup of tea and your favourite boxset.

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    BeModern Colman 19356

    This model will have everyone convinced it’s the real thing. The LED flames only need a little energy, so it’s more affordable to run. And as it can be used without the heat, you can pop it on any time of year without hiking up your utility bills. If you do want to get cosy – just choose one of the 2 heat settings and you’ll be toasty before you know it. Plus, thanks to the sleek design, it’ll fit in perfectly with a modern home.

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    Dimplex Fortrose FOR20_GH

    Want to give your home that cosy log cabin feeling? With its traditional style, this Fortrose electric stove fire will do the job. The nifty Optimyst tech uses water mist to create realistic flames and smoke. You can even use the energy efficient flame effect without the heat, letting you enjoy a night in front of the fire no matter what the weather’s doing outside. So go ahead, pop the fire on, get in your comfies and chill.

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    Optimyst uses super fine water mist to mimic the look of flames and smoke. As the mist rises through the logs, the warm light reflects against the water, giving you an extra realistic 3D fire.

    LED flame effect

    These models use LED lights that reflect off rotating 3D shapes, making them flicker and jump like a real fire.