Best Halogen Heaters 2020 – Buyer’s Guide

Halogen heaters are a great way to keep your house or workspace warm and cosy in the colder months, especially when you want to heat one room in particular, as opposed to the entire house or office.

Living in the UK in the winter, older houses or workplaces can sometimes struggle to get warm quickly and efficiently, so looking to buy a halogen heater, and in fact, the best halogen heater, can be a real benefit to staying warm and comfortable when you need it the most.

When it comes to finding the best halogen heater, specifically one which doesn’t cost a fortune, it can sometimes feel like a minefield.

There are plenty of different variants, from big to small, and simple to advanced, but with our handy guide, you’ll identify the best one for you in no time at all.

The Best Halogen Heaters – Our Top Picks

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Prolectrix EH0197 Halogen Heater
  • Type: Halogen
  • Dimensions: 31 x 10 x 51.5cm
  • Weight: 2.2kg
  • Control: Buttons
  • Power: 1200W
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Pifco P42001 Portable Halogen Heater
  • Type: Halogen
  • Dimensions: 32 x 46 x 23 cm
  • Weight: 2.06 Kg
  • Control: Buttons
  • Power: 1200W
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Beldray COMBO-5015
  • Type: Halogen
  • Dimensions: 31 x 10 x 51 cm
  • Bars: 3 bars
  • Power: 1200W
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Best Halogen Heaters

Prolectrix EH0197 Halogen Heater

Halogen heaters have come along way since the overly-bright, noisy-when-oscillating models of a few years ago.

There are three heat settings so you can select the right level to make your room nicely comfortable, and the wide oscillating function will evenly spread the heat, so the full room receives attention.

Infrared technology focuses the heat, to ensure you aren’t warming areas which don’t need to be warmed. The base is sturdy so it won’t start wobbling when it is turning, and if it does happen to fall over or overheat, then the safety cut-out and tip over switch will ensure it turns off immediately.

A good thing about halogen heaters is that the tubes can often be replaced, like with this model, so even if one stops working you aren’t left with an unusable product. There is a carry handle to make positioning and moving it easier, and the outer plastic casing doesn’t get hot when in use.

As a bonus, it is quiet when in operation. Older models were notorious for making a constant whirring and clicking sound when oscillating, but this one is smooth and a lot less noisy. There is also a good chance that you will only need to keep one bar on to maintain the heat after the initial three-bar maximum heating, so it is good at keeping costs as low as possible.

Specifications

  • Type: Halogen
  • Dimensions: 31 x 10 x 51.5cm
  • Weight: 2.2kg
  • Control: Buttons
  • Power: 1200W

We like

  • Cost
  • Sturdy and reliable
  • Heating tubes are replaceable

We dislike

  • Gets very bright when on three bars

Final Verdict

Halogen heaters are incredibly effective at what they do. This one takes some of the stress out of the bars not working and the appliance becoming completely redundant, which alone puts it miles ahead of the competition.

Pifco P42001 Portable Halogen Heater

With three heat settings for optimal comfort, the Pifco Portable Halogen Heater is one of the most popular halogen heaters on the market and comes with a built-in mini handle so you can pick it up and move it comfortably.

Create the ideal temperature no matter where you are, whether that’s relaxing at home or working in a chilly office during the colder months. This portable heater also comes with 70 degrees oscillation, so you can choose to move it gently to the left and right to ensure optimal and even heat distribution throughout any room. An easy user interface with simple, large buttons means you can turn it on and off easily, adjust the temperature and choose to move it left to right with ease.

What’s more, there’s a safety tip over switch to prevent any danger. This basically means it turns itself off if you knock it over, or leave any object too close, and stops any potential fire hazards.

A lightweight and portable design enables you to easily transport from one place to another, and as it heats up and cools down fast, you don’t need to wait too long after being turned off to take it from A to B.

Plus, the clean, white rectangle design with a sturdy base fits in perfectly no matter the interior, so it’s both practical, comfortable and pretty stylish.

Specifications

  • Type: Halogen
  • Dimensions: 32 x 46 x 23 cm
  • Weight: 2.06 Kg
  • Control: Buttons
  • Power: 1200W

We like

  • Easy heat distribution
  • Triple heat settings
  • Portable design
  • Style

We dislike

  • 1 year guarantee is short compared to other models

Final Verdict

The stylish and portable design is a good addition to any room. With safety tip-over switch on this halogen heater, you can rest easy even if the kids or dog knock it over.

Beldray COMBO-5015

The Beldray COMBO Three Bar Halogen Heater doesn’t just offer practicality, but the charcoal and neutral colours also look very stylish. This portable, lightweight heater injects instant cosiness and warmth into any room in the home or workplace.

Three heat settings (400, 800 and 1200W) means you can easily warm up any room, whether that’s your bedroom, living space, or whilst at your place of work. There’s also a wide-angle oscillation, which turns it slowly left to right to ensure all areas of said room are warmed up. Avoid sitting too close, it’ll warm up soon enough! Replaceable tubes mean you can easily change them once they run out, ensuring the heater doesn’t go to waste.

It’s also designed to prevent energy waste, and cools down just as easily as it warms up. As the heat is distributed quickly and efficiently, you don’t need to keep it running for prolonged periods, which means it’s also very cost-efficient.

As with many similar heaters, it includes built-in safety features such as a thermal cut-out device, to prevent the room getting way too hot too quickly, and tip-over switch so there’s no chance of fire hazards.

Plus, it comes on a sturdy base, and a built-in handle makes it super easy to carry from one room to another in the house (or, take it to an entirely different location). The size also makes it easy to transport, measuring in at 31l x 10w x 51h cm.

Specifications

  • Type: Halogen
  • Dimensions: 31 x 10 x 51 cm
  • Bars: 3 bars
  • Power: 1200W

We like

  • Quiet
  • Energy-efficient and instant warmth
  • Wide angle oscillation
  • Three heat settings

We dislike

  • More expensive than the other models

Final Verdict

This particular model comes with a set of two, which is great for having in multiple rooms or if you are buying for multiple offices.

STAYWARM Compact Halogen Heater

The Staywarm 1200W does exactly what it says on the tin – helps you stay warm no matter where you are!

This halogen heater has lifelong tubes and uses Halogen gas to increase bulb brightness and longevity. Plus, it allows it to operate even more safely at higher temperatures than traditional heaters. There’s a total of three heat settings, ranging from 400, 800 and 1200W, so you can choose optimal comfort depending on how warm you want to be.

Compared to similar Halogen heaters, it has a greater oscillation (90 degrees compared to a lot with 70 degrees). This means even greater heat distribution, great for warming up rooms even quicker than ever, especially bigger rooms.

An adjustable design and just 46cm in height mean it can easily be transported from work to home and visa versa. Plus, the fact it cools down so fast means you don’t have to worry about turning it off hours in advance to make sure it’s safe enough to travel; it’s simply a matter of minutes.

Last but not least, it’s incredibly safe to use. It comes with an overheat protection, which disconnects if it becomes too hot, and a safety tip-over switch turns it off automatically if it’s removed from its upright position, so there are no worries about fire hazards or material damage if it’s accidentally knocked over.

Specifications

  • Type: Halogen
  • Dimensions: 31 x 14 x 46 cm
  • Weight: 1.88 Kg
  • Power: 1200W

We like

  • 90 degree oscillation
  • Cost
  • Lightweight and potable
  • Long life tubes

We dislike

  • Design could be sturdier

Final Verdict

This halogen heater is lightweight and portable. It is simple to use, safe, and it is one of the lowest priced models we have reviewed.

Benross 42400 Oscillating Halogen Heater

Like many great portable heaters, this Benross 42400 Oscillating Halogen Heater comes with a lightweight carry handle, so you can easily transport from one place to another with ease.

This model has an oscillating feature allowing it to turn side to side and heat up a wide area quickly.

Finding the best halogen heater can sometimes be dependent on the number of heat settings, and as this one comes with three easy to manage temperatures, you can choose from 400, 800 or 1200 W for optimal heat and comfort in your home or place of work. It turns on (and turns off) very easily, so you can heat up colder areas in a matter of minutes. It’s great for adding extra heat to an area where you need to dry clothes quickly and efficiently, and an oscillating design means it moves in a side-to-side motion to distribute heat evenly throughout any space.

Sometimes, older versions of halogen heaters can give off unwanted smells, but this Benross model is odourless, so you don’t need to worry about any peculiar smells entering your room.

A safety tilt switch means you don’t need to worry about leaving it unattended, as the sensor stops any potential fire hazards or burns happening to carpets, flooring or furniture and clothing. All in all, a great heater for a very reasonable price.

Specifications

  • Type: Halogen
  • Dimensions: 49.6 x 28.8 x 13 cm
  • Weight: 1.4 kg
  • Control: Buttons
  • Power: 1200

We like

  • Oscillating feature
  • Instant heat
  • Odourless
  • Portable and lightweight

We dislike

  • Heating elements may not last as long as others

Warmlite WL42005N Three Bar Halogen Heater

The Warmlite WL42005N has three heat bars (but you can also choose the two bar model) to ensure maximum heat and light distribution, no matter the size of the space.

With three heat settings, starting at 400W, ranging up to 800 and 1200 W, you can set this halogen heater to the perfect setting to suit your needs, depending on how toasty you want it.

A wide angle design distributes heat evenly throughout the room, meaning you don’t need to sit right beside it in order to get the most heat. You can also order replacement Halogen Bulbs if needed. Select the ‘turn’ button to rotate it slowly left and right, to avoid one area overheating and others not feeling the full benefit of the heater.

A lightweight, portable design means you can also transport it easily from one place to another. Whether that’s from work to home, home to work, or if staying away from home for a few days. Add the carry handle into the mix and it’s easier than ever to transport. There’s also a topple-resistant base, so it stays perfectly stable during use. The last thing you’d want is to toppling over and risking damage to carpets or flooring.

There’s also a safety tip-over switch, and a built-in thermal cut out which means it won’t overheat on its own and turns off if someone (or something) gets a little too close for comfort.

Last but not least, it also comes with a year-long guarantee, but you can also register this halogen heater online to extend to a two-year warranty, for added peace of mind.

Specifications

  • Type: Halogen
  • Dimensions: 31.7 x 32.1 x 46 cm
  • Weight: 1.81 Kg
  • Control: Buttons
  • Power: 1200W

We like

  • Lightweight, portable design
  • Wide-angle oscillation
  • Carry handle
  • Safety settings

We dislike

  • Risk of unstable panels

Final Verdict

This lightweight and portable halogen heater is a versatile piece that you can take with you. The low cost, versatility, and functionality of this heater make it one of our favourites.

Status HH-1200W1PKB Portable Panel Heater

Incredibly easy to use and giving out a great amount of heat, this is a perfect option for anyone who needs heat quickly in a smaller room.

Firstly, it is reasonably lightweight so can be moved from room to room with no hassle. Say you have breakfast in the kitchen, move to the living room for the day and then need something to keep you warm at night too; this one item can cover you anywhere.

There are safety precautions which will keep your mind at rest when it is in use too, such as cut out topple switch which will turn it off if it is tipped or pushed over. The grills on the front will keep any little hands away from the heat bars, and the base is stable enough to keep it sturdy when it is rotating.

The three settings are at 400, 800 and 1200W, so you can cater it to the requirements of your room. Whether you just need a quick heat boost or a continuous improvement over a long time, there is a power level which will suit your needs.

As with all halogen heaters, it is very bright when it is on. This could make it problematic if you are looking for something which you can use overnight in the bedroom and things such as light and noise disturb you. It is also not good for any uneven flooring.

But if you want a simple solution or something which will tide you over until your heating is fixed or things warm up a bit, spending under £20 on this model will keep you going.

Specifications

  • Type: Halogen
  • Dimensions: 29 x 51 x 14cm
  • Weight: 1.79kg
  • Control: Buttons
  • Power: 1200W

We like

  • Heats fast
  • Topple switch

We dislike

  • Very bright when on maximum level

Final Verdict

Gives out a good amount of heat and is perfect if you need a solution temporarily or for more directed heat

Help and Resources

Halogen Heater Buying Guide

So, you’ve read about some of the best halogen heaters on the market, but have you decided what could be the best option for you?

Looking for the best halogen heater means you should consider the individual features, as well as review any overall pros and cons. Of course, each design and brand will have different pros and cons, but many of them apply to a blanket approach.

So, let’s recap:

What Features Should You Look For?

Many of the halogen heaters reviewed feature specific heat settings, mostly three (400, 800 and 1200W). This means you can choose the best temperature for the room the heater is placed in, and if things get too toasty, you can adjust accordingly. As halogen heaters warm up and cool down extremely fast, you won’t have to wait a long time for the temperature adjustment to take place. This means they’re not only cost-effective but energy-efficient too.

As with any modern day heaters, there are also built-in safety features, including the ability to turn off automatically upon getting too hot, and a safety tip over switch. This is vital as it turns off if it falls over or tilts away from its upright position. It also turns off it covered, or if anything comes too close (including people and furniture!).

Many of them are very lightweight and slim in design and don’t take up too much space in the home or workplace. This means they can easily be stored in the warmer months, keeping nice and safe until the autumn and winter come around again.

Advantages of Halogen Heaters

  • Quickly and efficiently warm up any room

  • Quickly and efficiently cool down when needing to leave said room

  • Various heat settings mean optimal and unique temperatures

  • Easy heat distribution thanks to oscillation feature

  • Simple user interface with easy to use buttons

  • Safe to use – built-in safety features and tip over switches

  • Cost effective

  • Buy multiple for different rooms

  • Energy-efficient compared to other heaters

  • Portable, lightweight and slim design

  • Sturdy bases mean the risk of falling over is low

  • Easily transportable thanks to built-in handles

  • Easy to replace bulbs in the majority of models

Disadvantages of Halogen Heaters

  • Can become addictive to use in colder months

  • Some models are noisy

  • Some models can give off an unappealing odour

  • Bulbs can sometimes be difficult to replace

  • Not always the sturdiest

  • Although they come with variable heat settings, it’s usually limited to three so lacks variation for those seeking more from it

Overall, halogen heaters are a great addition to any home or workspace if you need to easily and efficiently inject extra heat in an instant. Instead of cranking up the heating and risk paying extra on the gas bill, halogen heaters warm up so fast, they’re a lot more cost-effective, and more energy-efficient too.

So, now you know the way to find the best halogen heater, pick your favourite and stay toasty!

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