Keep warm while adding to your decor with this portable white electric fireplace. The fireplace features handsome white pillars with curved supports and includes a remote control, programmable thermostat, timer functions, and brightness settings....more
This beautiful electric fireplace by Real Flame has handsome white pillars with curved supports that create elegance in any room. The Vivid Flame Electric Firebox plugs into any standard outlet. The features include remote control, programmable thermostat, timer function, brightness settings and ultra bright Vivid Flame LED technology. The neoclassical appearance and realistic flames in this electric fireplace dress up any room with warm traditional style. Safer, cleaner and more manageable than a real fireplace, this firebox radiates a generous 4,700 BTU per hour. Place it in an open gathering spot that needs warming up, or put one in a large bathroom for relaxing warmth after bathing or showering.
I purchased this fireplace for my bedroom which is the coldest room in the house, though not very large. There were no reviews on this product, but after researching everything, it looked exactly like what I wanted so I took a chance. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! It is perfect scale, seems very realistic, and very attractive. The moldings and trim are beautiful. The flames, logs, and coals are all adjustable height/brightness, and can be used without any heat if desired, just for ambience (essentially an LED light show). My daughter loves to do her homework on the floor in front of it with just the flame lights on, or snuggle in bed with just the lowest flame/dying coals setting. There is also an adjustable thermostat and an optional timer. It makes a fan heater sound when it is on, rather than a crackle flame sound.. It heats my room nicely just by putting it on the 75 degree setting for 20-30 minutes. I put this fireplace together myself with the tools provided. It came in two large boxes. It took me about an hour and a half. A handy guy could get it done much faster. I dragged the boxes to my room and then put it together right where I wanted it. I opened the firebox and set it right behind it, so I could slide it in when I was ready. The parts all fit together well, but the washers were greased and so I got greasy fingerprints all over it (but they wiped off instantly). The instructions are readable. There were a few screws missing but nothing critical. I don't know yet how it will affect the electric bill. Very romantic and very practical. Makes my room look like an elegant bed and breakfast. I've shown it off to a few friends and everyone is absolutely amazed by it. Just make sure you have a 3 prong outlet on the wall where you plan to put it!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect, crisp semi-gloss white, matte black firebox insert with sliding mesh screen over glass.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Product quality seems excellent, except the remote control is pretty cheap and needs to be replaced.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate.
I am very impressed with the quality and construction. It takes about an hour to put together but beware as others have said about the greasy hardware. The unit is mostly real wood with some MDF. The top mantle piece is solid wood and is finished very nicely. The actual fireplace is very real looking and has many options - brighness, backlight and varying flame intensity - all controlled by a remote. The fan for heat is moderately loud but you can turn it off for a whisper quiet fire. Overall a great product.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfectly.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. I was very impressed with the quality - especially the top piece.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate.
I assembled the fireplace yesterday and it looks fabulous! Everything you need for the assembly was already provided. Each piece had a sticker with a number and an arrow. So right away you know which way to hold each piece, while following the step by step super clear instructions. It took me about 30-40 minutes to put it together. And i was taking my time. I am a girl and this is the first time i put any piece of furniture together (usually leave it to my hubby). I was pleasantly surprised how easy this was. The only thing you will need to drill is when putting together the actual heater with your assembled white wood box. It is only 4 screws.
The fireplace is a bright shade of white. Like printer paper. So those of you looking for an ivory/creamy shade - this would not be a good fit. It has very sleek lines. Perfect for a Transitional style decor. It heats up the room vey quick. The fan of course makes a low sound if you turn the heating function on. It is significantly quieter than what I was used to with my other heaters. Another great bonus! You can regulate the temperature and set a time when you want the heater to turn off. Very functional.
I love to purchase items based off reviews and I'm so glad that I chose this fireplace for our living room. It arrived on time and none of the pieces were damaged. The fireplace pieces arrived in 1 box and the firebox arrived in another box. The instructions were simple and fairly easy for my husband to follow. It looks beautiful in our living room. It took my husband about 1hr to put together. They provide you with all screws/tools that you will need. The ONLY issue we had was screwing the firebox to the back of the fireplace. The firebox has 2 hinges on the side that screw into the back of the fireplace to keep it in tact. The area that they want you to screw into is compressed wood and the screws wouldn't stay screwed in because the firebox is heavy. The screws would come right out. We tried several different ways and eventually ended up removing those side hinges and placing them on the top of firebox. This allowed us to screw the hinges into wood pieces and presto..job done! Otherwise we were going to leave as is and just lean it against the wall but we were determined to get it right!! So happy with our purchase
We wanted a fireplace that looked nice and would provide some warmth when needed. It's in the living room and it is very easy to move to make room for the Christmas tree. Assembly was easy as well. The boxes were a bit heavy but we just opened them and moved a piece at a time up the stairs. We were a little nervous buying such an item online, but it really was a quality product.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? perfect
Please tell us about the quality of the product. overall the quality of the product is very good
How accurate was the on site description of the product? don't remember description
Was easy to put together, looks just like the picture too. Fits perfectly with my decor. I was a little worried that the flames would look super fake, but what did I expect, it is electric!!!!! it warms my living area and give it a warm cozy feel.
I want a real fireplace, this is a temporary solution for us. It looks great, was a bit of a project to assemble, and there were a few dings where we will have to touch up the white paint. Fire does not look real but I have yet to see an electric fireplace that looks realistic, so it was as expected. Overall a great buy for the money.
I'm really happy with this purchase. The fireplace mantle looks great, is very sturdy, and had the best assembly instructions I've ever seen for flat-packed furniture. Other commenters were correct about all the grease on the assembly hardware (washers and bolts). My husband and I spent about 30-45 minutes assembling the unit (we weren't in a hurry) but it did take another five to wipe the brownish grease streaks off with soap and water. Nearly all the pieces were solid wood with just a few pieces of MDF (for instance, the black frame around the firebox).
I'm happy with the firebox itself, but you have to be realistic about what you're buying--it's an electric fireplace and you're not going to confuse it with a real flame despite the brand name. I wasn't about to budget for bringing a gas line or chimney into my basement, so for me it was about whether I wanted to mess with gel canisters or not. In my case, I think the convenience of the electric unit is well worth whatever tradeoff there may be in flame appearance. I did notice that someone mentioned that the heat came out of the bottom of the firebox unit, and this is not the case with the unit I received. The heat comes out of the top of the firebox (the heating feature is basically a fancy space heater). There are a bunch of different light and heat settings and my husband and I got a kick out of the firebox's power-down--instead of the lights flipping right off, they dim slowly as if the embers were burning out.
It would be nice if they had some sort of optional sound effects to mimic flames crackling... especially because the firebox isn't silent when it is pumping out heat (I'm not unhappy with the volume, though). I used a 10% off coupon and got the mantle + firebox pair for under $500. I wouldn't have wanted to pay more than $500, but for that price I'd definitely recommend this unit.
One reviewer commented on the sound of the fan being moderately loud. Does the electric fireplace have an crackling sound when on?Woodsie97 on Mar 11, 2015Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello Woodsie97, this has more of a fan sound rather than a crackling sound. Have a good day!overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 16, 2015
how does this fireplace provide a real flame by just electric?Greg on Dec 9, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello Greg, this is not a real flame. Real Flame is the brand name. this uses LED technology to give you the picture of a real flame. I hope this helps. Please let us know if you have any additional questions. Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 9, 2014
Does the glass on this model remain cool to the touch?johnp on Oct 21, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Where is the heat source? Across the top where the controls are or along the bottom of the firebox?lilabethismyname on Sep 13, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello lilabethismyname, the heat comes out of the bottom of the fireplace. I hope this helps. Shelia Boverstockcustomercare2 on Sep 16, 2014
The heat comes out of the TOP of the firebox unit, not the bottom.riskofdefects on Feb 21, 2015
About how many square feet will the electric version of this fireplace keep warm? And how long can it be run without overheating?ellenmoriah on Aug 1, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
My office is about 300 Sq Ft and it warms it nicely. I'm not sure about overheating - I set it to the temp I want and if it gets too warm, I just turn it down or off. I do not leave it on when I am not in my office just to be on the safe side.ncpierce on Aug 12, 2014
Two questions: Does the plug run from the back side of the unit, or left, or right side? ( I am rewiring my apt. I need to figure out where should I relocate my outlet for this unit) Is the plug head for 15 apms or 20 apms outlet?kokoarts on May 27, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello kokoarts, the cord runs from the back of the firebox insert on the bottom right side. It is a 3ft cord. A 15amp, 120 volt circuit is required. A dedicated circuit is preferred but not essential in all cases. A dedicated circuit will be required if, after installation, the circuit breaker trips or fuse blows on a regular basis when the heater is operating. Additional appliances on the same circuit may exceed the current rating of the circuit breaker. We also suggest to plug the unit directly into a wall outlet and not use a cord extender or surge protector for this unit. We hope this helps and thank you for shopping with us.
overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 12, 2014
does it adapt for use as a corner fireplace? And can you place a TV on it?rebeccap2 on Apr 25, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
If you put it against a corner, you will have a gap. Yes, i put a 46 inch TV on it yesterday.homedecorrr on May 4, 2014
Thank you for your interest. No. According to the research information, maximum weight capacity is 15 pounds. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions.overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 17, 2012
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