Model # 163

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Broan 500-Watt 2 Bulb Ceiling Infrared Heater
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Broan

500-Watt 2 Bulb Ceiling Infrared Heater

  • Easy to install heater is perfect for the DIY'er
  • Heating element outputs up to 500-Watts of heat
  • Infrared heating bulbs are sold separately
$3808 /each

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The Broan 500-Watt 2-Bulb Ceiling Infrared Bulb Heater features 500-Watt for plenty of heating power, and the ceiling mounting offers convenient installation. The heater includes a white polymeric grille for an attractive accent, as well as adjustable mounting brackets for your convenience. Two 250-Watt BR40-size infrared bulbs are required (sold separately).

  • Hanger bars accommodate up to 24 in. ceiling construction for easy installation
  • R40/BR40 size infrared bulb is not included
  • 120-volt, 4.3 amp, IC rated
  • Operate heater and fan independently

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The installation guide states: This product is designed for installation in flat ceilings only. W...

The installation guide states: This product is designed for installation in flat ceilings only. Why can't it be mounted other than a flat ceiling? There are other possibilities other than directly on or in a wall. So as long as the proper precautions are taken to avoid proximity to combustible material, could it not be mounted in an alternative way
Asked by: Ketheric
Tks, I did contact them and the answer is yes provided the mounting meets fire-safety requirements
Answered by: Ketheric
Date published: 2017-01-25

Can this unit be installed over a shower?

Asked by: Ivan
I'm not an electrician but technically I think not, because it's not a sealed unit. In theory water could splash up into the unit and short the electrical wires. I found this on the internet. Here is a direct quote from the 2011 NEC. (D) Bathtub and Shower Areas. No parts of cord-connected luminaires, chain-, cable-, or cord-suspended luminaires, lighting track, pendants, or ceiling-suspended (paddle) fans shall be located within a zone measured 900 mm (3 ft) horizontally and 2.5 m (8 ft) vertically from the top of the bathtub rim or shower stall threshold. This zone is all encompassing and includes the space directly over the tub or shower stall. Luminaires located within the actual outside dimension of the bathtub or shower to a height of 2.5 m (8 ft) vertically from the top of the bathtub rim or shower threshold shall be marked for damp locations, or marked for wet locations where subject to shower spray.
Answered by: markprob
Date published: 2017-01-20

Some times i don't need the heat can i use it any way?

Example: I have looked at the manual and can't figure out what I did wrong.
Asked by: Tito05
If it's tied into a switch then yes, don't need the heat, then don't turn it on. But if it's on, then heat is going to come from it provided you have heat lamps installed in it.
Answered by: markprob
Date published: 2017-01-12

Does this unit have a internal fan to blow the heat from the bulbs down ? Not a exhaust fan.

Asked by: Kj
Well yes and no. It does have a small fan, but it's main function is to cool the bulbs, so in a small way the fan probably does circulate heat downwards, but not a lot.
Answered by: markprob
Date published: 2017-01-12
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500-Watt 2 Bulb Ceiling Infrared Heater is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Broan 500 watt ceiling infared heater is a very good product. Quality is excellent. Installa... The Broan 500 watt ceiling infared heater is a very good product. Quality is excellent. Installation in new construction is a no brainer however I choose to install in an existing bathroom. It was a little tricky as you have to cut a hole that is larger than the unit, and then you have to patch the hole around the edges of the unit. After I ordered this and bought the other supplies I needed, I discovered another unit by the same company that would have been simpler to install. The other unit was the 1250 watt surface mount ceiling heater. It only requires a standard electrical box for installation. It costs more but in the end it's a wash because you don't have to patch the ceiling. Either way, I'm happy with this unit. it performs well for a bathroom that is 5' x 9'.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I compared Broan to Nutone model, parts listing show the same parts either brand so I selected th... I compared Broan to Nutone model, parts listing show the same parts either brand so I selected the less expensive one. small master bath with shower about 10 ft. X 10 ft. small window no exhaust fan. this unit replaced surface mount heater with fan 1200 watt. This heat lamp style unit works well for what we need, just to take the chill off when exiting shower. install was difficult due to bathroom being near edge of roof and space was limited for access. design of brackets does not allow you to put the unit at one end or the other of the brackets without reinforcing. If you install in the center third of the bracket range works great. instructions could be a little clearer on what to do about attic insulation. This is IC rated so I am under the assumption the insulation can fit up against the metal. We installed a digital timer to turn it on and off. Quality construction and not much to go wrong. Comprehensive parts list although only thing that may foul is the small fan between the bulbs although my estimate is 10+ yrs.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for basement bathroom w/ 120v for light, fan, and additional heat Live in Minnesota. This is the 2nd Model 164 I have installed in basement bathroom. The first was still operating through two cover upgrades 20+ yrs. Replaced when repaired ceiling sheetrock, with new model had bought 2 years prior. Best with 250W BR40 heat bulb..
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect It not only has double heat lights, but it has a small built in fan to distribute heat.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for SMALLER bathroom I purchased and installed this heater to replace a Broan 161 single lamp unit with no circulating fan. This one by far exceeds expectations in my situation. The bathroom I installed this in is roughly 65 sq feet. This does a great job in that size of space and does NOT require a dedicated 20A circuit as other larger capacity heaters do. It would not work well in a larger bathroom. I do recommend getting "shatter resistant" lamps for this just in case a lamp breaks. That way you won't have any shattered glass all over the bathroom floor. Lamps purchased separately.
Date published: 2016-10-06
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