Who doesn’t love an electric fireplace? With installation as easy as plugging the unit into an outlet, electric fireplaces can be used almost anywhere in your home where you want to create a warm, cozy spot without the smoke and soot of a wood burning fireplace. But how do these convenient “real fireplace” substitutes stack up to the real thing? Let’s take a look at some electric fireplaces with realistic flames that look pretty darn convincing.
You may be wondering, “What are the most realistic looking electric fireplaces? And, “Are higher priced electric fireplaces more realistic?” Usually, the higher the cost, the better the technology which produces the most realistic flames. The best electric fireplaces have realistic flames, glowing embers, and put out plenty of heat. Electric fireplaces with LED technology heats with refracted light which gives ambiance to a room.
The realistic flame effect of electric fireplaces makes them a popular choice for homeowners as well as apartment renters.
Here’s a List of Premium Quality Electric Fireplace Brands:
1 . Dimplex Opti-Myst Electric Fireplace
Prepare to be amazed! This electric fireplace has it all – real looking flames, smoke effects and heat. The 3-D patented technology from water mist and special lighting give the look of a real fire with smoke. You can control the heat function and intensity of the flames with a handy remote control.
2. MagikFlame – HoloFlame Electric Fireplace
The MagikFlame Electric Fireplace uses HoloFlame technology combined with sound to create realistic looking flames. The flames appear to burn on the logs, not behind them. With 21 different flame effects and sounds from which to choose, you can find the perfect match for your mood. The stereo sound of crackling gives the effect of real burning wood. LED lamps are electronically controlled to flicker and create a beautiful warm glow.
3. Dimplex Prism Wall Mount Fireplace
The Dimplex Prism Wall Mount Electric Fireplace comes with a remote and can be hung on a wall or built in. This unit has a full range of RGB colors. The Prism flame effect illuminates the acrylic ice embers giving off a modern vibe.
4. Napoleon Allure Phantom Electric Fireplace
The Napoleon allure Phantom has three ember bed color options from which to choose. It can be wall mounted or recessed into a wall. Producing up to 5,000BTU’s of heat, the Napoleon’s realistic dancing flames create ambiance in any room.
5. Dimplex Jesse Media Console Electric Fireplace
The Dimplex Jesse Media Console has a clean industrial design and realistic flames. Contemporary and sleek, this unit is the perfect space saver if you don’t have room for both a fireplace and a TV stand.
So, there you have it! All these electric fireplaces have the best and most realistic flame effects, with some even giving you several flame options from which to choose. Using an electric fireplace in your home gives you the convenience, warmth, and ambiance of a real wood-burning fireplace with zero carbon emissions and no maintenance or mess.
Think about which room in your home could use a little cozy…your office, a sunroom, the bedroom? Adding an electric fireplace to the space could be just the thing to make it a spot where you look forward to spending time.
For more information on Electric Fireplaces, check out our Electric Fireplaces Buying Guide.