The Lifesmart 6 Element infrared heater is a reliable, durable and powerful infrared space heater with really affordable price and features as a higher class heater.

There are a lot of features that you will appreciate like first; it comes with 6 powerful heating elements that are able to deliver 5115 BTUs of heat when it is set on the highest heating mod of 1500 watt which is enough to heat even large rooms.

It has 3 different energy savings modes including the ECO mode that works on 500 watts. Also, you will like the built-in thermostat and timer, the digital control panel, including a large remote control and all that accompanying with nice, simple and clean design.

 

Lifesmart 6 Element Infrared Heater Review

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Design

The body of this heater is made of solid metal and has a metallic gray color, along with its simple and beautiful design you get a feeling of quality and durable product. I really like the control panel built into the front of the device that complements its nice, simple and clean design. On it, you can easily see the necessary information about the operation of the heater.

Its basic weight is 21 kg (about 9.5 kg) which makes the device stable and slightly heavier to be moved around. But on the other hand, his weight has a negative effect on his portability. However, its weight should not be a problem as this device comes with already built-in wheels so you can easily move it to where you need heat.

 

Key Features of The Lifesmart 6 Element

 

Heating Power

Now, when we talk about the heating power of this infrared space heater from Lifesmart it is surprising that instead of 1 heating element it has 6 in total. They are all capable of delivering around 5115 BTU’s of heat when the heater is set to operate in the highest mode. These 6 heating elements of this heater guarantee fast and efficient heating of your room.

This lets you know that with this infrared heater you can easily heat even large-sized rooms. To have better control of the warmth in your room, this heater has 3 different heat settings. In maximum operating mode the device operates at 1500 watts, the medium setting is 750 watts and the lowest setting which is also economical is 500 watts.

So by managing the heat settings, you are able to simultaneously control the warming of your room and the consumption of electricity. This will also help you save money on your winter electricity bills.

 

Remote Control to Adjust the Thermostat and Timer

Along with this heater, you get a new large remote control to make it easier to control the digital thermostat. Also with the remote, you can simply set the timer which is also another positive feature of this LIFE SMART LifeSmart 6 Element space heater. This is a 12-hour timer that offers you the option to adjust the heater when it needs to start heating or when you want the heater to stop with heating.

 

Safety Features

There are several different safety features that are incorporated into the Lifesmart 6 Element heater to avoid unwanted consequences when operating the heater longer especially when set to operate in the highest mode, such as:

  • Tip-Over Safety Feature: This Lifesmart 6 Element heater is equipped with a tip-over safety feature. This is a very useful feature and its task is if the heater is accidentally pushed to the floor by you or another member of your family then its internal switch will automatically turn off the heater. But once you restart the heater upright, it will automatically turn on again and resume heating without any problem.
  • Overheat Safety Feature: If you are worried that after a long period of heating, this infrared heater will overheat the internal components which in some cases may be the cause of the fire, then you should calm down. This device has built-in overheating protection so that the heater will stop working immediately if the temperature of any of its internal components exceeds the safe temperature limit.

What We Like

 

  • 3 heating modes with included ECO mode
  • 6 infrared heating elements
  • 12-hour start and stop timer
  • Remote control and digital control panel
  • The Heater doesn’t affect the humidity of the air
  • It can be used for heating large rooms as well
  • A quiet fan that circulates the heat
  • Lifetime washable air filter that purifies the air

What We Don’t Like

 

  • Its weight

Alternatives to Lifesmart 6 Element Heater

 

If in case you think the Lifesmart 6 element heater is not what you are looking for, then we suggest alternative options for you.

Dr Infrared Heater DR968 with Humidifier

 

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Our first recommendation as an alternative to Lifesmart 6 Element heater is Dr Infrared Heater DR968. As one of the most popular infrared space heaters on the market today, Dr. Infrared Heater is a 1500 watt heater with three heating settings such as Smart High/Low (86F/50F) and including automatic mode. The device is capable of quickly and efficiently delivering 5115 BTUs of heat to your room. The high heating efficiency is due to the dual heating system consisting of Quartz and PTC Infrared elements together with a quiet and high-quality air blower.

This heater is not harmful to children and pets at all, as its housing always remains cold to the touch even when operating at high 1500 watts. It comes with standard safety features such as the Overheat Shut-Off protection system, Inlet Air Overheat protection system and Safety Tip-Over switch. The built-in thermostat lets you choose your preferred heat in your room. There is also a 12-hour timer that lets you set the heater to heat your room for a certain number of hours before turning it off.

It features nice and easy to use control panel and buttons that have an excellent press response for easier use, the heater comes with remote control. Besides that, for better portability, the heater has built-in wheels. And one more thing Dr. Infrared Heater comes with a silent ultrasonic humidifier which is one more of the many advantages of this excellent infrared heater. (Read our full review here)

What We Like

 

  • The dual heating system combined from PTC and Quartz infrared tubs
  • Silent and powerful air blower
  • The thermostat and 12-hour shut-off timer
  • IR Remote Control
  • Tip-over and overheat protection
  • Durable and energy-efficient heater
  • The built-in humidifier
  • It can be used for heating up large rooms

What We Don’t Like

 

  • The Wheels are made from plastic
  • You can use the remote control only when the heater is turned on
  • The classic wooden design

Homegear 1500W Infrared Electric Portable Space

 

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Homegear 1500W Infrared Electric Portable Space Heater is our second recommended product as an alternative to the LIFE SMART LifeSmart 6 Element space heater. At first glance, you will be immediately appealed to its even more modern design which is colored in black and gray. But one of the negative things of this heater is its plastic body; only the rear part is made of metal. The heater has compact dimensions of 17 inches long, 12 inches wide and 13 inches high.

One of the major differences between this heater and the LIFE SMART LifeSmart 6 Element is the weight. The Homegear 1500W weighs only 12 pounds (about 5.44 kg) which is almost twice as light as the LifeSmart heater. In addition to its lightweight, the Homegear 1500W also has wheels, so its portability is greater than LifeSmart 6.

This heater offers three different heating modes such as high, low and ECO mode. It has a built-in dual heating system that combines Mica and Quartz infrared heating tubes which are accompanied by a quiet and efficient fan that helps the heated air to circulate better in the room. This is more than enough to successfully heat rooms up to 500 square meters.

A digital thermostat also is a part of the heater and it can be set manually on the heater or remotely by remote control which is also included with this device. Overall, besides its lightweight and its compact dimensions, the heater is a stylish and powerful device.

What We Like

 

  • The dual heating system that consists of Quartz and Mica infrared tubes
  • The quiet and powerful blowing fan
  • The beautiful design
  • Easy readable LED display
  • The digital thermostat and timer
  • Remote control
  • Great portability
  • ETL certified

What We Don’t Like

 

  • The plastic exterior

How Will You Benefit from the Lifesmart 6 Element Infrared Space Heater?

If you have no reason to heat your entire home, then with this Lifesmart 6 Element infrared heater you can set up a heating zone in your home so that you can quickly and efficiently heat the areas you want.

But it is advisable to use a few of these heaters so that you can only heat the rooms you use the most. This will help you reduce your overall energy consumption in winter.

Also, a good feature of infrared heaters is that with infrared wavelengths they directly heat objects and people but not the air in the room. This means that this Lifesmart infrared heater does not dry out indoor air as regular electric space heaters do, so the humidity remains unchanged. In addition, the heater has a lifetime washable air filter, so besides heating your premises it also purifies the air at the same time.