161One-Bulb Heater, 250W BR40 Infrared Bulb, Not Type IC

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  • Bulb heaters provide silent warmth in a compact package. Perfect for use as additional spot heating in a larger bathroom so you can locate it wherever you need a little instant warmth.

    • Very low profile, white polymeric grille blends into most ceilings
    • Use 250W BR40-size infrared bulbs (not included) for comfortable heating performance
    • Sturdy steel housing, adjustable mounting brackets with keyhole slots make installation logical and simple. UL listed for safety.
    • Control operation with a choice of wall controls, available separately. 57W, 57V, 59W, 59V, 61W, 61V, 63W, 63V, 64W, 64V, 68W, 68V, 70TW, 71V, 72W, 72V, 269WL, 269VL, DH100W or T24H
    • Ceiling heaters are intended to provide supplemental heat and not to take the place of the home’s main heat source
  • Ceiling InstallationYes
    CFM @ 0.10"N/A
    CFM @ 0.125"N/A
    CFM @ 0.25"N/A
    ColorWhite
    CSANo
    cUL ListedNo
    Duct DirectionN/A
    Duct SizeN/A
    ENERGY STAR® certified productNo
    Globe ColorN/A
    Grille FinishWhite Polymeric
    Grille Length10-1/4"
    Grille Width10-1/4"
    Heater wattageN/A
    Housing Dimension LxWxH8-3/8" x 8-1/8" x 6"
    Housing Height6"
    Housing Length8-3/8"
    Housing Width8-1/8"
    Humidity SensingYes
    HVI CertifiedYes
    Light Bulb Quantity1
    Light Bulb Wattage250
    Light Bulb(s) IncludedNo
    Lighting TypeInfrared
    MaterialPolymeric
    Motor engineered for continuous operationNo
    NightlightNo
    Project PackNo
    Rated Amps2.1
    Rated Sones - VerticalN/A
    Rated Watts250
    SonesN/A
    UL ListedYes
    Wall InstallationNo
  • Rated 4 out of 5 by 2 reviewers.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by Simple and fairly effective It's not cold yet, so I'll reserve judgment until Winter. This unit is simple and adds heat instantly. Takes the chill out of the air. August 16, 2014
    Rated 4 out of 5 by useful for the purpose We installed radiant heat in our house, which is slow to respond, so we wanted a warming light in the bathroom, where we already had a fan. So this worked fine. It doesn't generate a ton of heat, but enough to take the edge off on cold mornings. Of course, those are cold California mornings. If you live someplace really cold, you may need something else. March 20, 2012
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    new unit and bulb but no heat.

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    Linda
    Prospect Heights, IL, USA
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    We just had a 161 model installed but are very disappointed that the bulb does not give off any heat. We have another unit with a heat lamp in Another bathroom and that unit works fine. When we switched bulbs now the new unit seems to give off a lot more heat. And the new bulb in the old unit does not seem to work. Are the new bulbs not as effective as the old ones? What brand and wattage of bulb do you recommend?
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    Prospect Heights, IL, USA
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    Thank you for your question regarding the Broan 161 infrared bulb heater. This unit does not come with a bulb. The recommended bulb for this unit is a 250W BR-40-size infrared bulb.
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    It does emit heat that I can feel but it is just too bright. How can I resolve this? Are there "infra-red" bulbs that do not give off so much light?
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    2 weeks, 3 days ago
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    Thank you for your question on the model 163 dual radiant heat lamp. You should be able to find red colored BR40 or R40-size 250W infrared bulb(s). These will not be near as bright as the white/clear ones.
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    Is the 161 damp area rated?

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    Dee
    Virginia Beach, va
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    We have a large shower with an adjacent drying area. The drying area is elevated by 3" and 7 feet away from the shower head. So no water will reach the area directly (splash or spray) nor will water drain to this area. We would like to install a heat lamp in this area. Is the 161 designed for this application?
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    2 months, 3 weeks ago
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    Virginia Beach, va
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    Thank you for your question on the model 161 single radiant heat lamp. The 161 is designed for and is UL listed for bathrooms as long as it is not installed over a tub or shower. It must be outside the footprint of the tub or shower. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 if you need further assistance.
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    Maintenance guy says its normal but i dont believe them. I hear the thermal safety kick on when it shuts off but i feel It should be able to stay on longer then the 3 to 5 min mentioned
    4 months, 3 weeks ago
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    Mt Vernon, WA, USA
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    Thank you for your question on the model 161 single radiant heat lamp. The unit should stay on for more that 3 – 5 minutes. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for assistance.
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    Why won't safety thermostat reset after unit shut off and cooled down?

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    Unhappy New Owner
    Rochester, NY, USA
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    My new Two-Bulb Heater Heater model 163 worked fine for about 5 minutes, then there was a small pop, and the lamps & fan shut off, and does not reset. The small inline thermostat in the connection box appears fine, but there is not continuity across device, even after an hour or more. Can I safely operate the heater without this thermostat?
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    3 months, 2 weeks ago
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    Rochester, NY, USA
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    Thank you for your question on the model 163 dual bulb radiant ceiling heater. The lamp thermostat inside the electrical box is a safety device and we do not recommend bypassing it. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for assistance.
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