163Two-Bulb Heater, (2) 250W BR40 Infrared Bulbs, Type IC, UL Listed for 60°C Wiring (retrofits)

  • Overview
  • Specifications
  • Reviews
  • Answers
  • 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
  • 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® qualifiedNo
    Globe Glass ColorN/A
    Grille FinishWhite Polymeric
    Grille Length15-5/8"
    Grille Width10-1/4"
    Heater wattageN/A
    Housing Dimension LxWxH8-3/8" x 14-1/4" x 6"
    Housing Height6"
    Housing Length8-3/8"
    Housing Width14-1/4"
    Humidity SensingNo
    HVI CertifiedYes
    Light Bulb Quantity2
    Light Bulb Wattage500 Watts (2-250W)
    Light Bulb(s) IncludedNo
    Lighting TypeInfrared
    MaterialPolymeric
    Motor engineered for continuous operationNo
    NightlightNo
    Project PackNo
    Rated Amps4.3
    Rated Sones - VerticalN/A
    Rated Watts505
    SonesN/A
    UL ListedYes
    Wall InstallationNo
    Watts @ 0.1"N/A
    Watts @ 0.25"N/A
  • Rated 3 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by Disappointed I was very disappointed with the amount of heat that the unit produces. December 12, 2010
    Rated 2 out of 5 by slightly disappointed We have a large bathroom, installed this unit outside walk in shower, little disappointed in the heat output, guess I expected more! Small fan inside unit was a pleasant surprise but again the room does not really heat up that much. November 21, 2010
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Just as expected, works well No issue with the product and it came as expected. November 4, 2010
    • 2016-05-24 T18:28:08.959-05:00
    • bvseo_lps, prod_bvrr, vn_prr_5.6
    • cp-1, bvpage1
    • co_hasreviews, tv_3, tr_3
    • loc_en_US, sid_c1426440-69f6-47e7-b47d-7d85596001ba, prod, sort_default
    1-3 of 3
  • (41 Questions : 43 Answers)

    Product Q&A

    Ask your questions. Share your answers.

     
     
    « Back
     
     
    Has staff answer
    161
     
    1 answer

    new unit and bulb but no heat.

    Customer avatar
    by
    Linda
    Prospect Heights, IL, USA
     on 161
    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?
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    1 week, 3 days ago
    Customer avatar
    by
    Linda
    Prospect Heights, IL, USA
    0points
    0out of 0found this question helpful.
    Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

    Answers

    Answer: 
    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.
    1 week, 1 day ago
    Customer avatar
    by
    Read all my Q&A
     
    Please wait while more information about BroanCustomerService is loaded.
    Additional information about BroanCustomerService could not be loaded.
    0points
    0out of 0found this answer helpful.
    Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
    Has staff answer
    163
     
    1 answer

    Why won't safety thermostat reset after unit shut off and cooled down?

    Customer avatar
    by
    Unhappy New Owner
    Rochester, NY, USA
     on 163
    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?
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Male
    2 months ago
    Customer avatar
    by
    Unhappy New Owner
    Rochester, NY, USA
    0points
    0out of 0found this question helpful.
    Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

    Answers

    Answer: 
    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.
    1 month, 3 weeks ago
    Customer avatar
    by
    Read all my Q&A
     
    Please wait while more information about BroanCustomerService is loaded.
    Additional information about BroanCustomerService could not be loaded.
    0points
    0out of 0found this answer helpful.
    Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
    Has staff answer
    161
     
    1 answer

    Is the 161 damp area rated?

    Customer avatar
    by
    Dee
    Virginia Beach, va
     on 161
    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?
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    1 month ago
    Customer avatar
    by
    Dee
    Virginia Beach, va
    0points
    0out of 0found this question helpful.
    Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

    Answers

    Answer: 
    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.
    1 month ago
    Customer avatar
    by
    Read all my Q&A
     
    Please wait while more information about BroanCustomerService is loaded.
    Additional information about BroanCustomerService could not be loaded.
    0points
    0out of 0found this answer helpful.
    Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
    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
    3 months ago
    Customer avatar
    by
    Chris
    Mt Vernon, WA, USA
    0points
    0out of 0found this question helpful.
    Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

    Answers

    Answer: 
    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.
    3 months ago
    Customer avatar
    by
    Read all my Q&A
     
    Please wait while more information about BroanCustomerService is loaded.
    Additional information about BroanCustomerService could not be loaded.
    0points
    0out of 0found this answer helpful.
    Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
    Any particular precautions I must take when installing in ceilings with insulation?
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: Female
    5 months, 1 week ago
    Customer avatar
    by
    Winnie
    Ohio
    0points
    0out of 0found this question helpful.
    Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

    Answers

    Answer: 
    Thank you for your question on the model 163 dual radiant bulb heater. The 163 is IC rated and can have insulation against the sides and on top of the unit housing. The biggest precaution with installing this unit is to not install the housing any closer than 6 inches from a side wall because of possible heat build-up in that corner of the ceiling.
    5 months, 1 week ago
    Customer avatar
    by
    Read all my Q&A
     
    Please wait while more information about BroanCustomerService is loaded.
    Additional information about BroanCustomerService could not be loaded.
    0points
    0out of 0found this answer helpful.
    Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
    • 2016-05-24 T18:28:25.470-05:00
    • bvseo_lps, prod_bvqa, vn_prr_5.6
    • cp-1, bvpage1
    • co_hasquestionsanswers
    • loc_en_US, sid_c1426440-69f6-47e7-b47d-7d85596001ba, prod, sort_default
    2 3 next>>
    • 2016-05-24 T18:28:25.473-05:00
    • bvseo_lps, prod_bvqa, vn_prr_5.6
    • cp-1, bvpage1
    • co_hasquestionsanswers
    • loc_en_US, sid_c1426440-69f6-47e7-b47d-7d85596001ba, prod, sort_default
    2 3 next>>