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

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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
  • CFM @ 0.10"N/A
    CFM @ 0.125"N/A
    CFM @ 0.25"N/A
    cUL ListedNo
    Duct DirectionN/A
    Duct SizeN/A
    ENERGY STAR® certified productNo
    Globe 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
    Motor engineered for continuous operationNo
    Project PackNo
    Rated Amps4.3
    Rated Sones - VerticalN/A
    Rated Watts505
    UL ListedYes
    Wall InstallationNo
    Watts @ 0.1"N/A
    Watts @ 0.25"N/A
  • 163 is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 5.
    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 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
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed I was very disappointed with the amount of heat that the unit produces.
    Date published: 2010-12-12
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from 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.
    Date published: 2010-11-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just as expected, works well No issue with the product and it came as expected.
    Date published: 2010-11-04
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  • LED lamp in older Broan 161

    I wish to have less heat in my bathroom now. Can I replace the heat lamp in there with an LED for light but not heat? What should I buy?
    Asked by: TomRacine
    Thank you for your follow-up question. You can use a regular flood bulb for light instead of a heat lamp bulb. We are not able to recommend a particular LED bulb and do not know if one would work properly. The units have not been tested for use with LED bulbs. We would recommend that you contact our Technical Support with further questions at 800-637-1453.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2017-08-31

    When the fan is off and the infrared light is on for a while, the fan starts automatically. Why?

    Asked by: JT
    Thank you for your question on model number 163. This unit has a safety device that will turn the fan on when it detects excessive heat inside the unit housing. When the housing cools down, the fan will turn off. This operation is normal and there should be no cause for concern.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2013-10-23

    What is the BTU rating, if there is one, for this model?

    Asked by: Alpha
    Typically the 250W bulb is rated at 850btu
    Answered by: tomF
    Date published: 2015-08-08

    On the 163 model, what is the yellow wire for? Can the fan, the heater, and the lamp all run off the same switch?

    Asked by: Taz
    Thank you for your question on the model 163 dual bulb radiant heat lamp. I do not show a yellow wire in the 163. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for assistance.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2013-10-28

    Which switch is best for me if I want a timer and the ability to use one or two lights at a time?

    Asked by: Richard
    Thank you for your question on the Broan 163. To run the lamps separately you can use the model 68W (white) or 68V (ivory) two function control. You can also use a model 61W or 61V 15 minute timer. If you have further questions please call Technical Support directly at 800-637-1453.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2017-10-11
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