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

    Asked by: Anonymous
    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: Anonymous
    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: Anonymous
    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

    Can I safely install this unit in ceiling with either spray foam or blown-in cellulose ceiling insulation?

    Any particular precautions I must take when installing in ceilings with insulation?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    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.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2015-12-14

    How do I replace the heater thermostat?

    I have a model 163 fan/heater. The heat lamps turn off after about one minute. I ordered a new heat lamp thermostat, but I can't see where it goes. I found the one for the fan, but I don't see the other one.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Thank you for your question on model 163 heat lamp. The model 163 only has one thermostat. It is part number SA99271191 and is located in the wiring box of the unit housing. For further assistance, please contact our Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2013-10-23
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