As with all of our reviews, we want you to fully understand all of the features and benefits of this fireplace. We don’t want to push anything on you. We want you to have all of the information you need to decide if it is the right fireplace for you. We have discovered some pros and cons about the fireplace and these are summaries from reviews that real customers have submitted.
This is a very stylish, wall mounted fireplace with a realistic flame effect that will provide ambience in any room in your home or at your place of work. It will make a great focal point and will receive lots of positive attention from visitors.
Flame Effects - Gibson Sydney Wall Mount Electric Fireplace
Flame Effects Gibson Sydney Wall Mount Electric Fireplace
When you turn on the flame effects you will get different combinations of flame colors which are orange and blue and the two colors combined. They are going for a realistically colored flame effect, rather than fancy designer colors.
There are two intensity settings for the flames which are low and high. The flame effects can be switched on without the heater having to be turned on as well, so they can be used all year around.
There are glass white pebbles at the bottom of the fire which adds another dimension to the fire effect. on a fireplace set up rather than having the traditional burning logs and it. You have the ability to change the pebbles, or media in the bottom of the fireplace to whatever you like. This enhances the design versatility of the fireplace and can produce dramatically different effects depending on the colored of the glass or pebbles.
The fireplace has a glass front that should never get hot so it is safe for pets and young children. There is a projector screen with the fireplace and a spinning flame rod that uses long life LED’s to create the flame effects.
Heater Function - Gibson Wall Mount Electric Fireplace
Heater Function Of The Gibson Living GL2050WS Sydney Electric Fireplace
The heater with this unit has a power output of 2560 BTU’s at 750 watts and 5200 BTU’s at 1500 watts. The fireplace is designed to be plugged into a standard 120 volt electrical supply. There is no thermostat associated with the heater, just high and low heat options. A fan blows the heat out of the front face towards the top. The fan is pretty silent when it is operating.
The output from the heater is designed to heat a room up to 400 square feet . It is really intended to supply supplemental heat, but it will certainly make most rooms feel cozy. There is a timer that can be used to turn off the heat after 30 minutes or in 30 minute intervals up to 7.5 hours.
We believe it is very important that everyone purchasing an electric fireplace heater be aware of the limitations of of standard electric fireplace. With very rare exceptions and this electric fireplace heater is no exception, an electric fireplace heater is best thought of as a supplemental heat source. It can be part of a comprehensive zone heating plan. Quite simply they will not heat your whole house.
The limiting factor of heating capacity is the capability of standard household plugs and circuits; not the electric fireplace. Generating more heat requires more electricity than the plug and circuit can handle.
Controls - Gibson Wall Mount Electric Fireplace
Controls Of The Electric Fireplace
The fireplace can be controlled through the use of the infrared remote control which is supplied with the unit. The controls include turning the fireplace either on or off, adjusting the intensity of the flame effects, turning the heat to the low or high position or no heat and the timer button for choosing the time that you want the heater to switch off.
he plug for this electric fireplace is located on the back of the unit on the bottom right as you are facing it. if you are not using the remote,the control panel is located inside the vent cover.
Pros + Cons - Gibson Wall Mount Electric Fireplace
PROS: Of The Gibson Wall Hung Electric Fireplace
The following Positive comments about the fireplace are summaries from real customer reviews:
- “We absolutely love this fireplace”
- “The fireplace was easy to set up”
- “Most realistic flames ever”
- “It provides great ambience”
- “The heater works very well”
- “This fireplace is very well priced”
Here are the pros of this fireplace which have been summarized from customer reviews sent in:
A lot of the comments were positive about the look of the fireplace and one person said that two friends had already purchased the same unit after seeing theirs. Others said that it was “classy” and “provides a great touch to any room”. It was even described as “romantic”. People also said that their visitors all commented positively about the fireplace.
Quite a number of customers remarked on how easy the fireplace was to install and that the instructions for this were very clear. Most said that it was easy to mount on their wall and they were able to do this without any problems.
It was a majority view that the heat output from this fireplace was good. It made the rooms warm quickly and the noise from the heater fan was minimal. Quite a few customers stated that “the heater works great”.
This fireplace gives good value for the money. The price of the fireplace was a big factor for some of the customers. Some said that the Gibson offered more than other electric fireplaces that were a lot more expensive. One customer liked the price so much they have purchased 6 more units.
The flame effects of this fireplace drew a number of positive comments. People said that they had looked at several alternatives but the flame effects on the Gibson were the best. Others said that it looks as if rocks are glowing in the heat. There were a lot of positive comments about the good ambience that this fireplace delivered. It was said that their rooms felt cozy and warm even if the heater was not turned on. For us, that’s what it is all about.
Cons Of The Gibson Electric Fireplace Wall Mounted
The following negative comments about the fireplace are summaries from real customer reviews:
- “The flames are not as high as in the photo”
It was quite an exercise in research to come up with a list of cons on a fireplace that has 0ver 70 reviews averaging 5 stars. That pretty much says that actual buyers love it. We did find one point made worth mentioning:
Here are the cons of this fireplace which have been summarized from customer reviews sent in:
There was only one slightly negative comment made about this fireplace which was about the flames not actually being as high as the photograph of the fireplace suggests. Otherwise the customer was very happy with the unit. This is not a big issue at all, and so many people liked the flame effects and how realistic they were that we would not suggest that this should put you off from buying this fireplace in any way.
Electric Fireplace Accessories
Electric Fireplace Accessories
There are 3 accessories you may want to consider, the first for added functionality, the second for added aesthetics and pleasure.
1. Consider Electrical Socket Protection. Safer Socket has five tiny thermostats strategically placed inside the unit monitor the temperature of the plug to make sure it is operating at a safe temperature. Should there be a rise in plug temperature which could lead to an electrical fire, Safer Socket will automatically shut off the device. Click on Image below for Safer Socket.
2. Add Fire Crackle Sound. The sound effect of fire crackling is only available on very high end fireplaces, but we have you covered. For about $30 you can add this sound machine, The box is about 2 1/2 ” x 3″ and can attach to the fireplace out of sight. Click on Image below for Fire Crackler Sound System.
3. Wire Covers. Wires and cables dangling from your electric fireplace can really detract from the effect? This Cord Cover Kit makes it a snap to hide wires. It’s very easy to install and can be painted to blend seamlessly into any wall.
Dimensions - Gibson Wall Mount Electric Fireplace
Dimensions – Gibson Electric Fireplace
- Width: 50.4 inches
- Height: 21.4 inches
- Depth: 5.9 inches
- Weight: 39.7 lbs
The overall dimensions of this wall mounted fireplace are 50.4 inches in width, 5.9 inches in depth and 21.4 inches in height. The flame view dimensions are 45 inches wide by 12 inches high. The fireplace can be plugged into a standard electrical socket or hard wired in. There is a remote control and manual supplied with this fireplace.
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Summary - Gibson Wall Mount Electric Fireplace
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Of the entire customer reviews submitted, 85% of the reviewers left a 5 out of 5 star rating for this fireplace and a further 13% rated it at 4 out of 5 stars. This is an incredible 98% when combined. It will be difficult to find another fireplace that has such a high rating as this one.
This modern looking fireplace will add an elegant touch to any of your rooms. The flame effects are almost as good as the real thing and the heater will keep your room nice and warm. This is a highly recommended purchase.
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