Electric Fireplace Logs

Written by Robert Mac
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Electric fireplace logs aren't logs at all--they just look, act, and feel like logs, but without all the chopping. Just like the faux flame--created by random refracted light--electric fireplace logs only play the part. You'll never have to replace them, although every few years you'll have to change a light bulb or two.

Electric fireplaces are popular today for their easy operation; you can plug them in anywhere that has a standard outlet. In fact, you can take them with you when you move to a new location. The reason people love them is because they are realistic depictions of traditional wood-burning fireplaces, without the inherent dangers of fire. The flames have been replaced by artificial lights, and the logs by Styrofoam.

Electric Fireplace Logs Are Styrofoam?!

Good thing the flames are fake, too, otherwise you'd have a roomful of toxic fumes. It's true: the electric fireplace logs you see in the most realistic fireplaces are just as real as the special effects in movies. But they are just as believable, too. And since you'll never have to get "ash" on your hands to readjust the logs or throw another one on the fire, you'd never know--let's keep it between us.

Of course, all good things must come to an end. For your fireplace log, that means the common light bulbs used to create the flickering flames. Depending on how much you use your fireplace, you can expect to get two or three years of "fire" from your bulbs before you have to spend a few minutes replacing them. Just replace the "logs" carefully and remember: it's our little secret.


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