Electric Fireplace Maintenance | Light Bulbs
Electric Fireplace Inserts with Incandescent Light Bulbs
The light bulbs inside the cabinet glow brightly to create a flame effect. Those with incandescent bulbs will need to be replaced when you notice a dark section of the 'flame' or when clarity and detail of the coals effect disappears. This might be once or twice a year, or every two or three years, depending upon the amount the flame effect is used. Most incandescent bulbs last at least one season of normal, occasional use.
1 - Unplug the unit from the electricity before servicing, and allow the fireplace to cool at least five minutes in the 'off' position before touching the unit.
2 - On most fireplaces there are screws or fasteners on either side of the front frame, or the louver panel. With these fasteners/screws removed you can lift up/off the front panel for access to the light bulbs. Examine the bulbs to determine which one need replacing, then remove the burned out bulb, and replace it with a new bulb. Hold the socket while unscrewing and/or screwing the new bulb into place.
Replace bulb with bulbs of the same wattage and style, normally, 40 Watt clear, chandelier or candelabra with an E-12 (small) base bulbs.
TIP: You might replace all bulbs at once, since they should have approximately the same life. Replacing them all will prevent repeated servicing and keep you ready for use.