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Dimplex ‘Optimyst’ Water Vapour ‘Flame’....?

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MattA777 | 14:56 Sat 12th Dec 2020 | How it Works
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The issue I have is related to the four 45watt lamps in the Dimplex electric ‘optimyst’
Fire. Would it be detrimental to the ‘flame’ if I replace these lamps with low wattage M6 type LEDs?

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It'd need energy. Heat will give more than light. But try it and see ?
18:09 Sat 12th Dec 2020
I suspect the heat from the bulbs is required to make the flame-effect work properly ie, the warm air rising from them will cause a paddle to rotate for the flicker effect. Low wattage bulbs will have insuffient heat to rotate the paddle.
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Thanks for your response bhg, but there’s no paddle of any kind. Basically a transducer sits in a water sump with a small fan blowing the water vapour through a vent which is adjacent to the 4lamps. I don’t know that the vapour requires heat or just light....
It'd need energy. Heat will give more than light.
But try it and see ?
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Thank you OG -Only problem with that is getting the original spec lamps. But, trial & error or suck it & see!
If you use "cold" light from LEDs, you won't get the steam which is the distinctive feature of Optimyst heaters.
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Pikestaff
I may be wrong, but I think the ‘myst’ is created by the transducer.....
I have observed the fan beside the water sump is not turning, so when all the festivities are past, I will make more investigation into that. Thank you for your input though
True they use a transducer ( look on you tube )so the bulbs will make no difference to it working the mist effect
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Derek- 33
Thanks for your response....I’m hoping we are both ‘correct’- I don’t relish changing those lamps anytime soon!
Just to say that the mist isn't steam....it's water vapour produced by a high-frequency sonic device , similar to all the "cool-mist" aromatherapy vaporizers. We have one and the mist produced is really cool...no heat anywhere in the device.

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