Drawing on its vast experience and expertise in electric radiators, Electrorad has launched Smartpanel; a new and innovative range of smart panel heaters, that bears all the looks of conventional radiators but at panel heater prices.

Smartpanel is one of the first panel heaters to be fully compliant with EcoDesign Lot 20 - the new and impending legislation which dictates that all local space heaters must feature both intelligent timers and controls in order to comply with minimum efficiency standards. Feature-packed, this sleek and modern range offers the ideal solution for house builders, developers, and specifiers who want a low-cost heating solution that will meet all energy efficiency requirements.

As well as boasting Virtual Open Window Sensors - that sense a draft and stop heating until the window has been closed - the heaters also incorporate Adaptive Start Control that learns when to switch the heaters on in order to achieve optimum household comfort and reduce energy consumption.

Going beyond Lot 20 compliance, all models also incorporate integral energy monitors to provide users with useful data on their energy usage.


The Smartpanel range is designed to meet the needs of various room sizes and is available in five heat outputs - from 600w to an impressive 2kw – and each boast top-placed digital programmable controls offering 24/7 programming (nine pre-programs and four custom), together with comfort, economy and frost protection modes, and a Reduced Surface Temperature option. Furthermore, all models feature Triac thermostats for greater accuracy of room temperature control, and silent operation when switching on and off.

Richard Brown, Managing Director at Electrorad, comments: “At last, there is a panel heater range that bears all the hallmarks of electric radiators. As well as a comprehensive line-up of energy saving features, this range is one of the smartest on the market since the heaters can be programmed to switch on at various times throughout the day, and at different temperatures too.”

Richard adds: “At only 7.9cm wide, Smartpanel is ideal for smaller dwellings such as apartments, and offers an unrivalled investment for contractors and developers looking for an affordable yet sophisticated energy efficient heating solution. What’s more, they can continue to specify these heaters once Lot 20 takes effect.”


Smartpanel features a compact steel housing box, a high-performance aluminium heating element, and simple to use controls. The new range is available now via all electrical wholesalers.


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