Introducing Fire as a Design Element: Cyclone from Heat & Glo

Dramatic Flame Lets Homeowners Capture the Allure of Fire

As an element, fire inspires awe. It captivates, mesmerizes, and has long been a source of heat, light and comfort. While fireplaces are a common amenity, fire as a design concept outside of the fireplace has not truly existed, until now. Heat & Glo™introduces Cyclone®, a dramatic vertical fire that is the focal point of any room.

Creating a unique whirling flame inside a concentric glass design, Cyclone offers a 360-degree view of the fire. Considered decorative illumination, Cyclone's captivating flame gives homeowners a new opportunity to customize or enhance the ambience of any foyer, stairway, lobby, bar, recreation room or entertaining area.

"More and more homeowners' desire unique and creative ways to boldly set apart their rooms," says Susan Hilt-Lagos, Heat & Glo Brand Manager. "The Cyclone creates an entirely new design product category and allows homeowners to capture the allure of fire in virtually any architectural application."

The Cyclone is available as a standalone glass cylinder, which enables interior designers to apply it in almost any manner they can imagine such as a pillar or a similar application that's as unique as the end user. It is also available as a wall mount with a black nickel frame and the choice of a brushed nickel or brushed copper front. The wall mount model also features a highly polished metal back, creating a mirror effect and the appearance of additional whirling flames. "Cyclone's metallic finishes nicely complement the increasing use of exotic dark woods like cherry, mahogany, teak and Brazilian maple," says Hilt-Lagos.

A fan at the bottom of the unit creates the Cyclone's whirling flame by generating turbulence along the outer ring of the cylinder. As the flame rises through the center of the cylinder, the turbulent air twists it, causing a tornadic effect.

According to Hilt-Lagos, heat transfer from the fire to the room is minimal: "The Cyclone creates a beautiful flame while generating only half the heat of a typical gas fireplace. Its patented design ensures a comfortable heat level for installation in almost any room, as well as small areas."

The Cyclone installs easily and operates through a standard RC-Smart remote control. Similar to other Heat & Glo direct vent fireplaces, Cyclone uses natural gas to create the flame, and vents the exhaust outside the building or structure. Its design allows for use in almost any room.

Cyclone will be displayed at key trade expositions and is now available at Heat & Glo dealers and distributors. Product images and information.

Heat & Glo is a brand of Hearth & Home Technologies Inc., the world's largest fireplace manufacturer and a leading provider of hearth systems for the home. The company's product line also includes barbecue grills, heat recovery ventilators, central vacuum systems and outdoor living products. Other brands in the Hearth & Home Technologies family include Heatilator®, Quadra-Fire® and Fireside Hearth and Home® .