A new product provides an alternative to warming your hands by the fire pit or using one of those industrial mushroom-shaped patio heaters: The Endless Summer electric patio heater is disguised as a decorative lamp.
“Nobody wants a huge heater to become a centerpiece of their backyard,” says Bud Harris, a manager at Blue Rhino Global Sourcing, the manufacturer of Endless Summer. “This becomes an accent piece.”
The heaters, available in floor and table sizes, give off a 12-foot circle of warmth using radiant-heat technology. They are weather-resistant and turn off automatically if tilted. Finishes include cherry wood, bronze and ivory.