Review of Nikko Lighting Nikko 168 5200 BTU Heater

So it’s that time of the year when I have to turn the furnace on as it’s getting cold and nobody likes to be cold. I live in an old big house and I don’t like to be cold so yes I have the furnace on but I like to have something a little extra as well, like a portable space heater near my desk. Up for review today I have the Nikko Lighting Nikko 168 5200 BTU heater that is perfect for keeping you warm at your desk while working. The heater is small enough to easily fit under your desk but it puts out a lot of heat and the fan is very quiet. I’ve come to like this heater a lot, it’s been down into the 30Fs lately and I’ve been using the heater to keep me warm at my desk. Read on to learn more…

Specifications and Features

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The front of the heater has a metal grill over it with small holes so nothing can get inside but the heated air can come out easily.



On the front you’ll find two dials for fan speeds and temperature. The left dial has settings for off, fan, low, medium and high, yes you can just run the fan by itself if you wanted to. The right dial is the heater setting dial that you’ll need to turn clockwise to turn the heater on and adjust the temperature.



The back of the heater has a handle that you can grab even when it’s on as it stays cool to the touch. The heater also has a removable and washable filter which I really like as it keeps the dust and pet hair out of the heater keeping it clean and running more efficiently.

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On the bottom you’ll find six small rubber feet and then a black button which is the safety tip-over switch. When you set the heater down it pushes the button in so if the heater falls over the button pops out and shuts the heater off.



In between the dials on the front is an LED that lights up orange when powered on. The heater rated for 5200 BTU and 1500 watts as maximum setting which I can  tell you is very warm. The weather doesn’t seem to know what it wants to do, it’s 32F one day then 70F then next and I don’t like the cold at all and I’ve been sick the last week so I’ve liked the warmth of this little heater on those cold days. The fan isn’t very loud at all even when set on high, I have the heater about 4 feet from me near my desk and if I put on a movie I really can’t even hear the heater anymore and I don’t even have to turn the volume up. The fan does move a lot of air, I could feel the heat a good 6 or 7 feet away from the heater. The heater can easily heat up a small room and keep it warm.



I like the Nikko 168 heater a lot and I will continue to use it at my desk to keep me warm as it’s nice and small and quiet but yet puts out a lot of heat to keep me warm even on the coldest days.

The heater has a nice set of safety features built-in and I really like the removable and washable air filter. The heater is lightweight but it seems well made and it’s very easy to use.

The price is a bit high maybe though, for this price I would expect some other features like built-in thermometer so you can set the temperature or a freezing function that makes the heater come on when the temperature hits 45F of below. I’ve purchased other heaters that cost less that have those features built-in and they also oscillate.

All in all it’s not a bad heater really, I do like it, it’s fine for my needs as a heater to use at my desk and it would be fine as supplemental heat to keep a room warm.

+Well made
+Removable air filters
+Numerous safety features built-in
+Lots of heat
+Quiet fan

-None really

score-9-10 Recommended


Scores Out of 10
Overall score-9-10
Design / Aesthetic score-9-10
Value / Price score-9-10
Performance / Usage score-9-10

Disclosure: This product was given to me for review by the company for review purposes only for free or at a discounted price.

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