The Presto heater is for someone who needs a small place to warm. If you want personnel comfort this heater is for you. We use it on a small porch for our computer area. It is directed to the person on the computer.
The dish looks like a satellite dish, and is electric, but has a thermostate control switch that turns on and off in a cycle pattern. Even though its electric, it can save you energy. The heat comes from a coiled wire element wrapped around a ceramic cone.The heat is directed by a beam to the reflector, then directed to the individual. The element only heats when the power is on, but the cone stays warm and still gives off the feeling of heat. It uses 1000 watts of electricity, a third less than most electric heaters. When you keep the heat down in your room and use the heat dish on a selected area, that can surely save you money .
The footlight is an extra light to let you know that the heater is plugged in. As with most electric heaters, if the heater is tipped over a buzzer will sound, and an automatic safety switch will activate. Please, as with anything with heat, use caution around chidren.