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Flames From Water, the Electric Fireplace That Could

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Did you ever imagine that you could make fire with water? All right, well, not literally, but we found an exciting product on Popular Mechanics that we thought was worth sharing.

This is a great option if you're living in a place that doesn't have a gas fireplace and it's not an option or perhaps if you don't want to spend money on electric fireplaces that don't give off realistic flames. 

Not only is this a great option for residential living spaces but also an option for smaller restaurants and even commercial spaces that aim for a cozier and maybe even a higher-end atmosphere where real fire displays may not be an option due to cost and/or safety concerns.

With most electric fireplaces, the flames may look somewhat convincing from a distance, but the closer you get, it's easy to see how fake they really are. With the Opti-myst by Dimplix, the visual appearance of the flames are very much convincing, especially when you are close up and are brave enough to run your hand over the flame and see how the movement impacts the flame.

After checking this fireplace, the illusion of flames created by water and looks just like real flames, it sparked some serious interest as it "uses ultrasonic technology to create a lifelike flame and smoke effect by focusing light on a mist that rises from the logs. The water tank must be filled before each use and offers 12 to 14 hours of continuous operation." ~Popular Mechanics

The Opti-Myst is great because it's both visually pleasing and gives off heat, making for a near true fireplace experience.

Apparently Opti-Myst has many different models to work with any living space, size and style. With options ranging from wood stove styles, wall mounted and even open concepts. Overall, it's easy enough to setup and install as it's just a matter of plugging in the power and filling up the reservoir with water and that's it. If you're looking to feature something like this on a feature wall, if you're handy, it's something you could tackle or perhaps consider hiring a professional.

Check out the video below and if you find it interesting, browse around online and check out some other YouTube Videos to get ideas for your next project.

So, what are your thoughts on the Opti-Myst? Feel free to share in the Facebook comments below.

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