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Expert Review of Modern Flames Electric Fireplaces

Expert Review of Modern Flames Electric Fireplaces

Modern Flames is one of the top manufacturers of electric fireplaces. They've been industry pioneers since 2008, and they continue to be a leader in electric fireplace design and technology.

All Modern Flames fireplaces are commercial-grade quality, have realistic looking flames, and are reasonably priced. From the simplest to state-of-the-art smart fireplaces, they're one of our consistently best selling brands. 

About Modern Flames

In 2008, Modern Flames introduced the first contemporary linear fireplace in North America.

Until now, it continues to be the favorite of homeowners, creatives, and builders alike for highly realistic flames, easy installation, and the significantly lower operating cost compared to gas fireplaces.

After a decade of constant innovation and product evolution, Modern Flames now has 8 series of electric fireplaces that cater to different customers’ needs and wants.

Let's take a closer look at all the different types of fireplaces the brand has to offer and see what makes them consistent customer favorites.

1. Landscape Pro Multi

Landscape Pro Multi is a top of the line, 3-sided smart electric fireplace that can be installed in 12 different ways. Similar to the Sunset Charred Oak, it's fully controllable by its remote, Wi-Fi app, and Smart Home.

Landscape Pro Multi also has multicolored downlight and ember bed. The colors are independent of each other which allows hundreds of color combinations.

Modern Flames "Landscape Pro Multi" 3-Sided Smart Electric Fireplace
In photo: Modern Flames "Landscape Pro Multi" 3-Sided Smart Electric Fireplace

This model has the most powerful heater out of all Modern Flames electric fireplaces. It can produce 10,000 BTUs of heat, and if wired to 240 V. would be enough to heat up to 1,000 sq. ft. 

If you’re looking for a modern realistic electric fireplace with all the bells and whistles, and lots of heat and color options, this might be the perfect one for you.

Landscape Pro Multi is available in five sizes, 44”, 56”, 68”, 80", and 96”.

2. Landscape Pro Slim

Landscape Pro Slim is a true built-in fireplace designed for standard 2” x 6” framing. Virtually no trim or frame is required for this fireplace, allowing for a true frameless installation.

Modern Flames "Landscape Pro Slim" Smart Electric Fireplace
In photo: Modern Flames "Landscape Pro Slim" Smart Electric Fireplace

This high-tech fireplace features brighter and more realistic flame technology, ember bed, and downlighting, each with independent controls by a color wheel allowing everybody to find their own perfect flame color.

It includes Wi-Fi full-featured app control, a hand-painted realistic log set, and new high-efficiency ceramic heater with a programmable thermostat that you can control via a smartphone app or wireless wall control.

Available in 4 sizes 44", 56", 68", and 80" widths.

3. Spectrum Slimline

Spectrum Slimline can be recessed into a 2x4 wall or wall-mounted. This slim fireplace features 12 different flame and ember bed colors, adjustable flame brightness, and speed control.

It comes with both glass crystals and a highly detailed log set. The sleek 5/8” frame allows for the finishing material like brick or tile to go right up to the edge of the fireplace.

Available in 4 sizes: 50”, 60”, 74”, and 100”.

Modern Flames Spectrum Slimline Built-in/Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace
In photo: Modern Flames Spectrum Slimline Built-in/Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace

4. Redstone Series

Redstone looks like a real traditional fireplace without the drawbacks. This 30" wide fireplace comes with two trims, and it's designed for easy installation.

Just slide it in an existing zero clearance fireplace, and add the trim for a perfect finish. Installing this fireplace can be a DIY job.

Modern Flames Redstone 30" Built-in Electric Fireplace Insert
In photo: Modern Flames Redstone 30" Built-in Electric Fireplace Insert

Modern Flames' Hybrid-FX™ Flame Technology allows for independent control of the flame and ember bed colors, resulting in more color combinations and more vibrant flames.

Redstone Series comes in three sizes, 26", 30", and 42". 

5. Sedona Pro Multi

Sedona Pro Multi is a versatile electric fireplace, with state of the art technology, that can be installed in 12 different ways. Fully controllable with its remote, Wi-Fi APP, and Smart Home system.

It's highly versatile so it can be configured as a single-sided, left corner, right corner, or 3-sided bay fireplace for wall-mount, 2 x 4 partial or fully built-in/clean face wall installations.

Sedona Pro Multi features a beautiful light display with multi-colored flames, ember bed, and downlight. Its display is further enhanced with decorative media such as a beautiful hand-painted canyon driftwood log set, and smoked glacier glass.

Modern Flames "Sedona Pro Multi" 3-Sided Smart Electric Firebox
In photo: Modern Flames "Sedona Pro Multi" 3-Sided Smart Electric Firebox

You'll have full control of your fireplace's full spectrum of colors and heat by using its remote control, or the Modern Flames Wi-Fi App with Smart Home Capabilities.

Modern Flames Sedona Pro Multi is available in three sizes, 30", 36", and 42".

6. Sunset Charred Oak

Sunset Charred Oak is an electric log set that’s truly one of a kind! It is the first battery operated and Wi-Fi enabled log set. No cord needed means a more realistic look, and no need for an electric line. Just place the insert inside your existing fireplace and turn it on.

Wi-Fi connectivity allows this electric log set to connect to Google Home, Amazon Alexa & Homekit. Perfect for smart homes.

If you want to preserve the visuals of a wood-burning fireplace without the drawbacks, Sunset Charred Oak is a great choice with only one caveat, this log set has no heat.

Available in two sizes, 20” and 26” wide.

7. CLX 2 Series

CLX 2 is an improved version of Modern Flames original award-winning CLX series. It can be wall mounted or recessed into any 2” x 4” wall.

Modern Flames CLX 2 80" Built in/Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace
In photo: Modern Flames CLX 2 80" Built in/Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace

Each CLX 2 fireplace also comes with interchangeable decorative media: coal and glacier crystals - allowing you to switch from traditional to a more contemporary look.

CLX2 is one of Modern Flames' older models. This is planned to be discontinued and replaced with the newer Spectrum Slimline and Landscape Pro Slim.

8. Landscape-2 Series

Landscape-2 series is designed as an affordable substitute to a linear gas fireplace. This built-in clean face fireplace has a frameless design that allows for edge to edge flames viewing and endless surround options. 

Modern Flames 40" Landscape-2 Built-in Electric Fireplace
In photo: Modern Flames 40" Landscape-2 Built-in Electric Fireplace

Landscape-2 series fireplaces are popular among residential and commercial customers who are looking for a modern-style fireplace with realistic flames.

This is also Modern Flames' older models and is similarly to be discontinued. The alternatives would be Landscape Pro Slim and Landscape Pro Multi.

Final Thoughts

All Modern Flames Electric Fireplaces are high quality, and are great for both residential and commercial installations. 

They also offer products that you cannot find anywhere else in the market, like their cordless, heatless, battery operated, Sunset Charred Oak smart log insert.

Although the CLX2 and the Landscape-2 Series are soon to be discontinued, there are newer collections you could choose from! Check them out here:

To sum up, here are the top reasons why you should choose Modern Flames products:

  • Realistic, high-quality electric fireplace
  • Modern appeal
  • Variety of flame and ember bed color combinations
  • Smart 3-sided electric fireplaces (Landscape Pro Multi and Sedona Pro Multi) are perfect for smart homes 
  • Most smart fireplaces can be controlled via phone app, Alexa, or Google Home

Constant innovation and product evolution are the keys behind Modern Flames’ success. So, whatever it is you need or want out of a fireplace, Modern Flames might just have the solution for you.


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