You're browsing our International Store. Switch to the COUNTRY NAME to see pricing and availability.
Do you want to switch stores?
COUNTRY NAME

Flex 50IL.BX1 Island Fireplace Insert

Flex 50IL.BX1 Island Fireplace Insert

Designed as a room divider with four open sides.

The zero-clearance Flex Island fireplace insert is designed as a room divider, with four open sides enabling the hypnotic flame to be viewed from the front, back, left and right sides. The UL Listed Flex Island models come with a base component that holds the burner and a top component that lines the bulkhead above.

With an EcoSmart Flex 50IL.BX1, you have design freedom with the choice of a Decorative Box on the left or right-hand side. Both designs are fitted with a glass panel that divides the box and the Firebox and creates an attractive streamlined look. Instantly transform any wall into a feature, indoors or out, with a stylish, clean-lined Flex Firebox.

The XL700 burner delivers a captivating linear flame. With a 7L capacity, this elongated ethanol burner has the power to heat up to 50m2, making it ideal for residential and smaller commercial/hospitality spaces.

Efficiency is a key feature of this burner, delivering up to 12 hours of heat generating flame from a single refill.

Product Configuration

Select Fuel Type*

Ethanol Ethanol Burner
Ethanol  - Studio Image by EcoSmart Fire

Select Burner Colour*

Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel  - Studio Image by EcoSmart Fire
Black
Black  - Studio Image by EcoSmart Fire

Included Accessories

  • Fire Lighter
  • Lighting Rod
  • Jerry Can 5L
  • Bottle Adaptor
  • XL Baffles
  • Black Glass Charcoal

Key Features

Multi room

Indoor or outdoor multi room application. With four open sides, view the flame from multiple vantage points.

Base + bulkhead

Flex Island models come with a base component that holds the burner and a top component that lines the bulkhead above.

No gas or electricity

No gas, no electricity, no chimney, no venting or external vent cap. 4 fewer General Contractors.

Self contained

All the fuel is housed within Flex’s self-contained burner so you don’t have to run a gas line or electric wires through your walls.

Zero clearance

The zero clearance construction allows your Flex fireplace to be framed into wood or metal studs, providing installation freedom and flexibility for builders.

Quick and easy assembly

Requiring virtually no assembly, Flex Fireboxes are designed to be placed into the desired location, safely secured into position, and operated immediately.

Colours

Available in black, firebox comes with stainless steel burners and decorative Black Glass Charcoal.

Luxurious finish

Available in a timeless black finish, Flex Fireboxes come with stainless steel burners and black glass charcoal.

Rust proof

Zinc sealed steel construction powder coated with super hi-temp black paint prevents rusting so all fireplaces can be used both indoors or outdoors.

Wind screen

Includes a translucent, toughened glass fire screen that provides an added layer of safety, peace of mind and comfort.

Clean burning

The fireplace inserts are fuelled by eco-friendly clean-burning e-NRG bioethanol, a renewable energy that emits no soot or smoke.

Technical Specifications

Construction

  • Weight 48.30kg [106lb]
  • Model Dimensions mm [in] W 1470mm [57.9in] D 354mm [13.9in] H 807mm [31.8in]
  • Viewing Area mm [in] W 1270mm [50in] D 340mm [13.4in] H 502mm [19.8in]
  • Materials Mild Steel & Toughened Glass
  • Colours
Our fireboxes are manufactured to the highest standards and in accordance with ISO 9001:2008.

Fuel Efficiency

Volume Capacity
5 L
1.3 Gal
Heats on Average
40m2
431ft2
Minimal Room
80m3
2825ft3
Thermal Output
11430 BTU/h
3.4 kW 12 MJ/h
Burn Time
10 - 13 h
5 Litres
* These values are indicative only and may vary depending on the model purchased, installation environment, and the composition of the e-NRG bioethanol sourced in each country.

FAQ's

View All

How does an ethanol fireplace work?

EcoSmart Fire’s ethanol fireplaces are self-contained, burning bioethanol fuel that is housed within the stainless steel container. A flame regulator controls and stabilizes the flame. With a designated filling area, and easy shut off mechanism, you can ignite the flame and turn it off in a matter of seconds. View this quick demonstration video to help illustrate the process.

What is bioethanol fuel?

Bioethanol (also known as methylated spirits or simply ethanol) is a form of renewable energy. It’s a clear, colourless liquid that’s commonly made from fermenting the sugar and starch components of plant by-products like sugarcane and grain crops.

Can I extinguish my ethanol fireplace before the fuel has burnt?

Yes, you can turn your EcoSmart Fire ethanol burner off at any given time, even if there is ethanol still left in the burner. It is recommended however, that you leave it to burn until it completely runs out. The shut off mechanism is there for security and safety for those times when you need to leave the house, as it is not safe to leave a fire unattended. You need to wait until your appliance cools to room temperature (60 minutes) before re-igniting, this is because hot vapours are a hazard and may cause a strong, initial ignition if the ethanol has not cooled long enough. This is also to ensure that the flame has been totally extinguished and that the appliance is safe to refuel if the amount of fuel in the burner at that time is insufficient for your next ignition / use.

Why use an ethanol fireplace?

An ethanol fireplace is an eco-friendly and cost-effective alternative to gas fireplaces and wood burning fireplaces. Enjoy the warmth and aesthetic benefits of a traditional fireplace without the smoke, soot or ash in your home. Unlike gas fireplaces or traditional wood burning fireplaces, EcoSmart Fire’s ethanol fireplace inserts require no venting, no gas line, no electricity - eliminating the need and cost of three sub contractors.

What maintenance is required for ethanol fireplaces?

Clean your EcoSmart Fire unit after you have used 50 liters [13.20 Gal.] of fuel or as soon as you notice black deposits on or near the burner of the ethanol fireplace. Black marks can be removed from the stone, solid surfaces or stainless steel with a mild abrasive washing product such as JIF or similar. It is recommended to test a small area first to ensure the cleaning product chosen is appropriate and will not mark or damage the surface. Burners can be washed as required in hot soapy water (even in your dishwasher) from time to time and the internal mechanics won’t deteriorate like some other brands as all internal parts are stainless steel.

Do I need to service my ethanol fireplace in any way?

Yes, normal maintenance and care is very important! Instructions are included in the Installation, Operating and Maintenance Manual supplied with your EcoSmart Fire product.

How long does it take to assemble?

There is virtually no assembly. Our Freestanding and Fireplace Grates ranges are designed to be placed into the desired location, secured into position, and operated immediately. Our Fireplace Inserts are designed to slot into place, secured and built around with your preferred finish – again a quick and easy installation – so your builder or interior designer will love you!

The longest part of the setup process is trying to figure out where you want to place it – be sure it complies with our clearance requirements particularly with regard to moving objects like curtains, tree branches and so forth.

What is the difference between gel and EcoSmart Fire’s ethanol fireplaces?

There are key differences between gel fireplaces and ethanol fireplaces in terms of operation and performance. Gel fireplaces are operated by inserting and lighting tin cans filled with gel. The cans act as the burner mechanism. Gel fireplaces do not produce a long coherent flame as known from ethanol fireplaces and can be difficult to extinguish. EcoSmart Fire’s ethanol fireplaces use a clean burning liquid fuel made with fermented plants. The fuel is housed in a ethanol burner that allows for safe and easy operation. Ethanol fireplaces produce a beautiful, vibrant dancing flame. Gel fuel should never be used within an ethanol fireplace.

You May Also Like

Island
Flex 122IL Island - Studio Image by EcoSmart Fire
Flex 122IL Island - In-Situ Image by EcoSmart Fire
Flex 122IL Island Fireplace Insert
The clean lines and 'all flame' configuration means the entire viewing area is dedicated to the eye-catching flame.
Flex 86IL Island - Studio Image by EcoSmart Fire
Flex 86IL Island - In-Situ Image by EcoSmart Fire
Flex 86IL Island Fireplace Insert
The clean lines and 'all flame' configuration means the entire viewing area is dedicated to the eye-catching flame.
Flex 122IL.BX1 Island - Studio Image by EcoSmart Fire
Flex 122IL.BX1 Island - In-Situ Image by EcoSmart Fire
Flex 122IL.BX1 Island Fireplace Insert
The clean lines and 'all flame' configuration means the entire viewing area is dedicated to the eye-catching flame.
Flex 140IL.BX1 Island - Studio Image by EcoSmart Fire
Flex 140IL.BX1 Island - In-Situ Image by EcoSmart Fire
Flex 140IL.BX1 Island Fireplace Insert
The clean lines and 'all flame' configuration means the entire viewing area is dedicated to the eye-catching flame.
Flex 104IL Island - Studio Image by EcoSmart Fire
Flex 104IL Island - In-Situ Image by EcoSmart Fire
Flex 104IL Island Fireplace Insert
The clean lines and 'all flame' configuration means the entire viewing area is dedicated to the eye-catching flame.
Flex 78IL.BX2 Island - Studio Image by EcoSmart Fire
Flex 78IL.BX2 Island - In-Situ Image by EcoSmart Fire
Flex 78IL.BX2 Island Fireplace Insert
The clean lines and 'all flame' configuration means the entire viewing area is dedicated to the eye-catching flame.
Flex 122IL.BX2 Island - Studio Image by EcoSmart Fire
Flex 122IL.BX2 Island - In-Situ Image by EcoSmart Fire
Flex 122IL.BX2 Island Fireplace Insert
The clean lines and 'all flame' configuration means the entire viewing area is dedicated to the eye-catching flame.
Flex 68IL Island - Studio Image by EcoSmart Fire
Flex 68IL Island - In-Situ Image by EcoSmart Fire
Flex 68IL Island Fireplace Insert
The clean lines and 'all flame' configuration means the entire viewing area is dedicated to the eye-catching flame.
Flex 104IL.BX2 Island - Studio Image by EcoSmart Fire
Flex 104IL.BX2 Island - In-Situ Image by EcoSmart Fire
Flex 104IL.BX2 Island Fireplace Insert
The clean lines and 'all flame' configuration means the entire viewing area is dedicated to the eye-catching flame.
Flex 158IL Island - Studio Image by EcoSmart Fire
Flex 158IL Island - In-Situ Image by EcoSmart Fire
Flex 158IL Island Fireplace Insert
The clean lines and 'all flame' configuration means the entire viewing area is dedicated to the eye-catching flame.
Flex 68IL.BX2 Island - Studio Image by EcoSmart Fire
Flex 68IL.BX2 Island - In-Situ Image by EcoSmart Fire
Flex 68IL.BX2 Island Fireplace Insert
The clean lines and 'all flame' configuration means the entire viewing area is dedicated to the eye-catching flame.
Flex 104IL.BX1 Island - Studio Image by EcoSmart Fire
Flex 104IL.BX1 Island - In-Situ Image by EcoSmart Fire
Flex 104IL.BX1 Island Fireplace Insert
The clean lines and 'all flame' configuration means the entire viewing area is dedicated to the eye-catching flame.

How Can We
Help?

Step-by-step guidance to find the right solution for your needs, trade professional benefits, and ongoing support before and after your purchase.

Live Chat
  • Project Assistance

    From product selection, to material sourcing, and project reviews, our team is here to help.

  • Dedicated Support

    Our unparalleled support and versatile product range makes designing with fire simpler than ever.

  • 1-on-1 Screenshare

    Can't make it to our showroom? Book an online consultation with our team of specialists.

  • Business Programs

    Smart pricing, personalised support and unparalleled creative freedom.

  • Exclusive Pricing

    Enjoy exclusive discounts across our entire range of fireplaces and fire pits.