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Martec Linear MBHL1000

Martec Linear MBHL1000

MBHL1000S (Silver), MBHL1000W (White) (See All)
1.5 from 49 reviews · View Statistics
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Reviews

  • Build Quality
    2.0 (13)
  • Value for Money
    1.5 (13)
  • Noise Level
    2.8 (12)
  • Heating Speed1/5 - 4/5 (8)
  • Temperature Consistency
    3.0 (7)
  • Safety
    2.9 (9)
  • Smell Yes (0) · No (9)
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Replaced heating lamp twice already

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Hi,
I bought this Linear 3-in-1 Bathroom Heater with LED Light, Exhaust Fan and Heat Lamp,, the heating lamp blown twice in the last three month and i had t get replaced now it blown again last night and they are not cheap.

Purchased for $450.

Build Quality
1/5
Value for Money
1/5
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Hing
HingSydney, NSW

Heat globe no good

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Purchased in .

Build Quality
2/5
Value for Money
2/5
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Ramy B.
Ramy B.Sydney, NSW

Terrible product. Poorly designed.

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Bought a brand new unit from their approved stockist. Heating lamp blew within 48 hrs. Bought 3 new official Martec MRL1000W halogen lamps - none of them work. Avoid avoid, avoid!

Purchased in for $459.

Build Quality
1/5
Value for Money
1/5
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Mark
MarkSydney, NSW

Blown Heat Lamp Never Going To Work

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Purchased in for $375.

Build Quality
2/5
Value for Money
1/5
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Jen
Jen
  • 3 reviews
  • 6 likes

Give up on heat lamp ever working. Fan blew itself to pieces.

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Heat lamp died within a few months, replaced it one more time for the same to happen then gave up. Then the fan started making horrible noises, pulled it out to inspect and saw that the impeller had sheared in two right through the middle. Utter garbage.

Build Quality
1/5
Value for Money
1/5
Incentivised Review No
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Josie
JosieGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC

Try changing the globe!

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Great looking but very noisy and impracticable to service. Replacement light globes had to be ordered online, are expensive and very difficult to replace - globe doesn't just click in- had to remove 4 screws to remove the cover (and this came with its own complications) before finally replacing the globe. Prefer a simpler system - taking my 3 down.

Incentivised Review No
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Thanks for your comments Josie. I'm sorry the Linear isn't the right fit for you but I have sent this review to our product development team to take your points on board for future products and updates.

Zoe

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Sarah C.
Sarah C.Sydney Surrounds, NSW

Broke!

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The unit was great until it broke. Just out of warranty, the heater stopped working. No replacement parts, martec said we need to buy a new one. Now after putting up with no heater for a year, the fan has broken. So now its just a few pissy lights. Bought it as my parents had one and rated it... Theirs also broke just outside of warranty. Dont buy this if you want something to last more than 3 years, which, for the price, you'd think that would be a reasonable request.

Purchased in for $357.

Build Quality
1/5
Value for Money
1/5
Incentivised Review No
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Anthony
AnthonySydney, NSW

Complete rubbish

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Mounting this unit you have less than 10mm to screw it in and will need to place battens in roof space to screw it in, do not even try to screw it into the Gyprock.
Completely waist of money and time.
If I could score it in the negative I’d give it -5/10.

Purchased in .

Build Quality
1/5
Value for Money
1/5
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nkassis
nkassisSydney Surrounds, NSW
  • 9 reviews
  • 3 likes

Nice looking product, that is unreliable. If you want functionality and reliability use older style heating bulbs

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Purchased in for $360.

Build Quality
3/5
Value for Money
3/5
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Morgan
Morgan
  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

Good while it lasted

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We completed our new house in October 2017, we have three Martec Linears installed. Approx 4 months ago, one of them started making a horrendous noise when the fan turned on - after an inspection it was revealed that the fan casing had perished and broken - the whole unit now needs to be replaced. One of the downlights stopped working in another one, not long after installation - the heat globe also stopped about 5 months ago. The third one is still ok but it is rarely used in the guest bathroom. We have to buy a new one, and will use the working globes from that one to fix the other one.. by the way, the two damaged ones weren’t used every day either. Disappointed, they are not cheap products.

Purchased in at Beacon Lighting Physical store.

Build Quality
2/5
Value for Money
2/5
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Michael
MichaelSouth-Eastern Region, NSW
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Looks good but average performance

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Review for Linear Mini installed in small ensuite measuring 9.5 cubic meters. Has been in operation for four months.
Very Stylish.
Light is average.
Heat lamp is poor - barely any warmth when standing directly under it. Ceiling height is 2.4m.
Fan performance is inadequate. Noise level okay.

Purchased in .

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
2/5
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Blown heater, and it sucks at sucking

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I loved the look, so bought 2. I now have 2 nice rectangular ceiling ornaments! The heater has blown, but silly me went and bought spare bulbs at $35 each. It wasn't the bulb. The electrical fault cannot be replaced, so it is now a light with a gentle extraction fan. I would love to find out how to replace ot with a good 3rd world knock-off part. The fan sucks at sucking, so my bathroom gets a bit dank with 3 teenagers showering in a sauna. And it is getting some rust on the stainless looking cover. All in all, a regretable purchase.

Purchased in for $275.

Build Quality
3/5
Value for Money
2/5
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Lee Rouv
Lee RouvMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

Not great

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Our unit was installed by a reputable electrician who has done a lot of work for me, always perfectly.. but we have had problems with the fan & lights.. the fan turns itself on if the lights are left on - even though it is wired to be turned on separately.. it just cuts in & out on its own?? it’s very noisy.. which I could live with if it didn’t turn itself on at random times.. our electrician has rechecked and it is installed correctly.. it must have some internal wiring issues. I plan on throwing it away & changing to a new unit.

Purchased in .

Build Quality
1/5
Value for Money
1/5
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Not Happy
Not HappySydney, NSW

Do not waste your time or money......

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We are now on our 3rd replacement over two units.

Now one in the ensuite has a faulty fan and the one in the main bathroom has a faulty heat lamp.

Stay away, I am sure there are better brands out there.

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Askit
AskitSouth-Eastern Region, NSW

Extremely Disappointed

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We built a new house and purchased 3 for our bathrooms. Have only been in the house two weeks and have had the electrician back to check as the exhaust extraction was so poor, even with the bathroom window open, so disappointed with this product.

Purchased in .

Build Quality
3/5
Value for Money
1/5
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Questions & Answers

Dianne L.
Dianne L.asked
Linear MBHL1000

Hello
I have 2 of these units in our home installed by an electrician in Sept 2019. Replaced 20 year old IXL Tastic‘s.

I have replaced the heat lamp once in the ensuite about eight months ago. Last week the heat lamp stopped working again- we replaced the lamp @$35 and it still does not work.
Tested the new lamp in the other unit- the new lamp is not the problem.
Any suggestions please ?
Please note fan and LED lights are still functioning.

No answers
Brett
Brettasked
Linear MBHL1000S (Silver)

I also have a martec MBHL1000W which was installed 5 years ago in 2015 for ensuite rebuild
There is another fan that operates above a double shower
the fan on the MBHL1000W failed approx. 2 yrs ago
The heat lamp function still working
Electrician advises its the fan motor which is crapped out
So not sure whether you can get a replacement fan motor, or just to replace the unit with a new one

The cut is already in ceiling
so if one was to upgrade the Martec 3/1, whats out there that will go into the ceiling cut out of 450x300mm, that everyone has a glowing recommendation???

3 answers
Brett
Brett

looks like Martec have reduced the warranty period from 3 yrs to 2 yrs for the motor

Matt B.
Matt B.

Hi Brett. I've got exactly the same problem with mine. How'd you go with getting the fan motor replaced?

Brett
Brett

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Martec Linear MBHL1000

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CategoryElectric HeatersElectric Heaters
Price (RRP) $355.00$355.00
Heater TypeBathroomBathroom
Dimensions 500 x 350 x 205 mm500 x 350 x 205 mm
FeaturesFanFan
Power1,064 W1,064 W
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)2 year(s)
Colour / FinishSilverWhite
Construction MaterialMetalMetal
ManualDownload manual
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