The sight of crackling logs in the fireplace is what draws many of us into the dream of owning our own fireplaces.

For homes without chimneys, and those who just don’t have the patience to tend to a solid fuel fire, gas fires and electric fires offer an excellent alternative. Not only are they clean and convenient, but also have some stunning log fire displays that can really make you feel as though you are enjoying the real thing!

As we recently went through some of our favourite coal effect gas and electric fires, we thought we’d also highlight our best log fire effects, too - read on to find our more about them...

The Best Log Effect Electric Fires

Electric log fires offer some breathtaking displays, thanks to the latest LED flame technology. Celsi Fires in particular offer amazing electric log fire effects which are not only convincingly realistic, but also customisable, so you can adjust the flames exactly to your liking.

All of our Celsi range offers a brilliant choice of log effect electric fires, but here are some of our top picks…

Celsi Celena Ultiflame VR Electric Fire

Price: £555.00

For a hole in the wall log fire effect, you won’t find a better deal than this one. You get a lot for your money here, including highly detailed ceramic logs sitting on a glowing crystal ember fuel bed for a beautiful display. With 3D depth and realistic movements, this log effect electric fire looks exceptionally stylish when fit in your wall recess!

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Celsi Puraflame Curved Wall Mounted Electric Fire

Price: £705.00

We think this LED log effect electric fire offers outstanding value for money and is ideal for those looking for a fireplace with minimal work. As a wall mounted electric fire, no recess is needed in your wall - it can just be fixed in place with a wall bracket. Of course, as an electric fire, it also needs no chimney or ventilation installing, either.

The LED screen fire display itself offers a choice of log effects, including a smouldering and blazing effect, plus you can control the flame speed, sound and brightness.

In addition, this wall mounted log electric fire boasts a digitally controlled thermostat and a timer function, giving you full power over every aspect of your fireplace heating.

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Celsi Ultiflame VR Metz Electric Fire

Price: £809.00

Similar to the Celsi Celena fire above, the Celsi Ultiflame uses a detailed ceramic and crystal fuel bed to create a stunning realistic log effect electric fire. However, this fire differs with its stylish frame (available in black, silver or champagne) and widescreen display. As an inset electric fire, it fits directly into your wall recess seamlessly, plus comes with a multifunctional remote control for operation.

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Celsi Electriflame VR 750 Electric Fire

Price: £1,599.00

This stunning fireplace is part of the new Celsi 3-sided electric fire range.Taking electric fire technology to a new level, the log flame effects create a stunning illusion from every angle, while also boasting incredibly authentic looking fuel.

A stunning addition to any modern home, we really would say that this is one of the most realistic log effect electric fires on the market today.

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The Best Log Effect Gas Fires

For many, gas log fires are preferred to their electric fire counterparts for one reason - they boast a real flame. Along with being cheaper to run, this can make them ideal for houses with a suitable chimney.

We have a brilliant range of log effect gas fires, including high efficiency fires, hole in the wall gas fires and class two slimline gas fires. However, we have two of the market’s latest arrivals that we think are perfect for updating your fireplace with this year…

Verine Passion High Efficiency Gas Fire

Price: £805.00

The design of this log effect gas fire is something really special. The large glass-fronted viewing window gives a crystal clear view of the flame inside, which is made even more realistic by the anti-reflection coating option.

The 4kW heat output can easily be adjusted with the remote control from the comfort of your sofa, plus with an 82% efficiency rating, you won’t feel like you’re burning too much money!

Verine Passion High Efficiency Gas Fire

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Elgin & Hall Chollerton 16" High Efficiency Inset Gas Fire

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Do you have an old-fashioned and inefficient gas fire in need of replacing? If so, this top-of-the-range log effect gas fire is a brilliant option.

The highly realistic fuel bed features dual burners and brilliant depth, keeping your room feeling cosy with up to 3.7kW of heat output. It also boasts an efficiency rating of 86% which is almost unbeatable for this type of fire, plus is available in two stylish finishes, modern chrome or black nickel.

Elgin & Hall Chollerton 16 High Efficiency Inset Gas Fire

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Looking for more log effect gas or electric fires? Browse all our fires and fireplaces to see our full range or contact us if you have any questions.

Need more fireplace advice? Visit the Direct Fireplaces blog for more helpful buying guides...

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