Dimplex is the world leader in electric heating, offering a wide range of residential, commercial and industrial products. The company's commitment to innovation has fostered outstanding product development and design excellence. New product development has long been a hallmark of Dimplex North America. Recent innovations include: the patented electric flame technology - the company made history in the fireplace industry when it developed and produced the first electric fireplace with a truly realistic "wood burning" flame effect in 1995. The company has since been granted 30 patents covering various areas of electric flame technology and others are pending.