Dimplex IgniteXL Bold is an extension of the extremely popular IgniteXL series of linear electric fireplaces. IgniteXL was the model that started the move toward linear fireplaces that are designed to slide into 2×6 framing, with an overall height of 16 – 17 inches. The natural flame effect, enhanced with a mirrored back panel, has made this one of our best-selling linear fireplaces. Since the introduction of IgniteXL almost a decade ago, all major manufacturers of electric fireplaces have created their own models that fit this profile, each with their own proprietary take on natural flames.

IgniteXL Bold is a deeper, taller, BOLDER version of IgniteXL. IgniteXL Bold is a built-in fireplace that offers 16.25 inches of viewing height, and requires 11.625” of framing depth. It is put into position after the wall opening is framed, but before the wall coverings are put on. It will not be removable after it is installed. The original IgniteXL is a slide-in fireplace, which is inserted into position after the wall opening has been framed and finished.

Dimplex IgniteXL Bold models

IgniteXL Bold comes in 5 sizes: XLF5017-XD, XLF6017-XD, XLF7417-XD, XLF8817-XD, XLF100-XD

Dimplex IgniteXL Bold features and benefits

  • Multi-Fire® XD Flame Effect — Vivid flames that are brighter and more lifelike day or night, featuring a new multi-layered colour effect that creates a sense of depth. Colour settings can be controlled independently or combined in one of five presets.
  • Media Accent Color/Top Light — Customize the fireplace interior by adjusting the media bed and top light – select from a range of preset colours or scroll through Prism mode and freeze on your favourite look.
  • Modern Media Bed — A stylish multi-media bed includes small and large acrylic crystals with natural-looking driftwood.
  • Bigger, Better Viewing — Elevate fireplace enjoyment with an impressive 16″ (40.6 cm) high viewing area.
  • Comfort$aver® Heating System — Concealed heater with safe ceramic heat, plus 11% energy savings, warms up to 1,000 sq. ft.
  • Eco/Heat Boost — Eco reduces the wattage range by keeping heater and fan at minimal settings while maintaining a comfortable heat setting. Heat Boost quickly warms a room using maximum heat and fan output for up to 20 minutes.
  • Air Circulation Mode — A smart feature that moves room air to keep it fresher.
  • Ambient Light Sensor — Automatically adjusts firebox light to suit the room day to night.
  • Built-in Timer — Set timer to automatically shut off the fireplace after a preset time, up to 8 hrs.
  • Heat Management — Enjoy the ambiance of a fire during the warmer months by deactivating the heater via the controls or hard disconnect the heater during installation, if heat is not required at all.
  • Smart Self-Diagnostics — Integrated smart technology that works behind the scenes to enhance the performance of your fireplace by providing maintenance and operation feedback.
  • Hardwire or Plug-in — Designed to be direct-wired to a 120 or 240 volt circuit for a seamless look (optional plug kit available).

Additional IgniteXL Bold features

  • Modular design and installation – join multiple IgniteXL Bold units together to create a dramatically oversize fireplace.
  • 4 Installation configurations – single-sided, 3-sided bay, left-facing L, right-facing L
  • Flame Connect app – control the IgniteXL Bold from your mobile device with WiFi

Dimplex IgniteXL Bold vs. other electric fireplaces

With the increasing popularity of open-plan spaces, the demand for multi-sided fireplace installations has been growing. As a result, all major manufacturers now make a multi-sided linear electric fireplace. While most clients choose these units for their ability to show off the flames from 2 or 3 sides, some are also choosing to install these models in a single-sided application, to take advantage of the frameless installation and bolder appearance.

  • Modern Flames Orion Multi – This new model incorporates Heliovision video flame technology. (Read our review.) It features a viewing height of 18.5 inches with a 9-inch framing depth.
  • Modern Flames Landscape Pro Multi – This model preceded the Orion Multi, and is slightly deeper. It is one of the most flexible of the multi-sided fireplace, and it able to be installed semi-flush, as well as fully flush or on the wall surface. It features a framing depth of 12 inches and a viewing height of 15.5 inches.
  • Amantii Tru-View Bespoke – The latest model in Amantii’s broad range of multi-sided electric fireplaces. Like IgniteXL Bold, it also offers modular installation options. It features a 20-inch viewing height with a 13.25-inch framing depth.
  • Amantii Tru-View XL – The original multi-sided linear fireplace from Amantii, with 15.5-inch viewing height and 14.75-inch framing depth.
  • Amantii TRV-Slim – This is the slimmest of Amantii’s many 3-sided fireplace models, with a regular height 15.5-inch viewing window and 11.125-inch framing depth.
  • Amantii TRV-XT – This model features an extra-tall viewing area of 22-inches.
  • Napoleon Trivista Primis – This model comes in fewer size options than the others, with a framing depth of just 9.25 inches.


Given the popularity of multi-sided fireplaces, it’s about time that Dimplex had a product in this category. We expect IgniteXL Bold to attract loyal clients with its realistic flames.  Architects and designers are going to love the ability to join multiple units together for commercial projects. We expect to see further growth in this category of fireplaces.

Stylish Fireplaces knows that adding a fireplace to your home can be challenging. With an electric fireplace and their NFI Certified Hearth Design Specialists, it’s easy to create a space you’ll love to share with family and friends. Check out all the options and connect with their experts for help to find the perfect electric fireplace for you. You’ll live stylishly ever after. 

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