Outdoor Heating Solutions – Infrared Electric Heaters made in NZ

Kelray Heating was founded out of the need for a high quality outdoor heating solution which was simply not available in the market. Dissatisfied with the products on the market at the time,  Kelray Heating founders, Kelvin Davis and Ray Maddix set out to produce the next generation of outdoor heater.


Built in New Zealand, using high quality NZ sourced materials, Kelray Heating’s electric heaters are specifically designed for New Zealand and Australian conditions – particularly our salt-laden air. Kelray Heating has built a worldwide reputation for their quality, durable product and now supplies their outdoor heaters throughout NZ, Australia, Europe and the Pacific.


Unlike gas heaters, which simply heat the surrounding air, resulting in a high level of wastage, Kelray’s range of electric infrared heaters  utalise high intensity medium wave length which passes through air and is absorbed by solid objects like our bodies. With Kelray’s electric outdoor heaters you achieve a better use of energy – saving up to 75% on operating costs in comparison to traditional outdoor LPG heaters.


Whether you are looking to make your outdoor patio more usable, or need a comprehensive outdoor heating solution for a commercial venue, Kelray Heating offers a diverse range of outdoor heating products.

I was impressed with the quality of the heater...

….and the thought that has gone into making it simple for installation. It was great that you included spanners to use for tightening up the element. As an electrical contractor it is frequently frustrating when you receive goods that are not easy to assemble and require extra thought and work to install. This heater was so simple and I would recommend it to anyone. It looks great – the quality is obvious. We look forward to many years of use. Brent Tulloch (Tulloch Electrical Limited, Wellington)

About Kelray Outdoor Heating

About Kelray Outdoor Heating Kelray Heating is owned by New Zealanders Kelvin Davis and Ray Maddix. Kelvin and Ray have been active in the automotive and industrial infrared radiant outdoor heating market in New Zealand since the early 1990′s. Kelray Heaters, manufactured locally in New Zealand, sold throughout  the world. Read More

Outdoor Heating Products

Kelray Outdoor Heating Products With Kelray Radiant Heaters you can enjoy outdoor dining and entertaining all year round. Our Kelray Electric Infrared Radiant Outdoor Heating is remarkably efficient and cost effective. Nearly 100% of the energy is converted into safe radiant heat which is absorbed only by people and solid objects. Read More

Outdoor Heating Gallery

Kelray Outdoor Heating Gallery Suitable for indoor/outdoor heating use. Often used at factory workstations, dispatch areas, restaurants, bars and outdoor alfresco dining. Unlike gas patio heaters Kelray Heaters are safe to use for indoor and outdoor heating. One heater will heat a 4 x 4m area. Heated area dependant on placement of heater. Read More

What people are saying..

The heater works for this shade in the winter. With the combination of the Kelray Heater and shade this has been a fine investment for Rochelle and I. We know this has paid for itself already…………..10 fold

Todd, Pakuranga
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Infrared Patio Heaters for NZ Conditions

Kiwis love their outdoor living. But with often unpredictable temperatures our patios and outdoor spaces are often uninhabitable. Kelray Heating’s range of outdoor patio heaters will allow you to utilise your outdoor spaces, all year round.


Unlike traditional patio heaters & lamps which operate on gas, using the process of convection to heat only the surrounding air, Kelray’s electric patio heaters work to drastically minimise heat wastage, ensuring heated air is not blown away in the breeze.


Kelray Heating’s electric patio heaters can heat spaces up to 16 square metres and come with a 3 year warranty – NZ’s longest outdoor patio heater warranty.


Why choose Kelray Outdoor Heating?

  • Low initial cost, no maintenance
    no moving parts, no gas bottles to change- just flick a switch
  • No open flame or hot parts in contact
    Clean,green with no emissions into the atmosphere like gas
  • Energy efficient heaters with low operating cost
    Approximately 25% of the cost of gas to operate
  • Approx 70 cents per hour to run a 3000 watt heater
    Based on current energy prices of 22-25 cents per hour/Kw.
  • 316 marine grade stainless steel, great for coastal areas
    All fittings,screws,bolts etc are also 316 stainless steel (many imported heaters still use mild steel nickel plated screws and other fitments that rust very quickly)
  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor heating
    Often used at factory workstations, dispatch areas, restaurants, bars and outdoor alfresco dining. Unlike gas patio heaters Kelray Heaters are safe to use for indoor use and enclosed awnings
  • Range of heater models
    Our Kelray heaters range from 2Kw ( 1 metre length) through to double element 8 Kw ( 1560mm length)
  • One heater will cover a 4 x 4 meter area
    Heated area dependant on placement of heater ie height and power output of heater
  • Quartz Elements provide instant outdoor heating which can be controlled by movement sensors
    Reach full temperature in approximately 1 minute. Heaters can be fitted with heat controllers, on/off switching using motion sensors and timers. Ideal for public smoking area’s- many times more effective than gas patio heaters
  • Manufactured in NZ for Australian and NZ outdoor heating conditions
    Sold through out the world. NZ quality, NZ warranty and service
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