Brrrrr. Your backyard is beautifully furnished, but it can be freezing out there in the evening.

Brrrrr. Your backyard is beautifully furnished, but it can be freezing out there in the evening.

A new product provides an alternative to warming your hands by the fire pit or using one of those industrial mushroom-shaped patio heaters: The Endless Summer electric patio heater is disguised as a decorative lamp.

The heaters, available in floor or table size, give off a 12-foot circle of warmth using radiant-heat technology. They are weather-resistant and turn off automatically if tilted. Finishes include cherry wood, bronze and ivory.

More information at www.bluerhino.com. The heaters, priced at $179 to $249, should be at Lowe's stores in July.