Empire Direct-Vent Cast Iron Stoves come standard with the Expanded Slope Glaze Burner system – which adds an extra inch of ember bed. Topped off with the hand-painted ceramic fiber log set, the effect is stunningly realistic and guaranteed to keep you and your guests mesmerized for hours. Empire Stoves are available in Millivolt and Intermittent Pilot. The Millivolt system lights a standing pilot with a pushbutton piezo ignitor. Once the standing pilot is lit, the MV system operates with an on/off switch or optional remote control system. The standing pilot allows your Empire stove to provide heat during power outages. IP systems eliminate the standing pilot for even greater energy savings. Pressing the on/off switch ignites the pilot, which then ignites the main burner. IP systems can also operate with an optional remote control system. Battery backup allows your Empire stove to provide heat during power outages.