egloo eco heater

egloo eco heaterHave you heard of Egloo yet? Egloo is a simple, little heater that uses candle power to heat a room without wasting any electricity. Through a concept developed by Marco Zagaria, a student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, Egloo harnesses the heat from the flames of a few candles inside a terracotta dome, which radiates warmth into a room even after the candles have been blown out.

To combat our continuous waste of electricity, Egloo was conceived as a cheaper, more ecological alternative for warming domestic environments through candle-powered energy.

Best of all, the cute, little Egloo is simple to use. You only have to position four candles on the base and insert the metal grill, which supports the two domes. Once you light the candles, the domes will warm up, and the space between them allows the air filtration necessary for the combustion of the candles, which gives the product its heating power. Once the candles are lit, the temperature of the environment surrounding the Egloo will start to rise between 2° and 3° degrees after 30 minutes. With an average duration of five hours, the four candles are enough to warm up your dorm-sized room.

egloo eco heater

Photos and video via Egloo; h/t Inhabitat

Egloo is available in various versions for all types of rooms: natural, colored and enameled. Because of its high melting point and ductile, naturally heat-resistant properties, terracotta is a material particularly suitable for Egloo because the rapidly stored heat is slowly and gradually conveyed to the environment by thermal radiation.

Be sure to check out the Egloo Indiegogo campaign page for more videos and information on how the product is made! Join in on the campaign until Jan. 28, and start heating your office, dorm or bedroom without using electricity!

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  1. A little radiant dome heater is a nice idea, but the fact that they’re pushing candle power as somehow cheaper or more eco-friendly than mains electricity is baffling (and seems a bit disingenuous).

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