Egloo works by concentrating the heat from the four-candle flame inside a terracotta dome, radiating heat into a room even after the candles have burned out.
The design was developed by Marco Zagaria, a student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, and at the moment, he is seeking funding to be able to commercialize it.
The project is seeking financing through Indiegogo, where you can participate in the project and start heating your office, bedroom or room without using electricity. Egloo is made up of four elements: the base, the grill and the two domes. The base offers space for the placement of the candles that, once lit, will heat the domes. There is a metal grill attached to the base, serving as a support for the domes. Only four candles are needed for the proper functioning of Egloo.
With an average duration of five hours, they are enough to heat a 20 m2 room. The thinner dome, placed in the center of the base, stores a high rate of heat, which is transmitted to the outer dome; the upper air intake facilitates the exit of hot air stored between the covers, which allows heat exchange.
Egloo has a simple and compact form. It can fit anywhere, it weighs 1 kg. Once turned on, Egloo needs 5 minutes to reach the proper temperature. In 30 minutes the room temperature will increase between 2 ° and 3 ° degrees. Terracotta is a particularly suitable material for Egloo because heat, stored quickly, is slowly and gradually transported to the environment by thermal radiation.
The Epoch Times