Egloo is a candle powered heater that can heat up a room just for ten cents per day. Creator Marco Zagaria has just launched a Indiegogo campaign to collect funds required for the completion of this project.
Matawan, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/18/2014 -- Egloo is an excellent solution to continuous waste of electricity while heating rooms. A candle-powered heater, Egloo will take advantage of the heat retention capacity of terracotta to provide a cheaper and more ecological energy alternative. Terracotta is a non-metallic, inorganic compound with a high melting point and extraordinary chemicophysical features. Often used for heat-resistant covering, this material helps Egloo gradually distribute the stored energy by thermal radiation.
The major components of Egloo are the base, the grill, and the two domes. The base is an area where the candles are positioned. Once the candles are lit, the domes are warmed up. The domes are supported by metallic grills placed on the base. To ensure optimum functioning, Egloo requires four candles with an average life of five hours. There is a thinner dome on the base that stores heat quickly and conveys the same to the external dome. Warm air stored between the covers results in heating of the room by thermal exchange with the environment. When functioning optimally, Egloo can adequately warm up a 20mq room.
Egloo can be used simply by positioning the four candles on the base, inserting the grill, and placing the domes on the grills. It takes only five minutes for Egloo to start functioning. Some of the most important features of the product include
- Overall weight of just 1 kg.
- Each refill has a life of 5 hours with less than 10 cent.
- Requires only 5 minutes getting to the right temperature.
- Available in various versions: Natural, Colored and enameled.
Marco Zagaria, the creator of Egloo, has just started his Indiegogo campaign to meet the expenses to start mass producing Egloo. His total funding requirement is $30,000, and the campaign will end on January 28, 2015.
More information about the campaign is available at http://bit.ly/1zfnKT1.
Marco Zagaria's business website is http://eglooinfo.it/.
Egloo is conceived for contrasting continuous waste of electricity used for warming domestic rooms, offering, as a option, a candle-powered way that provides a cheaper and more ecological energy, taking advantage of features of terracotta that stores the heat and slowly and gradually releases it by radiation, even after it blows out.