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Egloo is an easy-use cheap candle-powered heater for domestic use, realized in terracotta and produced in Italy!
Egloo is an easy-use cheap candle-powered heater for domestic use, realized in terracotta and produced in Italy!
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What is a prototype?

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Proof of Concept

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Design Prototype

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Production Prototype

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What is Egloo?

Egloo is conceived for contrasting continuous waste of electricity used for warming domestic environment, 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.

 

 

 

 

How to use it

Using Egloo is simple. It takes only the positioning of the three candles on the base and the insertion of the grill on which the domes must be placed. 
After only five minutes Egloo is ready.

 

How does it work

Once you light it up, Egloo needs 5 minutes to get to the right temperature. Once the candles are lighted up, they will warm up before the thinner chamber storing a high rate of heat (between 140° and 180° degrees). The warmth is then conveyed to the external covering (between 30° and 50° degrees).

 The air intake of the external dome facilitate the outgoing of the warm air stored between the covers, allowing thermal exchange with the room environment.

After only 30 minutes the temperature of the environment surrounding the Egloo will be increased between 2° and 3° degrees.

How is it made?


 Egloo is composed by four elements: the base, the grill and the two domes.
The base offers a space for the positioning of the candles that, once you light them up, will warm the domes up.
There is a metal grill placed on the base, serving as a support for the domes. It makes a space to let the air in, necessary for the combustion of the candles.

 

The thinner dome, placed centrally on the base, stores a high rate of heat, that is conveyed to the external dome; the dome's air intake facilitate the outgoing of the warm air stored between the covers, allowing thermal exchange with the environment.

 

Technical feature

Egloo has a simple and compact shape. It can adapt to every kind of place, with a overall weight of 1 kg.

Egloo is a useful utensil to warm average rooms up with a very restrained cost, needs 3 candles for a complete refill, enough for warming up a 20mq environment. Each refill has a life of 5 hours with less than 10 cent.

 

 

Design process

Egloo project was born three years ago with the express purpose of giving everyone a useful, beautiful and effective product. 

Since then many things have changed and now finally, thanks to the suggestions of our customers and to your help, will be able to produce this new model of Egloo. 



We conducted a year of laboratory tests to create a new composition of terra-cotta hydrophilic which is able to withstand high temperatures, much more resistant and that releases much more heat than before. 



We have completely redesigned the grill and the domes changing the form, height, thickness and even the hole of the small dome.


 


We have finally created our candles, studied and designed specifically to ensure maximum performance and maximum safety! 

Candles are created with natural materials and environmentally friendly. 



The candles are able to withstand hight temperature; they last much longer and are able to release much more heat. 

New candles are available in different fragrances and colors. 



We also studied a citronella candle so you can use your loved Egloo, even in summer against annoying insects. 

If we reach the goal we have set a new spark plug in each Egloo sold!!



Designed for everyone!

Egloo is available in various versions: Natural, coloured and glazed.

Egloo - Natural

 

 

Egloo - Coloured Red

 

Egloo - Coloured Blue

 

Egloo - Coloured Beige


 

Egloo - Coloured Black

 


Egloo - Glazed Black

 

Egloo - Glazed White


Egloo - Metal Black


 

Egloo - Metal Gray


 

Egloo - Textured Orange


 

Egloo - Textured Violet

 



Egloo - Textured Turquoise

 

By popular demand, we have introduced two new colors : Tiffany and crazy green ! Your suggestions are important to us.

Egloo - Coloured Tiffany

 Egloo - Coloured Green

 

Risks and challenges

The first prototypes were built handcrafted, in order to assess the efficiency according to the shape and volume, and then be painted and glazed by hand. We are already in contact with the various suppliers, for the production of individual parts, and with a network of international shipments, which will not go beyond the deadline. In large scale production the final color will be directly mixed with the terracotta da fiamma to the liquid state in order to have a perfectly homogeneous coloring and more resistant components to high temperatures.

It's advisable to use a maximum of 3 candles to avoid that concentrates a high level of temperature in the lower part. Do not use candles of low quality because of possible emission of harmful substances into the wax.

Keep away from children when Egloo is in operation: the temperature of the outer dome reaches temperatures between 30-50 C° degrees. We recommend Egloo handle with care and do not move when in use.

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    Egloo - Coloured BEIGE

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    Egloo - Coloured TIFFANY

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