Has anyone here heard of these "Thermologi" lights
? I came across them while perusing the Air Miles Rewards website
and started looking into them.
Here's a description from the Lee Valley website:
"This innovative lantern emits a surprising amount of light, considering its power source. No power cord or batteries are required; it generates its own electricity by harnessing the heat energy of a single candle flame to run eight LEDs. It produces the equivalent light of about 18 tealight candles (70 lumens), more than enough to read by or illuminate a table top.
The lantern’s operation is based on a phenomenon known as the Seebeck effect, using thermocouple technology to generate an electrical current by exploiting the temperature difference between the inside of the lantern and the cooler outside air. As long as the candle inside the lamp housing is burning, the LEDs will continue to emit light."
They seem the perfect outdoor lighting option for boondocking- no electricity required and all the light we could want, produced by a single tea light candle. I figure if the LED lights are too bright, I can always cover up some of them with tape or even warm up the colour with photographic gels. The light can also be controlled by raising the lid for a wider spread or leaving it down for more localized look. As an added bonus for us, they are made in Canada.
IMO they are quite costly to buy retail
but seeing as we could redeem Air Miles for one it seemed free. We should receive ours in the New Year.