Candle Powered Heater
A Northern California inventor has created an attractive tabletop heater that adds meaningful heat into home or office powered by a single candle. This functional and creative device consists of a multi-core steel and ceramic radiator suspended above the candle on an artistic naturally finished steel frame. The rising heat of the candle is captured and concentrated in the radiator assembly by a central solid steel core. After 20-30 minutes the outer ceramic surface radiates the captured thermal energy into home or office.
» Source: Heat Stick
The solidly compact design (smaller than a Coleman lantern) adds meaningfully to your space heating requirements because it is always on, not cycling on and off like a furnace. The heat transfer is constant as long as the candle flame is centered under the steel inner core. Another bonus is that the soot associated with burning candles is captured in the interstices of the radiator assembly and is easily brushed or vacuumed out.
J.O. of New York State had this to say: I am happy to report that the heater works as advertised. I had it on for about three hours last night . . . the room temperature had risen about 3 degrees (higher) than the rest of the house. The unit felt very warm to the touch and gave out warm ambient light with reduced candle soot odor. Kids loved it too and we spent the evening with all other lights out . . . Keep up the good work.
The Kandle Heeter Candle Holder is priced at $25.95 and available from the manufacturer at www.heatstick.com. The website is very informative with lots of pictures, testimonials, explanations, and informative mini video clips. This simple low-tech solution to space heating in a small environment has real potential to impact lives and the planet in an energy positive way. Certainly if you burn candles for ambiance it is a no-brainer and if you have been using an electric heater for spot heating, but it is really just a bit too warm, you can burn a candle instead and cut that power bill significantly. And if the lights (and furnace) should go out one dark and stormy night we can cozy up in front of the fire and stay a little warmer in the candlelight together.