The Thermologi JOI light was presented with the VESTA award for design and technology innovation in the category of Outdoor Room Equipment at the recent Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Thermologi Joi is an ingenious new lighting product that is redefining how consumers can enjoy their outdoor living and dining spaces at night.
What makes the Thermologi Joi so incredible is that it doesn’t use batteries, solar or plug-in electricity to create its light. Instead, it uses a unique power source that is easy to use, economical and found in most every home – the common tea light candle.
Caframo, who are the creators of the Thermologi Joi are best known for their unique Ecofan woodstove fans that use thermoelectric technology to create electricity from the surface heat of a woodstove and then drive a fan which distributes the warm air throughout a room to increase the comfort level and allow fuel savings.
The Thermologi Joi uses this same core technology to transform the energy of a simple tea light into enough light to illuminate the outdoor living space. The average tea light candle will power the Thermologi Joi for about 4 hours.
“The Joi is the first in our new line of thermoelectric powered products being released under our Canadian-made Thermologi brand” says Elliott Good, Sales & Marketing Manager of Caframo. “The goal of our Thermologi brand is to develop thermoelectric powered products that will deliver practical solutions to consumer’s challenges in a truly ingenious way.”
To operate, the user opens the front glass door, inserts a tea light into the holder, lights the candle and closes the door. Within about one minute the Thermologi Joi begins to convert the heat of the tea light candle into an incredible 70+ lumens of light through the 8 high-efficiency LED’s. This is more than 20 times the light generated by a tea light candle.
With the product in its closed position the high efficiency LED’s mounted in the “roof” of the Thermologi Joi’s “house” design provide the perfect amount of light for ambiance from the tabletop. The lamp head or “roof” can also be extended on its telescoping arms to allow an entire table to be illuminated.