JOI, an ingenious new heat powered lighting product for outdoor living is now in full production and available coast to coast at outdoor living retailers across North America.

JOI was introduced at the International Casual Furniture and Accessories Market held in Chicago in September 2011 and was presented an ICFA Design Excellence Award for outdoor lighting. Since that time more than 3000 units have shipped.

What makes JOI so remarkable 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.

JOI uses thermoelectric 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.

“Participating in the International Casual Furniture and Accessories Market for the first time and receiving the Design Excellence Award gave a great boost to our launch” says Elliott Good, Sales & Marketing Manager at Caframo Limited, makers of JOI. “Initial sales have been overwhelming and we are looking forward to our next exciting Thermologi product being released this fall.”

Caframo, who are the creators of JOI are best known for their unique Ecofan wood stove fans that also use thermoelectric technology to create electricity from the surface heat of a wood stove and then drive a fan which distributes the warm air throughout a room to increase the level of comfort and allow fuel savings.