Useless Invention Nominee

I saw this promotional video for something called a ThermLight … since I was already looking for a candle-powered LED candle video, I thought that this was a spoof or joke or maybe a Kickstarter project. However, it appears to be a real product. At $159, however, I don’t think that I’ll be buying one.

Take some dinosaurs and a forest and compress the heck out of them for a few million years, extract the goo from the result and separate out the paraffin, form the paraffin into little tea candles and then use them to provide LED light for your eyes.

PS: What could be more romantic than a candle-powered LED light instead of a couple of regular candles?


I heard their next project is a candle powered air cleaner.


Have you ever looked up “cloaking device” in the patent database ?