by , 12/07/06

Self-destructo candle, The Design Can, Brooklyn designers, Jeannie Cho, LED lamp candle, self-destructing candle

With The Design Can’s clever new Self-Destructo Candle, you can literally burn your candle at both ends. The Self-Destructo is a traditional paraffin pillar candle with an embedded LED light. If you replace the battery occasionally, the LED “candle” will last forever. However, if you ever get tired of it – you don’t need to worry about sending yet another gadget to landfill. Instead, just flip the candle over, cut the wick, light it, and watch it slowly melt away. Self-destruction is the future of eco-design!

$37 from Elsewares

The Design Can is a Brooklyn based creative team focusing on design for exceptional living. Founded by Pratt grads Steven Tomlinson and Jeannie Choe, The Design Can produces humorous and conceptually engaging furniture and interior design products such as the “Self-Portrait Mirror” that we covered in 2005.

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  1. Self-Destructo Candle a... January 2, 2007 at 3:05 pm

    […] Via Inhabitat, A cool design concept of dual-use candles. One end features a battery powered LED for an “endless” candle. But if you’re bored, you can flip it over and use the wick end and let it burn away. Very cool. Available at Elsewares. […]

  2. Steve December 28, 2006 at 8:08 am

    This looks just like the Philips Imageo candles, only those ones are always lit, the base contains an RGB leds which is faded through an aray of colours, the candles burns down to the part containing the led and battery. LED and battery are encased in a plastic bulb, so the hot was doesn’t get near them, the plastic buld opens up at the bottom to allow you to replace or recover the 9V battery block as well as the electronics.

  3. Robert Sloworsen December 16, 2006 at 12:32 pm

    To me this is a good idea,and its uniqueness overrides the question of wether or not it is eco-friendly. I have one and I enjoy at night!

  4. Marc Kline December 15, 2006 at 2:47 am

    You can take out the LED w/ the battery in it before burning. It is not meant to burn with the LED still in it.

  5. Breena Ronan December 9, 2006 at 4:58 pm

    What happens to the LED and the battery? There must be some kind of framework to hold them in place too. In my experience most candles don’t burn very completely.

  6. Thomas December 9, 2006 at 2:55 pm

    The candle will burn down to the battary and LED. Bad news in my opinion: lithium batteries have extremely flammable contents (let’s hope they use alkaline) and LEDs are toxic even though the amount of material is small.

    A battery powered light is just not environmentally friendly.

    Now I’ve seen fake candles for use in bars that use a rechargeable battery…

  7. Moo December 8, 2006 at 12:49 pm

    0_0 Sorry but I need some clarification here.

    So the lamp actually burns away into nothing? No harm done and all? Or does all the wax just melt off the thing?

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