The conceptual 'IGNIS' thermal electric light is a small but mighty solution for use in remote areas, when camping or even emergencies to keep users supported at all times. The solution is designed as a portable lantern that can also generate power from heat sources, which means that using the accompanying chamber for burning oils, spirits or even fats can be converted into electricity. Users can also place the lantern on a stovetop to charge the internal battery to keep a full smartphone charge available or enough power for many hours of illumination.
Designer of the conceptual 'IGNIS' thermal electric light, Tobias Trübenbacher, explained his creation saying, "I made many experiments and tests with this thermoelectric elements to find out the ideal conditions for a maximum current. As in the final product there is a heat conducting aluminum surface over a heat source on one side of the thermoelectric modules and a heat sink which maintains the ambient temperature on the other side, current is generated which is stored in several batteries."