Now, that's hot: a rotating disco mirror ball in miniature, sworn to recreate that funky atmosphere we enjoyed so much during the 70s and the 80s and even closer to our day. But the really hot things are yet to come, as this disco light is entirely energy-saving because it uses no electricity – it works on candle-power. All you have to do to set the groove in motion is to light two candles and place them in their designated places, then enjoy the rotating small sparkles around you and play that Bee Gees CD.
The gadget is ridiculously simple in its principle, but the fun is simply immense: as the candles burn, the air gets hot and rises towards the "wings" attached to the rotating axle.
Then the axle itself will start revolving, and with it the mirror ball, reflecting the light coming from the candles and creating a most warm and cozy atmosphere, simply perfect for those romantic moments in the company of the one you love. Taking into account that good candles can burn for many hours, you're sure that the cool lighting system will work for the entire evening without the need of a replacement; just make sure you don't fall asleep with the candles still lit or some bigger and far more unpleasant lighting FX could be triggered as your house catches fire.
This wacky gadget is also pretty cool for carrying it with you in case you plan a quiet weekend in the wild together with your friends in a place where electricity is missing completely; as long as you've got candles, the disco's open, even if you'll be dancing to some portable speakers and an iPod.
The Candle-powered Disco Ball retails for around 20 EUR
) and comes with two included candles. Now, we couldn't agree more with the question the editors from Foolish Gadgets have asked themselves: since the design of this candle-powered disco ball seems to be extremely easy to build, wouldn't it actually be dramatically cheaper to build one yourself? And also have a lot of fun doing that, because we expect you bought beer with the money you saved... We are just a few, but there are many of you, Softpedia users, out there. That's why we thought it would be a good idea to create an email address for you to help us a little in finding gadgets we missed. Interesting links are bound to be posted with recognition going mainly to those who submit. The address is .