Item #: SCP-XXXX


Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is not to be removed from its containment chamber unless requested by personnel with a level 3 clearance or above. SCP-XXXX’s containment cell must be kept closed unless personnel are preparing for testing, in which case thermal protection must be worn and the door must be immediately locked shut after entry and exit. SCP-XXXX’s containment takes place in Site 19.

SCP-XXXX Is to be kept in an 8 by 8 by 4-meter room, and the walls are constructed of 10 cm tungsten, which has coolant run through it during times of testing or whenever temperatures exceed 100 degrees Celsius. The walls are windowless and solid, excluding a tungsten door located in the center of one of the chamber’s walls. SCP-XXXX Is to be monitored through cameras located on the top corners the containment chamber.

The SCP is to be kept in the center of the room on a 1-meter tungsten pedestal, where electricity is administered to the object. If at any time electricity is not detected running through SCP-XXXX, but the power is still on, SCP-XXXX Is to be immediately transferred to an identical pedestal, 4 of which are located in the corners of the room. The broken tungsten pedestal will be repaired for future reuse, and when it is returned SCP-XXXX is to be transferred back to the original pedestal.

SCP-XXXX requires 20 Volts of electricity to be run through it at .5 Amps in order to keep it safely deactivated, however only 15 Volts are required to keep the SCP dormant. In case of power loss, a backup power supply will be activated and will run for one hundred fifty (150) hours before depleting. If power has not restored in this time, a crank dynamo (located in room XXXX-7) is to be used until base power is restored. This crank dynamo will only be used to run electricity through SCP-XXXX, and excess energy will be used to charge the backup power supply.

Six class C personnel are responsible for SCP-XXXX. Two are to be on-site at all times, monitoring SCP-XXXX with each holding 8-hour shifts, however, their start times are staggered so that every 4 hours one personnel leaves and another one enters. At exactly 0:00 every day one personnel member must enter SCP-XXXX’s cell to make sure that all circumstances are normal. If one of the personnel is incapacitated, or somehow unable to perform duties, other class C personnel from in Site 19 will assume the position.

Description: SCP-XXXX resembles a standard lightbulb, however, it works differently in that it gives off heat instead of light, and will cease heat production when electricity is run through it. SCP-XXXX will slowly increase its temperature until an electrical current is administered, in which case it will begin to lower its temperature until it reaches zero degrees Celsius. SCP-XXXX appears to not be affected by temperatures around it, remaining at a constant 0 degrees (when exposed to electricity), even when in the presence of extreme heat or cold, however, it does affect temperatures of areas around it.
The period of time in which the light bulb increases its heat, also known as the warming period, is observed to be about 82 hours, where the temperature increases 1/3 of a degree per minute, maxing out at 1640 degrees. The table below displays a list of significant temperatures.

Significant Points during Warming Period
Time (hours) Temperature (celcius) Event
0 0 Resting point, the object will remain at this point until no longer exposed to electricity
5 100 SCP-XXXX is hot enough to boil water at this point
6.1 122 All known non-ananomolus life forms perish
11.7 234 Any flammable materials will ignite
53.2 1064 Gold Melts
76.75 1535 Iron Melts
77 1540 Glass Melts
82 1640 Warming Period Ends

The dimming period, or the time it which the SCP’s temperature decreases, starts as soon as an electrical signal is transferred into SCP-XXXX, and takes place over a period of about 2 hours. The dimming period takes two hours regardless of what the starting temperature is. If electricity is removed at any point during the cooling period the SCP will resume the warming period at its current temperature.
SCP-XXXX was discovered in an abandoned test lab in ████████, Wisconsin, plugged into an electricity source. It was brought to Site-19 along with its electricity source but was transferred to a more reliable electric source for safety. Its maximum temperature was observed through the use of thermal sensors embedded into SCP-XXXX’s containment chamber, 2 weeks after the discovery of SCP-XXXX.
From the dates of October 3, 1998 - June 7, 2003, experiments were conducted on SCP-XXXX. After this period, testing ceased due to sufficient knowledge of the object’s properties, so it was only kept in its containment chamber. However, on June 6, 2015, trials restarted for hopes of using SCP-XXXX as an energy source. For more information on tests done to SCP-XXXX, see Addendum SCP-XXXX-A.
Addendum XXXX-A:
The following is a log of events pertaining to SCP-XXXX

October 1, 1998

October 3, 1998
[Request to begin testing on SCP-XXXX for basic properties]-[APPROVED]

January 25, 1999
[Request to reclassify SCP-XXXX to Thaumiel]-[DENIED]
Request to reclassify SCP-XXXX to Thaumiel was denied due to impracticality. SCP-XXXX would not be viable for neutralization of Keter-class SCPs due to it’s 82-hour activation time. In addition, SCP-XXXX is too difficult to control to be used as a weapon and would cause an excess amount of collateral damage.

June 7, 2003
[End of testing for basic properties]

December 27, 2017
[Request to use SCP-XXXX for energy generation]-[APPROVED]
Tests look promising for energy generation by conversion of heat to electricity, however, SCP-XXXX will need to be kept at a constant temperature of no more than 400 degrees Celsius. Expected to have system working by mid-2019. - Dr, ████████