This is a tribute to Andre Kutscherauer's excellent image entitled Selfillumination. The original can be viewed in his wonderful portfolio: http://kutsche.cgsociety.org/gallery/317373
The whole thing was modeled in Lightwave with measurements taken from real life objects and the image was rendered with f-prime. The model itself is fully rigged and animatable, except for the power cable. The glass surface is a heavily modified glass preset, all other surfaces are procedural.
The scene is lit with an HDR image. Render time was 14 hours for 3000x1280 image.
I hope no one minds, that I used someone else's work for inspiration. The modeling and lighting exercises were fun to do. Should Andre have any issues with the image, I will, of course, ask the moderators for it's removal.
Thanks for viewing.