tea bag light

Caution: do not consume. Like the infamously dosed Kool-Aid, this is one cool liquid refreshment that you do not want to drink – just add a ‘tea bag’ and carry the cups where you require illumination. This ingenious glow-in-the-dark liquid concoction will light up your glass, bounce off the ceiling above and dance on table surface around it.

Like a modern version of the Wonka candy factory, it might make your face go the bright green, red or yellow colors of those party-favor glowing bracelets, necklaces and light sticks.

eco friendly tea light design

This ‘Lighting Bag’ is conceived of as an alternative to eco-unfriendly tea lights for home and restaurant tables. The effect (much like a real candle flame) is much too dynamic to be caught in a still photograph – watch the video to get a better understanding of the ambient effects.

Ah, but there is always a catch with these kinds of things: even in adult-only settings (clubs, bars, etc…) – or perhaps even more-so in these since some people will be intoxicated – there is are rest of the young, curious and/or confused people who will attempt to imbibe this strange glowing substance. It is all fun and games until someone starts glowing neon green. Takashi Yamada came up with the initial idea, but the question remains: can it be made for mass consumption without a risk that the masses will attempt to physically consume it?

lightning bag tea bag

“A cup of light. It enables to draw a light easily just by using the tiny Lighting Bag. The lighting enables to fill in your room by each specific colors, just like a tea bag draws a color by its taste. The Lighting Bag gives you a light like a tea bag does. The illumination has had physical form since the lighting invented. And a thousand of designers created a shape by themselves. Now it is familiar to us that the light has a form. The Lighting bag offers you a chance which creates a form easily, just by using a tea bag. Design is not magic show. But designer can give people the magical experience.”