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LED-equipped cork turns wine bottles into lamps

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bottlelight-festooned wine bottles, helping to class things up a little
bottlelight-festooned wine bottles, helping to class things up a little
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You twist the LED to turn it on, then stick the bottlelight in the top of a wine bottle
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You twist the LED to turn it on, then stick the bottlelight in the top of a wine bottle
bottlelight-festooned wine bottles, helping to class things up a little
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bottlelight-festooned wine bottles, helping to class things up a little
To recharge the bottlelight's integrated battery, you remove the LED section from the cork, then plug it into a USB cable or charger
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To recharge the bottlelight's integrated battery, you remove the LED section from the cork, then plug it into a USB cable or charger

There's an old camping trick, for people who don't want to bother getting a lantern: just stick a flashlight up against the bottom of a plastic pop bottle, turn the flashlight on, then bask in the bottle's glow. Now you can do the same sort of thing with wine bottles, using suckUK's bottlelight.

The bottlelight itself is simply a cork with a battery-powered LED attached to the bottom. You twist the LED to turn it on, then stick the whole device in the top of a wine bottle – just like you'd do with a regular cork. The result is a swanky glowing bottle that Martha Stewart would kill for.

You twist the LED to turn it on, then stick the bottlelight in the top of a wine bottle
You twist the LED to turn it on, then stick the bottlelight in the top of a wine bottle

To recharge the bottlelight's integrated battery, you remove the LED section from the cork, then plug it into a USB cable or charger. One hour of charging time should get you 2.5 hours of bottle-illuminating action.

suckUK suggests using the bottlelight with empty wine bottles, although we can't help but wonder if the light would be more evenly distributed if it were shining through water – or even a nice white or rosé. In any case, if you want one, you can order it for US$15.

You can see it lighting up some bottles in the video below.

Source: suckUK via Gizmodo

Suck UK - Bottle Light

3 comments
Mike Singleton
Lovely idea. Although haven't they missed a trick in filling the bottles with water? http://www.fourwinds10.net/resources/uploads/images/Light-from-a-water-bottle-could-brighten-millions-of-poor-homes.jpg
BP
This is fantastic. Always on the look out for an excuse to open another bottle :) How about some multi colour as well?
vblancer
Maybe a bottle filled with clear colored marbles or glass beads. I like this thing but then I am kind of an LED nut. There are 5 LED flashlight within arm's reach right now. Two of them 6 inch 900 lumen lights that you can put in a pocket.