Ever wish you could paddle through Puerto Rico's bioluminescent waters, but don't relish the thought of swimming with thousands of dinoflagellates? Amsterdam-based designer Teresa van Dongen has created a sterilized version of the experience in the form of... a lamp.

At least that's van Dongen calls it. In the video above, the 'lamp' demonstrates it's unusual lighting system. It works like this: a glass tube is half-filled with a "Artificial Seawater Medium" and unique bioluminescent micro-organisms. With the help of two balanced weights, a gentle push every so often is enough to make it glow (in the wild, the movement of waves provides oxygen to the microorganisms, causing them to emit light).

Perhaps not the most effortless lighting system, but we'll forgive the inconvenience in favour of wow factor.