Gadgetronica | Tellurex, the company behind this project believes their product to become the next must-have household product for outdoor recreation. tPOD 1, or thermoelectric Power On Demand is powered by Tea Candles. Yes, green and renewable tea candles. A single tea candle can impart enough charge to light a 25 LED bulb (very bright) for 4 hours straight. By placing the tea candles under the tPOD1, it provides the right amount of heat to so as to allow the thermoelectric modules in the tPOD1 to generate just under a quarter watt of power.