Turning The Classic Light Bulb Into Unique Hanging Art

When CFLs started becoming more prominent than familiar incandescent light bulbs, their unusual shape still put off many people. Lighting manufacturers have since tried to adapt CFLs and LEDs to once again imitate the common bulb shape, however, changing lighting types and styles do inspire some artists to reimagine the experience of lighting and the structure of common light fixtures.

Some have even found a way to incorporate bulb and fixture to come together as one art piece.

Image David Graas

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“The fittingly named ‘Stalaclights’ slip over LED bulbs to give a room a cool glow. They’re a recent creation of David Graas, a product designer from the Netherlands whose work often focuses on sustainability. For this project, he wanted to exploit the nearly heatless surface of LEDs to make decor that’s half skyline, half abysmal cavern.”

What do you think of this creative mix of modern lighting décor that plays off a classic light bulb structure? Would you place one or a few in your home to create an upside down skyline?

3 thoughts on “Turning The Classic Light Bulb Into Unique Hanging Art

  1. James says on February 5, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    What is the purpose of creating these obscure shapes, for a light bulb, no less? Is it pure artistry? Is it done for the same purpose that creative lamp shapes are made? I am willing to bet that if it is at all possible to create a shape that improves the flow of light, then that will be a big selling item.

  2. Peter says on February 7, 2015 at 2:04 am

    I wonder what the purpose of these strange Japanese light bulbs. They don’t seem to provide much illumination. The ones featured in this video seem to be the kind of fun bulbs you find at the novelties shop in a mall. These are the type of bulbs you would use in your teenagers bedroom or a club.

  3. Nicholas says on February 8, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    The Japanese culture produces some strange things, including weird humor in their TV shows and movies, strange adult film fetishes, and now we are seeing some strange, but creative light bulbs. Actually, these light bulbs aren’t so strange. You can find some equally creative lighting in novelty shops in any suburban shopping mall.

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