The Light Bulb

Do you remember the light bulb jokes?

Q. How many Polacks does it take to change a light bulb? A. Three—one to hold the light bulb and two to turn the ladder. But what if their light bulb starts melting?

Q. How many Lilliputians does it take to screw in a light bulb? A. Two. You just put them in a light bulb and let them do it. What would happen if they decide to transform the light bulb into a flying ballon and travel around the world inside the dull. Sounds strange, right?

Some of those jokes might apply for the casual light bulbs… but not for the following ones. The world is continuously changing its shapes…

Via 2pep

Twisted Double Bulb

How many fingers… sorry, light bulbs I meant… can you see??!?! One? Two? More? 😛

Via Dornob

The Martyr

A little man, with not enough power in front of the careless human race, struggling to save energy by removing the plugs.

A project of The Play Coalition

Let’s help him… it would be a huge pitty to see the exhausted little light bulb like this:


The Diamond Lights

Sorry… but what girl could ignore such a big diamond?!?!? It’s chic… :))

Designed by Eric Therner, Copyright © Jesper Lindstrom

Hanabi (=”flower + fire”)

Gently opens to give light. When it is turned on, the wonderful lamp blooms similar to a flower according to the intensity of the heat…

Designed by Nendo

The chandelier bulb

Interesting concept… but the design looks a bit kitschy. Right or right? 😀

Weird LIght Bulb

Project by Kyouei-LTD 

Flying bulbs

Deconstructed and embellished with wire decorations – Baroque style, some simple light bulbs become artistic sculptures.  The intricate embellishments that encircle the bulbs transform them in expensive “jewelries”. Wonderful creations by Michael Wiegand.

Designed by Balloonatics Enterprises

Soooo lazy… blubs.

A few crazy light bulbs decided to reinvent themselves and accepted a new existence, free of their ordinary duties. They started to creep on the tables, trickle down from the ceiling, rest in a drawer. Worthy to be called weird.

Designed by Pieke Bergmans, Via My Modern Met

Air Balloons

Or reconditioned light bulbs by using a marvelous combination of lively colors for decorating the globes and small little  animal figures chosen as “air passengers”…

Designed by Souther Salazar, at Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Oyule Light Bulbs

A long time ago, our grand, grandparents, before the light bulb appeared, they used to make light… can you remember? The famous oil lamps that were spreading mysterious shadows… What do you need for an elegant trip to the past: a regular incandescent light bulbs filled with paraffin and using a wick instead of a filament and an almost invisible magnet to stand.

Designed by Sergio Silva

Climbing Light

Going up with no fear of falling… Pretty ingenious, although very simple. Nevertheless modern! The small fellow spreads  a smart, well directed light due to it’s cool silver hat. 😉

Designed by Dan Black and Martin Blum, Via Connox

Recycled Light Bulbs Sculptures

Bizarre connections, reused dead bulb with the purpose for bringing to life some for an out of this world decorations.

Via Bulb Unlimited


Light Bulb Candle

Close, but not soooo close… The little filament has escaped from inside the bulb and it’s running away. What about a romantic dinner? 🙂

Sold once upon a time by  The Spoon Sisters


Fishy, fishy... are you real or photoshoped? I bet you are, you are… Of course, I am not telling you! 😛

Source: Unknown

Melting Bulb

Too much heat for the poor bulb? I would say that it’s just a hot design or possibly a magical part fallen into our world from a Salvador Dali’s surrealistic painting.

Via Tokyo Mango

And when a light bulb stops bringing light for the eyes, it can bring beauty for the soul… in the form of a genuine flower vase. 🙂


Via: Inhabitat


No one can say now that the standard incandescent light bulb, a technology that didn’t improve too much since Edison’s time, is still boring… 🙂

“I didn’t fail, I found 1,000 ways how not to make a light bulb; I only need to find one way to make it work”. Thomas Edison

Irina Alexandra is a young entrepreneur and architect, with a passion for miracles and weirdness of life.

She has been writing articles on Weirdomatic for the last 7 years in a search for all the amazing things we tend to ignore.

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5 Responses to “The Light Bulb”

  1. Thought you’d like to know we, here at raw dice, now have Eric’s Diamond Light Bulbs back in stock (after a long wait) …


  2. Thank you, David. Looks great!! 🙂

  3. Loving this website, beautiful art????????????????????

  4. do you sell candle looking light bulbs for chandlear

  5. Sadly, no. Usually there is a link under each picture with the store or website where I found it. If there is no link, it means the source not available anymore.

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