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Mini Metropolis Bulb: Light Your Room With Softly Glowing Skyscrapers

Finding similarities between how penguins huddle together for warmth and humans create giant crowded cities, artist David Graas created this complex lightbulb that looks like a tiny metropolis is exploding from its glowing core.

It was created using a 3D printer, and houses a modern 5-watt LED bulb so that it never gets hot enough to cause the miniature skyscrapers and apartment buildings to melt to the ground. It unfortunately doesn’t look like it casts a tremendous amount of light. Which is too bad, because at least being a useful way to light a room would have made it easier to stomach its $US240+ price tag. Yep, almost a quarter of a grand for something you can barely read with.

[David Graas via MoCo Loco]


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