CFL Bulb Concept One Very Brainy Bright Idea

At some point, a big lightbulb appeared over the heads of Belarus designers Maria and Igor Solovyov of Solovyov Design, and it wasn’t shaped like an old-fashioned incandescent.

The Insight CFL (which comes to us via Greenmuze) is, in fact, shaped very much like a brain–not unlike the artful squiggles of the Plumen 001, but way more complex.

Insight CFL bulb

image via Solovyov Design

Like all CFLs, the Insight is built for energy efficiency and a long lifespan. Unlike the bulbs you’ll find at the hardware store, it will add a little pizzazz to your average lamp or overhead lighting source–so much so that you may not want to cover them up with a shade.

So far, the Insight CFL is just a concept, but if designs like this prove popular, we predict you’ll be seeing funkier CFLs at a store near you before too long.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.

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