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.



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