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November 12, 2008

Flat Light Bulb


Almost — but not quite — an oxymoron.

From designboom:

Flat Bulb


Designed by Joonhuyn Kim.

1/3 the volume of regular bulbs, reducing the cost of packaging and transport.


Slim shape allows bulbs to be easily stacked and prevents breakage, as they do not roll.

[via Milena]

November 12, 2008 at 01:01 PM | Permalink


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AND...it's not a cfl so it will be illegal soon anyway.

Posted by: Pamela Daley | Nov 16, 2008 9:09:04 PM

I wonder if kids get to play with lightbulbs anymore... When I was a tiny little girl my favorite "toy" was a burned-out 100-watt light bulb, which I wielded like a scepter. Any attempt to separate me from it was disastrous. The shape fascinated me (I still consider the old standard incadescent light bulb shape one of the best ever) and it made a tremendously satisfying "bonk" sound when I would whack my brother on the head with it. (I ruled with the exact same light bulb for a couple of years and it never broke.) I can't imagine that I would ever have been satisfied with this flatness -- who knows how I would have turned out.

Posted by: Flautist | Nov 12, 2008 11:31:41 PM

Ah designers. Why let reality get in the way of a good design.

Posted by: Rocketboy | Nov 12, 2008 6:04:49 PM

So a person screws it into a standard socket. What happens with the dead space around the bulb, inside the socket? What if a moth falls in- the house burns down? Seems like an exceedingly foolish design, to me.

Posted by: Caya | Nov 12, 2008 1:35:39 PM

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