A lightbulb is a pretty basic object — a glass enclosure with vacuum or gas, and a bright filament, inside. But some creative inventors have come up with lightbulbs that aren't just home fixtures — they're works of art. Let's shed some light on the most unusual lightbulbs ever created.

Diamond Lights, by Eric Therner

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via Eric Therner

Light blubs, by Pieke Bergmans

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via Pieke Bergmans

Plumen, by Hulger

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via Woont

Polaris and Vienna, by Frederic Gooris

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via MocoLoco

Melting away, a LED bulb by Keita Ogawa

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via Yanko Design

Alessi U2Mi2, designed by Frederic Gooris

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via Pargy

The brain-like Insight, by Solovyov Design (Maria and Igor Solovyov)

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via Solovyov Design

Mickey Mouse Bulb Concept, by Hongkue Lee

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via Yanko Design

Pear Light, by Nick Foley

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via Coroflot

Tribulb, by Shinya Yoshida

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via Yanko Design

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