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It Takes Just One Person to Change This Lightbulb

by Hazel Chua

Q: How many cops does it take to screw in a light bulb?

A: None. It turns itself in.

You’ve probably already heard your fair share of lightbulb jokes, so I won’t try to entertain (or bore) you with any more. Instead, I’m going to tell you about something that will probably put an end to all of those jokes once and for all.

Clothespin Lightbulb

Say hello to Peg, the clothespin lightbulb, Steffi Min’s industrial design senior thesis that puts a whole new spin on how people fasten lightbulbs. There’s no screwing around with her project. Just squeeze the pin open, remove the old bulb, put a new one right in, and you’re off.

The inside portion of the giant-sized clothespin actually has electrical contacts built in that transfer electricity to the bulb ones it’s pinned into place.

Since it’s only Steffi’s thesis, you won’t find any of these in stores anytime soon. Unless, of course, some people take notice.

[via Gadget Review via Oh Gizmo!]




Comments (3):

  1. RedKnight91 says:

    Pretty cool idea but the thing itself is UGLY!

  2. Niggle says:

    And just what happens when you get your finger clipped in the thing? Doesn’t seem horribly safe.

  3. Vikki9 says:

    The beauty is in the thinking and creation of Peg. It is doubtful all future fixtures will look like Peg. Having a prototype modeled after a clothespin and resembling a clothespin is a clever way for us remember it. I can see Peg shining her light in areas where children create: classrooms, day-care facilities … fun places. “Yes, that’s a different and funny-looking light fixture, kids. A lady by the name of Steffi Min thought of the idea. Steffi is someone who knows how to think out of the box, like you do.”

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