Have you ever been so hungry that you could just eat a lamp? (We’re guessing no, but humor us please.)
Well, designer Victor Vetterlein hears ya, and has invented a product that will let you do just that.
It’s a fully functioning LED desk lamp that’s also edible. Appropriately named Bite Me, the lamp is made out of a biodegradable plastic taken from vegetable glycerin and agar, according to Gizmodo. Plastic strips are used to attach the LED light source to the main body of the lamp and the power comes in through laser-cut metal lines from a computer or mains.
Vetterlein explains “When the lamp is no longer useful or desired, the lighting strip is removed and the lamp may be eaten or thrown into the garden as compost.”
You can choose from four different flavors: orange, cherry, blueberry and apple. Although the consistency is likened to wet gummy bears, this snack provides healthful benefits. Low in sodium, saturated fat and cholesterol, the lamp is a good source of vitamin E, vitamin K, pantothenic acid, zinc and copper, and also very high in folic acid, calcium, iron, manganese, potassium and magnesium, according to the designer.
To get the sweet snack ready for consumption, the owner must clean it, remove the electrical components and then soak the frame in purified water for an hour to soften it to the right texture.
It’s a cool concept but we’re a little wary at the idea of eating a product that’s been sitting on our desk and collecting dust for years.
Feature Image: Gizmodo.com