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Dracula Bulb: Creepy Lamp Runs On Human Blood

Source: beforeitsnews.com
With its strange blue glow it looks like it belongs in a trendy nightclub - but this lamp is actually a chemical light that runs on human blood.
A U.S. designer has created a lamp where you are supposed to break the top off, use the jagged glass to cut yourself and pour your blood in where it reacts with the chemicals inside.

It is also one use only in what creator Mike Thompson said is an attempt to ’make us think twice’ about our disposable society.



The U.S. based designer Mike Thompson said that the average American uses 3383kwh of energy per year, which is the same as leaving the light on in four rooms for 12 months.
On his website he writes that the bulb is an attempt to make people ask: ‘What if power came at a cost to the individual?’
Just as losing too much blood can put your life in danger, using too much energy can put the environment at risk, he says.

A disturbing video which Mr Thompson has created shows a woman in a dark room pushing her finger into the sharp edge and blood pouring into the lamp, which starts to glow bright blue.

The lamp is powered by chemicals in the tablet, which release energy when mixed with blood.

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Ed Note:

This bulb, of all things, is unlikely to stir people into making them ’think twice’ about energy consumption and our disposable society. In fact, if the artist hadn’t mass produced this product, he probably could have saved materials and energy.

A troubling aspect of the product is the darker messages it sends:

~humans and human essence are expendable
~we are nothing more than the products we buy; we’re tools, spare parts
~cutting yourself is a powerful ritual
~self harm is okay, even encouraged
~blood sacrifice is power
~blood sacrifice will bring enlightenment
~trendy, single-use, novelty items will bring us closer to solving our global energy problems.

My personal advice? Donate your blood to a local donor clinic, and get some glow-sticks. Oh, and turn the lights off when you leave a room.

By Elizabeth Leafloor, RedIceCreations.com

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