Dutch designers Karin van Lieshout and Guido Ooms at Studio OOOMS have come up with an innovative application for a small solar panel: a birdhouse with a perch that lights up at night.

Sunlight feeds the solar panel that in turn charges a small battery inside. Once the sun goes down, a transparent perch stick casts a tiny insect-attracting light.

As insects near the light, the housed bird can pop her head out the birdhouse hole and snag a tasty snack.