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The 'Sound Bulb' Turns Old Light Sockets into Retro Radios

By: Misel Saban - Published: May 27, 2013 • References: variationsonnormal and designboom
Inventor and designer Dominic Wilcox's 'Sound Bulb' is an illuminatingly creative way to turn vintage stereo speakers and old lighting fixtures into works of art.

The 'Sound Bulb' implements a conventional light bulb screw socket with old-school radio systems. The electricity is then redirected to travel to the radio so that your favorite tunes can be played in a funky fresh way. The 'Sound Bulb' can be hung like a ceiling light or mounted on top of a lamp fixture as a quirky design element. While an extremely bizarre pairing, the light fixtures look super neat alongside the vintage radios. A great antique-inspired find, Dominic Wilcox's 'Sound Bulb' is a clever way to display a radio rather than having it sit conventionally on a desk or a table. I prefer the hanging ceiling radios, which one do you prefer?

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Credits: designboom, variationsonnormal

Photo Credits: designboom, variationsonnormal