Cute bug lamps

Although they give some people the heebie-jeebies, insects are pretty cool to look at. But if you just can’t stand the real thing, the Bug Lights collection from Inbar is a cute substitute. The series consists of three bug-like lamps: an ant, a praying mantis, and a spider.

The minimalist lamps are made from simple industrial parts that mimic the elegance of the insect form. They are nothing more than a socket, some metal legs and their fastener, and a cord.

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Bug shaped lamp

Each lamp comes with a light bulb which fits the characteristics of the individual “bug,” but these can easily be switched out to give the lamps entirely new personalities.

The cute insectoid lamps are even shipped in cardboard boxes with air holes to further the illusion that these sweet little guys are real live pets.

Unfortunately for those of us in the U.S., the lamps are only equipped with European power plugs. It would definitely be easy enough to switch out the socket, though, if you live elsewhere in the world and need to have one of the critters for your own.

bug light pet lamp

“‘Bug Light’ is a desk lamp made of industrial parts and influenced by insect forms. The lamps are made in Israel with a sheltered workshop collaboration as a community donation project. The spider, mini ant and praying mantis work together to create a series, where each bug is packaged inside a cardboard box with ‘breathing holes,’ as if they were still alive. The addition of various bulbs give the lamps different personalities and characteristics, making it easy for the user to fully customize the lamp. Inside each package: – 1 ‘Bug Light” model. – 25W bulb (provides soft lighting). – 1.5m long black electric cable with on/off switch – CE European power plug. – US power plug adapter (just if necessary). – Bug Light ID postcard.”

bug lights on desk

“Bug Light: Your First Pet Lamp” is made by Israel-based manufacturer INBAR and available for purchase on Archello.