This Lightbulb Comes Shattered On Purpose

We've all marvelled at those high-speed photographs showing the point of impact when a speeding bullet pierces and shatters a lightbulb. And thanks to a Swedish company called Gässling, those moments are now frozen in time in real life, with a series of pre-shattered bulbs created using 3D printers.

Larger than your average bulb to show off their incredible details, these Breaking Bulbs are printed using a white nylon material so, ironically, they're actually pretty hard to destroy any further. But they still work, thanks to a six-watt LED bulb inside.

This Lightbulb Comes Shattered On Purpose

Three versions are available, but the most popular will certainly be the 'Bullet meet bulb' which is an iconic image of a lightbulb meeting its demise. Sadly, though, a pre-broken bulb will cost you just north of $600. So if you've got some super glue and a lot of patience, you might just want to consider breaking and making your own. [Gässling via Freshome]