So let's win this challenge, the bright way!

A Kick in the Right Direction
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          Lightbulb, labeled The Bright Leader, is a female contestant on Inanimate Insanity and Inanimate Insanity II. She was the team captain of Team Epic, and once again becomes the leader of The Bright Lights. She is voiced by Michael Bruzzone.


Lightbulb is a goofy, fun-loving, enthusiastic, free-spirited, effervescent, innocent, good natured, and optimistic character. Lightbulb is greatly known for her goofy and ludicrous attitude, given that when she returned for Inanimate Insanity II, her character had completely changed from the clumsy and dizzy leader of Team Epic to a more comical, almighty, and influential chief and commander of Team Bright Lights. This makes Lightbulb the only object in the series to be captain in both seasons of Inanimate Insanity.

Given that Lightbulb's personality is quite erratic, mercurial, temperamental, and unpredictable, Lightbulb may appear as a brilliant leader one moment, but then become a senseless and comatose clown in an instant. Lightbulb is very despotic, tyrannical, overconfident, and oppressive, as she takes great pride to be in control, almost addicted to leadership, although she has shown to be quite careless of her actions as well.

Lightbulb displays her tyranny while in a constant feud with Paintbrush, as she will use her superiority to make decisions for the team, and even send contestants to the Calm Down Corner. She will also often display eccentric displacement, in one manner, she will believe that standing still throughout an entire challenge will cause her to win.

Disregarding her leadership, Lightbulb is a generally kind, caring, and benevolent player, with a large love for cookies. Additionally, Lightbulb will eat inedible objects with ease, such as sticks, balls of yarn, metal buckets, and boxes of fish food.

Lightbulb is also shown to be extroverted and quite attached to the people she cares about, as she is almost constantly around people and was in a noticeably low mood after Paintbrush decided they wanted to stop working with her.

According to the Inanimate Insanity II - Ep. 12 Q+A, throughout the series, Lightbulb feels more separated and wants everyone to be exactly the same.


Lightbulb resembles a large class Incandescent Light Bulb, an electric light which produces light with a wire filament heated to a high temperature by an electric current passing through it until it glows. Her face appears on her glass bulb, which is large and shiny yellow. Within her glass bulb, she has a stem sticking out above her metal sleeve. Lightbulb's arms and legs protrude out of her grey metal twisted sleeve, followed by an electric foot contact between her legs.

Official Site Bio

Lightbulb is the omniscient leader of The Bright Lights. She strives to be the ultimate leader but makes sure to follow The Rules Of Objects Shows. Her love for cookies can cause her to be clumsy here and there, but she will brighten up the way for her teammates... as long as they do what she says.

—Inanimate Insanity Site, 2013

As the almighty leader of the Bright Lights, Lightbulb strives to brighten the mood in the darkest of times. Though her ideas may usually seem a bit dim, Lightbulb is never discouraged for long and will always strive to do what is right, even if her solutions are… rather unconventional. Lightbulb’s combination of quirkiness and authority tends to lead to universal disasters or unexplainable victories.

—Inanimate Insanity Site, 2018


Lightbulb is known for her unique abilities, such as:


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Vote Statuses

Season 1 Votes

Episode EP # Votes Total Votes Percentage
"A Lemony Lesson" 2 0 7 0%
"The Arena Of Death" 3 0 6 0%
"The Stacker" 5 64 265 24.2%
"War De Guacamole" 6 REJOINED
"The Snowdown" 9 120 308 38.9%
Total Number of Season 1 Votes: 197

Season 2 Votes

Episode EP # Votes Total Votes Percentage
"Marsh on Mars" 2 122 2498 4.88%
"Tri Your Best" 3 278 3021 7.51%
"Let 'Er R.I.P." 6 494 4211 11.7%
"Everything's A-OJ" 7 393 4300 9.1%
Total Number of Season 2 Votes: 1287
Total Number of Votes Combined: 1484


  • Lightbulb has been the first character to appear in every intro of Inanimate Insanity.
  • So far, Lightbulb has been shattered in 7 episodes. "The Arena Of Death", "One-Shot Wonder", "A New Stage In The Game", "War De Guacamole", "The Snowdown","Mine Your Own Business" and partially in "Everything's A-OJ".
  • Lightbulb and Paper are the only contestants to be eliminated twice in one season.
    • Lightbulb and Suitcase are also the only contestants to rejoin the game for reasons besides voting for eliminated contestants to rejoin due to an unfair elimination.
  • Lightbulb is the lowest ranked female contestant to join Inanimate Insanity II.
  • Coincidentally, Lightbulb has been eliminated in episodes that have two words- the first being "The" and then a word beginning with the letter "s". ("The Stacker", "The Snowdown")
  • Lightbulb has said "OMGA!" in on various occasions.
    • In "Ask Adam", Adam says that she was supposed to say that it was the new OMG and that they named it after the pronunciation of "OMG".
  • Lightbulb is the only object who has been Team Captain twice, as she was team captain of Team Epic and team captain of The Bright Lights.
  • Lightbulb was originally going to win a pie eating challenge; with dropout Hay Bale. This was referenced in Episode 9, with one of the suggested challenges being a pie eating contest.
  • Lightbulb was referred to as a male in "The Crappy Cliff" and "A Lemony Lesson", but referred to as female in future episodes. According to Adam Katz, this was to avoid the in-balance of genders.
  • Lightbulbs are usually white when off, and yellow when on. However, Lightbulb is yellow when off, and white when on. 
  • Lightbulb loves oatmeal raisin cookies and is possibly her favorite food.
  • Lightbulb is the first female to be confirmed in the second season.
  • She's the first one to figure out that Paintbrush is non-binary. She is also currently the only one who knows this.
  • Lightbulb's voice appears to be more masculine mid-way through Season 2.


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Team Epic
Team Epic Logo

Members: Lightbulb (c) • NickelKnifePaintbrushBaseballMarshmallowPaperApple

The Bright Lights
Bright Lights Logo

Members Lightbulb (c) • PaintbrushFanTest TubeMarshmallowAppleCherriesYin-YangTissues