Floating Light Bulbs

By Abbey Tiderman 01.15.2016 blog
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We may have seen hover boards literally crash and burn over the holidays, but it looks like futuristic light bulbs are faring better. In sleek-as-can-be Scandinavian fashion, the Sweden-based company Flyte has brought a levitating light bulb to the market using induction technology and magnetism. Nope, not a magic trick or an illusion, just physics.

The wood base is connected to conventional electricity, and contains a wireless power transmitter and electromagnets. A magnet inside the bulb contains a coil which receives the electricity transmitted from the base and powers the bulb through the air. As for the levitation, when gravity pulls the bulb downward, the opposing force of the magnetism causes it to repel the base, leaving it suspended in air.

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Flyte’s floating light uses energy efficient LEDs, which can last up to 12 hours a day for 11 years. And while the bulb doesn’t give off a ton of bright functional light, its stylish design is a work of art. Plus the base can charge your smartphone.

Loving the modern take on Thomas Edison’s original household light bulb? It’ll cost you. They retail for $349.

We’d like to hear from you! Send your ideas for the next big thing to nbt@channelone.com.

comments

  1. Jennifer Morales

    No, something can go wrong while using it

  2. zebulon

    No,it’s to dangerous of kids

  3. Makaila

    No, Because floating light bulbs can cause serious our very dangerous effects in your home.

  4. Christin ulpa

    Yes I think floating light bulbs are the next big thing because you can move them anywhere you desire and you don’t have to screw them in.

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