It may seem unreal, but there’s a light bulb that can last up to 22 years. Flyte is a wireless light bulb that levitates over a magnetic field. It has a small wooden base from where it draws the power. And it looks great, just like a part of an art installation.
So, how does it work? Flyte uses induction to get the power from the air, and it’s transferred wirelessly, from the base to the bulb. The bulb levitates and rotates over the wooden base. There’s a magnet at the bottom of the bulb, and in the wooden base. To get it to levitate, just place the bulb at the center of the base. You will need to plug in the wooden base, so the bulb can work. To turn it on, just touch the base.
It uses low-energy LED lights to create light and the lifetime of this bulb is simply amazing. If you use it around six hours a day, the lifetime will be 22 years, and if you use it for 12 hours a day, it will last around 11 years.
One more awesome thing about this invention is that it can be a wireless phone charger. You just place your phone on the wooden base and it will start charging. How cool is that?
The concept of wireless power transfer was first introduced by Nikola Tesla in the early 20th century. Now, it gives so much space for innovations. In this case, the inventor Simon Morris wanted to change something with the classic light bulb design, since it wasn’t changed for the past 135 years.
Check out this video and see how Flyte works:
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