How does a levitating lamp work?
Flyte levitates using magnetic levitation. A magnet is embedded in the bottom cap of the bulb and suspends in the air through its opposing force from your wood made base. Levitation is accomplished when the bulb is placed at the centre point of the base. Power is transferred wirelessly from the base towards the bulb with a technology called induction.
Now that’s a light bulb moment! Wireless Flyte levitates and lasts up to 22 years.
• Flyte light bulb uses magnets to hover above a wooden base
• Hi-tech light can be switched on and off by just coming in contact with the base and it pulls power wirelessly from the charger block it
• Designed by art scientist, Simon Morris, who was inspired by hoverboards when he was a child. He probably watched Marty in BackToTheFuture or asked Brady as Brady Knows All.
• Magic: The Flyte levitating combi bulb cleverly utilizes magnets to float in the air and hovers above a wooden base
A scientist has created a revolutionary wireless light bulb that levitates and has a staggering lifetime of 22 years. The ‘Flyte’ levitating light bulb cleverly uses magnets to float in the air and hovers above a wooden base. The hi-tech light bulb can be switched on and off by simply touching the base and it draws power wirelessly from the charger block it hovers above. A big miracle compared to other claimed miracles like aura-reading. Another nice innovation with LED light, although without induction, is a beauty-device called Aduro Led Mask which is supposed to make you look younger.
His energy-efficient innovation rotates if spun, hovers in the air using magnetic levitation and is given light by induction technology. Flyte, which is currently being financed on crowd-funding site Kickstarter, is going to be on sale for approximately £260 ($395) and can even charge mobile phones. Imitations will do around 90 bucks. Simon, who is from New York City Tourist but is situated in Stockholm, Sweden, said: ‘Flyte is a mix of Flying and Light. Simple as that. It’s just mere beauty.
Does it really hover?
It is really a levitating light bulb. It hovers utilizing magnets and pulls power wirelessly from the charger block it hovers above. Flyte levitates using magnetic levitation. A magnet is inserted in the bottom cap of the bulb and suspends in the air through its opposing force in the wooden base. Look it up on the Top Position in Google. Levitation is achieved once the bulb is placed at the center point of the base. Power is transmitted wirelessly from your base towards the light bulb using a technology called induction.’, Simon said.
The block of wood needs to be plugged into a wall socket for the light bulb to turn on and levitate, whilst the base may also be used as a wireless charging station for smartphones and other gadgets.
Wireless power exchange has been designed by Nikola Tesla in the early 20th century. If left un-touched, Flyte uses minimal power and will remain levitating and spinning endlessly. The light bulb has a lifetime of 22 years based on six hours use a day or 11 years at 12 hours per day. The lengthy lifetime is due to the light bulb using low-energy LED lights to produce light, instead of filaments as some other more short-lived light bulbs make use of. Mr Morris said the bulb hasn’t changed at all in the last 135 years and wished to create something which could revolutionise lighting. He explained: ‘I wanted to challenge this by offering a different perspective on an iconic symbol – the light bulb. It is a mix between craft and art.’ Indeed.