An Innovative Wireless Bulb Flyte with Astounding Lifetime
An innovative wireless light bulb which ascends, having an astounding lifetime of 22 years has been developed by a scientist. The Flyte ascending light bulb tends to utilise magnets to float in the air, drifting above a wooden base. This hi-tech light bulb has the potential of being switched on and off just by a touch at the base and it tends to draw power wirelessly from the charger block that hangs above. Simon Morris – 37, an art student had been inspired by the concept of a hoverboard as a child, is the brain behind this invention. His energy efficient creation tends to rotate if spun, floats in the air utilising magnetic levitation and provides light through the induction technology. Flyte is presently being funded on crowd funding site; Kickstarter and would be on sale for about £260 and can also charge phones. According to Simon who is from New York City in the US but based in Stockholm, Sweden, he states that Flyte is a mixture of Flying and Light and is a levitating light bulb. It tends to drift with the use of magnets drawing power wirelessly from the charger block that hovers above.
Flyte Soars with Magnetic Levitation
Flytes soars with the use of magnetic levitation wherein a magnet is embedded in the bottom area of the cap of the bulb and is suspended in the air via its opposing force from the wooden base. Levitation is attained when the bulb is placed at the central point of the base and power is transferred wirelessly from the base to the bulb with a technology known as induction. The wooden block should be plugged in the wall for the light bulb to turn on and levitate while the base could be utilised as a wireless charging position for smartphones together with other devices. Nikola Tesla in the early 20th century had invented the wireless power transfer. If it is left untouched, Flyte tends to consume little power and would remain soaring and endlessly rotating. The light bulb is said to have a lifetime of 22 years based on use of six hours or 11 years at 12 hours a day.
Long Life Period – Use of Low Energy LED Lights
The long life period of the bulb is due to its use of low energy LED lights to create light instead of filaments like some of the other short lived light bulbs tend to use. Mr Morris has stated that the bulb has not altered over the past 135 years and desired to create something that would transform lighting.
He informs that he wanted to challenge this by providing a different viewpoint on an iconic symbol like the light bulb. It is a combination of craft, technology and art and tends to double as a wireless phone charger. He felt the need to change to the concept of bulbs. However, Morris had actually transformed the concept of bulbs and with regards to affordability, it tends to lag behind. One can purchase 50 Philips’ low cost bulbs for approximately the price offered for the Flyte.