FLYTE: a Light Bulb That Levitates by Simon Morris
Simon Morris has created a light that levitates. From designer: Flyte is a levitating lightbulb powered through the air. FLYTE is a levitating light, which hovers by magnetic levitation and is powered through the air. With FLYTE, we've set the lightbulb free.
How do you levitate FLYTE?
Gently lower the bulb over the center of the magnetic base. The LEDs will start to light up and you will start to feel an upward resistance. When the bulb is positioned exactly at the center of the base, you will feel a gentle release. The electro-magnets will automatically center the bulb in position. Slowly let go of the bulb and it willl lock in position, light up and rotate slowly.
A mini art installation: The world moves so fast, so take a break from gravity and experience something surreal that appears suspended in time. FLYTE requires no batteries and powers light through the air via induction.
How is it possible?
Wireless power transfer transmission has been around since the days of Nikola Tesla. With FLYTE we've packed some of Tesla's tech and combined it with magnetic levitation, opening up a magical world of possibilities. Our wireless power module transmits about 5V and is completely safe and harmless. Edison and Tesla can finally be friends. Power is transferred wirelessly from the base to the bulb.