Levitating light bulb, anyone?
The floating sensation we feel while dreaming of our childhood fantasies of magic carpet rides – and hover boards are slowly becoming real. When Simon Morris was 16 years old, he dreamt of having a hover board. He became so fascinated with magnetic levitation that he began building his own prototypes with magnets. 15 years later he had managed to make everything from Nike shoes to speakers hover in the air and was in need of a new challenge. So he began experimenting with Nikloa Tesla’s theories of wireless power – this is when the Flyte was born.
The Flyte is a levitating light design for your home or office. This reinvention is totally about the wow factor. The Swedish startup has launched a Kickstarter campaign for an LED light bulb that uses magnetic levitation and the same induction technology used in wireless chargers to enable the bulb to wirelessly hover and even rotate in the air.
It is special in the sense that combines two technologies: magnetic levitation and induction. Two technologies that both have many constraints. Simon has managed to successfully and carefully balance the two, creating an object that is virtually frictionless and freely rotates in space.
It doesn’t use batteries, but it does have a power supply for the wireless power transmitter. The wireless base can also charge your smartphone, as long it supports the wireless charging standard. The base is available in oak, ash and walnut, so it should look stylish while performing its party piece.
Now, can you see the direct relation of our childhood beliefs?