Flyte: The Levitating LED Light Bulb
There are very few light bulbs that combine design and flare in a compelling package. In comes Flyte and their levitating LED bulb.
The project is being funded through Kickstarter and has already successfully earned over $210,000 against their goal of $80,000, with 740 backers. The Flyte lamp uses a pair of magnets (built into the bulb and base-plate) that allow it to float. In addition to keeping the bulb suspended in the air, the magnets also keep the bulb lit through induction, where voltage is induced via a magnetic field instead of physical contact. Similar power technology is in use by Samsung and Nokia for a few cell phone models.
As for the bulb itself, the Flyte team says it's rated to last 50,000 hours, which means you could keep it on for 12 hours a day and it would still last you over a decade. Here are the other specs:
Max Brightness: 60 Lumens
Lifetime 50,000 Hours ( 22 years based on 6 hours a day)
Color Temperature Warm White / 2700-3000 Kelvin
Power Adapter: 15 Volts US / EU Plug / Global Voltage Compatible 100 - 240V
Usage Indoor Use Only
FLYTE Base Dimensions: 125mm x 125mm x 27mm / (4.9 x 4.9 x 1 inches)
Weight of Base: 500 grams / 1.10 Pounds
FLYTE PREMIUM Dimensions: 200mm x 200mm x 35mm (7.9 X 7.9X 1.4 Inches)
- Crafted wooden base
- Shatter-proof light bulb in hard plastic encasing
- Low voltage power adapter (15 Volts)
If you want to get in and support Flyte, you can do so for $249 and get your very own delivered to you in October.
[Images via Kickstarter]