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Flyte: The Levitating LED Light Bulb

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

Efficiency 16Lm/W

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)

FLYTE Includes:

  • 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]

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