Flyte - Air Powered Levitating Light
Sweden based designer Simon Morris has designed a lamp that features an LED light bulb that hovers in mid-air through magnetic levitation ...
Sweden based designer Simon Morris has designed a lamp that features an LED light bulb that hovers in mid-air through magnetic levitation and is powered through the air. FLYTE requires no batteries and the power is transferred wirelessly from the base to the bulb. Designer promises those LED's are energy efficient and rated at about 50,000 hours; that's 12 hours a day for 11 years!
So this is how it works "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."