Flyte is a gravity-opposing levitating light bulb that will hang in the air for 22 years. It is also completely wireless, drawing power from the charging power that it hovers above. The Flyte works on the same principles as a Maglev train, with the opposing forces of magnets counteracting the downward pull of gravity. Meanwhile, the magnets in the wooden block also wirelessly power the bulb. If this all sounds complicated, rest assured that setting up the Flyte is simple: gently lower the bulb over the center of the base until you feel a slight resistance, then – hey presto – the magnets will hold it in place.
The Flyte’s levitating light bulb, on the other hands, is run through an activity called induction, wherein an electromagnet with a current flowing through it can generate a current in another body placed nearby. For example, an induction hob in a kitchen creates an electromagnetic field which, when in touch with magnetic material as an iron pan, “induces” energy into the steel and heats food. Regarding the Flyte, the coil of magnets in the wooden base- which plugs into the mains – heats the coil in the light bulb while floating in the base’s electromagnetic field.
If you believe the Flyte appears like a smart idea, take note you’ll actually battle to read by its light. It has a maximum lighting of 60 lumens, which is a lot less than the 450 lumens given off by a typical 40W light. However, the light was created to last and can shine for 50,000 time, which computes as 11 years if you put it to use for 12 times per day, or 22 if you merely make use of it for six times a day.