A scientist has created a revolutionary wireless light bulb that levitates and has a staggering lifetime of 22 years.
The ‘Flyte’ levitating light bulb cleverly uses magnets to float in the air and hovers above a wooden base.
The hi-tech light bulb can be switched on and off by just touching the base and it draws power wirelessly from the charger block it hovers above.
Magic: The Flyte levitating bulb cleverly uses magnets to float in the air and hovers above a wooden base
It was invented by art scientist, Simon Morris, 37, who was inspired by the concept of a hoverboard as a child.
Flyte levitates using magnetic levitation. A magnet is embedded in the bottom cap of the bulb and suspends in the air through its opposing force from the wooden base.
Power is transferred wirelessly from the base to the bulb with a technology called induction.
The block of wood needs to be plugged into a wall for the light bulb to turn on and levitate, while the base can also be used as a wireless charging station for smartphones and other devices.