Free The Lightbulb With This Levitating Lamp

There’s this bit in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude (go read it if you haven’t), when the gypsies come to peddle their wares in the insulated town of Macondo. Among their otherworldly goods is a pair of dentures, which in the eyes of the people of Macondo confirms the gypsies’ supernatural powers to restore youth.

This is how we felt seeing Flyte, a light that “hovers by magnetic levitation and is powered through the air.” Simon Morris, the creator, began by doing custom levitation displays. After the success of his initial projects, he then posed the question: “What if we could set the light bulb free?” By combining magnetic levitation with induction, he was able to “free the light bulb.”

Backed by a Kickstarter campaign, that has now exceeded its $80,000 goal, the levitating light is ready to make its way into our homes and workplaces.

Flyte is made from sustainably sourced oak, ash, and walnut, and doubles as a wireless charging station for your smartphone and other devices.

Flyte explores the idea of defying gravity and “being suspended in time.” Shatterproof bulbs and low energy LED lights ensure a light that time will never put out.

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