The Levitating Lightbulb.

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By: Aidan Bishop, Journalist

The levitating lightbulb has been an idea circulating for a while. As a kid, Michal J fox dreamed of riding a hoverboard like in back to the future. When he was older, he worked in display and used magnets to make boards or shoes float. That’s when he came up with the idea for FLYTE. The levitating lightbulb is suspended in the air by magnets and powered wirelessly. There was a problem with powering the lightbulb as the only way so far was to thread electricity through wires which ruins the effect. The solution was induction. Induction happens when an electromagnet creates a field of energy when placed near another magnetic object. Using an electromagnet in the pad and a magnet in the lightbulb, it can be suspended and powered by the same thing.