When Simon Morris was a teenager he dreamt of having his own hoverboard, and after 15 years he created the first prototype. This caught the public’s attention and he ended up working with brands like Nike and Urban Ears, where he started levitating other objects – shoes, headphones and speakers. Then a light bulb went off……quite literally……what if he used Nikola Tesla’s wireless power technology to create levitational light? The end result has been Flyte.
Flyte consists of two separate parts – a base and a light bulb. Being installed over the base, the light bulb can remain floating in the air endlessly (of course, if the base is connected to a power supply).
Moreover, it can rotate continuously with almost no friction. To turning the light on and off is also simple and elegant – you only need to touch the surface of the base. The light will turn on and off while the levitation will remain intact.
Each base is designed and crafted in Sweden from sustainably sourced wood for which you can choose wither oak, ash and walnut. The base can also charge smartphones that feature wireless charging – you need just place your mobile device on the top of the base.
The hardware and electronics consist of an electromagnetic base, sensors and a power adapter. The lamp doesn’t have any batteries, and its low-voltage LEDs make it completely safe and harmless.
The Flyte Levitating Light is currently being funded on Kickstarter where with 22 days to go it is at $200,000 with an original target of $80,000, so it is safe to say that we will be seeing these in regular production very soon.
We think Edison and Tesla would approve.
FLYTE Base Dimensions: :
Weight of Base:
FLYTE PREMIUM Dimensions:
50 000 Hours ( 22 years based on 6 hours a day)
Warm White / 2700-3000 Kelvin
15 Volts US / EU Plug / Global Voltage Compatible 100 - 240V
Indoor Use Only
125mm x 125mm x 27mm / (4.9 x 4.9 x 1 inches)
500 grams / 1.10 Pounds
200mm x 200mm x 35mm (7.9 X 7.9X 1.4 Inches)
Crafted wooden base
Shatter-proof light bulb in hard plastic encasing
Low voltage power adapter (15 Volts)
For further information, or to back it yourself please head on over to their Kickstarter page here.