Levitating bulb

Most of us know about the invention journey of the electric bulb. As we know it has a filament to generate light by using electric current. Generally, common bulbs, CFL or an LED bulb need direct contact with electric conductors to make a glow but what about a bulb those does not need the direct contact with electric current. Sounds cool! Yeah. Today we are going to discuss the same gadget. Now you have a question like what is the name of this object, why we need this kind of thing or what about its life cycle and much more. Don’t worry we are here to clear your doubts. This gadget is known as a magnetic levitating bulb.

What is a Magnetic levitating bulb?

In our school experiments, most of us learn that similar magnetic pole of two different magnets repels each other and opposite attracts. This is the basis of the magnetic levitation system. In the early 20th century a great scientist “Nikola Tesla” invented a tremendous principle. It was known as electromagnetic induction. A Swedish designer Simon Morris combined the magnetic levitation principle with “Nikola Tesla” induction laws and made a model of levitating bulb “FLYTE”.

What is Levitating Bulb

Levitating Bulb

Engineering inside this:

The magnetic levitating bulb or generally known as levitating bulb mainly contains the following parts:

  1. Base
  2. Light bulb


Case of the base is generally made of wood like walnut and oak. The base is having a wireless power transmitter unit that can charge your smartphone also. For this, you just need to put your phone over the base. This unit contains below electronics hardware:

  1. Electromagnets
  2. Control board and sensors
  3. Power adapter


To understand the working of this levitating symbol, we need to understand the operation principles of electromagnets. The electromagnet is made of a solenoid tube that has a magnetic core. The core is made of ferromagnetic materials, like iron. Although solenoid can produce magnetic fields even without the magnetic core in this case produced mag