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Flyte is a levitating lightbulb powered through the air.
Flyte is a levitating lightbulb powered through the air.
Flyte is a levitating lightbulb powered through the air.
2,085 backers pledged $617,258 to help bring this project to life.

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FLYTE is a levitating light which hovers by magnetic levitation and is powered through the air. With FLYTE, we've set the lightbulb free.

                                                                                        

The world moves so fast, so take a break from gravity and experience something surreal that appears suspended in time. FLYTE requires no batteries and powers light through the air via induction. 

 
MAKER KITCreate your own levitating thingy. The FLYTE Maker Kit includes a base and a magnet with 4 ultra bright LEDs powered wirelessly via induction. Share it with your friends, or combine them to make multiple levitating light sculptures. Light will rotate slowly around the room. We can't wait to see what you'll come up with.

Designed in Sweden, the FLYTE base is made of sustainable sourced oak, ash and walnut. We want your FLYTE to look good, feel good and last a long time. We use energy efficient LEDs rated at about 50,000 hours. That's 12 hours a day for 11 years! 

Nikola Tesla's Wireless Power System
Nikola Tesla's Wireless Power System

Wireless power transfer transmission has been around since the days of Nikola Tesla. With FLYTE we've packed some of Tesla's tech and combined it with magnetic levitation, opening up a magical world of possibilities. Our wireless power module transmits about 5V and is completely safe and harmless. Edison and Tesla can finally be friends.

 Power is transferred wirelessly from the base to the bulb.


How do I levitate FLYTE?

Gently lower the bulb over the center of the magnetic base. The LEDs will start to light up and you will start to feel an upward resistance. When the bulb is positioned exactly at the center of the base, you will feel a gentle release. The electro-magnets will automatically center the bulb in position. Slowly let go of the bulb and it willl lock in position, light up and rotate slowly. 


FLYTE custom series features a handmade diamond-cut wooden base. Each unit is unique and numbered, and is made in Sweden from elm wood. Get your limited edition piece crafted from designer and woodworker Dan Henriksson.

Turning on & off your FLYTE is as simple as touching the surface of the base. Light will turn on & off while the levitation will remain intact.

Our capactive touch sensor is where the magic happens. Our FLYTE switch feels effortless and smooth, just like touching wood.

Charge your smartphone...through the air.

Place your phone over the base and the built-in induction coil will transform your FLYTE into a wireless charging base station.*


 *Requires third parties accessory.


 FLYTE is the result of years of research using magnetic levitation and induction technologies.  Here are just some of the designs and iterations leading up to FLYTE.

We have secured our relations with our manufactures and ready to start the production process but in order to make this a reality, we need your help. We have moved out of the prototyping phase and are now ready to bring FLYTE to you. Back our project and be the first to experience levitating light!

Max Brightness: 60 Lumens 

Lifetime 50 000 Hours ( 22 years based on 6 hours a day)

Color Temperature Warm White / 2700-3000 Kelvin

Efficiency 16Lm/W 

Power Adapter: 15 Volts US / EU Plug / Global Voltage Compatible 100 - 240V 

Usage Indoor Use Only

FLYTE Base Dimensions: 125mm x 125mm x 27mm / (4.9 x 4.9 x 1 inches)

Weight of Base: 500 grams / 1.10 Pounds

FLYTE PREMIUM Dimensions: 200mm x 200mm x 35mm (7.9 X 7.9X 1.4 Inches) 

FLYTE Includes:

  • Crafted wooden base
  • Shatter-proof light bulb in hard plastic encasing
  • Low voltage power adapter (15 Volts)

FLYTE BASE

 FLYTE PREMIUM BASE


Chris Higham & Narwhal pictures, Happygoodtime productions, The Makerspark team ( David Giertta, Artur Tchoukanov, Gustaf Josefsson ), House of Radon, Grandpa.se, Anton Surtell, Sixten Frans, Daniella Rocha, MbCF, People People, Snask, Laura Tomlinson, Andreas Lindegren, Jerome and Jeff Morris.

Risks and challenges

We have meticiously checked our sources and trusted manufacturers and feel we are on the right road for a successful production. That said, there are many unforeseen delays and we are working hard to minimize the risks and to bring the product to your doorstep as swiftly as possible. This is our first run of the product and naturally, delays can occur. Timing, unforeseen circumstances, delays from manufacturing, tooling, packaging and distribution are risks with launching any product. We have an excellent award-winning team behind us and hope to minimize this as much as possible and feel confident that our hard work, experience, and dedication will overcome these potential obstacles as quickly as possible.

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FAQ

  • No. We use energy-efficient LEDs rated at 50 000 hours or the equivalent of 12 hours a day for 11 years. Should it fail (now or in 11 years time) we will have an online store where it will be possible to purchase individual bulbs.

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  • We will send an update with our recommended brands for the iPhone 4/4s 5/5s and 6 S3 S4 and S5 in the next few days.

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  • In case of a power outage, the FLYTE bulb will land back on the base. Our bulbs are shatter-proof and designed to withstand shock in case of a power outage or if accidentally unplugged. When power is restored, simply reset the bulb back on the base.

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  • Warm White / 2700-3000 Kelvin

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    ---- LOVE IS IN THE AIR ----

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    ---- FLYTE MAKERS KIT ----

    Levitate anything! Make your own levitating creation. Great for creative light displays. The Flyte Maker Kit includes a base, magnet embedded with 4 LEDs and power adapter. Light is powered through the air via induction. No batteries required. Levitate any object up to 200 grams/ 7 ounces.

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    ---- FLYTE EARLIEST EARLY BIRD ----

    Early bird gets the worm! Your very own Flyte 1st run production. Be the first to get your hands on the most amazing lightbulb ever. Completely assembled. Completely ultimate! Includes lightbulb, AC Adaptor, and wooden base in your choice of ash, oak or walnut.
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    ---- FLYTE EARLY BIRD ----

    Your very own Flyte. Be the first to get your hands on the most amazing lightbulb ever. Completely assembled. Completely ultimate! Includes lightbulb, AC Adaptor, and wooden base in your choice of ash, oak or walnut.
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    ---- FLYTE EARLY BIRD ----

    Your very own Flyte. Be the first to get your hands on the most amazing lightbulb ever. Completely assembled. Completely ultimate! Includes lightbulb, AC Adaptor, and wooden base in your choice of ash, oak or walnut.
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    ---- FLYTE EARLY BIRD FINAL BATCH----

    Your very own Flyte. Be the first to get your hands on the most amazing lightbulb ever. Completely assembled. Completely ultimate! Includes lightbulb, AC Adaptor, and wooden base in your choice of ash, oak or walnut.
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    ---- FLYTE ----

    Your very own Flyte. Get your hands on the most amazing lightbulb ever. Completely assembled. Completely ultimate! Includes lightbulb, AC Adaptor, and wooden base in your choice of ash, oak or walnut.
    No batteries required.

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    ---- FLYTE 2 PACK ----

    Double Levitation Combo Pack. Pair them up. Display them side-by-side. Give them as a gift. Wooden bases in your choice of ash, oak or walnut. No batteries required.

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    ---- FLYTE 2 PACK ----

    Double Levitation Combo Pack. Pair them up. Display them side-by-side. Give them as a gift. Wooden bases in your choice of ash, oak or walnut. No batteries required.

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    ---- FLYTE PREMIUM ----

    Flyte custom series features a handmade diamond-cut wooden base. Each unique and numbered unit is made in Sweden from elm wood. Get your limited edition piece crafted from designer and woodworker Dan Henriksson.

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    ---- FLYTE PREMIUM ----

    Flyte custom series features a handmade diamond-cut wooden base. Each unique and numbered unit is made in Sweden from elm wood. Get your limited edition piece crafted from designer and woodworker Dan Henriksson.

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    ---- FLYTE 5 PACK ----

    5 FLYTES. A great value pledge. Pair them up. Display them side-by-side. Give them as a gift. Wooden bases in your choice of ash, oak or walnut. No batteries required.

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    ---- FLYTE 10 PACK ----

    10 FLYTES. Our best value pledge. Pair them up. Display them side-by-side. Give them as a gift. Wooden bases in your choice of ash, oak or walnut. No batteries required.

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    ---- I WANNA FLY ----

    Meet the FLYTE TEAM in the land of the midnight sun. We'll fly you round trip to Stockholm Sweden, and show you around town. You'll get a sneak peak at our lab, get to levitate stuff and see our upcoming levitation products and designs. You'll also get some pretty cool levitation products to take home with you.
    This includes:
    • 1 ticket to Stockholm
    • Airport shuttle from Stockholm Airport  
    • Accommodation
    • Flyte Workshop in Stockholm "A day in our lives “  
    • Tour around the city with the team members
    • Flyte Party. Be part of our party

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