Friday, August 3, 2012

Electrical Engineer’s LeviLight Project Makes Floating Light Bulbs a Reality Reports BulbAmerica

Project LeviLight; a pet project of the University of Queensland’s electrical engineering student, Chris Rieger that combines wireless power transfer and magnetic levitation makes glowing light bulbs levitate in mid-air. BulbAmerica, the largest wholesale provider of quality lighting fixtures and light bulbs in the United States believes that it is projects like these that will take the lighting industry to the next level.
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Chris Rieger, an electrical engineering student currently enrolled at University of Queensland has developed a system called ‘LevLight’ that uses a combination of two technologies to levitate a light bulb. His research revealed that wireless power transfer and magnetic levitation works wonderfully. Having modified an existing circuit built by Eric Taylor and making changes to the circuit design by Marko, he was able to make the glowing light bulb float in midair. Initially implemented by Jeff Lieberman, the project came to life after Rieger started his own research after reading many academic papers and gleaned all that he could from various projects on wireless power transfer or magnetic levitation.
A lighting expert at says, “Rieger’s innovative project clearly demonstrates the fact that there are innumerable possibilities when it comes to technological innovations in the lighting” adding that “As an online source for lighting products that serves 250,000 customers, we are really excited to see how this project shapes up for commercial production.”
Chris Rieger has also built a new levitator with greater strength and a better control system using a 300 meter (1kg) 20awg wire that draws about 0.2 - 0.25A when stable at 12V. A 3-pin linear Hall Effect sensor from RS components acts as the feedback mechanism along with a 1.325mV/g sensor. This wireless power transfer circuit is simple and works with only slight modification depending on the input sensor to generate a high frequency magnetic field that does not affect the levitation aspect of the build. Chris Rieger says, “Only a few have combined both these technologies and once I had both working, I knew it was just a matter of overlaying them.” A maximum (0.8A) current is driven through the coil which prevents it from heating up over time, unless the light is not levitating.
BulbAmerica, the largest online source for quality lighting fixtures and light bulbs in the United States has been a part of the industry for almost a decade now. They are renowned for offering quality products that include fluorescent, halogen, LED, CFL, incandescent bulbs, projector lamps, and a large catalog of LED products.
For more information about the light bulbs that they offer at BulbAmerica, visit or call 1-877-650-0775.

The World’s First Remote-Controlled LED Light Bulb Is Here Reports BulbAmerica

A networked remote control and dimmable LED light bulb that features intuitive control, easy linking, and simple setup was recently launched by INSTEON. BulbAmerica, the largest wholesale provider of quality lighting fixtures and light bulbs in the United States has an exhaustive inventory of the latest and the most energy efficient light bulbs and lighting fixtures like these.

Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) July 06, 2012

INSTEON, manufacturers of an award-winning remote control product line, one of the most reliable home-automation technology, and products ranging from irrigation controllers to lamp dimmers and thermostats launched the world's first remote-controllable LED light bulb. This 60 W bulb that is priced at $29.99 can be dimmed via a remote control available for Android, iPhone, and iPad iOS. The LED Bulb can be linked to a number of controllers such as door and motion sensors, a handheld remote, keypads, or even a smartphone. The same technology can also be used to turn on or turn off multiple light bulbs at the same time by linking them to a single controller.
Remote LED Light Bulb
Irvine, California based INSTEON is renowned for its innovative dual-band and simulcast mesh technology that delivers the fastest wireless device communication in the industry. The growing list of devices such as the remote-controllable LED light bulb also comes with press-and-hold, double-tap, and intuitive tap controls and the settings (a wide range of brightness levels and smooth dimming transitions) can be customized to go with any ambiance.
A lighting expert at says, “Growing a home network is extremely easy using this built-in expandable, brilliant, and most important reliable remote control system. Customers can easily swap bulbs out without having to go through an annoying linking process.” The INSTEON network or any nearby device instantly recognizes the INSTEON LED bulb’s unique network address that is printed on the bulb itself as soon as the bulb is screwed in. The SmartLinc Hub turns an iOS or Android tablet or smartphone into an entire INSTEON network or a fully functional remote control of the bulb. INSTEON's patented dual-band communication technology that has been incorporated in this LED light bulbs enables it to act as a network signal repeater that sends signals over both a home's existing power line and radio frequencies (RF).
BulbAmerica is the largest on-line provider of quality lighting fixtures and light bulbs in the United States. They have been a part of the industry for close to ten years now. Their exhaustive inventory of quality products includes, but is not limited to fluorescent, halogen, LED, CFL,incandescent bulbs, projector lamps, and various LED lighting options. For more information about these high efficiency light bulbs that they offer at BulbAmerica, visit or call 1-877-650-0775.