Harvesting Electricity: Triboelectric Generators Capture Wasted Power

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With one stomp of his foot, Zhong Lin Wang illuminates a thousand LED bulbs--with no batteries or power cord. A professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Wang is using what’s technically known as the triboelectric effect to create surprising amounts of electric power by rubbing or touching two different materials together.

Source: Georgia Institute of Technology

Magnetilux Edison Lightbulb Rejuvination concept WCI-Energy WCI-Electronics

submitted by: AmpleLight
The invention consists of two parts, the first part is a your typical edison style lightbulb base modified witha digital transformer that has various smart features such as bluetooth communication, and power management. The connecting terminals are completed by magnetism and conductivity. The lightbulb apparatus itself is fully recycleable, and provides a higher efficiency light output by utilizing the latest solidstate technology, which provide's a longer lamp life, and wider range of...