Thursday, July 12, 2007

Wireless light with WiTricity

With wireless light this is a space to watch: wireless power transfer for two reasons.

One it is new but old of course just the way we like it. Its inventor Marin Soljacic - smiling in the middle - calls it WiTricity for wireless electricity. But the idea is coming all the way from Nicola Tesla (what doesn't these days :-) who envisioned a time when electricity would be transmitted via broadcast just like radio.

The team is positioned in the path between the coil that broadcasts power wirelessly and the receiver coil attached to the 60W light bulb.

Now it that bulb is a LED bulb, and the coil approximately 50 times smaller, you are onto something. It is just a matter of time. This is the other reason to watch this space.

Via The Washington Post