This is a paid collaboration with Floately
Floately have created a variety of floating items for the home: a pot plant, a lamp a bluetooth speaker and also Volta, a levitating light bulb
I was offered the choice of the levitating plant or light bulb and I chose the levitating light bulb for a few reasons… My track record with plants isn’t great and it’s not hard keeping a light bulb alive – or alight, if you pardon the pun.
It arrives, well packaged, in a box with instructions, the lamp, and the base. Mine had an Australian plug on it so I had to get an adapter, I would suggest you double check when ordering yours that you get the right plug.
In recent months I have started to think more about interior design
Don’t worry, I’ve not gone all fancy, but spending as much time at home as we have recently has made me want to make our living space more enjoyable. I started by adding plants but, as I mentioned earlier I’m not very good at looking after them.
We have also had a huge clear out of toys and general “stuff” to make way for nicer, more aesthetically pleasing, things. As we rent we are a bit limited in what we can do but keeping the house tidy and adding soft furnishings, ornaments, lamps and the like can all be done without upsetting your landlord.
The Floately Volta is just right to add a bit of light in an otherwise shady spot, with the added interest of it rotating. Yes! It also rotates. It is a gentle, relaxing turn which adds to its charm.
Floately Volta, a magical levitating lightbulb – how is this possible?
Little L (5) is becoming increasingly more intrigued by magic, although he is past the “who’s got your nose?” stage, whereas Big L has learnt about forces at school so he has some understanding (which is more than me). But the levitation of the Floatley Volta is not powered by magic, it’s powered my magnets.
The base does need to be plugged in for it all to work (apart from the illumination of the bulb) but the floating light bulb is achieved through the magic of magnets.
Inside the wooden base there are two things, you will find that there is array of electromagnets and a magnetic induction charger.
When lowering the bulb onto the block, the outermost electromagnets serve to attract the bulb’s base while the inner magnets create a repelling force. This is what holds the bulb in place and causes it to hover a few centimeters above the block.
Now once within the range of the bulb’s base, the receiver is able to pick up power from the charger block via magnetic induction.
How to set up your Floately Volta levitating light bulb
Setting your lamp up is pretty easy but it took me a couple of goes to get it in the right place. First of all you need to plug it in. Once you have it on a flat surface, you gently place the light bulb on the base, there are handy markings to guide you. A little too far out and the light bulb will be dragged onto the base with a fair bit of force. Fear not! The light bulb is shatterproof – phew! You can leave your light bulb floating without actually turning it on, to turn the bulb itself on just touch the base.
It will spin on its own but I gave mine a little twist to get it going. And that’s it, it will keep floating until you switch it off.
Key Facts about Floately Volta Levitating Light Bulb
- Energy efficient LED
- Shatterproof bulb
- Eye care optimized to help you relax
- Touch activated
- Automatic rotation in air
- Made with sustainable materials
Now you know all about the Floately Volta check it and the other super cool levitating products out on www.floately.com
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