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New SmartCharge LED Lightbulb Works Even When the Power Goes Out
Posted By Helen Morgan On December 19, 2013 @ 1:40 pm In Design,energy efficiency,Environment,Green Lighting | 1 Comment
SmartCharge  just unveiled a brilliant LED lightbulb  that works even during power outages! The innovative bulb features a built-in battery, so it can be switched on in emergency situations when the grid goes down. Best of all, the bulbs can cut electricity use by up to 90% compared to other lights, which means they could seriously lower your electricity bill.
The secret to SmartCharge ‘s technology lies in a special “Grid & Switch Sensor” that is built into the bulb. The sensor automatically detects when a grid failure occurs, at which point the bulb can be powered by a built-in battery. The bulb’s battery constantly charges while the power is on, so you’ll never be left in the dark in an emergency situation. The bulbs also have a really long lifespan – they’re rated for up to 40,000 hours (or the equivalent of 25 years). The team is currently raising funds for the design via a Kickstarter page  – take a look here  for more information.
+ SmartCharge 
Images via SmartCharge
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 SmartCharge: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/127019135/smartchargetm-never-be-in-the-dark-again
 LED lightbulb: http://inhabitat.com/tag/led-lights/
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