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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 energy efficiency,Green Lighting | No Comments

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SmartCharge [2] just unveiled a brilliant LED lightbulb [3] 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.

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The secret to SmartCharge [2]‘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 [2] – take a look here [2] for more information.

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Images via SmartCharge


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[2] SmartCharge: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/127019135/smartchargetm-never-be-in-the-dark-again

[3] LED lightbulb: http://inhabitat.com/tag/led-lights/

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