The SmartCharge Light Bulb works off the grid

by Caitlyn

SmartCharge
It’s difficult to try and go through a day without using an item that is powered by electricity. Almost all of the ways we cook food, communicate with one another, and work is plugged into the grid. That very reason is why it’s somewhat devastating for the power to go out. While it would be nice if a power outage didn’t affect us so much, there really aren’t any ways to keep things on, other than having a backup system. However, that turns on more lights than necessary, and you can’t run much on it anyway.

If all you’re really after is a bit of light so you can continue your work, then the SmartCharge Light Bulb can help. This isn’t some big new installation issue you’d have to trudge through (unless screwing in a light bulb is tough stuff to you). Whether the power is on or off, you won’t notice the difference, as it has a built-in rechargeable battery that it will draw from in case of an emergency.

Of course, this is the only time it will draw from the battery before recharging itself, as it can only function for about 4 hours on the battery alone. Taking away your ability to see abruptly is always terrifying, which is why power outages cause so much panic. Through this light bulb, you’ll be able to prepare what you need to deal with the outage in the dark. Putting down $35 will get you one of these bulbs.

Available for crowdfunding on Kickstarter


2 reviews or comments

Gary Says: December 30, 2013 at 11:04 pm

Is it safe to put a Li battery inside a light bulb in which the temperature is surely high?
The Li battery will be charged continuously and repeatedbly due to self-discharge, what is the life of the battery?

Keo Says: January 3, 2014 at 3:55 pm

This kind of bulb is already sold in Europe and has TV/radio commercials. How come a kickstarter campaign? …

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