Not all light bulbs are created equal, that is for sure, and the PowerBulb is one particular instance of such a statement. Basically, the PowerBulb has started life off as a Kickstarter project, hoping to raise enough funds in order for it to become reality. There is wisdom behind the idea of the PowerBulb — in fact, it will help travelers solve plenty of their charging woes whenever they are on the road. For instance, if you have ever found yourself in a situation where you need to desperately charge up a couple of your devices via USB, but do not have enough power outlets in the vicinity, the PowerBulb is here to save the day.
The brainchild of Mega Tiny Corp, the PowerBulb carries the proud distinction of being the world’s first LED lightbulb which will integrate USB charging regardless of where you are. Truly living out the plug-and-play motto, the PowerBulb will provide you with easy access to a charging source. All that you need to do is to install the PowerBulb into a lamp, turn on the lamp, and voila! You’re good to go — just attach the corresponding USB charging cable to your power hungry mobile device, and you can start charging it immediately.
Not only that, you no longer have to live with the fact that not all power outlets are conveniently placed around the home. Hence, imagine charging your device from your lamp while you are reading a book — this places your smartphone within close and easy reach, not to mention your eyes getting adequate light from the lamp itself. The PowerBulb even comes with a simple on/off button just in case you do not want to use the lamp, but would like to continue charging the two devices tethered to the PowerBulb. With an early bird asking price of $29 a pop for the PowerBulb, this is certainly worth checking out.
It comes with a 50,000 hour LED life and features a 2700k warm light and 608 lumens, with the smart-charging USB ports delivering 21W and 2.4a each. The PowerBulb will play nice with all E26 and E27 sockets.