A bright idea for a power cut?

A lighting company showed ELN a bright way of not being left in the dark during blackouts. Following a recent power cut at the ELN headquarters – which was shared […]

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A lighting company showed ELN a bright way of not being left in the dark during blackouts.

Following a recent power cut at the ELN headquarters – which was shared on Twitter – iViTi said its new technology, backed by the UK Government, could help the “light stay ON when the power’s gone”.

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The tweet from iViTi

 

The ‘ON’ bulb works like any other lightbulb but automatically turns on during a power cut.

It stays on for three hours during which time the brightness will gradually reduce.

When its battery is fully charged, ON will use 9W of power but when the battery is charging it will use 12W.

It detects the presence of other household devices when they’re cut off and assumming there must be a power cut, it switches on.

Trefor Jones, iViTi Lighting Director told ELN: “So it checks for impedance – 0r resistance if you like – which is why it works when you hold it in your hand. It feels resistance in your body but it does not feel any electricity coming through so it says it has to be a power cut.

“Hopefully in August this year we will start manufacturing this product.”