IFA is great for the tech industry. Every facet of the market has a space to show off their latest and greatest. And while Samsung and LG both took plenty of time to show off their glorious devices, smaller companies tend to hide in the shadows. Which is a shame, especially when it comes to a small company out of China called Magic Bulb. They’ve managed to create an LED bulb that has a rechargeable battery inside, but that also has another trick hidden up its sleeve.
Magic Bulb did manage to show off their rechargeable bulb at IFA, so there’s thankfully pictures to go along with the text. As you can see above, the bulb itself looks like your ordinary, run-of-the-mill bulb on the left, which is exactly what you’ll use it for most of the time. It has an estimated life expectancy of 20,000 hours, so it should last you quite awhile. As for that rechargeable battery. It’s built-in, and will make sure that your bulb displays its light for up to 3 hours after a power outage.
And considering the bulb has the ability to output 50W of energy in just 4W, you should be able to see everything around you just fine even if the power does go out. And, if you’re in an emergency, where you’ll need a flashlight? You can actually unscrew the bulb form the housing, extend the neck, and use it as a handheld flashlight. Apparently they figured out a way to make it so that you’re hand doesn’t melt off while you hold it. There’s no word on exactly when the LED bulb will make it to retail shelves around the world, but word has it that the price will be somewhere between $30 and $40.