Wireless RF Power and low wattage lighting have proved to be a very synergistic integration. Powercast will be showing several products at 2009 CES that are a continued progression of commercialization of novelty, archi-tainment and luxury lighting.
WunderLites™ Holiday Ornaments demonstrate a commercial product ready for the 2009 Christmas buying season. These ornaments couple crystal, glass and acrylic deco centerpieces with a proprietary RF Wireless frame that harvests RF energy in order to power low wattage LED’s. WunderLites illuminates that centerpiece design in a unique way. No batteries, no wires and lifetime play-ability.
“Our goal is to continue providing lighting products that are highly successful in the novelty market segment,” stated Steve Day, Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Planning. “We are always going to be the best solution in situations where batteries and wires are problematic, and in situations where many light fixtures need powered from one source.”
In addition to the novelty products, Powercast is also working with Lighting Sciences Group Corporation to provide a new class of inlaid tiles and panels that are used as accent lighting in luxury bathrooms and kitchen environments.
“LSGC is excited to work with Powercast, and we both recognize that RF wireless power may be a perfect solution where electrical contacts are a problem. For instance, bathroom shower stalls or near kitchen sinks,” stated LSGC officials. “It is very interesting to use this technology to create decorative tiles and fixtures that are safe around water.”
Powercast Corporation is a Pennsylvania corporation located in Pittsburgh, PA. It is privately held and has been in business since 2003. It holds 12 core patents on the transmission and harvesting of RF wireless power.