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Wireless Power Transfer Has Potential For Lighting

A 2020 CABA White Paper, Application of Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) in Smart Homes and Buildings provides an overview of WPT technology, as well as a market evaluation for the technology, including key global companies. Some potential applications of wireless charging to lighting include:

  1. Wireless charging of cell phones and other devices from desk lamps.
    WPT transmitters integrated into lamp bases could charge devices laid upon them.
  2. Reduced risk with electrical products installed near water. WPT eliminates power cords and wiring. Imagine more safely putting lights in sinks, bathtubs, showers and other areas near water. Both the transmitter and receiver/luminaire could be fully sealed against water.
  3. Potential for better and safer mobile battery-powered lighting, without electro-mechanical charging contacts.

The CABA WPT white paper can be downloaded here.

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David Shiller
David Shiller is the Publisher of LightNOW, and President of Lighting Solution Development, a North American consulting firm providing business development services to advanced lighting manufacturers. The ALA awarded David the Pillar of the Industry Award. David has co-chaired ALA’s Engineering Committee since 2010. David established MaxLite’s OEM component sales into a multi-million dollar division. He invented GU24 lamps while leading ENERGY STAR lighting programs for the US EPA. David has been published in leading lighting publications, including LD+A, enLIGHTenment Magazine, LEDs Magazine, and more.

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