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Light by induction with the Finally Light Bulb (pictures)

The Finally Light Bulb uses electromagnetic induction to produce its light -- one of Tesla's old tricks.

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Finally Light Bulb

The Finally Light Bulb in an induction-powered LED alternative that would've made Tesla proud. Click through to see how it works.

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How it works

The Finally Light Bulb uses electromagnetism to "induce" an electric field within the bulb. This electric field interacts with various gases, which in turn will glow and emit light.

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Mercury

Those gases include a trace amount of mercury, same as CFL bulbs. If you break one like we accidentally did, you'll need to be somewhat careful cleaning it up.

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Good-looking skin

Like an incandescent, the Finally Light Bulb offers light quality that's complementary to skin tones of all shades.

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Spectral graphs

Graph out its light output across the visible light spectrum, and the Finally Light Bulb most closely resembles a CFL.

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No dimmability

The Finally Light Bulb isn't dimmable. Try and dim it on a dimmer switch anyway, and it'll flicker badly.

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Color quality

Overall, the Finally Light Bulb offers below-average color-rendering capabilities.

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Price point

The Finally Light Bulb sells online for $10, plus shipping. Is it worth the premium? Check out our review for the verdict.

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