provides backup room lighting in case of bulb failure. Simply fitting between
the bulb and a standard socket, Incluminate detects bulb failure and automatically
illuminates to provide a similar level of light in the room.
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intended to be especially useful for elderly or infirm people who may otherwise
have to climb, dangerously, up onto a chair in darkness to reach a light fitting
to change a bulb if it fails. Other householders will find Incluminate convenient
for light fittings in awkward places to reach, such as above a stairwell.
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are also plenty of non-domestic applications, such as care homes, pubs, cafés,
historic buildings, small shops and hotel rooms/guesthouses - anywhere where
a bulb failure would cause significant inconvenience or safety risks.
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Incluminate won a 2006 IKB Engineering Award (details) and is currently being developed further, along with investigation of the market. A British patent has been applied for.
How you can help
Any comments or suggestions from potential users—domestic or commercial—or anyone else interested in the product would be very gratefully received.
Development partners, licensees, investors or distributors are also sought: please do get in touch.
Dan Lockton, July 2006