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Aura Light Bulbs Are First Wireless Christmas Lights Powered By Magnetic Field (Video)

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The holiday season has arrived, and this latest technology promises to make decorating your house with Christmas lights a little less stressful.

The new Aura light bulbs are the first wireless Christmas lights to be powered by a magnetic field created around the tree.

The Aura light bulbs have been built to sit inside decorative baubles that can hang anywhere on the tree, the Daily Mail reports. Engineers claim that they designed the lights to last 20 years longer than traditional Christmas lights.

These energy-efficient LED lights can also be controlled by an app on your smartphone or tablet.

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“This is really a brand new technology, and there is nothing quite like it,” said Christopher Higgins, 29, co-founder of Powered by Aura, the California-based company behind the new lights. “I was inspired to make it because of the amount of wires that suffocate and weigh trees down.”

The lights work by placing a magnetic coil around the trunk of the Christmas tree.

(via Daily Mail)

The Aura Power Ring can power lights on Christmas trees of all shapes and sizes up to about 10 feet tall, according to Higgins.

You can use smartphones, tablets or laptops with WiFi to turn lights on and off, and set schedules and timers.

Sadly, the new Aura lights will not be available this holiday season, with a Kickstarter campaign to help raise enough money to begin production in time for Christmas of 2015.

The lights come in three different styles — clear glass, crackle glass and frosted glass — which are available in white and multicolor. The power ring is also available in two sizes, 42 inches or 30 inches wide. Prices start at $70.

(via Daily Mail)

As of this writing, the company has received over $40,000 of backing, just $10,000 shy of their Kickstarter goal.

Watch the company’s pitch in the video below:

Sources: Daily MailKickstarter / Photo Credit: Powered by Aura/YouTube