Bentley: Power supply for wheel lighting applications

This project studies a new wireless power transfer methodology to supply LED light to high speed rotating wheels.


Electric vehicles require auxiliary power supply in order to apply LED lighting to spinning objects such as wheels. As existing technologies are limited, the industry is exploring new options to find a cost effective solution that also adheres to strict industry requirements.



The UTS Tech Lab team proposes a new wireless mechanical structure that contains multiple magnets. It will harvest the rotating kinetic energy to supply the LED with regulated electronics.

6 months

Academic team
Dr Ha Pham N.

Electrical Power & Energy Systems

Engagement model
R&D as a service

Bentley UK

Future applications
Wireless power transfer
Electric vehicles
Flexible LED lighting

Area of expertise
Infrastructure, utilities & transport
Wireless communications & Internet of Things