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Quick Bulb: Making Lightbulbs Better



Jacob Cates, Business Student at Western Oregon University

From Western Oregon University, Quick Bulb wants to improve upon the design of light bulbs--creating a more environmentally friendly and easier to install version of the traditional light bulb.


Quick Bulb is led by Jacob Cates, a senior studying business at WOU.


Describe your invention?

Quick Disconnect light bulb that uses a magnet and contact points to transfer electricity.


What is the specific environmental, social, or community problem your team seeks to address?

Our light bulb design will reduce plastic waste from light bulbs and make it safer for people to change their light bulbs by reducing the time and effort required to install a new bulb.


What is the market for your team’s invention?

The market for the Click bulb is anyone who lives in a home with light bulbs. The focus will be elderly customers first.


If your team wins InventOR, what is your plan for the prize money?

From Western Oregon University, Quick Bulb wants to improve upon the design of light bulbs--creating a more environmentally friendly and easier to install a version of the traditional light bulb.


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