Gravity-Powered Light Could Provide Light In Developing Countries

Gravity-Powered Light Could Provide Light In Developing Countries
Design

GravityLight is an innovative solution for storing energy, powered by adding weight to the product.

Alice Chan
  • 11 december 2012

London-based designers – Martin Riddiford and Jim Reeves have developed a revolutionary lamp that works solely on the power of gravity. A realistic alternative to Kerosene lamps, the GravityLight has the potential to become a sustainable lighting solution for developing countries and even an energy-saving resource for more technologically-advanced nations. It takes only 3 seconds to recharge, or lift the weight back to the original position, which powers the GravityLight, creating 30 minutes of light on its descent. The GravitiyLight’s power source comes from a durable mesh bag, that users fill with rocks and other heavy materials to weigh it  down. Best of all, the light can be adapted to power other electronics as well, such as a radio and battery charger. GravityLight itself has no batteries to run out, replace or dispose of, creating a completely clean and green alternative to lighting.

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