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Posted by on Dec 18, 2012 in Science, Technology |

GravityLight a lamp operating with gravity

GravityLight a lamp operating with gravity

Imagine a light source is activated in 3 seconds and you provide autonomy for up to 30 minutes, all this at no cost. Sounds like a great thing to save electricity, but the focus of this development is to provide light to rural areas mainly in India and Africa do not have electricity. That is precisely GravityLight

The operation of these lamps is low-cost through the use of gravity, it takes place bags or objects weighing approximately 10 kilograms. Its use is primarily intended to replace lamps that run on fuels such as kerosene, even the lighting is much better.

Currently the project is being funded on IndieGoGo , already exceeded the target of 55,000 USD to cover the production process over 1000 lamps and accessories.

The main advantages of using lamps operating with gravity:

  • No batteries required, so that does not involve spending or wear over time.
  • Low cost.
  • More accessible.
  • Using LED lights to avoid attracting mosquitoes.
  • It avoids the use of kerosene produces 244 million tons of carbon dioxide a year.

A very interesting technology that is more feasible to use solar energy as the cost of the panels is usually higher and depends on how much energy is collected during the day. This is the first initiative, but those who are behind this project seek to offer more power options for low-power devices and improve the quality of life in rural areas.

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