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Now Gravity Will Help To Light Up The World

Everyone can get access to light !

Why is there need of GravityLamps ?

Once upon a time an apple fell onto Newton’s head and from then on we discovered gravity and its potential use but now it will also help to light up the world. Even in 21ST Century more than 1.1 billion people are still living without access to energy and few of them depend on kerosene lamps. These lamps are harmful to our health and studies show that inhaling kerosene fumes is equivalent to smoking 170 cigarettes a year. Not only respiratory issues, kerosene lamps have other disadvantages like burns, etc.

What is GravityLamps?

In order to overcome these problems aUK Registered Charity Foundation is using gravity to light up the world with its innovative GravityLamps. It focuses on creating a safe as well as bright future for areas which has no or very limited electricity access with the help of gravity. It is developed by Jim Reeves and Martin Riddiford and is very simple, low-cost gear-train and generator. It uses descending weight to power a perpetual light source. With these lamps it gives us to explore various possibilities and dimensions to their lives.

How does it work?

Gravity helps to pull the rocks to our planet Earth, this force concludes by pulling a strap leading to spin gears, driving electric generator to power up an LED. It’s a chain reaction and creates enough energy to keep the light on continuously for 20 minutes. One just has to purchase GravityLight lamps, there no additional costs like operation cost, etc. and moreover these lamps last for years. Recently, the foundation had its second crowd fundinground and now is on 50 Night Tour across 50 villages of Kenya. The main motto of this tour is to introduce them to GravityLight lamp to the people of Kenya who are still using kerosene lamps.

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Abirami Pillai

Abirami Pillai

A 20 year old passionate geek, never misses a chance to read on internet culture, consumer-facing technology & social media.
Abbie loves to write about early-stage startups, disruptive technology and new Apps in the market, besides that she is a diehard cinephile and logophile.

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