(PRWEB UK) 29 July 2013
A lamp has been developed which gains its power from the energy produced by gravity – reports Dawn on July 26 with its article ‘Gravity powered lamp to be tested in Asia and Africa’.
The GravityLight is being marketed as an alternative to the traditional kerosene lamp and is being road tested in Asia and Africa following four years of development.
The lamp is powered by a bag filled with sand or gravel weighting 25 pounds, which is hung from a cord in the system and raised to six feet. When the bag is released freely, the cord moves down in slow motion, much like a rope on a pulley, and can provide light for thirty minutes.
The light intensity can be adjusted and more energy can be obtained for a short period. The power can also be used to recharge other devices such as radios and batteries.
A spokesperson from Lights 4 Living said:
“This is a highly energy efficient approach to lightings which is portable and rechargeable. This could provide an important lifeline in poorer communities where there is no or little electricity. By enhancing the energy produced by gravity, they’ve tapped into a power source which is reliable and useable anywhere. This could also be useful in terms of home lighting to light a room during a power cut or as outside lighting.”
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