GravityLight is a new Indiegogo campaign that aims to provide safe, reusable lights requiring zero outside energy sources to the 1 billion people who currently live without electricity.
Utilizing GravityLight would essentially eliminate the need for people to use kerosene lamps, which can be extremely dangerous and are full of carcinogens.
The light is unique because it is actually powered by gravity.
Below is an infographic from the Indiegogo campaign page:
GravityLight lasts 20 to 30 minutes each cycle, as seen above.
The campaign is focusing on developing countries, specifically Kenya for the time being, as the light only costs $10 and can help a ton of families.
The GravityLight team claims kerosene lamps can consume up to 30 percent of a family’s income, a not only dangerous, but also an expensive alternative.