GravityLight makes it possible for 1.3bn people without electricity to have light without kerosene
GravityLight is an innovative off-grid light designed to eliminate dangerous and polluting kerosene lamps, which are used by many of the 1.1 billion people around the world who don’t have access to electricity.
GravityLight is unique – it has created a new category of lighting. It doesn’t have any batteries nor require sunlight – all you need is a weight. This means it’s a very promising solution for emergency relief and disaster preparedness too, as it can be stored for long periods of time and can be used anytime, whatever the weather.
After encouraging global field trials, the feedback and insight gained has been used to develop a new model of GravityLight. This was made available to pre-order during July 2015 and of the new GravityLight design, Jim Reeves says, “Through the invaluable feedback from our field trials we found out that over 90% of those using kerosene lamps for light would use a GravityLight instead. We also gathered insights on what needed improving, which has led us to design GL02 – a brighter, easier to use, longer lasting model that we’re confident is a game changer.”
GravityLight exists to provide clean, instant, off-grid light and to help people escape from the poverty trap caused by reliance on kerosene lamps – no doubt Extremis Technologies share such goals and by working together we can achieve them. You can find more about their work here.