Gravity Light: a high potential product for BOP markets
February 23, 2015
Gravity Light is one of those product innovations that people get. Its ingenuity strikes you immediately and for true sustainability leadership products and services need to positively impact society as well as the environment, which Gravity Light does. It's an innovative way of generating light and low levels of power from gravity. It takes only 3 seconds to lift the weight that powers GravityLight, creating 25 minutes of light on its descent.
1.3 billion people worldwide don’t have access to electricity, with the majority relying on kerosene for lighting. This number is set to grow as the grid can't keep pace with population growth in many developing countries. Kerosene is expensive for low income families often taking up to 20% of the household income, it provides poor light, is detrimental to health and the environment. Gravity light has had very positive results from their recent global trial where 92% of trial participants said they would use Gravity Light over kerosene.
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And watch out for Gravity Lights next crowd funding campaign where you may be able to purchase a light for yourself and support the charity to take safe lighting solutions to millions of people.