Although it seems like a basic need, not everyone in the world has access to electricity, making lighting and other daily chores somewhat difficult. GravityLight lamp was created to help solve this problem since it is moved only by gravity, with no need for battery, sunlight or electricity to operate and consequently helping thousands of people around the world.
Because it is designed for families in developing countries, GravityLight is headquartered in Kenya, promoting job opportunities for locals during production and marketing. GravityLight’s original crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo was 128% funded with US$270,000 raised.
In addition to being extremely economic, the lamp is also a safe investment since it replaces kerosene lamps which releases fumes that cause cancer and breathing problems. The World Bank estimates that 780 million women and children breathe kerosene fumes equivalent to inhaling 40 cigarettes a day.