Martin Riddiford

Jan. 18, 2013

Inventors Design Lamp Powered Entirely by Gravity

The gravity-powered device uses a weight to generate up to 30 minutes of light as it descends.

light, lamp, led lamp, gravity, developing world, developing country, invention, engineering

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