A Gravity light?

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  1. ghacker

    ghacker Active Member

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    Have no commercial interest in this product. Just thought it is cool idea.

    A Gravity Light could be a great addition to camping gear. Just think, no batteries or fuel and small/lightweight. Could be a winner. Might be available later this yr.
     
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    TheBerrys 1977 Palomino in Albuquerque, NM

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    Jayko Jayco 141J aka Big Bertha

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    ghacker Active Member

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    Granted not a new idea, but the application is. Thing that appeals to me is that unlike a spring, or a sliding weight as in your flashlight example, it'll only take a few seconds to provide power for 12 to 28 min. depending on the light level selected. FWIW, I've tried cheaper versions of the sliding flashlight you mentioned and never achieved the claimed results. OTHO, the 3 reviews are very positive.
     
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    rabird Howdy!

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    @ $10/ea, I want a dozen, send me 6 and send 6 to whomever.
     
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    Interesting idea, but that was a lot of gravity (weighted bag) for 1 LED light. Will it take a car as a weight to run my television? [:D]
     
  7. rabird

    rabird Howdy!

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    I can get one for either $50 or $60 plus postage

    http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gravitylight-lighting-for-developing-countries

    Reading the updates, they began shipping to their financial pledges.

    "We are excited to be able to confirm that Coleman, the world's leading camping & outdoor gear manufacturer of tents, lanterns, coolers, stoves, sleeping bags & more, have generously stepped in at the last minute to provide the bags for GravityLightÂ’s first production run."
     
  8. BelchFire

    BelchFire I speak fluent vise-grip

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    You could hang your p'up battery from it and charge said battery at the same time! [:D]
     
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    generok Well-Known Member

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    And then use the battery to power a small winch to raise the battery. Perpetual motion!
     
  10. pandpcamper

    pandpcamper Lifetime camper, newer to pup

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    It will be interesting to see the progress. Having supported villagers in Africa over the years and have seen them gain fresh water and sanitation, this will be a huge bonus. Will have to keep a watch for our own use.
     
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    That is just the coolest thing
    [PU] [TV]
     

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