I wanted to make readers aware of two products that are pretty cool, but practical for preparedness minded people of all types. Both of these products are getting off the ground and have funding campaigns on Kickstarter.
The first product is the GravityLight. I first heard of this product when I linked to a post on SchemaByte. The GravityLight produces a non-battery, non-solar light. The power comes from gravity. That’s right, you read that right.
“GravityLight is a revolutionary new approach to storing energy and creating illumination. It takes only 3 seconds to lift the weight which powers GravityLight, creating 30 minutes of light on its descent. For free.”
The GravityLight also has a positive and negative terminal to connect smaller devices. Check out the video below.
The cool thing is that the GravityLight has already reached its Kickstart goal and if you contribute $50, you can get one sent to you in March 2012. The goal is to provide alternative, affordable light to villages in Africa. The GravityLight would replace the need to purchase costly fuel like kerosene. Click here to check out the GravityLight Kickstart Page.
The second product is WakaWaka Power. WakaWaka Power is a small mobile solar charger for mobile phones and tablets. It also provides a light. From the Kickstart website:
“The WakaWaka Power is a pocket size mini power station with super efficient solar cells and a power management system which ensures efficiencies which are up to 200% better than any other product in the market. Apart from charging your smart phone, WakaWaka Power is also a light source which can provide you with more than 40 hours of excellent reading light (on a single day solar charge!).”
“As many of you have understood, this campaign also allows us to provide safe solar lights to Haitians still living in shelters. The day after this campaign ends, it will be precisely 3 years since the earthquake. 370,000 still live without lights.”
A contribution of $59 will get you a WakaWaka shipped in May 2013. Click here to view the WakaWaka Power Kickstart page .
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