A $5 Light Powered by Gravity

Design News 12.14.12

There's a new option for powering developing areas, and Isaac Newton would be proud. The GravityLight costs just $5, and uses a slowly lowering bag of sand to power the device. With one lift of the 22-pound weight, the lights are on for 30 minutes. A little elbow grease proves to be cheaper than kerosene.

In other news, Monopoly gets stripped down to game essentials, and if you think your neighbor's holiday lights are ridiculous, just wait 'til you see this lawn. See the headlines after the jump.

A $5 Light For The Developing World With An Ingenious Fuel: Gravity | Co.Exist
Monopoly Redesigned, And Stripped To Its Very Core | Co.Design
'Santa Army' Takes Over Yard In This Extreme Christmas Decoration Display Seen On Reddit | Huff Post Home

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