LifeLight aims to make Africa a brighter place.

In places where there is no powergrid, hand cranked gadgets and generators naturally have great importance. Lately there has been reports of devices from mobile chargers to the famous USD 100:- laptop from OLPC (albeit it is USD 200:-, it is still a good idea). Among the first modern devices that used this old technology was the clockwork radio invented by Trevor Baylis. Now the Freeplay Foundation, who has been financing and distributing clockwork radios in Africa (above), has started the LifeLight Project in order to develop, produce and distribute lamps based on the same tech. They are currently developing prototypes that are to be field tested in Kenya, and the aim for a base unit that can cradle and charge several portable lamps.brbr

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