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GravLight descends a `glide-rail' at very low speed. Light is generated by simply lifting the unit into position. The project objective is to  obtain light for 1 hour, from a 1-metre descent! One of the principle  issues behind GravLight, was to turn, what is perceived to be the  negative effects of gravity, towards a positive and practical end. Weight becomes a source of light!

Production visualisation of `graVLight' (c) Andrew Noctor 1999

The GravLight / FreeLight unit may be installed at angles between 45' and vertical. This enables a wide range of installation possibilities to be considered. The unit is held in position by a `pinching' effect, transmitted to a friction drive. An inertia sensor allows the GravLight to be easily lifted upwards, but in the event of being displaced on the glide-rail, will lock the unit into position, thus preventing damage.

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Here are more GravLight images:-

Prototype iv Development model 45k .jpg

Gravlight / Scale / Prototype iv. 38k .jpg

Looking into the `Pinch-Rollerí 47k .jpg

Page from sketch book 91k .jpg

Virtual production model `Ví 47k .jpg

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