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Jim Reeves

Jim Reeves

  • United Kingdom
  • Member since 2016

Co-inventor of GravityLight: a viable alternative to kerosene lighting for the 1.3 billion people living off-grid, in low-income households. GravityLight is a portable home generator, powered by the lift of a weight, selling globally, with local assembly in Kenya.



After ten years with product design consultants Therefore, Jim left to co-found a social venture: The GravityLight Foundation and Deciwatt Ltd, leading R&D and new product development as Technical Director.

Jim was named one of FP's 100 Leading Global Thinkers in 2013. GravityLight was awarded D&AD White and Black pencils in 2014.

Jim now teaches at Imperial’s Dyson School of Design Engineering and Central Saint Martins, works as a Technical Advisor and independent Product Design Consultant, and as business mentor with product start-ups at Central Research Laboratories.

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