Today, I’m looking at renewable energy sources, with this video review of a wind-up torch. Is it a good idea? Does it work? Is manual electricity generation a viable alternative to traditional plugs, bulbs and power leads? Let’s find out!
I apologise for the poor sound quality.
In summary, wind-up torches work, but require constant winding. There is an additional energy saving to be found thanks to the physical effort of winding keeping you warm and therefore saving money on heating bills, but otherwise I’d have to say wind-up is not a sustainable way to light the home.
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