Sunday, October 14, 2012

1 Litre of light project used recycled bottles to create solar lamps

In the Philippines, as many parts of the developing world, kerosene lamps are the main source of light for people living in disadvantaged areas.

 Not only are these dangerous lamps of itself also emit large amounts of CO2 and other toxic gases that cause of respiratory problems among people using them as well. This led to student MIT Alfredo Moser to get an idea for a solar lamp made out of recycled bottles water.

This idea was developed by Illac Diaz, a Filipino student who used to create Isang Litrong Liwanag AKA the liter of the project light. While his name may be a little misleading, alternative lighting system basically guarantees that people are able to use natural light without having the blazing sun in a through a large skylight during the day.

Each solar lamp contains one litre of water mixed with bleach that creates the same amount of light as a 60 watt incandescent light bulb regular. It is always better that chlorine keeps algae from water and bacteria-free for more than 5 years which gives each installation a longer life.

The litre of light basically project uses discarded one liter PET bottles, filled with water and use it to create a hybrid solar lamp/skylight that captures and amplifies the light of the Sun that works like an electric lamp and flood the Interior with light during the day. The lamp does not require any electricity to operate, although it can be a little less luminescent on cloudy or rainy days.

The project is part of the group my shelter Foundation that has invited the owners, students and volunteers to create their own makeshift solar lamps cost zero and your goal is to have 1 million