While reading the tweets of the people I follow, one from Andrew Revkin got my attention : “ H. sapiens, innovator: Solar “light bulbs” from water-filled soda bottles brighten tin-roofed slums. “
This was how I got introduced to Isang Litrong Liwanag ( “A Liter of Light” ), one of the most brilliant ideas I came across while writing for this blog. The tweet was followed by a link to a Youtube video – watch it below.
Coming from the slums of Manila – the capital city of the Philippines – I hope similar ideas will sprout in the slums and villages around the world as it is a literally brilliant idea to bring lights to people with little money…
Indeed, the idea is very simple : to use water-filled old bottles as prisms to lighten up slums housings…
Here is the Youtube video tweeted by Andrew Revkin :
Here is the one from Reuters :
In any case, this is a great idea and project. If you have some spare change to found their project, don’t hesitate!