Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Looking at Things in a New Light - A Simple and Brilliant Engineering Idea

My son, Ti, just posted on FaceBook, a link to this amazing idea for using empty 2-liter Coke bottles filled with water and bleach as replacements for light bulbs.  I immediately thought of many friends in Haiti and elsewhere around the world for whom this idea could be a great boon.  You probably know of others with whom this idea should be shared, so I encourage you to pass the information along, and even to try the idea yourself if practicable.

"Here’s a way to brighten up enclosed spaces in an environmentally friendly way. The power of the sun is harnessed using a bottle full of water. Quite simply they’re used 2-liter soda bottles. They’ve been filled with water along with two caps worth of bleach to keep microorganisms out. The cap is then covered with a film canister to protect it from the sun. They are installed through holes in the roof, and in full sun they put out the equivalent of a 50 watt incandescent light bulb."

This information appears in a Blog entitled: Well Done Stuff  Click on the link to watch a 2-minute video.

Keep the creative ideas flowing.


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