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How to make a light source out of plastic bottles.

Well over a billion people on our planet don’t have access to electricity and this D.I.Y. solar light can brighten homes during the day and replace toxic kerosine lamps.

Watch this video:

4 easy steps to light a room with a solar bottle lamp:

bottle-light_image1. Add a couple teaspoons of bleach to keep the water clean.

2. Drill a hole in roofing to fit the circumference of the plastic bottle.

3. Push the bottle up through the hole in the roofing.

4.  Seal the the bottle with polyester resin to prevent a leaking roof. [i]

It’s a stunningly simple lighting solution: sunlight passes through the water inside the bottle, refracting light, and brightening the room.

Even though you might not insert a 2-liter bottle into your roof, this might also come in handy if you’re want to illuminate the inside of a tree-house.

Check out the infographic below and “share” this page if you think this is cool!

 

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Author: Harold Tan

I believe clean, renewable energy is key to the evolution of society as a whole. Solar powers our planet, why not harness it to power humanity? Let's power our homes, our work, and our vehicles with solar energy. It begins with raising awareness and encouraging those around us to go green.

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2 Comments

  1. Wow … That’s a great idea. The world should be a better green place. 🙂

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  2. I hope this shed some light on how one can utilize this great Solar Product in their own home & help to make this world a better place to live.

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