LED lanterns, lights and streetlights made out of local stuff
“Liter of Light. Not only is the idea superb, but the people are superb. And the ethics are superb. It’s amazing. I’m going to go to the Philippines to visit them. Their LED lanterns, lights and streetlights are all made out of local stuff. This whole United Nations thing of ‘buying something from a factory somewhere and within six months half of them are broken and no one can afford to fix them’ just goes away with these guys. Everything is locally made and made of stuff found locally. I really want to have this happen in Indonesia. It is a dream. Really a dream. Such integrity is hard to find.”
What do you get with sunshine and an old plastic bottle filled with water and chlorine? Thanks to Alfred Moser and a group of MIT students, you get a 55-watt solar bulb that refracts sunlight! It’s powerful enough to light up a home but more than that it’s environmentally friendly, inexpensive, and easy to make.
The Liter of Light project brings the eco-friendly bottle light to communities living without electricity. The Liter of Light began in the Philippines with one bottle light. Eventually, the movement grew to brighten up 28,000 homes and the lives of 70,000 people in Metro Manila alone. Now Liter of Light is present in India, Indonesia, and even as far away as Switzerland.
The Night Light Project is a bottle that brightens home and lives. After Typhoon Yolanda, evenings meant total darkness in Tacloban in the Philippines. Liter of Light was first on the ground with night lights — recycled plastic bottles that can store up to ten hours of light through attached solar panels. Take a look at how the project has helped the community.
Liter of Light founder Illac Diaz recently visited Bali and the Green School. He installed a solar powered night light at the school.
First solar (converted) kerosene lamp and streetlight with team from Green School!