Lighting the Way in Slums

Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself. — Desiderius Erasmus

Good News of the Day:
Plastic bottles jut from the roofs in a Manila slum neighborhood. But these bottles have an important purpose: they contain bleach and water and are placed snugly into a purpose-built hole in the roof. Designed by students at MIT, they reflect sunlight, spreading 360 degrees of 55-watt-light through the room beneath. Using the simplest of technologies, these bottles brighten dim and dreary shanties, emitting clear light for about five years. The invention is part of a project called “Isang Litrong Liwanag,” which means A Litre of Light, and helps some of the poorest Philippines residents save money and live better — in a renewable way.

Be The Change:
Check out the website for the project, which aims to bring these Solar Bottle Bulbs to communities around the Phillipines.

**Share A Reflection**

Explore posts in the same categories: Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: