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SALt - Lamp Powered By Salt Water

SALt - LED Lamp Powered By Salt Water

There are over 7,000 islands in the Philippines and most of these islands do not have access to electricity. This Filipino engineered lamp makes low cost lighting possible and removes the need for kerosene / battery powered lamps.

All that is needed to run the lamp for 8hrs is one glass of water and two tablespoons of salt. If salt is not available then ocean water can be used. This lamp uses the science behind the Galvanic cell, the basis for battery-making, changing the electrolytes to a non-toxic, saline solution - making the entire process safe and harmless. The creators estimate that using a SALt lamp 8 hours a day, every day, with proper maintenance, will give you an anode lifespan of 6 months.

As one of the world's most disaster prone countries this technology has huge potential to support relief efforts and improve living conditions. 

How else could this technology be harnessed?

For more information: www.salt.ph

Posted: Fri 14 Aug 2015

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