A Simple Light Bulb. Solar Light
Illac Diaz creator of ‘Liter of Light’
- Purpose of the design/design concept
This design is essentially a discarded plastic soda bottles filled with water and wedged in a hole cut in the roof. However looking at it with a finer lens, it not only is a makeshift bulb (that is able to give off about 55 watts of light with NO ELECTRICITY INVOLVE), it also repurposes materials. More importantly, waste materials.
- Interesting aspect about the design/process
It re-uses materials, adding another cycle to a once cradle to grave plastic bottle. The main reason why plastic is such a problem is because of its longevity and strength, taking many many many years to break down. This project turns this negative into a positive
- Why you like it
The reasons why I like this design is because of two things. One; It is simplistic and can be applied and more importantly, given access to the majority (if not every) single house hold in third world/ developing countries. Secondly, from a complete utilitarian aspect, the light bulbs work during the day for one sole purpose; to illuminate dimm areas and does that one purpose quiet well. One area where this concept falls short on is the selective nature of timing.