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Using Water Bottles to Illuminate Homes

Hits: 33632 | Rating: (3.6) | Category: Science | Added by: bliznik
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Male, 30-39, Australia
 25267 Posts
Sunday, August 14, 2011 7:48:09 PM
I saw these in there 3 days ago and wondered wat was goin on. O Manila is awesome

Female, 18-29, Europe
 171 Posts
Friday, August 12, 2011 1:58:11 AM
how would you turn off the light?

Female, 18-29, Canada
 87 Posts
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 1:59:36 PM
That's amazing, good for them! :)

Female, 30-39, Canada
 235 Posts
Monday, August 08, 2011 9:01:08 PM
I can't imagine living in the dark all day long and I guess I never thought anyone was. Kudos to the people making this happen.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 237 Posts
Monday, August 08, 2011 8:18:21 PM
this was also used in basements of businesses in seattle with the glass prisms

Female, 50-59, Southern US
 3620 Posts
Monday, August 08, 2011 2:05:47 PM
this was done in clipper ships using glass prisms 200+ years ago

Female, 18-29, Australia
 409 Posts
Monday, August 08, 2011 1:56:47 PM
@Thetas: One of the families they spoke to had 8 kids or so. Clearly, they don't use much light at night anyway.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 27 Posts
Monday, August 08, 2011 1:01:24 PM
I thought of it but then i told myself this idea is garbage...

... Get it?

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 14177 Posts
Monday, August 08, 2011 12:41:26 PM

REALLY!! So those machines I've been putting my soda bottles into magically put them back together after they've been shredded to bits??

Male, 18-29, S. America
 2864 Posts
Monday, August 08, 2011 9:51:38 AM
maybe no one thought of it because smart people dont live in a dump?

Male, 18-29, Western US
 1552 Posts
Monday, August 08, 2011 9:16:43 AM
It's awesome, because it lights up the inside of a building... During the day... When it's bright outside... You know... When it's not night... When is when you really need light... Everyone following?

Male, 50-59, Western US
 296 Posts
Monday, August 08, 2011 5:54:59 AM
So they installed skylights, good idea.

Male, 30-39, Canada
 412 Posts
Sunday, August 07, 2011 10:48:57 PM
Pee in the bottle for ambiance..

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 623 Posts
Sunday, August 07, 2011 10:05:55 PM
Now you're going to get wet when you hit it with your Wii remote. Is that a good trade off.

No, really, thats an awesome idea, track lighting will spruce up any drab room.

Male, 70 & Over, Asia
 765 Posts
Sunday, August 07, 2011 8:40:31 PM
Where did they get the bottles, you may ask. The answer...wait for it... Those are the plastic bottles you thought you were recycling, which were actually shipped off to third world countries and dumped into their land fills!

Female, 30-39, Western US
 2789 Posts
Sunday, August 07, 2011 8:26:41 PM
i wonder if the liter bottles would be to heavy?

Female, 18-29, Canada
 102 Posts
Sunday, August 07, 2011 6:39:28 PM
@shredder... really? Reaaalllyyy???

Male, 18-29, Europe
 2 Posts
Sunday, August 07, 2011 6:38:12 PM
i got an idea forget the bleach water, what about plastic roofs?

Male, 18-29, S. America
 6 Posts
Sunday, August 07, 2011 6:27:34 PM
wouldn´t it be easier to give them freaking light bulbs? if the problem is not having enough energy, this isn´t the solution... 20 to 60 watts and lasts 5 five years. It´s cheaper to buy a low consumption 20w lamp that lasts longer...

Male, 18-29, Europe
 19 Posts
Sunday, August 07, 2011 5:19:16 PM

you would be right if the top wasn't closed so no gasses can come out. The bleach/clorine dissepates from pools water in gas form. So in the case of these bottles it won't be that big a problem, because just small amounts of gas can get trough plastic at a time.

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 235 Posts
Sunday, August 07, 2011 4:31:46 PM

Male, 18-29, Western US
 1633 Posts
Sunday, August 07, 2011 4:26:52 PM
the bleach is kind of useless (prevent algae). without a stabilizer of some sort, the bleach will be broken down from the sunlight (quite quickly I might add). even with a stabilizer, you're looking at a week tops for a 10% solution of bleach.

think of it as a swimming pool where the bleach = chlorine. you don't add chlorine once every 6 months, if you did that, you would have a swamp in your yard after not even a month.

and the light would disperse even better if they had some sediment in the bottle (like some salt; yes the bleach adds some salt to the water (sodium hypochlorite)

Male, 13-17, Western US
 2349 Posts
Sunday, August 07, 2011 4:23:56 PM
Lol @ I-See-U, no kidding. I feel like this should have been the first step EVER in harvesting light :P

Still though, this is very cool, very efficient.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 1634 Posts
Sunday, August 07, 2011 4:21:55 PM
"brilliant! too bad the invention came 100 years after electricity."

Also after the invention of plastics and mass produced glass.

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 354 Posts
Sunday, August 07, 2011 3:26:48 PM
brilliant! too bad the invention came 100 years after electricity.

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