posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 08:07 AM
I read this thread and the other thread and I can't believe people talking about hoax, or it only works in the day, and that it's just sunlight.
I think that was pretty obvious and was besides the point.
What is so great about it is making do with common things around them. The person did it after they had lost electricity. In order to get light
in his shop.
It does more than putting a hole in your roof and letting light shine in because the water hanging down amplifies it. All that light is hitting the
water and reflecting all around the room. The result is that rather than light shinning in 1 spot, it fills the room in entire directions.
I doubt people are going to start going out and drilling holes in their roofs and plugging them with 2 liter bottles. But the concept does open up a
line of thought on useful ways of making use of existing and free resources.
I wonder how far down will the light travel in the water like that. It would be very cool and save alot of energy if you could put that kind of
thing into muliti floor business offices. Not sure how far the light would travel though, it would need to be quite a bit. You would still need
regular lights for night time etc, but as most offices work in the day it would save alot of energy.
But even in single floor factories it would save a good bit of energy as well. Obviously they won't be doing 2 liter bottles, but someone could
design something on the concept. If rainy and stormy days are a problem and don't give enough light, you can increase the amount of lights, so
that there is enough light in the storms, and then use a lens like they have on welding helmets for filters that darken when light hits them to
regulate the same amount of light no matter the weather.
Great thinking and good concept IMO.