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Interesting video showing a simple fix for lighting

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posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 01:13 AM
This video was posted by a friend of mine on Facebook.
The audio/speech is in a foreign language, but it is subtitled in English.
Pretty cool use of a plastic water bottle! Will have to remember this. I think it might come in handy in certain situations.

posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 02:24 AM
Nice use of a bottle. Its bacially a simple version of the sun-pipes you can buy for your home.

The sun-pipes / sola-tubes use reflective surfaces and glass to get same effect. Many new build care homes I have worked in have them to save on electricity.

posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 02:28 AM
reply to post by D8ncer

Yeah, I've seen the Solar Tubes before, as my grandmother has them in her bathrooms and great room of her house. I just hadn't ever thought of doing something similar with a simple plastic bottle until after seeing this video.

posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 02:36 AM
Brilliant idea and very inexpensive.
Additionally, my heart goes out to the poor of this world.
Now only, if we could compile the simple ideas like this, to feed,educate, house,
cure and employ these people, we would make living on this ball much easier.

posted on Dec, 21 2011 @ 03:49 AM
This was on Ats about two weeks ago. I put one in my shed roof ,works great but i took it out because it was too bright.Now the roof has a big hole in it.

posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 11:10 PM
reply to post by 12voltz

Alright, I have to ask.

First of all, I have two pole barns, six sheds, and two well houses on my property.
How can it be "too bright" in your shed?

Is it now brighter inside your shed than it is outside of your shed?
Exactly what kind of ambiance are you looking for within a shed?

posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 02:14 AM
reply to post by Oaktree

Its too bright outside as well and i like a little light but not to much especially in summer.
These lights work well andihavetriedadding foodcolouring to the water for different shades ,with some success.
.Havingproblemswith the space bar on my comp.

posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 02:41 AM
reply to post by imtheweasel

So amazing. Very inspiring and uplifting.

We need more content like this! Thank you for sharing!

posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 09:40 PM
reply to post by 12voltz

Regarding the hole in the roof, probably just fix it.

However, I suspect this same design could be rigged to be "side lighting" and provide a bit less light.

Or, use the existing hole, and wrap a bit of electrical tape around the bottle, which should reduce some of the light.
Just an idea.
edit on 23-12-2011 by Oaktree because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 09:53 PM
Wow, extremely ingenuitive. Got to give this a try on my barn for #s and giggles. =)

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