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Watt a bright idea! Brazilian mechanic uses plastic water bottles and bleach to create LIGHT - illuminating 1million homes

Alfredo Moser

  • Alfredo Moser uses plastic bottle filled  with water, bleach and the principle of refraction to light up dark rooms during  the day
  • His invention will be fitted in over one  million homes by the end of the year and  he is credited with transforming  people's lives in poorer countries
  • The mechanic came up with the idea for his  'Moser light' during one of the frequent blackouts in his home city of Uberaba,  southern Brazil in 2002

 

A Brazilian mechanic has invented a way of  lighting his house during the day without relying on electricity.

Alfredo Moser has been using plastic bottles  filled up with water and a splash of bleach to illuminate dark rooms since 2002  and now the idea has now spread across the world.

It is predicted that his lighting system,  which works using refraction of sunlight, will be fitted in over a million homes  by the end of this year.

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Alfredo Moser (pictured) has been using plastic bottles filled up with water and a splash of bleach to illuminate dark rooms since 2002

Alfredo Moser (pictured) has been using plastic bottles  filled up with water and a splash of bleach to illuminate dark rooms since  2002

 

It is predicted that his lighting system, which works using refraction of sunlight, will be in over a million homes by the end of this year
It is predicted that his lighting system, which works using refraction of sunlight, will be in over a million homes by the end of this year

It is predicted that his  lighting  system, which works using refraction of sunlight, will be fitted in  over a  million homes by the end of this year

The secret of the liquid which fills normal  plastic drinks bottles that are often thrown away, is two capfuls of bleach  added to water, which stops it turning green with algae when exposed to  sunlight.

Mr Moser drills a hole in a roof tile and  then pushes the filled bottle in from below, keeping the bottle in place with  polyester resin, which waterproofs the 'window' in his roof.

He told Outlook  on the BBC World  Service that depending on the  strength of sunlight, the light filling his home is the equivalent of between 40  and 60 watts.

The secret of the liquid filling normal plastic drinks bottles that are often thrown away, is two capfuls of bleach

The secret of the liquid filling normal plastic drinks  bottles that are often thrown away, is two capfuls of bleach added to the water  to stop it turning green with algae as it is exposed to sunlight

 

Mr Moser drills a hole in a roof tile and then pushes the filled bottle in from below, keeping them in place with polyester resin, which waterproofs the 'window' in his roof
Mr Moser drills a hole in a roof tile

Mr Moser drills a hole in a roof tile  and then pushes  the filled bottle in from below, keeping them in place  with polyester resin,  which waterproofs the 'window' in his roof

The mechanic came up with the idea for his  'Moser light' during one of the frequent blackouts in Brazil in 2002.

He said only factories had power in his home  city of Uberaba, in southern Brazil  during the energy shortage.

 
Mechanic invents revolutionary light using  PLASTIC BOTTLES

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It was his boss that suggested using a  plastic bottle filled with water as a lens to focus the sun's rays on dry grass  to light fires in case of an emergency and Mr Moser developed the concept into  his light.

It was his boss that suggested using a plastic bottle filled with water

It was his boss that suggested using a plastic bottle  filled with water as a lens to focus the sun's rays on dry grass to light fires  in case of an emergency and Mr Moser developed the concept into his  light

depending on the strength of sunlight, the light created in his home is the equivalent to between 40 and 60 watts

Depending on the strength of sunlight, the light created  in his home is the equivalent to between 40 and 60 watts

He told BBC World Service: 'It's a divine light. God gave the sun to everyone, and  light is for everyone. Whoever wants it saves money. You  can't get an electric  shock from it, and it doesn't cost a penny.'

Mr Moser earned a few dollars installing the  lights in his local super market and neighbours' houses but his invention has  not made him a wealthy man.

He said: 'There  was one man who installed the  lights and within a month he had saved enough to  pay for the essential  things for his child, who was about to be born. Can you  imagine?'

Mr Moser (pictured) earned a few dollars installing the lights in his local super market

Mr Moser (pictured) earned a few dollars installing the  lights in his local super market and neighbours' houses but his invention has  not made him a wealthy man

A charity now also incorporates water bottles in roofs (pictured)

A charity now also incorporates water bottles in roofs  (pictured) since learning of the Moser method and also trains local people to do  the same in order to earn a small living

Carmelinda his wife said her husband has  always been handy at home and have made tables and chairs.

Illac Angelo Diaz, executive director of the  MyShelter Foundation in the Philippines also admires Mr Moser's  ingenuity.

The charity uses recycled materials to build  houses and has plenty of bottle donations, which it fills with mud to build  walls and water to create windows.

The bottles make for a distinctive lighting solution in many homes across the world

The bottles make for a distinctive lighting solution in  many homes across the world

Moser lamps (pictured) have reportedly been fitted in over 140,000 homes

Moser lamps (pictured) have reportedly been fitted in  over 140,000 homes in the Philippines where a quarter of the population live in  poverty as well as in 15 other countries, including Argentina, India and  Fiji

It now incorporates water bottles in roofs  since learning of the Moser method and also trains local people to do the same  in order to earn a small living.

Moser lamps have reportedly been fitted in  over 140,000 homes in the Philippines  where a quarter of the population live in poverty, as well as in 15 other  countries, including Argentina, India and Fiji.

Mr Diaz believes over one million people have  installed Moser lights in 2013 and credits the mechanic with transforming  people's lives.

'Whether or not he gets the Nobel Prize, we  want him to know that there are a great number of people who admire what he is  doing,' he said.

Mr Moser told the BBC he never imagined his  invention would have such an impact but said it gives him goose bumps if he  thinks how many people are using Moser lights.

over one million people have installed Moser lights
over one million people have installed Moser lights

The director of MyShelter foundation believes over one  million people have installed Moser lights in 2013 and credits Mr Moser  (pictured) with  transforming people's lives

 

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Comment by vaughn mitchell on August 20, 2013 at 12:16am

He should get the noble prize. earned it.

Comment by chris john on August 17, 2013 at 10:07pm

Africans have been doing that in Africa for years

Comment by lynz on August 17, 2013 at 11:45am
Brilliant idea! Thank u for sharing rgbtecko!
Comment by Ricardo O'Connor on August 17, 2013 at 11:18am
This man is a light to his country people.
Comment by Sufferahsmusic Media Prod on August 17, 2013 at 8:31am

SHARON STOP TELL LIE BOUT  YOUVE SEEN THIS BEFORE AN THEM USE CHLORINE ... YOU CNAT MEK THE MAN HOL THE LIKKLE CREDIT WID YOU BADMIND SELF...... JAH KNOW  

Comment by dao on August 16, 2013 at 9:47pm
Smart
Comment by ThrzJusMe on August 16, 2013 at 8:24pm
but what do they do when its nightfall? i only turn on my kitchen and the bathrooms lights during the day.
Comment by Born on August 16, 2013 at 8:16pm
This man is an amazing gift to the people!
Comment by Mervin E Yearwood on August 16, 2013 at 7:53pm

Let their be light ....     very good idea

Comment by caribbeanrose on August 16, 2013 at 1:11pm

This is great

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