A Liter of Light Goes a Long, Long Way: An Inventive, Electricity-Free Lamp

Thursday, 31 January 2013

 

 

A Liter of Light Goes a Long, Long Way: An Inventive, Electricity-Free Lamp

In the design race toward a lighting solution that provides the greatest amount of light for the least amount of money, one stroke of brilliance might be ahead of the rest: a lamp that comprises nothing more than a plastic bottle full of water.

Fixed into the ceiling of a home off the grid, the water inside the bottle diffuses sunlight throughout the room below as a softened version of a skylight. After launching Liter of Light in the Philippines and installing these fixtures in 30,000 homes in his native land — with an estimated total of 110,000 worldwide — Filipino activist and Liter of Light creator Illac Diaz received the Curry Stone Design Award late last year. Bestowed by the Oregon-based Curry Stone Foundation, the $5,000 prize goes to visionaries in the humanitarian field.  [h/t Domus]

— Janelle Zara

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