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Glock30Eric 09-26-2011 14:00

Use a 2-Liter Bottle as a 50 Watt Light Bulb lightbulb hack
 
I was reading the comments under "Off-Grid SHTF Survival: Ancient Technology for Refrigeration" at SHTFplan.com and I ran a video. The video blew my mind out!!! You could light your room without using the power and it's very effective!!!

The Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zMAW...layer_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6-h6...feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=Ncizu6OV3fk

Maybe you would want to have it in your sheds. What do you think?

PBCounty 09-26-2011 14:07

Pretty cool....can't wait till he gets it to work at night.

cowboy1964 09-26-2011 14:15

Interesting. Just make sure you water seal the holes. Probably not a good idea for sub-freezing climates!

bdcochran 09-26-2011 14:30

It's too bad no one here seems to have a clue about portuguese language (and there's nothing wrong with that).

This happens in Brazil, and one of the FIRST things they say in that piece of news video is that it IS about scattering light and that ONLY works when the sun is up and shining... for sealed or no-windowed rooms, saving eletrical power in daylight by NOT turning on regular light bulbs when necessary.

No one in the video is claiming magic or out-of-this-world results.

And the adding bleach stuff, is just to make water as transparent as it can be, and also to prevent a very dangerous mosquito (aegis Egipt, or something like this) to reproduce.

Peace

quake 09-26-2011 14:34

Interesting. I've installed a couple of solatube type skylights & they work great; this looks like a low-tech version of that. Definitely worth considering in a shed, maybe a henhouse, etc.

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Originally Posted by PBCounty (Post 17967205)
Pretty cool....can't wait till he gets it to work at night.

:supergrin:

mac66 09-26-2011 17:38

Good idea for a garden shed etc.

enbloc 09-26-2011 18:37

I do this at night when camping...sorta
 
I put a 2 liter bottle of water (no bleach or film can...So I can still drink it)
on top of a large 6-volt lantern's lens. The square bottom type.

It lights up a tent or picknic table quite well...

Javelin 09-26-2011 18:40

Skylights work too.... and probably more durable.

enbloc 09-26-2011 18:43

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Originally Posted by mac66 (Post 17968132)
Good idea for a garden shed etc.

Clear roof panels work great too. Can also provide some light when moon is full.

http://www.homedepot.com/buy/buildin...or-158715.html

bdcochran 09-26-2011 18:55

Javelin and enbloc have it covered.

Despite the protestations that 2 liter soda bottles will keep water forever, they don't. Wait until one placed in the ceiling with a chlorine mixture bursts on you!

lawman800 09-28-2011 17:26

How would you mount that and seal it? Roofing sealant after you cut a hole for the bottle?

cowboy1964 09-28-2011 17:36

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Originally Posted by bdcochran (Post 17968483)
Javelin and enbloc have it covered.

Despite the protestations that 2 liter soda bottles will keep water forever, they don't. Wait until one placed in the ceiling with a chlorine mixture bursts on you!

Come on, it's not 50% water/50% chlorine, it's a few drops of chlorine. Have you ever used a swimming pool?

lawman800 09-28-2011 18:29

Turns my blonde hair green.

Kevin108 09-28-2011 22:03

Before you decide to do this, leave a 2-liter bottle outside for a while and see what the sun does to it. Most plastics live short lives in the sun.


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