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Use a 2-Liter Bottle as a 50 Watt Light Bulb lightbulb hack

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by Glock30Eric, Sep 26, 2011.


  1. Glock30Eric

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    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=_zMAWztZ6TI&feature=player_embedded

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6-h6pnOZfM&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?
     

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  2. PBCounty

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

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

    :supergrin:
     
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    Good idea for a garden shed etc.
     
  7. enbloc

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    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...
     
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    Skylights work too.... and probably more durable.
     
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    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!
     
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    How would you mount that and seal it? Roofing sealant after you cut a hole for the bottle?
     
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    Come on, it's not 50% water/50% chlorine, it's a few drops of chlorine. Have you ever used a swimming pool?
     
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  14. Kevin108

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    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.