What better way to create a sustainable light source than by using something we all throw away every day – plastic bottles?
Myshelter Foundation is a charity set up to promote the use of cheap and sustainable energy and deliver it to those who need it most.
We take it for granted when we flick on a light switch and rarely give a thought about those who are not fortunate enough to enjoy such a luxury, but thanks to this revolutionary system, more and more people in deprived areas around the world will have their lives illuminated; all because of a breakthrough invention.
The system designed by Alfred Moser, creates light by using an old plastic bottle, some water and a little sunlight – known as the “solar bottle bulb.”
Using the powers of refraction, light equivalent to that produced by a 55 watt bulb can be created. It’s powerful enough to light up a home but more than that it’s environmentally friendly, inexpensive, and easy to make.
Thanks to the work of Myshelter Foundation and Liter of Light nearly 30,000 homes in the Philippines have been transformed and the lives of over 70,000 people enhanced.
Their fantastic work hasn’t stopped there, providing lighting solutions for people in Indonesia and India also.
The future looks bright for the foundation and they are currently looking for more volunteers to assist them with their latest challenge – to install 1 million bottle lights around the world by 2015.