Just Add Salt & Water to Light Up

You may have heard of kerosene and battery-operated lamps, but a lamp that uses salt and water? 

SALt (Sustainable Alternative Lighting) has developed a lamp that can illuminate rooms with the most easily accessible ingredients available. SALt drew inspiration from the Philippines that have over 7,000 islands, with little access to electricity and accomplished its goal by creating a lamp that can be powered by sea water or a homemade mix of salt and water. 

The design uses Galvanic cells similar to batteries, but relies on a non-toxic saline solution instead of potentially harmful electrolytes and can be used for up to eight hours a day, with a lifespan of six months. SALt is aiming for a mass production around late 2015 or early 2016. 

Click here, for more information on the SALt lamps. 

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