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This lamp runs on tap water and table salt

Here’s another invention that displays the ingenuity of our Filipino scientists. Meet SALt, a LED lamp that is powered by tap water and table salt.

SALt stands for Sustainable Alternative Lighting and is made by the company’s co-founder and CEO, Engr. Aisa Mijeno. It’s a lamp equipped with LEDs and uses Galvanic cells and saline solution to power itself. All you need is one glass of water and two tablespoons of salt. Or just use ocean water if you live along the coastline.

The SALt lamp can be used for 8 hours a day for up to 6 months. Aside from being a light source, it can also charge your smartphone via its USB port. It is also safe as it doesn’t have any materials or components that may cause fire accidents, making it a good alternative to kerosene/battery-powered lamps and candles.

According to the company’s website, they are currently in mass production stage but they are expecting to release the SALt lamp before the end of the year or by Q1 next year. There’s no pricing yet but the company says it will be affordable.

For more information about SALt you can visit their website at salt.strikingly.com.

Images by SALt

via: ABS-CBN

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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11 Responses

  1. now why can’t the Philippine government buy these and give it to the poor people who do not have electricty???

    • Syrum12 says:

      yes, they will not!!!! our government will only spent money if it will return like an investment.
      another thing. alternative energy = low electricity bill = low tax in other words, they will not support it.

  2. andre says:

    Galing!!! Two thumbs up…

  3. Ed says:

    Ganda nito kapag napatunayan.

  4. zeus mythology says:

    Where can we buy that? Thanks. Or is it available in the market?

  5. Don says:

    watch, baka ma pirate ng China just b4 ma-release!!!!!

  6. Andres says:

    Kung gayahin to ng China kahit mas mura pa yung ilabas nila, dapat suportahan at tangkilikin pa rin natin tong product na to.

  7. vm02 says:

    no different from batteries made by students in science class


  8. Jay says:

    Tama, if the government support this too, mas magiging maunlad ang buhay lalo na sa walang kuryenteng mga lugar

  9. David Easter says:

    These are great for people without electricity. On the other hand it would be far better if these people were given a solar panel installation.

  10. abnoy says:

    di na bago yan. fyi, marami ng nakagawa nyan noon pa. using galvanic cells which is made up of copper and zinc to sap negative and positive electrons sa salt. inover exagerate lang yung invention pero wala rin silbi yan dahil nga nga ang gobyerno naten

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