THE SOLAR BOTTLE BULB

October 13, 2011

About Isang Litrong Liwanag

Isang Litrong Liwanag (A Liter of Light), MyShelter Foundation’s latest venture, is a sustainable lighting project which aims to bring the eco-friendly Solar Bottle Bulb to disprivileged communities nationwide.

  • Designed and developed by students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • A Liter of Light is a program inspired by many innovations from around the world. 
  • Many cultures  used glass bottles to allow lighting through the roof.
  • Alfredo Moser (Brazil) was the first to experiment with plastic bottles using this method.
The Philippine model has a slight modification but what must be emphasized is the amount of people whose lives are being affected by this innovation.


Vision

Do you know that millions of families still live in the dark? 
MyShelter Foundation aims to brighten up one million homes in the Philippines by 2012.
According to statistics from the National Electrification Commission in 2009, 3 million households still remain powerless outside Metro Manila. And even in the metro, families still continue to live in darkness. Meanwhile, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) has reported that a large number of fire- related incidents involve faulty electrical connections. Informal settlements are high-risk areas, since the BFP does not conduct fire hazard inspections in these communities. MyShelter envisions sharing to unprivileged communities an economically- and ecologically-sustainable source of light that will provide an immediate solution to our fellowmen’s problems.

About MyShelter Foundation

MyShelter Foundation was established by Illac Diaz to create a system of sustainability and reliability through its capability-building and employment-generating projects. Introducing groundbreaking social enterprise, appropriate technologies, and alternative construction in the Philippines, we have pioneered projects such as the Pier One Seafarer’s Dormitory, the Design Against the Elements (DAtE) competition, and the Bottle School Project.


WANT TO MAKE YOUR OWN SOLAR BOTTLE BULB? I will teach you on my NEXT post.

Love, now and always,
Mia        
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mia always dreamt of becoming 5'8" or higher that goes with the reason why she wears higher platforms. She wears lighter makeup these days because her MAN is particular with INNER beauty. She's the same old shopaholic you now, splurging over stuffs that a part goes to charity. Today, she is not writing blogs and promos anymore. She ventured into marketing... selling souls to the devil. And oh wait, on her spare time, she writes short stories of love with tragic ending. Some of her published works are "Cries, Cameras and Actions", "8 folds", "The Boat", "All for Carlie", "Ragnarok Online Love Story" and "Resume of Lovers". 

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