Light from Salt, Water and Air

Wednesday 17th May 2017

Emergency lighting is a life saver, whether due to a problem in a building or some natural catastrophe, being bale to access light can be vital. This new emergency LED lamp could be the perfect thing for your GoBag, in your car or wherever your stash for emergencies are held.

Hitachi Maxell’s Mizusion lamp doesn't need a back of AA batteries to power it, all it needs is a salt water mix. You pour in a measured amount of the two ingredients, which work with oxygen in the air and a replaceable magnesium alloy “power bar” and it then glows. The combination of the ingredients generate positive and negative electrodes, and hence electricity.

The lantern has an illuminance of about 2,000 lux, and can be continuously used for about 80 hours.

The lamp is available in Japan for around $26, with magnesium refill costing about $9 each, not too bad, and hopefully it will eventually spread to the rest of the world.

Watch the video below to see how simple it is:

Categories: General, Renewable, Reviews, Technology

Wednesday 17th May 2017

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