A team of Philippines-based inventors has created a lamp that runs solely off of salt water. Taking advantage of the same science behind battery-making, the innovative lamp is able to safely and reliably convert water’s salinity into energy, powering the device for up to eight hours off of a single glass of salt water. The new technology is especially useful in the Philippines, where the ocean is ubiquitous (it’s comprised of 7,000 islands) and typhoons, hurricanes and earthquakes are common. The company behind the lamp, Sustainable Alternative Lighting (SALt), hopes to roll out the product later this year and is currently taking pre-orders.
Inventors Create a Salt-Water Powered Lamp