30 July 2021
They produced a lamp that worked with urine - ShiftDelete.Net

They produced a lamp that worked with urine – ShiftDelete.Net


A renewable energy company in Colombia urine lamp produced. The company named E-Dina designed the product for local communities independent of the energy grid in the country. Lamp, they are Tuzla In emergency situations, it works with urine.

E-Dinain local communities alternative to solar lamps developed a wireless lamp that converts salt water into electricity. WaterLightPeople fill it with 500 milliliters of sea water or urine so that the light emits for up to 45 days. However, the device functions as a mini energy generator. Charges a mobile phone or other small device via USB port.

This portable device is also an alternative for solar energy that depends on the weather. Project partner Wunderman Thompson Creative director of Colombia Pipe Ruiz Pineda, product told. “WaterLight can be more efficient than solar lanterns because it regenerates instantly,” said Pineda. After filling it with water, the energy distribution takes place immediately. The batteries of solar lanterns recharge solar energy by converting it into alternative energy. It also only works if there is sun. But WaterLight doesn’t need weather conditions. ” said.

The strategy of the urine-powered lamp WaterLigh

So how does WaterLight work? The product generates energy through ionization. This is when the electrolytes in the brine react with the magnesium and copper plates in the lamp to generate electricity. Moreover, the device, 24 hours of energy a day giving. E-Dina has developed this ionization method that takes longer than previous technologies and patented.

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Working with salt water and urine, the lamp can also charge a phone. Photo; E-Dina

The case of the lamp is made of Urapan wood. There is a circuit integrated into the base of the device and a perforated lid on the top for liquid to flow out while expelling hydrogen gas during ionization. After the salt particles have evaporated, the water can be reused for washing or cleaning. In this way, they can empty and refill the lamp. In addition, the craftswomen of the tribe also embroidered traditional symbols on the wooden vault.

The lamp is an alternative for regions such as Syria

E-Dina designed the WaterLight specifically for the Wayúu tribe on Colombia’s border with Venezuela. The tribe lives independently of the energy system in the northernmost tip of South America. All around the region is surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, WaterLight’s powerhouse.

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WaterLight’s lighting is pretty good. It provides approximately 5 thousand 600 hours of energy during an average lamp life. Usually it works for 2 to 3 years depending on the frequency of use. Photo; E-Dina

Wunderman Thompson announced that the lamp will be fully recycled at the end of its useful life. The aim is to meet the needs of 840 million people living without electricity. The company will launch various versions of WaterLight around the world. The product is the alternative for places that do not have electrical networks but have access to the coastline. For example, it will be useful in places such as Syria, Sierra Leone, and Somalia.

Artist Olafur Eliasson Little Sun projectHas been providing small solar lamps to people with limited access to energy since 2012. Last year, Google’s sister company Loon also started a similar project. They installed 35 solar-powered balloons in remote areas of Kenya. These balloons provide Internet service.


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