Alfredo Moser a Brazilian mechanic is locally renowned for having come up with the brilliant idea of creating light during electricity blackouts. With nothing more than a plastic bottle, water and bleach he discovered a way to light up people’s homes without electricity. He simply uses refraction of light from the Sun. He pours water into a two litre plastic bottle, adding two caps of bleach to keep it clean. He then makes a hole in the roof to place the bottle in and fixes the bottle with polyster resin to stop leakage if it rains. Thus he created what is known as the Moser Lamp.
It is estimated that a Moser Lamp saves up to 200kg of CO2 a year compared to an average incandescent light bulb. By the start of next year, his invention is expected to light up the lives of one million people at homes, in schools or in stores.
“It’s a divine light,” the inventor told the BBC. “God gave the sun to everyone, and light is for everyone. Whoever wants it saves money. You can’t get an electric shock from it, and it doesn’t cost a penny.”
Moser lamp is called “Botul Bati” in Bangladesh where one third of the population do not have access to electricity. These lamps also made progress in at least 16 other countries including Philippines Tanzania, Argentina, Fiji and India.
Unknowingly, Alfredo Moser has touched the life of millions of people around the world.