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Use a 2-liter bottle as a 50-watt light bulb
WIMP ^ | March 08, 2011 | swampsniper

Posted on 03/08/2011 8:30:44 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER

I'm not sure I'd want to do this in the living room yet but it's an interesting discovery.

We may need it after Obama is finished with our economy.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Science
KEYWORDS: recycle; solar

1 posted on 03/08/2011 8:30:46 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I get really annoyed at post that are a little intriguing but there is not enough information for me to know for sue and I would be forced to click on to another site to find out more.

I was not curious enough to click, perhaps next time you could write a little bit more about whatever it is you are posting.


2 posted on 03/08/2011 8:33:45 AM PST by CIB-173RDABN (California does not have a money problem, it has a spending problem.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Soda bottles filled with water and placed in holes in the corrugated roof acting as light pipes. Neat idea.

However — each will come to leak, the plastic doesn’t last forever, and the roof will come to leak around them. They only work in sunlight, and would freeze in places where freezing temperatures occur.

Net out? Stick with skylights.


3 posted on 03/08/2011 8:37:17 AM PST by bvw
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To: CIB-173RDABN

It is not a light bulb, per se, but more of a light diffuser.The “bulbs” are installed through the roof like a skylight. It brings the sunlight in ( of course would not work during the night )


4 posted on 03/08/2011 8:37:50 AM PST by TheCipher
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To: bvw

Definitely a 3rd world solution.

But as mentioned, a potential winner in the upcoming Baraqqi Depression.


5 posted on 03/08/2011 8:38:43 AM PST by nascarnation
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To: TheCipher

With so many windows in my house, those would do me no good.
I only turn lights on at night.
As do most NORMAL people.


6 posted on 03/08/2011 8:39:39 AM PST by TexasPatriot1 (I am unique, Just like everybody else.)
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To: CIB-173RDABN
Some folks just seem to be annoyed all the time, don't they?

If it isn't something like this they're over on the bloggers page screaming about blog pimps.

Friend, I've been around here for years and I don't have a record of wasting anyone's precious time.

Try to have a nice day, in spite of yourself.

7 posted on 03/08/2011 8:39:52 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Why not make deck prisms out of old CRT fronts?


8 posted on 03/08/2011 8:41:10 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 776 of our national holiday from reality. - tic. tic. tic. It's almost 3 AM)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Not a light bulb. Nothing but a cheap and dirty skylight.


9 posted on 03/08/2011 8:42:34 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
If it isn't something like this they're over on the bloggers page screaming about blog pimps.

Not screaming, more like prodding.

I thought it was a pretty neat video.

You would have to have a pretty thin roof and no attic for it to work though.

10 posted on 03/08/2011 8:43:17 AM PST by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I will definitely put some of these in the chicken coop and the stable that I am going to build this spring (if it ever stops raining).


11 posted on 03/08/2011 8:44:13 AM PST by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thank you for posting this. I do work in a third-world country and I can think of several places around my home where I can, and probably will, use this.

I appreciate you posting this information.


12 posted on 03/08/2011 8:46:13 AM PST by Jemian
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
How about constructing your walls out of used Jagermeister bottles?


13 posted on 03/08/2011 8:48:55 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Ignore the ankle-biters.


14 posted on 03/08/2011 8:51:13 AM PST by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Full sunlight is about 100000 lumens per square meter at maximum surface intensity, with less at dawn and dusk and far less < /s> at night. A four inch diameter light pipe will get a maximum of 810 lumens of sunlight. That's similar to a 60 watt incandescent. So he's essentially putting in 4 inch diameter skylights.
15 posted on 03/08/2011 8:52:15 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Washington is finally rid of the Kennedies. Free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last.)
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16 posted on 03/08/2011 8:55:09 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: COBOL2Java

That is a great idea, except how many can stomach more than five shots in a night every couple of months with their drunken neighbors?


17 posted on 03/08/2011 8:56:44 AM PST by Sawdring
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Here’s a better way to light your house...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILGjAtfhGW0&feature=related


18 posted on 03/08/2011 9:01:28 AM PST by Fresh Wind (TOTUS knows how to give a speech. Obama knows how to read.)
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To: KarlInOhio

Allowing the radiation area to protrude into the room seems to be the advantage offered.


19 posted on 03/08/2011 9:01:47 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Fresh Wind
Do you really think we're going to be allowed to have candles?

I expect fire of any kind to be outlawed.

20 posted on 03/08/2011 9:09:28 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
What happens at night?
21 posted on 03/08/2011 9:10:29 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
What happens at night?

You Republicans are always prying into people's bedrooms! [/s]

22 posted on 03/08/2011 9:12:16 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
You sleep, Obama will set a 6PM curfew.

Have you seen the satellite night shots of North Korea? That's the plan!

23 posted on 03/08/2011 9:26:37 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Is not the plastic in soda bottles made to degrade over time, especially in sunlight? Seems to me in a matter of months you'd be recreating the pots and pans scene from Unforgiven the next time it rained.
24 posted on 03/08/2011 9:41:18 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just restock [chg'd to comply w/ The Civility in Discourse Act of 2011])
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I think it’s a great idea.


25 posted on 03/08/2011 9:45:19 AM PST by Jewels1091
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I saw some light gathering devices that reflected light down a mirrored tube to light a house. It works on a thick roof. Good idea on a sunny day but expensive.


26 posted on 03/08/2011 9:52:05 AM PST by mountainlion
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To: backwoods-engineer

Perhaps it’s real purpose isn’t so much as a light source but as a source of solar energy tax credit for homeowners.


27 posted on 03/08/2011 12:04:18 PM PST by sportutegrl ((Is anyone else working on their Turbo Taxes now?)
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