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Published: Tuesday, Aug. 13 2013 4:04 p.m. MDT

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NedGrimley
Brigham City, UT

What a great idea! So simple yet so powerful in the lives of those who need it most.

Obama10
SYRACUSE, UT

Great idea for when the sun is shining. It is what we call in North America, a skylight. How does it light the room at night?

t702
Las Vegas, NV

... he did not even need government funds for his invention, how about that? BO needs to fire all the energy czars and hire this dude

samhill
Salt Lake City, UT

"...an engineer that measured the light told Moser that on bright days the water bottles can put out between 40 and 60 watts."

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Great story about a great idea from what sounds like a great person.

But, there is one inaccuracy that I think is worth noting.

Light is measured in lumens, not watts, which is a unit used in measuring electrical power.

A more accurate sentence would be something like, "...an engineer that measured the light told Moser that on bright days the water bottles can [produce lumens equivalent to that of an incandescent light of] between 40 and 60 watts."

Strider303
Salt Lake City, UT

Sailing ships had prisms imbedded in the deck to capture and refract, or is it reflect, daylight to the below deck spaces. This is a nice variation.

So what if it doesn't work when the sun's down, it is an improvement over the present situation. Maybe the next step will be glow sticks that are home made.

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