SALt – a start-up in Philippines in has developed a lamp named SALt (Sustainable Alternative Lighting) that runs on a glass of water and two tablespoons of salt.
The lamp is named after the company SALt that was founded by Aisa Mijeno and Raphael Mijeno.
This cost effective lamp burns for eight hours at a time to lighten a room and will also be able to generate enough energy to charge a smart-phone through a USB cable.
The lamp can also be lit by using ocean water and would be of great help for people living along the coastline.
The company hopes that the lamp will be in the market by 2016.
The idea to develop such a lamp was conceived during the stay with the natives of the Butbut tribe of Philippines for days that relied only on kerosene lamps and moonlight to do evening chores.