What a bright idea! Tags: World News Sunlight Last response: December 8, 2011 12:43 PM in News & Leisure Share Pyree December 7, 2011 6:19:50 AM Shanty town residents in Kenya use plastic bottle and bleach to refract sunlight into their huts: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-12-07/plastic-bottles-b... I wonder if this will also become an architectural trend in the developed world. The people in the shanty can be lifted out of poverty by patenting this. More about : bright idea | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove wanamingo December 7, 2011 4:38:44 PM This is awesome! Great for developing countries. My immediate thought was camping or in my shed, I wonder how drastically you can change the shape and still retain that level of reflection? | Report abuse Pyree December 7, 2011 8:27:22 PM I don't know. But using 2L soft drink bottle seems to work very well and it is free! I wouldn't change the design. How about you post some picture if you have time to convert your shed to solar? | Report abuse jsc December 8, 2011 3:40:25 AM But what do they do after dark? Still, some light is better than no light. | Report abuse Related ressources Modem Resets - Bright House Central Florida - Forum "Consoles as We Know Them are Gone", the bright future of PC Gaming - Forum Seeking URL - Dark vs Bright , Colored vs. Transparent mics - Forum Any Tips on taking pictures of bronze statues in bright su.. - Forum Bright Light on one side - Forum Ask the community Publish Pyree December 8, 2011 4:17:03 AM They live in a hut so they don't have window. The bottle on the roof trick works during the day but I guess they have to use electric light at night. | Report abuse jsc December 8, 2011 10:54:59 AM Or do what everyone did before artificial lighting - work from "Can't see to can't see". | Report abuse chunkymonster December 8, 2011 12:43:06 PM Very ingenious! Reminds me of the glass prisms used on ships to refract light below decks. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>News & Leisure>What a bright idea!> Related ressources: ForumViewsonic vx2835wm 28in LCD " bright blue screen" (not BSOD ) ForumHitachi Sony TX36D75VC1CAB Bright but not displaying anyth.. ForumBright colors washed out (show as white). why? ForumA bright idea re: Eve Online Forumbright lights ForumLF recommendation for a bright blue led 140mm fan ForumDell U2312HM too bright for a dark room? ForumBright horizontal line -- what causes? ForumIdea for ACing your PC using Alcohol ForumBios upgrade Destroys Raid5 Array, any bright ideas? ForumIdea (Grouping Rule) ForumEbay Can't Spell............. ForumThis Is What It Looks Like to Go 462 MPH....On The Ground! ForumStudy shows what we all kind of suspected ForumWhat do you guys know about islam More resources Read discussions in other News & Leisure categories World News Book Finance Politics Religion The Arts !