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 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? 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? Related resources A bright idea re: Eve Online - Forum Bios upgrade Destroys Raid5 Array, any bright ideas? - Forum What to do with bright LEDs at night? - Forum What type of grad filter for bright landscapes - Forum Bright horizontal line -- what causes? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jsc December 8, 2011 3:40:25 AM But what do they do after dark? Still, some light is better than no light. 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. 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". chunkymonster December 8, 2011 12:43:06 PM Very ingenious! Reminds me of the glass prisms used on ships to refract light below decks. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhat the heck is the big idea here? (crossfire question) solution SolvedI have no idea what I am doing hear solution SolvedI really, really have no idea what Mobo I should use... Please help >__< solution SolvedAny idea what DDR3 this is? solution SolvedI have no idea how what kind of video card to buy D: solution SolvedScared no idea what is happening Help solution SolvedAny idea what is wrong with this? solution Solvedneed to know what a better idea is solution SolvedNo Idea What I should Post This Alienware Laptop For on CL Forum SolvedI want to build a new PC under $1000, but have no idea what I'm doing solution SolvedI have no idea what I'm doing solution SolvedFirst Gaming Build On A Budget And No Idea What I'm Doing solution SolvedI have no idea what im doing, help! solution SolvedBuilding a gaming pc and i have no idea what im doing solution SolvedNo Idea what im doing solution More resources Read discussions in other News & Leisure categories World News Book Finance Politics Religion The Arts !