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 Long term VERY BAD internet issues. No idea what else to do. - Forum What type of grad filter for bright landscapes - 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 Bright horizontal line -- what causes? Forum SolvedNo idea what cable to plug on my R9 290 tri x crossfire to power them Forum SolvedWhat the heck is the big idea here? (crossfire question) Forum SolvedI have no idea what I am doing hear Forum SolvedI really, really have no idea what Mobo I should use... Please help >__< Forum SolvedAny idea what DDR3 this is? Forum SolvedI have no idea how what kind of video card to buy D: Forum SolvedPlaying Games Crashes Computer BCCode 116... No idea what the problem is! Forum SolvedScared no idea what is happening Help Forum SolvedAny idea what is wrong with this? Forum Solvedneed to know what a better idea is Forum 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 Forum SolvedI have no idea what I'm doing Forum SolvedFirst Gaming Build On A Budget And No Idea What I'm Doing Forum More resources Read discussions in other News & Leisure categories World News Book Finance Politics Religion The Arts !