Lights From Plastic Bottles

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Liter of Light

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Liter of Light develop sustainable affordable sustainable solar light for communities with limited access to electricity.  Their solutions aim to be easily to replicate and scalable, as well as using waste materials available in the local community where possible. 

Hear a local community talk about how the lights impact on their daily lives. 


  • Investigate the work that Liter of Light do
  • Why not have a go at building your own plastic bottle light using the instructions in this video?

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Take a look at inspiration for lighting ideas

Take a look at this torch made from one piece of paper that has conductive properties. 

Find out more about the paper torch

Practical activities and ideas are provided as a starting point only. Students should use these as inspiration as part of an iterative design process developing the idea further themselves. Credit should be given to the original source where appropriate.

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