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Green House’s New LED Lantern Runs on Saltwater and Doubles as a USB Device Charger
Posted By Al Bredenberg On September 14, 2012 @ 2:20 pm In Bright Ideas,Design,Environment,Green Appliances,green gadgets,Green Lighting,Greener Gadgets,Innovation | No Comments
Green House Co. Ltd. , a Japanese electronics firm, has developed a new “power-generation LED lamp” called GH-LED10WBW  that runs on salty water. Requiring no batteries, the lantern runs for eight hours for each fill of saline solution. The amazing device doesn’t just light the way; it can also be used to power other USB-powered devices.
The GH-LED10WBW kit includes a water bag for mixing up a solution of 350 ml of water with 16 grams of salt. According to Nikkei BP’s Asian tech-analysis publication Tech-On , “When the saline water is put in the lantern, it functions as an electrolyte with a magnesium (Mg) rod (negative electrode) and a carbon rod (positive electrode) inside the lantern.” The magnesium rod has to be replaced after about 120 hours of power generation. According to Tech-On, the lantern is scheduled for a mid-September release.
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 Green House Co. Ltd.: http://www.green-house.co.jp/english/
 “power-generation LED lamp” called GH-LED10WBW: http://www.green-house.co.jp/products/life/led/ledlight/gh-led10wb/
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 Tech-On: http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEWS_EN/20120904/237751/
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