This Blueprint is developed in collaboration with its Originator with the purpose to enable as many people as possible to take action for light access.

About the project

Liter of Light is a global open-source project. There are several versions of this project because it has been adapted to many different contexts and available resources. The Brazil solution is a water filled PET bottle that gets inserted into a roof to refract sunlight. The MIT solution is a solar model that upcycles electronic equipment. Since 2013 it has been implemented and adapted in more than 35 countries.


KEY IMPACT PARAMETERS

Why this project matters, and who it is for

Origin: Multiple 🌎🌍🌏
Time:
1 day to 4 weeks
Type of Action:
Impact project, urban intervention
Difficulty: Medium
Investment need: $ $ $ – –
Impact:

Increase safety, accessibility, and learning in under-lit areas.

This project
is perfect for you if…
you live somewhere that lacks light infrastructure or lighting.


In this toolkit you’ll find:
  • Step-by-step guide
  • Inputs to adapt this model to your community
  • Tips & tricks
  • Technical and safety manuals
  • Presentation template for fundraising
  • Graphic materials.
JOIN THE NEXT PROJECT TRAINING:

You like this project but you don’t feel 100% ready? We’ve got you covered! Twice a year, we run a training program to support our community to get started. Join the next batch!


More about the project

Light is not evenly distributed around the world. In many parts of the world  there isn’t enough light after dark to get home safely, to play outside, or to learn for school. Liter of light is a collection of lighting projects that involve reusing PET bottles to illuminate homes and streets. There are various adaptations that can incorporate electricity, LED’s, batteries, solar panels, and light posts depending on your context.


Join the movement today

How does it work:
Choose a project
Preview the Blueprint and learn about requirements
Start the replication and complete self-assessment
Review agreements and get going
JOIN THE NEXT PROJECT TRAINING:

You like this project but you don’t feel 100% ready? We’ve got you covered! Twice a year, we run a training program to support our community to get started. Join the next batch!

We want to light up the dark corners of the world, one sunlight at a time!

Illac Ancellotti Diaz

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