Welcome!

Managed through carelesness to lose years of posts so it's time to start again - hey ho.
Plus, happily, I've been diverted recently by great trips to China and South Africa. Back on course now - sort of!


How optimistic was that comment! Almost a full year with no attention paid to content. The shame of it!
No prizes for guessing what will be top of the 2013 New Year resolutions.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Inflatable light


The LuminAID light is an incredibly useful innovation - a solar-rechargeable, inflatable lamp that packs flat and inflates to create a lightweight, waterproof lantern. Safe, sustainable, and portable, flexible photovoltaic film is laminated to polyethelenevinyl acetate plastic (PEVA) and it produces a light similar to a lantern, fully charging in six hours to give five hours' light. The inflatable core measures 9" square; printed on it is a pattern of white dots which diffuses the LED light. Developed for use in disaster relief situations, it has obvious potential outdoors - www.luminaidlab.com.