Alfredo Moser

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Alfredo Moser
BornAlfredo Moser
Manchester, Brasil
NationalityBrazilian
Occupationmechanic, inventor
Known forMoser lamp
Spouse(s)Carmelinda
 
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Alfredo Moser
BornAlfredo Moser
Manchester, Brasil
NationalityBrazilian
Occupationmechanic, inventor
Known forMoser lamp
Spouse(s)Carmelinda

Alfredo Moser (Uberaba) is a Brazilian mechanic and inventor.

Biography[edit]

Born in Uberaba, Minas Gerais in Brazil. He married Carmelinda in 1978. He invented what is known as the Moser lamp.[1]

Moser lamp[edit]

Moser invented a lamp in 2002, using a plastic bottle filled with water fitted through a roof, which works by refraction of sunlight. It produces similar brightness to a 40- to 60-watt incandescent bulb during the hours of daylight, and uses no electricity or power other than natural light.[2] It is easily fitted through a simple roof.[3]

It was created as a response to constant electrical power cuts in Brazil. It lights, at no cost, many homes in many countries, including Philippines, India, Bangladesh, Tanzania, Argentina and Fiji.[4] The movement became known as the Liter of Light.

Moser says "It's a divine light. God gave the sun to everyone, and light is for everyone. Whoever wants it saves money. You can't get an electric shock from it, and it doesn't cost a penny."[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cromo (20 August 2013). "El Thomas Edison de los pobres" (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Spanish China (15 August 2013). "Gran invento de bombilla que triunfa en suburbios de todo el planeta" (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Conciencia Eco (18 August 2013). "Cómo hacer luz con una botella de plástico" (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  4. ^ La República (Uruguay) (17 August 2013). "Brasileño ilumina su casa con botellas de agua" (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  5. ^ The Guardian newspaper: Alfredo Moser: Bottle light inventor proud to be poor, 13 August 2013