When you live with the next natural disaster always at the back of your mind, it only makes sense that you'd come up with something like the EcoLa AT-01 Smart Lamp: a lantern that needs no batteries or any other external power source! Yes, you read that right: just using a few spoonfuls of salt and some water (or some seawater or sports drink – anything that contains salt, basically), you get up to 120 hours of light packed in a handy 110 x 110 x 246 mm (4.3 x 4.3 x 9.6") lamp.
The EcoLa AT-01 Smart Lamp's secret weapon is its PB-16095 magnesium alloy bar: this reacts chemically with the water, salt, and oxygen in the air to produce light. The EcoLa AT-01 Smart Lamp comes with one such bar so you can use it right out of the box but when that is over, after 120 hours, you can easily replace it. Together with the lantern, you also get a pack of salt and a measuring spoon, so the only other thing you need is some water. A perfect companion for any outdoors activity or an emergency!
Specs and Features:
- No batteries required
- Lighting source: PB-16095 magnesium alloy bar
- Use with salt and water
- Continuous lighting time: 120 hours
- Dimensions: 110 x 110 x 246 mm (4.3 x 4.3 x 9.6")
- Weight (empty): 600 g (1.3 lbs)
- Comes with pack of salt, measuring spoon
- Instructions/manual: Japanese (but easy to use)