(PRWEB UK) 16 October 2013
French biochemist, Pierre Calleja, has invented a brand new product for lighting in the home with a lamp powered only by a tube of glowing green algae, reports Inventor Spot. Using no electricity, the lamp uses the photosynthesis from the algae contained within, producing glowing illumination inside of the tube.
The algae lives off of the CO2 all around and, when placed on streets or in car parks, the CO2 given off by cars powers it further. If widely used, these lamps could theoretically have an impact on issues such as climate change and air pollution.
A prototype of the light has been in development for some time, and has recently been discussed on a Ted Talk with the inventor, Calleja. It’s even suitable for use in low light areas, as the light stores the photosynthetic energy for later use. One lamp can apparently absorb about one ton of natural CO2 per year, equal to between 150 and 200 trees.
Lights 4 Living, the leading home lighting company specialising in a wide array of products including ceiling lights and picture lighting, have responded positively to this new eco friendly invention. A spokesperson for the company said:
“Many new and interesting home lighting products are making the change and becoming more eco friendly, and this new lamp from Pierre Calleja is very interesting in this way. It’s an exciting move towards creating home lighting options that would reduce the energy consumption of households around the world, and has the potential to spark many improvements for the environment.”
Lights 4 Living are a leading lighting company based in Bath that stock a wide and ever-growing range of home lighting. With over thirty-five years in the lighting industry, Lights 4 Living have a great relationship with many lighting manufacturers so can offer unbeatable competitive prices on ceiling lights, picture lights, wall lights and more.