Instead of batteries, fill the Mizusion lamp with a cup of saline solution

Ever thought you could swap out electricity for salt water? Hitachi Maxell's Mizusion is an emergency lamp that stays illuminated for three days, powered by just salt and water. The salt water mixes with oxygen and a magnesium refillable bar, which creates positive and negative electrodes, generating the electricity to power the lamp.

Alternative powered devices are on the rise – and not for frivolous reasons, but for essential needs like communications, transportation, food and water, providing individual solutions that release us from dependence on traditional energy source, for example HandEnergy and the solar powered water purification system. Currently, the Mizusion lamp has a price tag of $57. Hopefully once adoption reaches mass scale, it can reach areas of the world that could use a little light.

Ever thought you could swap out electricity for salt water? Hitachi Maxell's Mizusion is an emergency lamp that stays illuminated for three days, powered by just salt and water. The salt water mixes with oxygen and a magnesium refillable bar, which creates positive and negative electrodes, generating the electricity to power the lamp.

Alternative powered devices are on the rise – and not for frivolous reasons, but for essential needs like communications, transportation, food and water, providing individual solutions that release us from dependence on traditional energy source, for example HandEnergy and the solar powered water purification system. Currently, the Mizusion lamp has a price tag of $57. Hopefully once adoption reaches mass scale, it can reach areas of the world that could use a little light.