Talented Nigerian Man Invents Device That Uses Salt And Water To Produce Light: "I Started In 2003"

Talented Nigerian Man Invents Device That Uses Salt And Water To Produce Light: "I Started In 2003"

  • A Nigerian man has produced a lamp which can illuminate homes with the use of a simple salt and water solution
  • The man, Samuel Yakubu, who is from Bida, Kaduna state, said he started working on the device in 2003
  • After sending a prototype of it to China, Yakubu was able to modify it properly, becoming a cheap source of light for households

A talented Nigerian man has successfully invented a simple device that can light up homes.

The device is called WATTer Lamp, and it makes use of simple water and salt solution to produce light.

Man invents lamp that makes use of salt and water.
The lamp makes use of a salt and water solution. Photo credit: FIJ and Getty Images/DKsamco. Light bulb used for illustration only.
Source: UGC

The inventor, Samuel Yakubu, started working on the device in 2003, using kerosene, unripe fruits, and rechargeable batteries.

He noted that he aimed to help families to afford it irrespective of social status.

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Yakubu told FIJ:

“My target when I started was about light. I wanted to ensure that anybody could afford to run it, access it, irrespective of their social status or location. Not everyone can afford to run generators or install solar systems in their homes, but with this, people won’t have to worry about darkness.”

Yakubu said he later sent the product prototype to China, where it was modified, and now it is being marketed.

“In 2011, I sent a prototype to China for production through someone I met via Ali Express. I shared the raw materials with them and they began production, but I could not reach them until 2023. In 2023, I was eventually able to travel to China; we reached an agreement and I returned to Nigeria with some of the products.”

He explained that the lamp is very easy to use. One pours water and salt into the lantern bag, and the light comes.

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Talented Tarkwa-based young man invents fully functional salon car

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh shared that a young man living in Tarkwa built a fully functional car in the span. In a video, the 18-year-old boy revealed that he is a technical school student in his second year.

The post sighted by YEN.com.gh on the Facebook page of Effah Clement had the young inventor revealing that he used eight months to build a car from scratch.

He named his car 'Never Give Up' because he had faced many challenges in his life.

Source: Legit.ng

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