Briquet solaire avec ampoule

Discover how to make a solar lighter with a light bulb!

It’s easy to make a solar lighter from a used light bulb! This video shows you how to make a solar magnifier in just a few steps. You’ll be able to concentrate sunlight on a precise spot and start a fire in less than a minute using newspaper!

Solar lighter manufacturing steps

  1. Take an old light bulb
  2. Cut the bottom to see inside.
  3. Pour a little hot water inside.
  4. Shake vigorously: the white coating cleans right away.
  5. Rinse several times until the bulb becomes transparent.
  6. Fill the ampoule with water and seal the bottom with a balloon.

You’ve just created a makeshift magnifying glass!


Solar DIY beginner


Completion time: 15 – 30 min.


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