Bright in­ven­tion lights dark­ness

Finweek English Edition - - INSIDE - BY MANDY DE WAAL

Hun­dreds of mil­lions of peo­ple across the con­ti­nent don’t have ac­cess to elec­tric­ity, which means that when night-time comes they can­not sim­ply flick a switch to turn on a light. Can­dles and kerosene aren’t the safest or cheap­est so­lu­tion to light­ing, which is why a lo­cal in­ven­tion called The Lightie – a play on the slang term laaitie – might prove to be a mas­sive break­through.

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