John 8.31-32 “Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” [NKJV]
When he was seven, Stephen Katsaros took apart the box fan in his bedroom and reassembled it using a bigger, stronger motor. ”It sounded like a B-52 but it was cool,” the Denver inventor says. ”I was always breaking stuff open and never really fixing it.”
Three decades later, the perpetual tinkerer snaps apart his latest invention: the world’s first solar light bulb.
Around 1.6 billion people worldwide still burn fuel for light. Those burning lamps emit about 190 million tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year, the equivalent of emissions from 30 million cars or 1.3 million barrels of oil a day, according to an April report for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Kerosene burners spend 5 percent of their yearly income on fuel that provides inefficient light while creating burn and fire risks and significant indoor air pollution.
”We are so in need of light,” Katsaros says, “most people use candlelight or kerosene but this invention takes us out of darkness. With light people can study and cook. It will change everything!”