"Sustainable and cost effective ecologically designed lamp activated by water and salt."
There are over 7,000 islands in the Philippines and most of these islands do not have access to electricity. We want to eliminate the sustaining cost in areas that rely on kerosene lamps as their main source of lighting. Replace consumable every 6 months! Using SALt lamp 8 hours a day, with proper maintenance, will give you an anode lifespan of 6 months. Use this as an alternative light source will prolong the life of your anode for more than a year.
Mix a tablespoon of salt in a glass of water, use the lamp for 8 hours!
There are no materials and components inside the lamp that may cause fire accidents. One less thing to worry about for families that rely on kerosene lamps as their main source of lighting. This lamp uses the science behind the "Galvanic cell," the basis for battery-making, changing the electrolytes to a non-toxic, saline solution -- making the entire process safe and harmless.
Light your way with a lamp activated by saltwater!
According to a study conducted by the United Nations, the Philippines ranked 3rd as the most disaster prone country in the whole world. And in disaster situations such as super typhoons, earthquakes -- a steady supply of food, drinking water and sustainable light source is very essential. This lighting option also does not emit harmful gasses and leaves minimal carbon footprint making it very environmentally friendly.
Charge your smartphones using this lamp, just plug in your USB cable!
Easy to Use
The salinity of ocean-water can operate your lamp. Use the ocean-water to power up your lamp and it will give you 8 hours of running-time. Salinity is expressed by the amount of salt found in 1,000 grams of water. The average ocean salinity is 35 parts per thousand. Store ocean-water in bottles and use them to power up you lamp anytime, anywhere.
If you are living along the coastline, no need to make your saline solution, instead use the ocean water!
Salt and Water
The lamp is designed so users can drain and replenish the saltwater.
Air and Metal
Ambient air passes through the system and reacts with the metal and saltwater.
The combination of these three elements then produces electricity to power up LED lights.
Electrolytes + Electrodes = Electricity
The growing family of SALt...
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Engr. Aisa Mijeno is a faculty member of Engineering and Innovation Labs Director at De La Salle University — Lipa. Being a member of Greenpeace PH, she has traveled many places promoting environmental campaigns. She also loves hiking which brought her to the majestic mountains of Kalinga where it all began. The product concept was formed after living with the natives of the Butbut tribe for days relying only on kerosene lamps to do evening chores.
Her interests vary from astronomy to classical music to embedded systems and electrochemistry.
Co-Founder & Chief Financial Officer
Raphael Antonio Mijeno is a graduate of Business Management and has worked for an Australian and British firm. He has background in accounting, finance and sales. Naturally born artistic, he has a knack for arts and design. And most of the time he draws and paints when he's away from his computer. His passion to learn new stuff and take on new and exciting challenges is insatiable. He also has a very odd attachment to Wyverns, Dragons and Dragonfolks.
His interests vary from visual arts to cult movies to social engineering and startups.
Chief Design Engineer
Engr. Joefrey Frias is a Registered Mechanical Engineer and an active Mechanical Design Engineer for almost 18 years. He started in Philips Semiconductors as Mechanical Design Engineer in Advanced Engineering Department, and was responsible for the design of jigs, fixtures, tools, dies and production equipment for new product introduction. With an obvious realization of the need to provide cost-effective solutions and high quality products, he decided to put up his own business — Frias Mechanical Design and Solutions.
His interests vary from fishing to camping to industrial design and design innovations.
Corporate Social Responsibility, Head
Delia Bahena is a Psychology and MBA degree holder and is currently the Chief of Industrial Relations Office of the National Power Corporation. Working with NPC has brought her to far-flung island communities exposing her to thousands of households that are still living without electricity. She believes that people should make collaborative efforts to bridge the gap between the electrified communities and those who have been neglected by the system.
Her interests vary from nature to travel to biking and hiking and currently in quest of trekking mountains all over the world.
SALt's initiative reached Asia and it will not stop there...
SALt have caught the attention of not just local but international competitions and received several awards.
Philippines, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Netherlands, USA, France
Ideaspace Foundation 2014, Philippines
Kotra Award - Startup Nations Summit 2014, South Korea
People's Choice Award - Startup Nations Summit 2014, South Korea
ASEAN SME Sustainability Commitment - ACSSA 2015, Philippines
Innovation for Impact - ADB x Ideaspace 2015, Philippines
Community Winner (November) - Better Awards 2015, Netherlands
Young Visionary for Sci-Tech, The Standard VA 2015, Philippines
WikiPinoy of the Year 2015, Philippines
Tanging Bayani ng Kalikasan Award - PMAP 2016, Philippines
TheNewPH: Global Pinoy Awardee - Mega Magazine 2016, Philippines
Answers to frequently asked questions about SALt.
Where can I buy the lamp?
We do not have a physical store. We will try, however, to accommodate each of your orders to the best we can online. We are a very young startup trying to scale our business to cope up with the demand. Meanwhile, you can send in your full name and email address to receive updates.
When will I receive my order?
We are currently in mass production stage. We plan to get the lamp out in the market within this year. However, our priority is to build lamps for our target communities and for the communities of the NGOs and foundations who will partner with us.
How much does it cost?
We are currently studying our price range. Although we are very keen to target an affordable price that can also support and sustain the flow of our production. We will announce the retail price as soon as we are done with the analysis. But rest assured we will make it affordable for many.
What do I need to become a distributor?
Since we are in the early stage of production, we will launch the product and focus on the Philippines first, sending out thousands of units for field testing, improving and developing the design further before venturing outside.