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Can this Solar Powered LED Change the World?

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There are currently about a billion people
on the planet without access to consistent electricity. Right now these people with no electricity
turn to slightly more dangerous methods to illuminate their homes at night…like putting
kerosene in small jars with a wick, and starting it on fire lantern-style. Kerosene is a dangerous poisonous chemical,
that when burned, provides a smoky yellow light. Naturally, this is dangerous and doesn’t even
provide much light. Millions of kids every year are severely burned
when the lamp gets accidentally knocked over. Not to mention, families can end up spending
20-30% of their income on kerosene, meaning that the money isn’t being spent on more useful
things like food or education. Luckily, with advances in technology, there
is a solution. Watts of Love is a nonprofit organization
that provides safe, clean, sustainable solar powered LED lights to families. I think it’s time to take one apart and see
what this safe alternative is made of. Let’s get started. [Intro] LEDs have been around for quite a while now,
but only through the combined advancements of battery technology and solar cells make
products like this currently possible. Right now, with multiple LEDs spread out on
the front, and a large solar panel on the back, this light is capable of turning into
a headlamp, necklace, lantern, or wrist strap. After a full day’s charge in the sun, it provides
a 120 hours of light on the lowest illumination setting. Super impressive. The solar light produces 275 lumens at the
highest setting, and also has a strobe light for emergency situations. It harvests the sun’s free power during the
day to get free light at night. The outer housing is made from thick black
plastic, and has a micro USB port for quick charging when power is available. We’ll see what size the internal battery is
in just a second, if we can get it open. This is a product that’s designed to be extra
durable and last a while. The front lens for the LEDs is made from clear
plastic. And the back poly-crystalline solar panel
is also covered and protected with clear protective plastic. It has little feet on the housing to keep
the panel elevated from whatever surface it might be set on. Thumbs up for that little design perk. Getting inside the light is rather difficult. With no external screws, it looks like everything
is permanently molded shut, which is fine. This is a product that needs to never fall
apart or break open in harsh conditions. My razor is no match for this light. My hacksaw, on the other hand, seems to be
a bit more successful. [Sawing sounds.] After all four sides are cut through with
my saw, the two halves of the solar light pop open revealing a pretty large, 2000 milliamp
hour battery. A larger capacity than the iPhone 8. It’s easy to see why the LEDs can last for
so long. There is a rubber sealant all around the inside
edges of the rear solar panel, and we can also see the black and red positive and negative
connections from the solar panel soldered into the circuitry on the motherboard, which
in turn charges the battery. Surprisingly enough, the whole light is still
working. It’s always a good sign of build quality when
something can be ferociously dismantled and still function. Let’s see if we can pop the motherboard out
of the top housing to get a closer look. This thing really isn’t meant to come apart. Finally we get the clear, slightly diffused
lens housing popped away from the motherboard, and everything is surprisingly still working. The center push button in the middle of the
board is what switches the light on and off, and changes through the different lighting
modes. We have 11 LEDs circling the center and a
micro USB port over on the side. Super simple, and super durable – exactly
how it should be. Try walking around your own house tonight
in the dark. Sometimes we take things for granted. I think everyone should have easy access to
light when they need it. I’ve donated $5,000 to kick off a campaign
with Watts of Love to bring these LED lights to Guatemala and the Philippines. I’ll put the link in the description. Watts of Love is a nonprofit that has a solid
product and is accomplishing good things. Obviously you don’t have to donate anything,
just liking and sharing this video would count as contributing as well. This is the first time I’ve ever done a donation
like this on my channel before, so I’m curious to see what happens, and how much good we
can accomplish as a JerryRigEverything community. I know that light is important. Everyone should have safe access to it, and
these solar powered LEDs are infinitely better than flammable kerosene. Together we can Light the World safely. The link is in the description if you feel
like donating. Either way, hit that subscribe button if you
haven’t already, share this video, and come hang out with me on Twitter and Instagram. Thanks a ton for watching, and I’ll see you
around.

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100 thoughts on “Can this Solar Powered LED Change the World?”

  1. Yathu prem says:

    That intro was hot

  2. Viper Gaming says:

    Asus max pro m2 please……

  3. Peter Frazier says:

    Great video

  4. Seema Soby says:

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  6. butera records says:

    Hey Jerry I made a video explaining why I think Apple is becoming a big scam.

  7. Tonguç Endem says:

    motherboard 🙂 dude, what motherboard? it's just a circuit board. it's a motherboard when it accepts one or more daughter-boards with whatever type of interconnect/method as in ISA/PCI/PCIe etc. So in PCs, the main board is called a motherboard because a graphics card or an add-on memory card is technically a daughter-board. Technically it's not a motherboard when everything is embedded and nothing could be add on. This is a simple circuit board with no addable or removable accessories or other circuit boards.

  8. Skooma Dealer says:

    Hmm… wouldn't be more effective to create a two piece version of this? A 1m^2 solar panel and a series of LED lamps. You mount the panel on your roof, put the lamps inside the house (or shack) and somewhere in the middle a battery. Heck, I'm considering to put solar panels on my balcony which is facing south (plenty of sunlight!). I would power my computer since it's the biggest power consumer in my house (yeah, too much gaming).

  9. Rafael Freitas says:

    Agent 47 is youtuber now?

  10. Lord nerdious says:

    ‪Can you take apart pixel pro glasses? I need to take them apart for a project, but I don’t want to break them so seeing someone do it correctly would be helpful ‬

  11. namjoon stan first, human second says:

    i literally couldnt stop myself from just yelling Z-ZACK….. PUT TH… PUT THE FIRE OUT

  12. jigglypuff52 says:

    I'm happy to see you took the light the world hashtag so literally. This is beautiful and I think you are doing a lot of good. Your ward must love you.

  13. Louis Reid says:

    Hey can u test the Samsung a9 or a8?

  14. Muhammad Rafif says:

    Please make durability test for Asus Zenfone max pro m2… They told that smartphone are Made from corning gorilla glass 6…

  15. helpme 1685 says:

    Btw its the Festival of Lights

  16. Jesse Meador says:

    I wonder how durable the Galaxy Tab S4 is!

  17. R.L. Dane says:

    Is PWM really so efficient that they PWM-dim all of the lights, rather than selectively turning on fewer lights for the lower light settings?

  18. Joel Robert Justiawan says:

    0:57 911, what's your emergency?

  19. GARRY TAN says:

    Thanks!!! From the Philippines 🇵🇭

  20. Tham Wui Yoong says:

    Can you combine Starlite & LineX together. Make it like sandwich type or vast. Test with firearm / explosive maybe.

  21. daniël beer says:

    Great u do this syuff

  22. Longdonut68 says:

    Wait… it looks water proof…..is it?

  23. Psychotic Noodles says:

    This video should be titled "Jerry discovers that liquid querosene won't burn".

  24. The Bee Movie says:

    I swear I seen this video 2 weeks ago

  25. Baogar says:

    I like dark. I rarely have any lights on in my house even though it is dark outside 19h a day at the moment.

  26. KiraRyu says:

    Why i feel like this is more likely a scam. That nothing will be shipped to countries in need

  27. Erick Corleone says:

    I'm definitely donating. Curiosity, why would anyone give a thumbs down on this one? I'll give you 👍👍👍👍 inspired

  28. beats please says:

    rog phone next please

  29. Midhiyan says:

    Why can't they study at daytime?

  30. kenneth icasas says:

    thank you 🙏 I'm from Philippines

  31. macky10229 says:

    Greetings from the Philippines!

    Maraming salamat!

  32. playfsx says:

    the burn test got extreme

  33. Jordan Mahe says:

    I feel like this is a scam. I have a lot of trust issues.

  34. peenoise shitheads says:

    wattsoflove should donate this directly to the ppl. don't partner with any ngo or local gov't units in philippines. there's too much corruption.

  35. Your Tech Expert says:

    Oh man, that intro

  36. WuzNab says:

    I don’t know, seems kind of sketchy, lots of products claim they are solar powered when they really aren’t and just rely on a huge battery to last a long time. It could potentially just be a bunch of leds attached to a battery with a blue piece of plastic with white lines on the back.

  37. Josh says:

    Gotta like the psychotic voice-over method.

  38. Ammar Bata says:

    584 vampires watched this video

  39. Luis Hartmann says:

    Show it in the Dark

  40. Goh Kim Hock says:

    What glove is that. Look stylish.

  41. Juri Vlk says:

    Not the best product for poor countries. Should use replaceable rechargeable batteries you can buy for cheap, f ex. NiMh.

  42. T Series Prime says:

    Hi sir please make a video on lg v40 plz

  43. Yuge Ji says:

    Why biking gloves?

  44. Kalyan Mamidanna says:

    Your voice is why I come here.

  45. Doge says:

    Baby don't hurt me

  46. Shogo says:

    I always walk in the dark if i wake up in the middle of the night – not so hard.

  47. batmanneedssome200 says:

    No headphone jack. Must be shit

  48. kyoushiro zaijen says:

    thank you jerry for donating

  49. Cole Caldwell says:

    You are a fucking hero! 🤘♥️

  50. Dude LV says:

    Let's get started as Zack burns his house down

  51. ray starry says:

    cool. i got one of these. 😂😂😂changing my who house with LEDs. got a pair of lumiy lightblade lamps for my office.

  52. Dwight Loteyro says:

    That moment when you said you donated and it will help the Philippines was the best part of the video. We have more typhoons here and its getting stronger every year so thats a big help for local communities to have such ligh! THANK YOU SIR! SALAMAT PO!😀

  53. John Gatdula says:

    thumbs up for donation
    more powers
    im from the philippines 🙂

  54. Master Jimin says:

    Thanks Jerry, I'm from the Philippines

  55. League Of Anime says:

    I'm from the Philippines

  56. A Random Doggo says:

    3:40 thx from Guatemala

  57. rjc0234 says:

    its a shame it doesn't have a USB power OUT function, could be a great way to give people a devoice they can charge other electric items with in the future.

  58. Sai Krishna says:

    Your face is like a bulbhead

  59. Andrew Regalado says:

    The owner has a cool story if you get a chance to listen/read about it. I wish i could buy one though. You should check out the gravity light next.

  60. Peekofwar says:

    What's the function of the micro USB port? Input, or output?

  61. em forty says:

    I don't see that light in their website

  62. DieOhNo says:

    Can I have a pillow with your voice

  63. Jaiswal Siddharth says:

    This safe alternative s box is made of fire proof paper used in spaceships

  64. Mahfuz Shaon says:

    It would probably take a year for that solar panel to charge that 2kmah battery

  65. Thesword17 says:

    you need a bench vise to hold stuff while you work on them

  66. Alex Hndr says:

    Razor wont work?
    S A W E N G A G E D

  67. Lee Designer says:

    Loving this device, Zack. Have they done a long term bench test, determining the lifespan before it dies?

  68. John Jackson says:

    It would also be good to see the builders of this device try to address what the people that get them should do with them after they've worn out, rather than have the battery chemistry end up in their groundwater?

  69. paul anthony bulao says:

    I live in the Philippines and more than 100,000 families in here need something like this.

  70. Chris Teschke says:

    what light is easier to fix? this or iphone 8 camera light 🙂

  71. Darren Hanson says:

    Awesome charidy! I'll be donating. Some one should go drop a case of these of at North Sentinel Island and see if the natives use them! It would be interesting! But don't forget to sterilize the package vefor drop. It would really suck to kill them off by accident!

  72. Zyrixia says:

    "2000mAh battery, larger than the IPhone 8."
    oof

  73. Julz2k says:

    Wow what a weak community, only 3000$ spend so far. Meanwhile fortnite kids spend at least 5$ every day to make Ninja rich.

  74. Cataclysmic zhanglo says:

    WE MADE THESE AT SCHOOL!!

  75. Elvis Sanchez says:

    I love my country of GUATEMALA

  76. Kucik Kucik says:

    Apple just get roasted again, by jerry kerosine lamp.. thumbs up lol.

  77. Aleksandar says:

    What is predicted price for this product? Looking great, would like to buy one

  78. chadcmb says:

    You should really get a vice and mount it

  79. weismeister121 says:

    Together we can light the world…on fire…Sorry, had to do it. Nice video

  80. YLfrettub YT says:

    hes so calm around the big ass fire
    thats how you now hes a droid
    he has no soul

  81. Ken Ariglo says:

    Thanks i heard you say philippines. Love u bro.

  82. HailToA7X says:

    Jerryrig?? More like Jerryrich amirite hahaha… No??? Okay.

  83. Tenk Tamp CC says:

    I always love watching your videos Jerry 👌
    …..Greetings from the Philippines ❤

  84. nic gaming says:

    I live in south Africa and we don't really have reliable electricity theas days so this could be a great help at night

    Fyi I do have power now but my phone is about to die so😁

  85. angel milton says:

    The intro of this video gave me so much anxiety.

  86. Ancient Monkey 18 says:

    How did you not cut those cables?

  87. I Wanna Be Like Jesus says:

    great job!

  88. Rakhi Singh says:

    I donated 20

  89. The Happy Boy says:

    Watts of love? Caresine? me. No! Latvians say. gasoline! Again latvians.
    Later in news. Kid died after uzing gasoline as light. He died at 12.

  90. Deepak Kumar says:

    Your donation make a sence brother

  91. MrPukey says:

    Holds LED box next to a flame and talks peacefully

  92. Memory Gamer says:

    Shared to WhatsApp
    And hope that every one gets easy access to electricity in future

  93. Jan Adhikaar says:

    2:16 you just could have cut your thumb. Pl use force on blades away from your flesh.

  94. SourSoul says:

    this is so cool! i cant donate this month, but i will next month 🙂

  95. mixed emotion says:

    Good product.

  96. TheTuneAce says:

    Constantly cuts towards anchored fingers with razor blade, but breaks out the gloves for an arguably safer hack saw

  97. J M says:

    Thanks jerry

  98. Divan Snyman says:

    I would love to have one of those Jerry.

  99. Louighie Mendiola says:

    Thanks zack!🖤🖤🖤
    🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭

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