Friday, 2 July 2004
Fupped duck municipal corporations to note:
While wandering around our other playground, Ryze, we stumbled across Gautam Malhotra, who chucked up a corporate career to start Green Devices, which, as the name suggests, experiments with eco-friendly doohickeys. He, with NID-trained pal Tilak Lodh, makes and sells what they call a "plant-and-play" mounted solar lamp, which they say is is the world’s only LED (Light Emitting Diode) based street lamp. In this story in the Indian Express, he says, "The basic model, which may be scaled up later, gives as much light as a 15-watt fluorescent lamp. Just buy one, dig a hole and forget it, it will take care of itself for years." (The lamp is called The Monster, by the way.) Next on the list is the "Ugly Duckling Series" for gardens, which should be out in two months. Green Devices is looking for investors. We will post a link as soon as we find one.