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Lion Light

Story by Rachel A.



Kenyan Richard Turere age 11,had enough of lions attacking his family’s cattle. He invented the Lion Light. He observed lions, and found out that they are naturally afraid of people. He decided to take LED bulbs from broken flashlights and created an automated lighting system of five torch bulbs around the cattle stockade. The bulbs were wired to a box with switches and to an old car battery charged with a solar panel that operates his family’s television set. The light points outwards into the darkness. The lights flash in sequence, giving the impression that someone is walking around the stockade. No lion has attacked the house since.

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