Are you a fan of Stephen CHow’s Movies?

One of his movie is a parody of movie James Bond, in which he plays a butcher who is a actually an undercover agent. He’s sidekick is a mad scientist who invents a dozen of crazy and funny devices.

One of the most hilarious device is a sun-power flashlight. You need to shine another light source to make it works.

Well, Mr Mark Bent think it otherwise. The “Mad” concept is actually a brilliant idea.

Solar power flashlight is actually in production and it’s helping poor African to have light source.

New York Times article highlights this genuine product and the on-going efforts.

Mr Bent also has a website  in which if you buy one, they give one to charity organizations in Africa.

View this youtube clip, the solar flashlight and an interview with it’s inventor, Mark Bent.