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 bogolight.com  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.