Create an LED Lemon Battery with Power of 100 Small Bulbs: Fact Check

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Create a Lemon Battery with Power of 100 Small Bulbs


1 lemon = 100 small bulbs power – Create a Lemon Battery that lights an LED (Light-emitting Diode).

Facts Check:

The video message claims to show how to create a lemon battery with just a lemon and an LED (Light-emitting Diode). Allegedly the simple battery can light up for up to 5 days. It is not a fact, the message is a hoax.

Claims About the Lemon Battery with LED

This video has been widely circulating on Facebook and other social networking platforms. The source of this video comes from a YouTube channel of ‘Science Hacks And Beyond‘. It shares such variety of science stuff – and also pranks sometimes. This video was in fact a joke, which was later confirmed and mentioned within the description of the video.

Generally, a battery produces electricity when there is a chemical reaction between two different metals, like copper and zinc that are placed in an acidic solution acting as an electrolyte. The common lemon can in fact serve as the acidic medium electrolyte for generation of electricity, but it needs two different metals inserted into it. A copper penny/wire and zinc galvanized nail inserted into lemon will work as the electrodes to make a battery and generate electricity. In fact, you can chain and combine such lemon batteries in series to get enough power to light an LED. You can see the process in the video below.

Hoax or Fact:



How to Light an LED With a Lemon

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Prashanth Damarla