Versatile solar lights provide safety in an emergency (with related video)
The LuminAID light is a solar-rechargeable, inflatable lamp that packs flat and inflates to create a lightweight, waterproof lantern. Safe, sustainable and portable, the LuminAID light provides up to 16 hours of LED light. The units charge on the go. The lamp weighs 2.9 ounces, and is waterproof in depths up to 1 meter.
The product is designed to provide comfort and safety for victims of an emergency. It also can be used to provide light during power outages and other disaster recovery activities. The device also can be used in parks & recreation programs; it can be used to illuminate hiking and camping activities. LuminAID Lab in Houston is the manufacturer.
The Pack Line by LuminAID can be purchased at this site and consists of the following SKUs:
• LuminAID PackLite 16: $24.95
• LuminAID PackLite 12: $22.95
• LuminAID PackLite Spectra: $24.95
LuminAID lights are sold on Amazon.com and in select retail stores including The Container Store in the U.S.
Product Specs for the Pack Line
• Rechargeable with batteries included
• Fully charges in 7 hours of sunlight
• Provides up to 30 hours of LED light
• Has four brightness settings that include:
Extra Bright, High, Low & Flashing
• Inflates to diffuse light like a lantern
• Waterproof and can float
• Folds and packs flat
• Weighs under 4 oz
• Made from eco-friendly material
TheGive Light, Get Light package is available at the firm’s website for $34.95. By purchasing this package, customers can purchase a light for themselves and sponsor one to be given to someone in need. LuminAID partners with NGOs and charities to distribute donated LuminAID lights to individuals who will benefit from the product in places in the world where people lack access to electricity. LuminAID has distributed 15,000 donated lights in more than 50 countries.
In the video, Anna Stork, a co-founder of LuminAID Lab, demonstrates her firm’s compact inflatable solar lantern. She discusses how the product was developed.