LuminAID: An Inflatable Solar Light

Give Light, Get Light: Help us make light more affordable and available for everyone.
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LuminAID: An Inflatable Solar Light is a registered member of the Energy Access Practitioner Network, supported by the United Nations Foundation. The Network serves as a platform for all energy access organizations that contribute to the United Nations's 2030 goal of sustainable energy for all."

A big thanks to all the IndieGoGo supporters who made this campaign a success! 

We have fully launched the product with your help and the LuminAID light is now available for purchase through our website: http://luminaid.gostorego.com/

Learn more about Give Light Projects and company updates:  http://luminaidlab.com/blog/

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LuminAID: Give Light, Get Light

About the Project

LuminAID Lab is proud to introduce the LuminAID light: 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 six hours of LED light, ideal for disaster relief situations, recreational use outdoors, or in the home as an extra light source. Our mission: make light more affordable, sustainable, and available for everyone. 

 

Join us in the “Give Light, Get Light” campaign as we seek to launch the LuminAID light and distribute it in January 2012 to you and to our community projects. Take a LuminAID light with you on your next adventure or trip, tuck it away in your first aid kit, or string them together to light your path ahead. $25 pre-buys you one light and gives another to someone in need.

 

Your gift of light will give one student 4 more hours to study at night. It will allow one small business owner to stay open for a few extra hours. Give in honor of loved ones for the holidays and we will e-mail you a tribute card to let them know. Give in bulk, and we will custom print your logo on the LuminAID lights you donate. 

 

Stay connected through our community map. Send us your photos of travels with the LuminAID light and we will post them on our blog. 

 

Forbes has called it: “a possible alternative to Thomas Edison’s 1879 electric discovery that has the potential to change, not only the light bulb, but also the world.” Help us make this world brighter. #GiveLight.  

Learn More at www.luminAIDlab.com
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The LuminAID light has a thin, rechargeable battery, a state of the art solar panel, and super bright LEDs. The semi-transparent plastic material diffuses the LEDs. The reinforced handle makes it durable and easy to carry.


Technical Specifications

Waterproof design can float

Press button for Off, High, and Low light settings

Fully Charges in 4-6 hours of sunlight

4 hours of 35 lumens on HIGH for reading/task work

6 hours of 20 lumens on LOW for safety/night light

Rechargeable batteries can be recharged 800 times

Patent pending


Carry light with you on your next trek and we'll post your stories and images to our blog. Check out the "Carry Light" Package. Pledge Packages also include custom print options. Limited Edition LuminAID light print pattern will be designed by a graphic designer.


Community Projects for Matching Lights

We are partnering with organizations to help distribute and field test the LuminAID lights. In Rajasthan, India, where 1 in 2 households lack electricity, we are working with with Root Alliance to distribute the LuminAID lights to rural schools, homes and small-business owners. On our blog, we’ll detail progress through video and pictures of all of our community projects. If you are an organization interested in receiving and distributing lights, please contact us at info@luminAIDlab.com.

LuminAID Light Shipping Information

When the campaign ends, we will place an order with our manufacturer. Production of the LuminAID lights will take between 45 -60 days. As soon as we receive the LuminAID lights, we will ship you your pledge package. We expect to ship all pledge packages to backers by January 2012. The tribute cards will be e-mailed as soon as the campaign ends for you to print or e-mail for the holidays. We look forward to giving you updates along the way and making you the recipient of one of our first LuminAID lights!

Shipping costs within the USA & Canada are included in the pledge amount. For international shipping, please add $15.

LuminAID Lab's Pledge Package Guarantee

100% of funds will go to producing and distributing the LuminAID lights to you and to our community projects. We are fully committed to getting production underway. If we don’t reach our fundraising goal, it may take us a bit longer, but we will still fulfill the order you place. We would love to exceed our fundraising goal and produce more than 1,000 lights. 

Thank you! LuminAID Lab is so excited to launch this product with your help. Please contact info@luminAIDlab.com with questions or feel free to post on our Facebook page! A special thanks to Noa Younse, Siobhan Paganelli, and Paula Cavagnaro for your support with this campaign!

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  • $10USD
    Give the Gift of Light

    Give light this holiday season! We'll e-mail you a tribute card to share with family & friends. We thank you!

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  • $25USD
    Give 1 light, Get 1 light

    Pledge 1 LuminAID light to our community projects and we'll send you 1 LuminAID light to say thank you. Includes a tribute card to share with friends and we'll add your name to the community map.

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  • $50USD
    Carry Light: Adventure Pack

    Pre-buy 1 LuminAID light to carry with you on your next adventure. You'll also get a custom carabiner and a LuminAID t-shirt. Help us spread the word. We'll post your travel stories and pictures to our blog. All proceeds will go towards sending lights to community projects. Includes a tribute card to share with friends and we'll add your name to the community map.

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  • $50USD
    Limited Edition LuminAID

    Pre-buy a Limited Edition LuminAID light with a custom print pattern designed by graphic designer Hillary Cribben. All proceeds will go towards sending lights to community projects. Includes a LuminAID t-shirt, a tribute card to share with friends and we'll add your name to the community map.

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    Share the Light Package

    Pledge 10 LuminAID lights this holiday season and we'll send you 3 LuminAID lights to say thank you. Includes a LuminAID t-shirt, a tribute card to share with friends and we'll add your name to the community map.

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  • $500USD
    Shine Light on Education

    Outfit a school with a full set of 50 LuminAID lights. Each student will be given his or her own light to read with at night. Custom print a logo or design of your choosing on the lights. We'll send you 3 LuminAID lights to say thank you. Includes a LuminAID t-shirt, a tribute card to share with friends and we'll add your name to the community map.

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    Bring Light to an Orphanage

    Send the gift of 100 lights to an orphanage in India. Give children the comfort and safety of light. Custom print a logo or design of your choosing on the lights. We'll send you 3 LuminAID lights to say thank you. Includes a LuminAID t-shirt and a tribute card to share with friends. We'll add your name to the community map and list you as a "Founding Donor" on our website.

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