LuminAID Solar Inflatable Lanterns are bright solar powered lanterns with 75 lumens of LED light. Multiple brightness settings make it a perfect indoor or outdoor light. It’s lightweight, inflatable, collapsible, waterproof (IP67), shatterproof, and dustproof. Completely safe for children. Great for camping, hiking, fishing, emergency preparedness, patio parties/picnics, fun in the pool, and more. Up to 24 hours of light when battery is fully charged. No additional batteries needed! LuminAID Solar Inflatable Lanterns recharges in approximately 10 hours of direct outdoor sunlight or by micro USB input (cord included) in 1-2 hours.
We conceived of the LuminAID light when we were students at architecture school in New York City. A devastating earthquake had just struck Haiti, and we asked ourselves what we could design to help survivors of such an event. When we think of our most basic human needs, we often think of food, water, and shelter. But the stories we were hearing of the dangerous conditions at night in the tent cities inspired us to turn our attention to another critical need: light.
We designed an inflatable solar lantern that could pack flat to be cost-effectively distributed after disasters. The simple, rechargeable lantern is lightweight, easy to use, and serves as a safer alternative to hazardous candles or toxic kerosene for people without stable access to electricity. For ten years, we’ve worked with humanitarian partners across the world to send LuminAID lights to those who need them most.
Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta
Inventors & Co-Founders of LuminAID