How we got our start?
When we think of our most basic human needs, we often think of food, water, and shelter. But following a devastating earthquake in Haiti, while we were students at Columbia University, we recognized that light can have an important positive impact on safety and comfort after disasters.
What makes our product unique?
LuminAID is the creator of the world’s first inflatable solar lanterns, designed as a sustainable solution to off-grid light and power around the world. By partnering with humanitarian organizations, LuminAID lanterns have been distributed in more than 100 countries around the world.
Why we love what we do?
LuminAID seeks to make safe light and energy accessible for all. Whether that’s aid workers in Nepal, backpackers in California, or refugees in Syria, we are passionate about sharing safe, sustainable light with those who need it most.
Light, wherever you need it
Backyard to Campground
Illuminate anywhere you go, and recharge without an outlet or batteries. These lightweight lanterns are ideal for the backyard and the outdoors.
When the power goes out, make sure you have a reliable backup lantern. It’s easy to carry, hang, or place for quick illumination in an emergency.
Pool, Beach, and River
100% Waterproof and dustproof, LuminAID solar lanterns are great for brightening the poolside, beach picnics, and water sports of all kinds.
Festivals, Pillowforts, & More
Add a little light or color to outdoor festivals, pillowforts, or anywhere. These lanterns are easy to use handheld, placed on a surface, or hung up.
Light, powered by the sun – Solar-powered portable LED lanterns
Forget batteries. Recharge your lantern anywhere with the power of the sun. Simply place your lantern outside with the solar panel facing up to use sunlight to power your lantern.
LuminAID solar lanterns let you bring rechargeable light anywhere. No need for batteries or outlets. Use the power of the sun to recharge your LuminAID lantern.
LuminAID lights are high performing, inflatable solar lanterns. Waterproof and dustproof, the LuminAID light perfectly illuminates just about anywhere—including the campsite, backyard and emergency kits. Choose from a selection of lanterns that shine at up to 50 – 75 lumens of bright LED light, and range between 12 – 50 hours of light on a single charge. All LuminAID lanterns can be recharged in the sun. The PackLite Nova USB, PackLite Spectra USB, and PackLite Firefly USB can be recharged with the sun, or with a USB input cord (included). These lanterns pack flat to under an inch thick, but expand into full sized lanterns. The lights are 100% waterproof and float on water. Bring them to the beach, backyard, campsite, or pack them in your emergency kit to make sure you have light when you need it.
LuminAID is a women-owned small business. Co-founders Anna and Andrea designed the first LuminAID lights to bring safe light to Haiti after a devastating earthquake. LuminAID lights and chargers are now distributed to those in need of reliable light and power. Through the Give Light Get Light program and humanitarian partnerships, more than 200,000 solar lights have been distributed to families in need, including for disaster relief Syria, Nepal, and Puerto Rico.