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A Message From the Founders:      Our 'Smart' New Invention

A Message From the Founders: Our 'Smart' New Invention

November 15, 2017

Co-founders Anna and Andrea discuss what inspired their new line of bluetooth-enabled solar lanterns. They explain how they're inventing new ways to bring sustainable living to more homes, and how LuminAID continues to support safe light for families in need.
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Anna and Andrea Fly to Puerto Rico, Distribute Solar Chargers and Lights

Anna and Andrea Fly to Puerto Rico, Distribute Solar Chargers and Lights

October 25, 2017

Much of Puerto Rico is still without power one month after Hurricane Maria, and families are still struggling to recover without electricity. LuminAID co-founders Anna and Andrea decided to fly to Puerto Rico with hundreds of solar phone charger and solar lights in tow. They distributed aid with humanitarian partner Convoy of Hope, and saw the impact of that access to solar is having for families in Puerto Rico. 
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Chicago Shines a Light on Puerto Rico: Press Release

Chicago Shines a Light on Puerto Rico: Press Release

October 10, 2017

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Update on Hurricane Relief + PackLite Max 2-in-1 Phone Charger Launch

Update on Hurricane Relief + PackLite Max 2-in-1 Phone Charger Launch

September 15, 2017

With your help, 10,000 solar phone chargers & solar lanterns are pledged for Hurricane Harvey and Irma relief.Our partner organizations are distributing LuminAID solar phone chargers and solar lanterns to Texas, Florida, the British Virgin Islands, the US Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos, Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, and the Dominican Republic. Prep for emergencies at home as well; Our PackLite Max 2-in-1 Phone Charger launches for everyone on September 18th.
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Hurricane Harvey Relief

Hurricane Harvey Relief

August 29, 2017

With flood waters continuing to rise, LuminAID is focusing its relief efforts on the families affected in southern Texas. Many throughout the affected region are without homes and without power. We're working with our nonprofit partners to distribute solar lights and phone chargers to families without power. 
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Pillow-Shaped Inflatable Solar Lantern to Take Leave at LuminAID

Pillow-Shaped Inflatable Solar Lantern to Take Leave at LuminAID

August 26, 2017

After years of ground-breaking work in the solar lighting world, the LuminAID PackLite 16 has decided to take some time off to find its inner light. The compact and durable pillow-shaped solar lantern plans to pursue solo adventures and is expected to say its farewells at LuminAID this fall. Despite being only 2.9 oz, the PackLite 16 was known as a heavyweight in the solar lighting world.
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A Comprehensive Guide to Solar Eclipse 2017

August 18, 2017

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Notes from the Field: Confronting Energy Poverty in Cambodia

Notes from the Field: Confronting Energy Poverty in Cambodia

June 22, 2017

Electricity is scarce in Cambodia, where over 40% of the population is estimated to go without. The government struggles to connect communities, as around 85% of the population lives in rural areas. But the country boasts an abundant resource, and a potential solution: the sun. Twende Solar introduces a two-fold project to bring solar light and energy to schools and homes. 
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Supporting Success for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Supporting Success for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

June 19, 2017

LuminAID partner Convoy of Hope is on the front lines of refugee aid and empowerment. They are currently responding to the Syrian refugee crisis, where LuminAID solar lights are among the essential supplies being delivered to these displaced families. These solar lights are cutting down on fire risks for refugee families, allowing kids to safely study after dark, and families to go about their everyday tasks even in temporary structures without access to electricity.
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LuminAID PackLite Max USB named in Outside Magazine’s Best Lights of 2017

LuminAID PackLite Max USB named in Outside Magazine’s Best Lights of 2017

June 14, 2017

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Benefits of Solar Lights for Humanitarian Aid

Benefits of Solar Lights for Humanitarian Aid

June 01, 2017

Access to safe light can have a diverse and wide-ranging impact on families recovering from natural disasters, conflicts, or living in energy impoverished areas. Explore the ways that safe light can help families survive and thrive in communities worldwide.
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LuminAID PackLite Nova One of the

LuminAID PackLite Nova One of the "Best New Headlamps and Lanterns of 2017"

May 29, 2017

Backpacker Magazine features the PackLite Nova as one of the best new lanterns to take on the trail in 2017. The PackLite Nova was put to the field test, and came out shining. Why the PackLite Nova? Here’s the top 5 reasons why it’s perfect for backpackers:

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