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

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

August 05, 2019

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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Where Is Your LuminAID 2-in-1 Phone Charger When The Lights Go Out?

Where Is Your LuminAID 2-in-1 Phone Charger When The Lights Go Out?

August 01, 2019

Preparing for a hurricane or packing your emergency kit? We hope so! Don’t forget your LuminAID. The PackLite Max 2-in-1 Phone Charger is your go-to for light and power during blackouts.
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LuminAID Announces Smart Solar Lanterns for Home and Garden: Press Release

LuminAID Announces Smart Solar Lanterns for Home and Garden: Press Release

July 30, 2019

The future of home and garden lighting is here. Meet the Bloomio Gem and Bloomio Twist, two smart solar lanterns with Bluetooth compatibility and hundreds of color options that allow you to customize the areas that matter the most.
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Notes From the Field: Threadies' Teddy Bears Heal Emotional Trauma in Young Refugees

Notes From the Field: Threadies' Teddy Bears Heal Emotional Trauma in Young Refugees

July 26, 2019

In this edition of Notes From the Field, we recap our most recent Facebook Livestream with Threadies co-founder Steve Lehmann. We talk about the positive impact his company is making on Syrian children living in refugee camps.
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10 Tips That Will Help You Actually Enjoy Your Music Festival Experience

10 Tips That Will Help You Actually Enjoy Your Music Festival Experience

July 25, 2019

There are a ton of big music festivals coming up across the country just in time to celebrate the end of the summer. One of our summer interns, Hannah, talks about her top 10 music festival pro tips after attending the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago this weekend.

Read on to hear about the do's and dont's of festival-going!

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Notes From the Field: Save the Children Lights the Way after Cyclone Idai

Notes From the Field: Save the Children Lights the Way after Cyclone Idai

July 25, 2019

In this edition of Notes From the Field, we hear about Save the Children's work in a Mozambican health clinic in the wake of Cyclone Idai, and how LuminAID lights helped facilitate much needed medical care.
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How to Prepare for a Wildfire

How to Prepare for a Wildfire

July 22, 2019

Wildfires are dangerous and unpredictable natural disasters that have become more and more common year-round: unlike hurricanes or tornadoes, there is no distinguishable “season” for forest fires. Here are some of the most important ways you can prepare for wildfires.

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Notes From the Field: How The Waterbearers Create

Notes From the Field: How The Waterbearers Create "Energy Exchanges" with Women from the Americas to Africa

July 19, 2019

In this edition of Notes From the Field, we speak with The Waterbearers, a fellow women-led organization that gives a platform to women by providing them with clean water and safety.
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Our Favorite End-of-Summer Grilling Recipes for a Backyard or Backwoods Cookout

Our Favorite End-of-Summer Grilling Recipes for a Backyard or Backwoods Cookout

July 15, 2019

As we head into the last days of summer, it’s time to fire up the grill and take advantage of the warm summer nights while you still can. With sunset coming sooner, just keep a few LuminAID lights on hand to illuminate your grill and dinner table after dark.

LuminAID Sales and Operations Manager Daphna made learning to grill her summer project this year, and she shares some of her favorite grilling recipes and guides here.

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Summer Weekend Bucket List

Summer Weekend Bucket List

July 15, 2019

Summer weekends are great for some well-deserved refresh and relaxation. How will you be enjoying your last few summer weekends? The LuminAID Team offers their favorite ideas.
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Industry Trends Show Today’s Campers Staying On-Grid in the Outdoors

Industry Trends Show Today’s Campers Staying On-Grid in the Outdoors

July 10, 2019

Millennials' latest must-have camping accessory? Their cell phone. The Chicago Tribune recently discussed this movement, mentioning LuminAID in the conversation. Let’s examine why phone chargers are becoming essential to any glamping trip, and how our lanterns fit the bill.
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5 Ways to Get Outdoors and Give Back

5 Ways to Get Outdoors and Give Back

July 01, 2019

Now that summer is in full swing, the warm weather is wonderful motivation to bring your team outdoors and make a local impact. Service projects and volunteering opportunities make for great team bonding experiences that also help strengthen your local community.

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