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Timing is Everything: Designing Timers & Schedules with the Smart Solar Garden

Timing is Everything: Designing Timers & Schedules with the Smart Solar Garden

April 17, 2018

The new Smart Solar Garden lanterns make it easy to turn on your lanterns all at once, from your phone. But what about making illumination even smarter? We created custom light scheduling with the Smart Solar Garden app so that you can let your lights know ahead of time exactly when to turn on and off.
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Solar Saves on Costs for Energy-Poor Families

Solar Saves on Costs for Energy-Poor Families

April 12, 2018

Energy-poor families are estimated to spend billions annually on inefficient fuel sources. To get the same light as electrified homes, families without electricity may spend up to 100-times more money. With solar lanterns, households can save crucial resources and focus on health and education for their families.
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Illuminating a Path to Education

Illuminating a Path to Education

April 12, 2018

An estimated 263 million children are out of primary and secondary school worldwide. Insufficient and dangerous lighting can be a limiting factor for many areas struggling to provide accessible education to children. LuminAID solar lanterns are allowing schools to expand teaching hours, and making it possible for  students to study at home.
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With Light Comes Opportunities for Self-Employment

With Light Comes Opportunities for Self-Employment

April 12, 2018

Second only to agriculture, craft-making is the second most common employment in rural areas worldwide. Many craft-makers must work in the light of kerosene lanterns, or restrict their work to daylight hours. Solar lanterns provide the safe and sufficient lighting that is integral for craft-makers and self-employed artisans.
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How Portable Solar Light Can Make Health Services More Accessible

How Portable Solar Light Can Make Health Services More Accessible

April 12, 2018

Without access to electricity or other clean lighting options, health providers in these areas struggle to provide life-saving care after dark. Particularly in rural areas, LuminAID solar lighting can relieve the financial burden associated with fuel-based light sources, and allow these health clinics to focus precious funds on serving patients. 
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Powerful Impact: How Safe Light Can Improve Family Health

Powerful Impact: How Safe Light Can Improve Family Health

April 12, 2018

Fumes, burns, and fuel ingestion are the dangers faced by families who have to rely on kerosene lanterns or other fuel-based light sources. Millions around the world are affected by these risks. Safe solar lights offers a clean solution that can reduce health risks faced by families in communities without ready access to electricity.
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Today Show Features LuminAID Solar Phone Charger for Best Spring Gear

Today Show Features LuminAID Solar Phone Charger for Best Spring Gear

April 09, 2018

LuminAID makes a splash on the Today Show with the PackLite Max Phone Charger, a two-in-one solar phone charger and compact lantern. Innovation Insider Steve Greenberg shows off the must-have gear for spring, and explains how these lights also bring light to families in Puerto Rico. Hoda says, "Those are so awesome!"
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Notes from the Field: ShelterBox and LuminAID Illuminate Dominica

Notes from the Field: ShelterBox and LuminAID Illuminate Dominica

March 15, 2018

ShelterBox brought LuminAID solar lights to Dominica and other Caribbean Islands where power was knocked out by Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Irma. Safe light and shelter are helping these communities recover from the devastating storms.
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How Safe Light Breaks Down Barriers for Women and Girls

How Safe Light Breaks Down Barriers for Women and Girls

March 07, 2018

One surprising result of access to safe lighting is its positive impact on women and girls. Women using LuminAID solar lanterns reported increased feelings of safety at night. Access to solar light reduces manual labor that particularly affects girls and women, allows female artisans to work comfortably and safely, and reduces dangerous household fumes produced by fuel-based lighting sources.Safe light helps free up women’s time for education activities and allows them to pursue studying even after dark.
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The PackLite Hero Supercharger: Diving into the Design

The PackLite Hero Supercharger: Diving into the Design

March 07, 2018

After the standout success of the PackLite Max Phone Charger, we knew there was room in the PackLine for another phone charger. The new PackLite Hero is inspired by the feedback we've had from customers pushing their adventures to the next level. Let's delve into how the new features of the PackLite Hero Supercharger are designed to save the day.
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Young Girls Feel Empowered to Pursue Careers in STEM with LuminAID

Young Girls Feel Empowered to Pursue Careers in STEM with LuminAID

March 07, 2018

LuminAID partnered with Latina Girls Code's to provide LuminAID lanterns to their STEM day. Latina Girls Code aims to help young minority girls gain exposure to STEM careers through solar technology, engineering, astronomy, and 3-D printing in order to empower them to pursue a career path in the field of STEM.
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What We Mean When We Say Solar

What We Mean When We Say Solar "Supercharger"

February 28, 2018

The PackLite Hero Supercharger is the most powerful charger of its kind. But how does that translate for charging your device? We break down how much battery recharge you can get based on smartphone, tablet, or device type. 
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