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Girls using a LuminAID solar lantern at night

How Access to Solar Light Increases Availability of Maternity Care in Madagascar

June 21, 2018

A partnership between the Gosford North Rotary Club and Thrive Madagascar brings safe, energy efficient light to the country’s under-electrified regions. Through training women in healthcare skills, this program empowers women to be leaders in their communities and increases levels of access to neonatal and maternity care in historically under-served regions of Madagascar. LuminAID solar lights enable newly trained health workers to expand access to regions that previously relied entirely on daylight to illuminate their homes. 
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Providing Light in Rural Tanzania: Students for Africa and LuminAID

Providing Light in Rural Tanzania: Students for Africa and LuminAID

June 08, 2018

To provide safe access to light, Students for Africa distributed LuminAID solar lanterns in Meserani, a Maasai village located in Tanzania’s Same District. Light and power are crucial for sustenance in any rural area, especially at night. “Having portable light makes it easier to walk at night and also more comfortable indoors. Women are able to cook in the home after dark and children are able to do their homework.”
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Wireless Lifeline: How Solar Phone Chargers Help Disaster Victims and Refugees

Wireless Lifeline: How Solar Phone Chargers Help Disaster Victims and Refugees

May 30, 2018

Phone use is widespread worldwide, and is an important tool for refugees in particular. 86% of refugees interviewed in Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan owned a mobile phone. But 9 out of 10 refugees live in settlements without ready access to electricity. LuminAID solar phone chargers provide a portable solution to help keep families safe and connected to loved ones. Read about why charged phones are important for refugees, and how solar can help. 
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How Access to Safe Light Can Help the Environment

How Access to Safe Light Can Help the Environment

May 30, 2018

Inefficient and unsafe lights are not only dangerous for human health, but for the health of the Earth as well. Solar is a naturally renewable energy, and relying on it for basic energy needs can improve environmental as well as household air quality—improving air quality for individuals and the global community. LuminAID solar lights provide a rechargeable green energy option for basic lighting needs, reducing dependence on kerosene and fuelwood.

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How Safe Light Brings Comfort to Refugees and Survivors of Natural Disasters

How Safe Light Brings Comfort to Refugees and Survivors of Natural Disasters

May 30, 2018

Light can be more than a tool for after dark; it is also a source of comfort and safety in dark times. Families living in temporary shelters following disasters are often left in uncertainty when the sun sets. LuminAID solar lights offer comfort and safety when conditions are unstable. LuminAID lanterns with phone charging also provide the comfort of keeping in contact with family members and emergency services. 
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Reducing Fire Hazard in Vulnerable Communities

Reducing Fire Hazard in Vulnerable Communities

May 30, 2018

In many low-income regions and in communities recovering from disasters, electricity is limited or completely inaccessible. Lighting sources like kerosene lanterns and open-flame candles create dangerous environments for the families who use them. Solar lanterns offer a safe and portable alternative to fire-based light sources. LuminAID solar lights help reduce fire risk for families recovering from disaster or fleeing war. 
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Camp with LuminAID and Tentsile in the California Redwoods

Camp with LuminAID and Tentsile in the California Redwoods

May 25, 2018

Join us for an all inclusive wilderness weekend like no other: Lodging (tents and cabins available), Free Food, Free Drinks, Free Activities!

LuminAID is joining the Tentsile Team in the California Redwoods for a magical weekend of Tree Tent villages, adventure hikes, gear clinics, live music and more.

Think summer camp, but BIGGER, better and whole lot more fun!

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How to Sign Up for Lumen Rewards

How to Sign Up for Lumen Rewards

May 01, 2018

As a member of Lumen Rewards you'll have access to gifts, exclusives, and even more ways to share light. Watch this quick video to see how to sign up for Lumen Rewards, and to see a preview of rewards you can earn.
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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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