New Paths, More Purpose: LuminAID's 2017 in Review - LuminAID Lab

January 12, 2018

For us at LuminAID, 2017 was a year of creativity and innovation, and an even stronger commitment to our mission for safe light for all. We introduced our first solar phone charger, and an entire new line of smart garden lanterns. Our sun-powered lanterns went to new places in the world we could have never imagined! Most importantly, communities and individuals came together to help us pledge more than 50,000 solar lights and chargers to families in Puerto Rico and across the Caribbean

You make all of this possible.Together, we are shining safe light for schools and families across the world, from the Himalayas to Syria to Peru. We're looking forward to all we can accomplish together in 2018.

Thank you for helping us share light! 


Sharing Light

LuminAID and Convoy of Hope Distribute Solar Light in Puerto Rico

After a hurricane season devastated Puerto Rico, the southern US and islands across the Caribbean, you helped us get safe light and phone charging to families in need. More than 50,000 solar lanterns have been pledged for hurricane relief, with relief efforts ongoing. 



Karam Foundation Gives LuminAID Solar Light to Syrian Refugees

Most Syrian Refugees living in refugee camps have no access to safe light. Together, we raised thousands of solar lanterns to help refugees illuminate their shelters after the sun goes down. 





Innovating with Purpose


We introduced our new PackLite Max 2-in-1 Phone Charger, the first inflatable lantern with a built in phone charger. And not a moment too soon! Hurricane Maria hit right after launch, and we were able to send our new innovations to power the phones of disaster victims.




LuminAID's New Smart Home Line of Solar Garden Lights

Experimenting with new origami shapes and customer feedback inspired the Smart Solar Garden: our all-new line of smart solar lanterns. The light settings can be controlled from a smart phone, and feature new geometric shapes. Look out for the official release this summer! 





Adventuring Beyond


Adventure Factory brings LuminAID solar lanterns to remote Peru

Up peaks in Nepal, along rivers in Peru, and across deserts in Morocco adventurers have illuminated new paths and shared LuminAID lights with hard to reach communities along the way. 





Hockey players use LuminAID Solar Lights as glowing goal posts in Nova Scotia

Our supporters use LuminAID lights in the most creative ways. Whether it's as glowing goal posts for hockey in Nova Scotia, or background light for underwater photography, your creativity is endless! 

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