On September 1st we will be raising the price of the PackLite Nova USB to $24.99. Our products are proudly designed in the United States and responsibly manufactured in China. Due to recent increased tariffs on Chinese imports, the cost to produce our lights has increased as well. This is the first time tariffs have increased on our products since LuminAID was founded in 2010. This means that we were faced with a tough decision: cut corners in the production to save money, or raise the price.
We have always put the quality of our products first, and rather than selling a light that is below our standards to meet a price point, we’re going to continue to focus on making the best product possible.
We are proud to both donate our lights to our Give Light partners, and also offer subsidized pricing to nonprofits doing important humanitarian work. Our Give Light program is only possible because of your support. Thanks to our dedicated customers, we were able to donate over 50,000 lights to those left without power after Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and around the Caribbean. These lights are rigorously tested in our factory and in the field by our humanitarian partners. We are committed to providing durable, quality lights, because we know how crucial a reliable light source is, especially after a natural disaster or other crisis. When you support LuminAID, you support a company with a purpose, as we continue to further our mission to share light around the world.
And don’t worry, the PackLite Nova USB will continue to be a high-quality durable lantern. We are constantly working on fine-tuning our lights to ensure they are the best they can be. The PackLite Nova USB is no different -- over the years we have made it more versatile, more durable, and a whole lot more fun! You can use it in your tent, around the campsite, in your emergency kit, or as a nightlight for your kids. It’s 100% waterproof and dustproof and will stay lit for 24 hours at a time -- for outdoor and indoor lighting alike. It’s the lightweight, portable, essential solar lantern for anywhere and everywhere. When you think about it, you’ll get a whole lot out of your $24.99.
We at Team LuminAID want to thank all of our customers for their continued support and remind you all to stay brilliant!
If you have any questions regarding this update, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hurricane Florence has devastated the North Carolina coastline, leaving families without power and causing flood waters to drastically rise. The need for solar phone chargers and lanterns is substantial, and we have partnered with Mercy Corps, as a featured Give Light, Get Light partner, to distribute our lights to those left without power.