After a devastating hurricane season, LuminAID partnered with local Chicago organizations to get more safe light to those in need. Through the Chicago4PR campaign, Chicagoans came together to raise solar lanterns for families without power in Puerto Rico.Through October and November, over $100,000 was raised through the Give Light Program and matching contributions of the Chicago4PR campaign. Thanks to the generosity of LuminAID supporters and Chicago organizations, more than 10,000 solar lanterns were pledged for disaster relief in Puerto Rico.
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.Together, we are shining safe light for schools and families across the world, from the Himalayas to Syria and Peru. Let's look back on all we've accomplished together in 2017. Read More
LuminAID is back to light up Shark Tank, just in time for the holidays! The new episode features LuminAID's partnership with Convoy of Hope to bring safe solar light and charging to families left without power in Puerto Rico, after a devastating hurricane season. Read More
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. Read More
Following two devastating hurricanes, American citizens in Puerto Rico could face up to six months without power. A collective of Chicago clean energy organizations has banded together to respond to this challenge and is enlisting members of the public to get safe, renewable light to families in need. Read More
With your help, 10,000 solar phone chargers & solar lanterns are pledged for Hurricane Harvey and Irma relief.Our partner organizations are distributing LuminAID solar phone chargers and solar lanterns to Texas, Florida, the British Virgin Islands, the US Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos, Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, and the Dominican Republic. Prep for emergencies at home as well; Our PackLite Max 2-in-1 Phone Charger launches for everyone on September 18th. Read More
Welcome to 2017, known to history as the year of the “renaissance in camp lighting” according to Outside Magazine. And who are the players that will go down in outdoor-lover history? Meet the PackLite Max USB, a powerhouse solar lantern that’s an ultra-portable (literal) beacon in the camping world.
Backpacker Magazine features the PackLite Nova as one of the best new lanterns to take on the trail in 2017. The PackLite Nova was put to the field test, and came out shining. Why the PackLite Nova? Here are the top 5 reasons why it’s perfect for backpackers.
LuminAID, the Chicago-based startup that invented the world’s first solar inflatable light is launching a new line of patented solar lights. Read More
LuminAID is proud to announce selection as one of 20 American small business owners to receive a $100,000 Mission Main Street Grant from JP Morgan Chase! Thank you to all of our supporters who have helped us along the way. This funding will help us expand LuminAID and our projects worldwide. We have so many people to thank! Read More