"Cute, compact, collapsible, the LuminAID solar lantern is ready for any adventure, big or small.
"When night falls and power is nowhere to be found, LuminAID lanterns are a light in the darkness."
"Bought it for use during emergencies, I've been recommending it to friends and family."
How It Works
Charge it in the sun or by USB -- no batteries needed!
Energy stored in the internal battery is used to power the lantern's LED's when you need light at night.
Twist and compress for easy storage or charging on-the-go!
All three models are the same size and weight. The main difference is that each model has different colored light output:
Firefly: Warm White
Spectra: Multi-Color (9 different color modes, including white)
For a full breakdown, visit our Product Specs page.
LuminAID solar lanterns and power lanterns can be recharged by solar power, or by micro-USB input.
A micro-USB recharging cable is included with each device.
For charge times and run times for each model, visit our Product Specs page.
You can solar charge your LuminAID in cloudy or overcast weather, but be aware that it will take longer to charge. We do not recommend solar charging indoors, because windows will filter light and reduce charging efficiency.
LuminAID's 2-in-1 Power Lantern models charge phones. The basic solar lantern models (Nova, Spectra, and Firefly) do not charge phones.
The Nova, Spectra, and Firefly solar lantern models all weigh 5oz.
The Nova, Spectra, and Firefly solar lantern models inflate into a 4.75" cube.
They pack flat to 4.75" x 4.75" x 1.0" for easy storage and charging on-the-go.
As Seen On Shark Tank!
The LuminAID Story
We were inspired to invent the LuminAID light after the 2010 Haiti Earthquake. We wanted to create something that could pack flat, was waterproof and long-lasting, and powered by the sun -- no batteries needed!
It's been a wild ride since then. You might have seen us on Shark Tank! We got our big break when we pitched the "Sharks" and made a deal with Mark Cuban.
To date, LuminAID lanterns have been used by nonprofits in over 100 countries, and we're proud to that our products are also used by consumers like you -- for camping, emergency preparedness, and backyard fun.
Bright enough to read by
We bought this lantern on a whim and were delighted by it. If you hang it from a tree or the top of your tent, it is bright enough to cook, clean or read by. Perfect for those stormy nights when you are forced to huddle inside a tent with a book or deck of cards. We have purchased one for each one of our family members for camping (or emergency kits.) They are lightweight and easy to store inside a backpack. We prefer the plain white, as it is slightly brighter and the kiddos are not constantly trying to change the colours.
We have a number of these lights. Always available for power outages, Use when traveling or camping. They provide a lot of light for multiple nights on a single charge.
Bought for self and friends
Love them. Put into everyone’s emergency kits. Was start of kits for 2 friends. This way, I don’t have to share mine. They work great, and I got a battery charger that runs off USB port.
Hi Joan, thanks for the great review and being disaster-ready!! I appreciate you sharing the gift of light.
I now own 8 of these marvelous lanterns...some with colors, some bright white and some that will charge my cell phone. I do a fair amount of trips in our RV over the course of the year and find these little gems to be marvelously compact and lightweight while providing enough lighting to do things around the campground after dark. We hang the colored ones from our awning for a nice colorful environment and easier finding of the RV after dark.
Hi Kathy, thanks for the super review! I'm stoked that our lights are coming in handy and that you're enjoying them so much. Thanks again for the rave review!
I love LuminAID
So far I have only used my lights for fun and given them as gifts. I know they will be great in an emergency because they are just generally fantastic.
Thank you for your awesome feedback! Thank for sharing the gift of light!