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For months, we've been tinkering and testing in our design lab, in dark rooms, and out on adventures and camping trips. How could we take our groundbreaking solar phone charger to the next level? Thanks to testing in the wild and incredible customer feedback, there were a few big features we knew we had to include:
Boosted phone charging
We upped the battery to 4000 mAh battery to give the Hero Supercharger double the power to charge your devices. Now, get up to 2-3 full phone recharges on a single charge, depending on the your type of phone.
Even more light
Sometimes bright isn’t enough; you need brighter. So we upped the max illumination to 300 lumens -- twice as bright as our other lights. This means up to 300sqft of lighting area with one lamp. Illuminate your camping tent, and then some!
Upgraded emergency alert
Instead of flashing mode, the Hero transitioned to an SOS mode that flashes the international sign for help. The upgraded battery means that this can last for up to 100+ hours (4+ days) on a single charge.
Strap designed for the most challenging locations
Wild outdoor adventures can mean dirt, snow, swinging from cliffs, and pushing through underbrush. Our new thick lycra strap with velcro fastening is designed to hold tight no matter the challenge.
More versatile carrying
In addition to the new velcro lycra strap, we’ve included two carabiner loops to make hanging and carrying easier however you’re using it.
Easy-to-find power button when it’s needed most
New glow-in-the-dark printing around the power and battery buttons mean no fumbling around when all you need is a light. One of our most-requested features!
Upgraded solar panels
With an even larger battery, you need more efficient charging than ever before. So we integrated Sunpower solar panels, the most powerful of their kind on the market.
Compact as ever
A device as useful as this has to be ultraportable. So we made it more powerful, without making it less compact. Still 6"x6", and packs flat to 1" thick. A solar charger perfect for camping, hiking, kayaking, emergency prep..wherever light is needed!
When will I get my light?
We're polishing the final touches, and will be shipping out the first wave of lights in mid-April. If you're in the second wave, not to fret! We'll have the next shipment set to arrive in May.
How does the preorder work?
On your end, this campaign looks the same as a preorder. Once you purchase a preorder, you secure your place in line for the Hero launch. Your card will then be charged within 1-2 business days of purchase.
The crowdfunding style for the Hero launch helps us understand the demand for our new product and lets supporters easily see how many are still available. We're excited and hope you are too!
Can I earn points from this order?
Absolutely. Make sure to set up your Lumen Rewards to earn points towards rewards on LuminAID.com .
Can I earn points by referring friends?
Now we're talking! Yes, definitely. Verify your Lumen Rewards account (see above) and open up your Lumen Rewards on LuminAID.com. Scroll down and view your custom referral link. Once your friends sign up through that link, you'll both earn points for future purchases!