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Small Inflatable Solar-Powered Light Will Make Big Difference for Disaster Relief Everywhere
November 3, 2011
LuminAID, an inflatable solar-powered light, not only provides light to those camping or backpacking, but its innovative light weight design may be most beneficial to those in developing or disaster-stricken areas.
The LuminAID is a waterproof inflatable bag, containing an LED bulb and solar cell on the outside of the bag for charging purposes. The compact light is easy to carry and holds enough electricity to illuminate for six hours on a low setting and four hours on a high setting.
This inflatable solar-powered light can be used up to 800 times about takes about six hours to charge. The bag can also be folded into a compact unit and then inflated when needed for use.
Co-founders Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta, both masters of Architecture graduates from the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation in New York City, developed this innovative product to give those without electricity a safe and easy option, as well as replacing toxic kerosene lamps and heavy camping lanterns with the light weight LuminAID.
Currently the LuminAID can be pre-ordered with a contribution to the companies fundraising goals before its official launch in January 2012. The company will also donate a LuminAID to developing or disaster-stricken areas for every one purchased.