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LuminAID Solar-Powered Inflatable Light

Packs flat and inflates into a lantern.

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LuminAID is a solar-powered inflatable lantern originally designed in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

Originally developed to satisfy basic lighting needs in disaster scenarios, LuminAID is an ultra-compact, waterproof, solar-powered, and rechargeable lantern.

Providing up to 16 hours of illumination on a single charge, the fold-flat LuminAID can be clipped to a backpack and be fully recharged in as little as 6-7 hours. Weighing a mere 3 ounces, an inflated LuminAID floats and is waterproof up to 1 meter deep.

The PVC-free and phthalate-free LuminAID is made from semi-transparent and puncture-resistant TPU. Three attachment points and a handle make it easy to hang LuminAID wherever you need a bit of light.

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Features & specs

  • Recharges in 6-7 hours of sunlight
  • Packs flat, inflates into a lantern
  • 16 hours of light
  • Weight: 3oz (85g)
  • Clips to backpack to charge on-the-go
  • High and low light settings
  • Floats, waterproof up to 1 meter (IPX-7)
  • 500 recharge cycles
  • Maintains full charge up to 4 months when stored
  • PVC-free, phthalate-free

Watch our Solar-Powered Inflatable Light video

Notes on this video

  • 0:41 - Please note that the ziplock bag shown in this shot is not included and is not necessary for operation.

Quite possibly the last lantern you'll ever need

The LuminAID Solar-Powered Inflatable Lantern is the result of two students who wanted to make a difference following the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

Originally designed to fulfill the basic needs for light in disaster situations, LuminAID is waterproof, floats, folds flat, recharges in hours, weighs a mere 3 ounces, and provides up to 16 hours of high-powered LED illumination. 

The LuminAID Solar Light hanging in a tent.
The LuminAID Solar-Powered Lantern is an essential outdoor tool.

Folds flat, charges on-the-go

Simply fold the LuminAID flat, clip it to the outside of your backpack, and you'll have enough charge for a full night of illumination. The high-efficiency monocrystalline solar panel fully recharges in 6-7 hours of sunlight.

Clip the LuminAID to your backpack for on-the-go recharging.
Simply clip the folded-up LuminAID to your backpack for on-the-go charging.

Designed for the elements

LuminAID is made from semi-transparent and puncture-resistant TPU. It's a hybrid material that lies somewhere between hard plastic and soft silicone. It's very dense, but smooth so it slides easily in and out of pockets.

Oh, it's also water-proof up to 1 meter deep and when inflated, it floats. It's awesome.

LuminAID Solar-Powered Lantern is water-resistant and floats.
The LuminAID is waterproof up to 1 meter deep. And it floats!

Tough vinyl is built for adventure

Weighing in at a mere three ounces, LuminAID isn't going to slow you down. Its three attachment points and handle make it a great camping tool. And its tough vinyl exterior ensures a long life of outdoor adventures.

LuminAID Solar-Powered Lantern hanging from a tree.
Hang the inflatable LuminAID Solar-Powered Lantern just about anywhere.

Dual brightness settings

Press the red button on the LuminAID's panel to cycle between low and high brightness.

Use the high setting for reading and performing simple tasks (8-10 hours of illumination). Switch to the long-lasting low setting for safety or as a night light (14-16 hours of illumination).

The LuminAID offers two brightness settings.
The LuminAID offers two brightness settings.

Ideal for emergency preparedness

When folded flat, LuminAID is about the size of a cellphone. It retains a full charge for up to 4 months when stored, so we highly recommend keeping one in your emergency kit or glovebox.

The LuminAID will hold a full charge for up to 4 months.
Because the LuminAID holds a full charge for up to 4 months,
it's a perfect addition to your emergency kit or car's glovebox.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: How do you inflate it?

Answer: Inflate the LuminAID using the valve. The inflation diffuses the LED bulb like a lampshade, providing soft and even illumination.

Question: Why are the letters 'AID' capitalized in its name?

Answer: The manufacturers of LuminAID originally developed the product for distribution to areas of the world afflicted by natural disasters.

Question: But how bright is it?

Answer: The low setting is perfect for reading or small task work. The bright setting easily illuminates the entirety of a 4-person tent.

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