The LuminAID is an ingenious portable LED light that was designed by architecture graduate students Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta as a product to assist post-earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. Simply leave it laying in the sun to charge up the internal battery (rechargeable up to 500 times), inflate the bag, and the LuminAID can provide 6-8 hours of light. This LED lantern is waterproof, and it can even float. It’s much safer than the candles that many were using for light in the tent cities.
They are available for purchase now for use as emergency or even camp lighting. You can purchase a single LuminAID for $15 for your own use, or you can purchase the Give Light, Get Light package for $25 to receive a light and donate another to to communities in need of safe light. You can donate extra LuminAID lanterns to communities in need for $10 each.
Watch the above video for more information. Gift-giving season is approaching. Consider giving the LuminAID to the outdoorsman on your list, to people in need of an emergency light, or for everyone on your list who cares about helping others.