The 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, it is waterproof, floats, folds flat, recharges in hours, weighs a mere 3 ounces, and provides up to 16 hours of high-powered LED illumination.
Simply fold it 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.
It 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.
Weighing in at a mere three ounces, it 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.
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).
When folded flat, it 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.