Illuminate your nighttime experience with a series of portable, solar-powered lights from LuminAid. Perfect for camping, emergencies, or simply as an easy portable light source in the home, these lightweight, waterproof lanterns offer 10,000 lifetime hours of light.

Coming to nationwide recognition as a Shark Tank invention, LuminAid’s product has already been highlighted by Forbes, CNN, and Doctors Without Borders. It’s easy to see its effectiveness as an emergency device, the pocket-sized, waterproof light able to just clip on a backpack and go wherever needed. Requiring seven-to-ten hours of sunlight per charge, each lantern is good for 30 hours of LED light use at its lowest setting, providing 65 lumens of brightness on the highest setting (1 Watt, or the equivalent of a standard flashlight).The LED light comes with four light modes, extra-bright, high, low, and flashing, and is an all-weather device weighing in at only 2.9 oz. When it’s time to store, the whole device folds to the size of a large wallet. With LuminAid, simply charge, inflate, and illuminate!

According to, the lantern got its start not in the camping industry, but rather in emergency preparedness. Founders Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta were asked to design a product to assist post-earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. Instead of focusing on food, water, and shelter, all important basic needs, the two founders also considered the dangerous conditions that occur at night in disaster locations. Their solution: a portable and accessible light source that has since been adopted by hikers and emergency workers alike! Since its inception, LuminAid has been used in 70 countries and has provided necessary aid in recent disasters such as Hurricane Sandy and the Earthquakes in Nepal.

luminAid Solar-Powered Inflatable Lanterns

A PackLite 16 Model costs $19.99, and can be purchase here! LuminAid also offers its ‘Give Light, Get Light Program,’ an initiative where, for $29.99, you can purchase a PackLite 16 for yourself and sponsor a light to be distributed by one of LuminAid’s charitable partners to someone in need.

Light up your night and brighten the darkness for others in need with LuminAid’s Solar-Powered Inflatable Lantern!