Our Solar Inflatable Technology
At LuminAID Lab, we are proud that the LuminAID is a high-quality product designed and engineered in the USA. We are dedicated to protecting our trademarks and international patent applications for this technology.
LuminAID Lab first developed the solar, led inflatable technology in 2010 and has filed domestic and international patent applications to cover a broad range of shapes, applications, and uses. We have multiple domestic and international utility patent applications on file, some of which can be located using publicly available patent databases. Please see links below for the first published application. The LuminAID is our first application of the solar, led inflatable technology and we are excited to continue to develop an extensive product line for different customer needs.
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US Patent Publication # US 2012/0120642 A1
PCT Patent Publication #: WO2013165462 A1
The LuminAID Light
The LuminAID Light was designed and engineered by two graduate architecture students at Columbia University. The product inflates to diffuse light like a lantern. The inflatable case protects eyes from the glare of the extra-bright LED. The LuminAID floats when inflated. For every 8 small conventional flashlights by volume, you can pack and ship approximately 50 LuminAID Lights. The inflatable material is also printable with patterns and logos.
The LuminAID and Humanitarian Relief Aid
One of LuminAID Lab’s ultimate goals is to make portable lighting an essential part of the supplies commonly sent as part of disaster relief aid. In addition to food, water, and shelter, light can greatly add to the well-being of victims of a natural disaster or crisis. Renewable lighting can aid those in situations where batteries are scarce and the electricity grid is disabled both immediately after a disaster and over an extended period of time. Over the past year, our company has put lights on the ground in the wake of disasters such as Hurricane Isaac in Haiti and Hurricane Sandy.