LuminAID Partners with ShelterBox

LuminAID is excited to announce its new partnership with ShelterBox! ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that provides shelter and relief aid to victims of natural and other disasters. Each ShelterBox is equipped with a tent, tool kit, stove, cooking utensils, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, and other items vital for survival. Most recently, Shel […]

Give the Gift of Light!

With the holiday season coming up, LuminAID is proud to announce its holiday campaign, “Give the Gift of Light!” Buy LuminAID lights for yourself, friends, and family, while also donating matching lights to those in-need around the world. We are partnering with Pencils of Promise (Ghana), CAN-DO (Haiti), Responsible Charity (India), and various organizations in […]


LuminAID “Likes for Lights” Facebook Campaign

LuminAID is proud to announce its “Likes for Lights” Facebook campaign, lasting throughout July and August. For every 10 “likes” our Facebook page receives, 1 LuminAID light will be donated to a partner organization, to be distributed to students and families in need. LuminAID is partnering with Responsible Charity, Solar Sister, Pencils of Promise, Operation […]


LuminAID Lab & Columbia University Enter Into Exclusive License Agreement

We are excited to enter into an exclusive licensing agreement with Columbia University for the patents that we filed as graduate students at Columbia. Columbia Technology Ventures was an early supporter of LuminAID and has been a great resource for LuminAID throughout the past few years. Read the Press Release here. The Intellectual Property filed […]


LuminAID Featured on NBC’s Today Show

The LuminAID light was featured on NBC’s Today Show in a segment that highlighted new technology of 2013. We were so excited by the segment and the overwhelming response after it aired. We sold out of lights within a few days! A big thank you to Mario Armstrong for including the LuminAID and telling the […]

LuminAID featured on CNN’s “Start Small, Think Big”

Our company was recently featured on CNN’s “Start Small, Think Big” segment about small businesses bringing new technologies to market. The segment focused in particular on our company’s mission to make solar lighting a regular part of the relief aid supplies that are distributed in the event of a natural disaster or crisis. We designed […]


One Year of Give Light, Get Light!

Exactly one year ago today, on November 1, 2011, we launched a  Give Light, Get Light campaign on IndieGoGo and introduced the LuminAID light! We set out to raise $10,000 to fund our first production run of lights and test the Give Light, Get Light sales model. To our surprise, we reached our goal of $10,000 […]

Scholarship Distribution

LuminAID & Pencils of Promise

Last November, we dedicated 3 days of the IndieGoGo Give Light, Get Light campaign to send LuminAID lights to three Pencils of Promise primary schools in Laos. Our goal was to pledge 300 lights to the Na Mai, Xongja, and Phayong primary schools. Over 450 lights were donated to the three schools during the campaign. Above […]


Project So-R-Ga-Ma-R-S & LuminAID

Earlier this week Project So-R-Ga-Ma-R-S, an International Climate Champions initiative, awarded 40 LuminAID lights to high-achieving students from the J.J. Government Higher Secondary School located in Sriperumbudur, a city near Chennai, India. The students receiving the lights live in an area that faces 8-12 hours of power cuts per day and the lights come just in time […]

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