Notes from the field: Alle Kamela, Peace Corps Volunteer in Madagascar

LuminAID is excited to start a new series, Notes from the Field, dedicated to guest bloggers who have taken and distributed LuminAIDs in parts of the world where people lack stable access to electricity. The more than 8,000 LuminAID lights that have been donated and distributed in projects in over 15 countries would not have been possible without the partnerships with organizations and volu […]

LuminAID Attends White House Maker Faire

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On Wednesday, June 18, LuminAID co-founder Andrea had the honor of attending the first ever White House Maker Faire. Hosted by President Obama, the event featured Makers, innovators, and entrepreneurs of all ages and showcased the nation's latest technological and scientific advancements. LuminAID had an incredible time speaking at the event. Andrea talked about how we made the first […]
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LuminAID in India & Women in the World

This past January, co-founder Andrea made a trip to Pennular village outside of Chennai, India, where LuminAID hosted past Give Light, Get Light projects. In conjunction with a group of engineering students from Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, we distributed LuminAID lights to primary school students. We are honored to visit schools and projects on the ground. It is notable to see the challenges that students […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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