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 […]

Eastern Chad

LuminAID Give Light Update

First, we want to send a big thank you to all our early customers out there who have given LuminAID Lab invaluable support and feedback. Over the past few months, LuminAID has launched an e-commerce site for domestic sales, continued the distribution of the 3,000+ donated lights from the IndieGoGo campaign to non-profts and NGOs […]

Root Alliance in Eastern Chad

Over the course of the next few months, we will be working with Root Alliance to field-test the LuminAID light in different communities around the world, collect feedback on how the product is being used in different contexts, and establish strong local partnerships. Root Alliance has been supportive of the LuminAID light from the very beginning and […]

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