The LuminAID PackLite 16 is the new and improved version of the original LuminAID solar light! The new PackLite 16 has double the LEDs (2X the wattage), is made out of a thicker, more durable TPU (PVC-free) material, and has an additional flashing setting for emergencies. The PackLite 16 provides up to 16 hours of consistent LED light and can be easily recharged in the sun, ideal for recreational use outdoors or in the home as an extra light source. It has two, extra bright LEDs that provide over 45 lumens on the Extra Bright setting and a 32-hour flashing mode.The PackLite 16 folds up into a compact, portable size that is easy to clip to your backpack to charge on-the-go or store in your emergency kit. The durable and weather-resistant TPU plastic material (100% PVC Free) inflates to diffuse the LED light and create a lantern. The PackLite 16 will easily light up a 125 sq. ft space. Tuck it away in your first-aid kit or hook it on your backpack for your next adventure or trip!
The LuminAID solar light was designed to fulfill the basic need for light in post-natural disaster situations shortly after the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti. When thinking about what they could design to make a difference, we decided to focus on affordable, renewable light because it had the potential to greatly improve the comfort, safety, and survival of disaster victims.
While on a school trip to Japan, they unexpectedly found themselves in the middle of the earthquake in March 2011. Having experienced first-hand how a disaster can negatively impact the lives of millions, they are motivated to make the LuminAID light a reality for those affected by disasters, crises, and conflict.
About the Founders: Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta met while studying architecture and design in graduate school. They shared an interest in solar lighting technology and a common belief that design and design thinking can be used to solve problems at a global scale, including improving access to basic resources such as lighting and power.
The solar-inflatable technology developed by LuminAID Lab is patent pending both in the US and internationally through multiple filings that cover a broad range of applications and uses. The LuminAID light is our first application of this technology. The product packs flat and inflates to diffuse the light like a lantern and reduce the glare of the extra bright LEDs. For every 8 small conventional flashlights by volume, you can pack and ship approximately 50 LuminAID Lights.
Extra Bright 45 Lumens 6 Hours High 35 Lumens 10 Hours Low 20 Lumens 16 Hours Flashing 20 Lumens 32 Hours Solar Charge Time 7 Hours of Direct Sunlight Max Battery Life 16 hours on LOW. 32+ hours on flashing Waterproof IPX-7 (100% Waterproof) Additional Features Snap closure and carabiner loop make it easy to carry
- Push Red Button for Extra Bright, High, LOW, and Flashing settings
- High-efficiency ~19% monocrystalline solar panel
- Lithium-Polymer Ion battery with hundreds of recharge cycles
- Dimensions: 8.25″ W x 12″ L (when not inflated) Waterproof up to 1 meter deep and can float (IPX-7)
- Product is 100% PVC free and all components are lead-free and RoHs compliant
- Weight: 3 ounces / 85 grams
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