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Reducing Fire Hazard in Vulnerable Communities

Reducing Fire Hazard in Vulnerable Communities

May 30, 2018

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Wireless Lifeline: How Solar Phone Chargers Help Disaster Victims and Refugees

Wireless Lifeline: How Solar Phone Chargers Help Disaster Victims and Refugees

May 30, 2018

Phone use is widespread worldwide, and is an important tool for refugees in particular. 86% of refugees interviewed in Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan owned a mobile phone. But 9 out of 10 refugees live in settlements without ready access to electricity. LuminAID solar phone chargers provide a portable solution to help keep families safe and connected to loved ones. Read about why charged phones are important for refugees, and how solar can help. 
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How Access to Safe Light Can Help the Environment

How Access to Safe Light Can Help the Environment

May 30, 2018

Inefficient and unsafe lights are not only dangerous for human health, but for the health of the Earth as well. Solar is a naturally renewable energy, and relying on it for basic energy needs can improve environmental as well as household air quality—improving air quality for individuals and the global community. LuminAID solar lights provide a rechargeable green energy option for basic lighting needs, reducing dependence on kerosene and fuelwood.

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How Safe Light Brings Comfort to Refugees and Survivors of Natural Disasters

How Safe Light Brings Comfort to Refugees and Survivors of Natural Disasters

May 30, 2018

Light can be more than a tool for after dark; it is also a source of comfort and safety in dark times. Families living in temporary shelters following disasters are often left in uncertainty when the sun sets. LuminAID solar lights offer comfort and safety when conditions are unstable. LuminAID lanterns with phone charging also provide the comfort of keeping in contact with family members and emergency services. 
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Powerful Impact: How Safe Light Can Improve Family Health

Powerful Impact: How Safe Light Can Improve Family Health

April 12, 2018

Fumes, burns, and fuel ingestion are the dangers faced by families who have to rely on kerosene lanterns or other fuel-based light sources. Millions around the world are affected by these risks. Safe solar lights offers a clean solution that can reduce health risks faced by families in communities without ready access to electricity.
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How Portable Solar Light Can Make Health Services More Accessible

How Portable Solar Light Can Make Health Services More Accessible

April 12, 2018

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With Light Comes Opportunities for Self-Employment

With Light Comes Opportunities for Self-Employment

April 12, 2018

Second only to agriculture, craft-making is the second most common employment in rural areas worldwide. Many craft-makers must work in the light of kerosene lanterns, or restrict their work to daylight hours. Solar lanterns provide the safe and sufficient lighting that is integral for craft-makers and self-employed artisans.
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Breaking Barriers to Education

Breaking Barriers to Education

April 12, 2018

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Saving on Costs for Energy-Poor Families

Saving on Costs for Energy-Poor Families

April 12, 2018

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Notes from the Field: ShelterBox and LuminAID Illuminate Dominica

Notes from the Field: ShelterBox and LuminAID Illuminate Dominica

March 15, 2018

ShelterBox brought LuminAID solar lights to Dominica and other Caribbean Islands where power was knocked out by Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Irma. Safe light and shelter are helping these communities recover from the devastating storms.
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How Safe Light Breaks Down Barriers for Women and Girls

How Safe Light Breaks Down Barriers for Women and Girls

March 07, 2018

One surprising result of access to safe lighting is its positive impact on women and girls. Women using LuminAID solar lanterns reported increased feelings of safety at night. Access to solar light reduces manual labor that particularly affects girls and women, allows female artisans to work comfortably and safely, and reduces dangerous household fumes produced by fuel-based lighting sources.Safe light helps free up women’s time for education activities and allows them to pursue studying even after dark.
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The PackLite Hero Supercharger: Diving into the Design

The PackLite Hero Supercharger: Diving into the Design

March 07, 2018

After the standout success of the PackLite Max Phone Charger, we knew there was room in the PackLine for another phone charger. The new PackLite Hero is inspired by the feedback we've had from customers pushing their adventures to the next level. Let's delve into how the new features of the PackLite Hero Supercharger are designed to save the day.
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