LuminAID Enters the ‘Shark Tank’

LuminAID Solar-Powered Inflatable LightThe LuminAID is a solar-powered, inflatable light that packs flat and inflates to create a lightweight, waterproof lantern. Each Give Light, Get Light package purchased, sends a matching light to someone without access to electricity. Video by Noa Younse2012-12-23T15:50:25.000Z

LuminAID debuted their solar-powered light on Shark Tank on February 20th. Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta, who were both architecture graduate students when they came up with the idea, will face the sharks together.

Their inflatable lights charge in direct sun for seven hours, and can provide up to 16 hours of LED light. The women actually invented it to aid the people of Haiti after the earthquake in 2010.

In 2011, they employed the use of Indiegogo, raising $51,829 of their $10,000 goal. You can view their campaign page here.

The lights are made of TPU, which is 100 percent PVC-free and phthalate-free, a monocrystalline solar panel and a lithium-ion battery.

Interested in LuminAID? You can buy their products here.

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