The most interesting portable light on the market? Â Perhaps.
I’ve reviewed a lot of flashlights over the years, but the LuminAID is new to me. Â Essentially, it is an inflatable lantern that charges during the day using a small solar panel. Â When not in use, the lantern folds into a small package that keeps the panel exposed for charging. Â The battery takes a full charge with seven hours of full daylight exposure.
The LuminAID will run for up to 16 hours on a low setting, and up to 10 hours on a high setting. Â The device floats on water, and is also waterproof to one meter for 30 minutes.
I can see how the LuminAID would be excellent for hikers and others who spend time outdoors. Â The entire unit weighs less than three ounces., and can be strapped to the exterior of your pack. Â It could be used to help light a hunting camp, or to provide emergency lighting if you were stranded somewhere. Â I’ve ordered two of them for the get-home bags in our family vehicles. Â For mundane emergencies like changing a flat tire, I think these could be exceptionally useful.
LuminAID gets excellent reviews on Amazon. Â Have you tried the LuminAID? Â What is your experience with it?