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The LuminAID is an Inflatable, Waterproof, Solar-Powered Lightbulb

By: Omar Yusuf - Published: Nov 3, 2011 • References: indiegogo and treehugger
Backpackers and disaster survivors are always in desperate need of accessible, renewable light sources and the LuminAID hopes to occupy that vacuum of consumer demand with its intuitive, low-maintenance design.

Considering how innovative this device is, it boasts a surprisingly simple schema: an inflatable, waterproof bag that sports a solar cell on the outside and an LED bulb inside. The compact LuminAID can be folded and stored in small places -- in fact, almost 30 of the portable lamps can be packed into the same space that eight flashlights might occupy. The solar cell can carry enough energy to power the LED bulb for up to six hours, while the inflatable bag is designed to reduce glare and distribute the light evenly -- it seems as though the developers have covered every angle! It's be awhile before the LuminAID reaches its fundraising goal, but if you're interested, feel free to check out the provided link and help kickstart this project!