|The LuminAid Solar Light Pillow is an inflatable plastic pillow that is a powerful lantern. It is for the rural poor who have no access to electricity.|
|A lot of people in this world live without electricity. One reason for graduate students from Columbia University to launched a campaign to deliver a solar rechargeable light packs-up flat and inflates to be a lightweight water tight light source. They have designed the solar light which is named LuminAID which looks the same as a small plastic bag with a white dotty design. But LuminAID light pillow is really an inflatable plastic-pillow with a slim solar panel and 2 very small batteries.The device inflates and then the light works the pattern diffuses the light – it can work for up to 4 hours with the lighting at 35Lu, or to 6 hours at 20 Lu.The 4 hour setting is designed for reading at night. The 6 hour can be used as low night light.The Solar Light Pillow device needs 4-6 hoors of sunlight to re0charge and the batteries can be charged approx 800 times. The inventors say the lamp is a good alternative to dangerous kerosene lamps.As a test, Solar Light Pillow are being distributed to light villages in parts of India where 1 in 2 home do not have electricity. The Solar Light Pillow will be used in village schools and homes. You will learn more about this important project if you visit the organizations Web site at www.luminaidlab.com. The inflatable solar light is designed for use in emergencies and to replace dangerous kerosene lights in developing countries. The flexible solar cells that are laminated. Measuring approx 23x 23 cm when inflated.Images of the Solar Light Pillow supplied by the sponsors of this website.
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