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LuminAID Solar Powered Lights – Compact, Waterproof & Long Lasting

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LuminAID solar powered lights are lightweight, durable, waterproof, inflatable lights. They hold a charge for 2 years, making them perfect for emergencies.

LuminAID solar powered lights are unique, lightweight, durable, IPX7 waterproof, inflatable lights. Ever since I saw them on Shark Tank back in 2015, I thought the company was on to a good idea. I received two great little LuminAID solar powered lights for review – the cube-shaped Packlite 12 and the pillow-shaped Packlite 16.

Both units pack down tiny for storage – roughly the size of two decks of playing cards. They can charge while folded or inflated. To use, simply blow up and press the button and select your preferred light level.

These units are a substitute for a camp light or lantern, with enough light for small room or reading a book (near the unit – think “lamp”, not “floodlight”). Once charged, the units will hold that charge for up to two years. This means you can keep a charged unit in your first aid kit, emergency preps or glove compartment and and have light when you need it.

The lights are PVC free and tested in temps from below zero to extreme heat. They are also waterproof and fully submersible, with an IPX7 rating. This means that they can go under up to 3 feet (1 meter) and still work. (Think flood preparedness…)

LuminAID solar powered lights are lightweight, durable, waterproof, inflatable lights. They hold a charge for 2 years, making them perfect for emergencies.

Luminaid Solar Powered Lights – Packlite 12

The smaller LuminAID Packlite 12 square light is a good tabletop unit, or it can be hung or carried like a lantern. The flat bottom gives it a small footprint (just 4″x4″), so it's perfect for small spaces. I could easily see it being used to gather eggs in a coop without electricity, or for camping. The “twist to store” feature of this light makes it easy to pack up quickly.

Features:

  • 45 lumens
  • Full charge in 7-10 hours
  • 12 hours of light on LOW setting
  • 2 year storage life
  • 4 settings – High, Medium, Low and Emergency Flash
  • Waterproof – IPX7 rating
  • Charges in overcast conditions
  • PVC Free (made of TPU plastic)
  • 10,000+ hours of battery life
  • 1 year full warranty

LuminAID Solar Powered Lights – Packlite 16

The LuminAID Packlite 16 looks like a lit up pillow, and is based on the original LuminAID design. This unit is larger when inflated, with a 8″x9″ footprint when laying down. It has handle and holes to allow it to be hung and carried. This is probably the better of two units for camping and emergencies – maybe even pool lights? It's brighter and holds a charge longer than the Packlite 12. (That said, I think the Packlite 12 wins on coolness factor.)

Features:

  • 65 lumens
  • Full charge in 7-10 hours
  • 30 hours of light on LOW setting
  • 2 year storage life
  • 4 settings – Extra Bright, High, Low and Emergency Flash
  • Waterproof – IPX7 rating
  • Charges in overcast conditions
  • PVC Free (made of TPU plastic)
  • 10,000+ hours of battery life
  • Charge indicator turns green when fully charged
LuminAID solar powered lights are lightweight, durable, waterproof, inflatable lights. They hold a charge for 2 years, making them perfect for emergencies.

We just received our solar lights this summer, so we'll keep using them to see how they hold up over time. I've noticed some amazon.com reviews indicating that there may be some quality control issues to work through. The majority of reviews are positive.

Have you used solar lighting or solar emergency products? If so, what do you recommend? Are there any that you've seen that you'd like to see me review? Leave a comment and left me know!

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  1. I took years of bumping into stuff in the flashlighted dark before I realized that my eyes see far, far better with diffused light. Discovering this was an accident. I was camping, pawing through a jumble of stuff in my tent with one of those old, clunky d cell batteries that were a rectangular block with a lamp mounted to it. The light was blindingly bright in a 4 inch diameter circle on the floor, but not much help in the rest of the tent. A translucent plastic cup flopped onto the flashilght and covered the lamp. Voila! Diffused light made everything visible despite the dimmer light. My husband loves solar charged anything. I’ve got to show this review to him!

    1. I know exactly what you mean. Last week we had an unexpected storm roll in around 3 am, and I needed to go batten down the greenhouse vents. The sky was bright enough with lightening that I was managing okay – then my youngest got up and turned on a high beam flashlight to see what was going on. Blinded…

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