New Hampshire Patent of the Month – March 2023

LuminAID Lab LLC, a company founded in response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, is dedicated to providing light to people without access to electricity. One of their innovative products is an expandable solar-powered light that can be easily deployed in disaster-stricken areas.

The inflatable solar-powered light is designed to be flexible, lightweight, and easy to transport, making it an ideal solution for emergency situations. The solar-powered light is housed within a waterproof bladder, which can be easily inflated and deflated as needed. The solar panel is directed to face outside the expandable light, and it charges the rechargeable battery during the day. At night, the battery powers the light-emitting diode, which illuminates the inner volume of the light and provides a safe source of light for those who need it.

One of the unique features of this solar-powered light is its expandable body. The light can be compressed to a compact size for easy storage and transport, and then expanded to create a larger light source. This feature makes it possible to distribute a large number of lights in a small space, providing a significant amount of light where it is needed most.

LuminAID’s expandable solar-powered light provides a sustainable, cost-effective, and reliable source of light for people in need. It is a testament to the power of innovation in addressing global challenges, and a reminder of the importance of sustainable solutions in achieving a better future for all.

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