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With each pledge, one solar light is donated to our charitable partners. If we reach $100,000, LuminAID will donate 1,000 additional solar lights to our charitable partners. Learn more about the update here!

The Smart Solar Garden unites green technology and intelligent design to empower sustainable living beyond the grid. 

  • Bluetooth-enabled & wireless, the lights connect seamlessly to your phone
  • Set light schedules to turn on and off your lights at specific times
  • Charge via solar or magnetic charging
  • Illuminate any space with waterproof and cordless lanterns

 

 

 

 

The Star has warm & cool white LEDs, allowing you to control the temperature & brightness. It has an integrated solar panel and is designed to pack flat. Tell your lights what time to turn on or off, or sync with the sun to illuminate at sunset.

 

 The Star packs flat and has magnets that snap together when expanded.

Turn on your Star by pressing the power button on the lantern, or use your phone to control via Bluetooth.

 

 

The Star has warm & cool white LEDs, allowing you to control the color temperature  brightness.

The Gem has multi-color & white LEDs, allowing you to choose from hundreds of colors and pure white. The Gem lantern collapses to 1" high and expands into a crystalline shape that floats.

 

 

The Gem has a durable handle designed to hang from standard shepherd hooks. 

Open the watertight valve to collapse your Gem flat for storage or expand it.

The Gem has 8 high power RGBW LEDs. Choose from pure white, or hundreds of colors!

 

 

 

Curious how fast your Gem or Star is charging in the sun? Use your app to remotely check the battery and solar charging. 

Plan your week. Set timers to automatically turn on your lights at sunset or at a specific time each day.

Control Stars & Gems at the same time as a group, or control lights individually. 

The Gem handle is designed for hanging on standard shepherd hooks or for carrying (shepherd hooks not included).

Each Star comes with a durable cord with a magnetic closure to use for hanging or stringing them together.

Don't worry. We've spec'd these magnets to withstand windy weather to keep your Star secure.

 

Charge your light with a 5V magnetic charging port (cord included).   

 

 

  • 60 Lumens
  • 12 hour runtime 
  • Recharges in 12-16 hours of direct sunlight or 1-2 hours by magnetic input (cord included)
  • Vibrant cool white and warm white LEDs
  • 100% Waterproof assembly  
  • 24" diameter when fully expanded
  • Packs down to approximately 1" thick
  • Bluetooth-enabled & mobile app controls for switch-free operation
  • 75 Lumens
  • 14 hour runtime 
  • Recharges in 12-16 hours of direct sunlight or 1-2 hours by magnetic input (cord included)
  • Vibrant RGB&W LEDs for 100s of colors and pure white
  • 100% Waterproof assembly 
  • 9.5" base diameter and 5.5" inches tall when expanded. 
  • Packs down to approximately 1" thick
  • Bluetooth-enabled & mobile app controls for switch-free operation
Anna & Andrea on Shark Tank in February 2015
Anna & Andrea on Shark Tank in February 2015

LuminAID was created in 2010 by two women who wanted to design a safe rechargeable lantern for victims of natural disasters. Co-founders Anna and Andrea pitched their idea on Shark Tank, received offers from all five sharks, and closed a deal with Mark Cuban. Since then, the collapsible solar lanterns have become popular with campers and backyard enthusiasts, and over 125,000 LuminAID solar lanterns have gone to families without electricity worldwide. We continue to think of new ways to bring sustainable energy and solar power to people's homes. With the Smart Solar Garden, we're uniting green technology and intelligent design to empower sustainable living beyond the grid.

 

At LuminAID, we're passionate about sharing light with those who need it most. For each Kickstarter pledge, we will donate one LuminAID solar lantern to a family in need. Our featured project is supporting victims of the 2017 hurricane season who are living without electricity. Our featured relief partner is Convoy of Hope, an aid organization that has served over 100,000 individuals in Puerto Rico alone by distributing food, water filters, and LuminAID solar lights. Experts estimate that in Puerto Rico power may not be fully restored until next spring, with similar estimates for the US Virgin Islands. With millions still without power, we want to share safe light to brighten homes that have been left in the dark. Learn more about our Give Light Get Light relief efforts here

 

  

 

We strive to create high-quality products with the best components. We're proud to stand behind our inventions and are committed to always offer a 1-year full warranty. Simply put, our products are our passion. We want to make sure you're 100% delighted by them too.

Video Credits: Avery LaFlamme

Image Credits: Avery LaFlamme, Convoy of Hope, ABC Shark Tank 

 

 

Questions? Please email us at press@luminaidsales.com for more information.

Risks and challenges

We bring seven years of design and manufacturing experience to this project, and have a strong relationship with our manufacturing partners, so we aim to make production and delivery as efficient as possible. We have finished prototypes of the Smart Solar Garden and are currently building additional revised prototypes for further testing of materials and specs. We have completed the Alpha testing version of our app, including all the lighting features. LuminAID has never developed an App before, so this has posed its own set of challenges, but we have strong resources to help us and strong developers with experience.

Additionally, the Smart Solar Garden products need to be 100% waterproof. We're working hard to hone in on the manufacturing techniques needed to ensure this and the correct materials to use. We are 95% there and confident we can finalize all the details, but these are new manufacturing techniques and we need to work closely with our manufacturing partners to innovate these processes.

We successfully completed a Kickstarter last year for the PackLite Max 2-in-1 Phone Charger. This project gave us experience in anticipating lead times, advanced prototype testing, and customer support. We're applying success and challenges we learned about in our previous campaign to make this one even better.

With the Give Light, Get Light component of our project, there is the possibility that shipping conditions or need on the ground may impact the distribution timeline. We have distributed over 125K solar lanterns all over the world to nonprofits, and the charities we work with have experience with the lights and customs/shipping requirements if applicable. Our relief partner for this campaign is Convoy of Hope, who has extensive experience providing emergency relief to those in need around the globe. They have an existing distribution network in Puerto Rico, and have already distributed LuminAID lanterns to families in need on the island. If the power grid in Puerto Rico is restored more quickly than expected, Convoy of Hope has operations in other communities where lights raised can be directed to those in need.

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    *For every pledge, we will donate a LuminAID solar lantern to disaster relief efforts.

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    *For every pledge, we will donate a LuminAID solar lantern to disaster relief efforts.

    US Shipping: $5 | Canada/Mexico: $15 | EU: $25 | Other Countries: $35-49
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