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Charge your gear anywhere!  A 2-in-1 solar lantern and phone charger that packs down to 1" thick. Portable power and light on the go! Missed the campaign?  Order yours today!
Charge your gear anywhere! A 2-in-1 solar lantern and phone charger that packs down to 1" thick. Portable power and light on the go! Missed the campaign?  Order yours today!
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3,964 backers pledged $279,743 to help bring this project to life.

Wow! 100% Funded in 8 Hours

Posted by LuminAID (Creator)
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What a day -- thank you all so much for helping us reach our goal of $15,000 so quickly.  We launched the campaign this morning, and were fully funded by lunchtime!  

We are inspired by all of the support we have received, and are thinking of ways to make this campaign even bigger with stretch goals.  Help us spread the word so that we can make this project as big as possible:

 

In the meantime, we wanted to answer a few of the common questions we've been receiving.  If you have other questions, please feel free to leave a comment or reach out at luminaid.com/contact.  We'll be updating our FAQ as well.

Q: I backed the campaign!  When will my reward ship?

A: Thanks for your support!  After the campaign ends, we'll send out a Backer Survey to get your shipping information, and start shipping reward packages in April.  Now that we are fully funded, we're able to place our first production run, and get the first PackLite Max Phone Chargers shipped to our backers by April.

Q: How does "Give Light, Get Light" work? 

A: If you choose one of our "Give Light, Get Light" options, you receive light(s) for yourself and send light(s) to someone in need through one of LuminAID's charitable partners.  You will receive your PackLite Max Phone Charger(s) in April, and the corresponding donated light(s) will ship depending on our charitable partners' travel timelines.  For the Global Giver Package, the first shipment of PackLite 16's will be sent to our partner SCM Medical Missions in late March, when they are packing a container to be sent to the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan.

Q: I snagged an Early Bird PackLite Max Phone Charger for $30, but I really wanted more than one light so I can give them as gifts/keep one in my car/light a huge campsite.

A: We've gotten this request a lot because each backer can only choose one level of support for a Kickstarter campaign.  The good news is that you're able to edit your reward selection while the campaign is active!  We've added some new reward levels, including a 4-pack at the $30 Early Bird discount, and an Adventure Kit that features a selection of our inflatable solar lights.

If you want more than one light, we recommend picking one of these rewards:

For details on how to change your reward level, Kickstarter has instructions here.

Q: Will the PackLite Max Phone Charger come with a charging cable?

A: You bet it will!  Every PackLite Max Phone Charger will come with a micro-USB to USB charging cable in our signature LuminAID red.

Stay tuned for more soon, and keep spreading the word!  We're excited to have you on board.

Anna, Andrea, & Team LuminAID

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      Nikki Stone - Chris Andersen on

      Congratulations Team LuminAID! I have followed with you for several years and you have helped me place light in the Philippines, rural Mexico, Cuba and rural Turkey and domestically. You make such a difference and in these times, you bring light...to all of us.

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      Cynthia Carter on

      I bought 10 of the original in 2013 when it was a start up. I gave some for gifts and to spread the word about an amazing product. As a sailor, I can't say how great they have been. My daughter and her partner used 2 when they hiked 100 miles around Mt Ranier! So glad you are keeping a wonderful thing moving forward. Thank you. I can spot my boat from a couple miles away because of the ones hanging on her. That's an amazing thing!!