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LuminAID

Food, water, and shelter typically sit atop the list of basic human needs, but students designing a product for post-earthquake relief efforts in Haiti added another to the list: Light. The revelation prompted them to invent the LuminAID solar light, which provides up to 30 hours of LED lighting and recharges in 7 hours of direct sunlight. Now, a wider market has bought into the bright idea. Everyone from backpackers on Stone Mountain to emergency workers in Nepal use LuminAID to light the way. Even if you're not the average outdoorsman, chances are LuminAID's space-saving design is equally at-home during a roadside emergency or unexpected power outage. That's why investors on ABC’s Shark Tank made a deal with LuminAID. Weighing less than 3 ounces, waterproof up to 1 meter deep and built to float, the Lithium-Polymer powered light will recharge hundreds of times.