Your Solar Lantern is the Perfect Travel Companion: 5 Places to Take It
Did you know that the sky glow of the city of Los Angeles is visible from an airplane 200 miles away? Light is an important part of 21st-century life, so much so that many of those same Angelinos have never seen the night sky that they’re lighting up with electricity.
For those of you in less-lit cities or towns, solar-powered lanterns are the perfect solution for lighting up your surroundings. In fact, most of our favorite solar lights are portable so that they’re quick and easy to carry wherever you go.
Here are five places you can bring your favorite Solar Lantern :
Camping: You never know when you’ll need a light. Whether you’re camping in the middle of the woods, on the side of a mountain, or in your own backyard, keeping a portable solar lantern in your camp pack is an easy and safe solution for spotting predators or simply walking to the bathroom.
Hiking: Fancy a night hike? The deep woods can trick even the savviest hiker into thinking that they’ve time-traveled into nighttime. Regardless of the time of day, keeping a solar lantern charged and in your pack is a helpful solution to the immense trees that keep the sun from following you.
Basements: After charging it out in the sun, holding your solar lantern is the best way to descend the creepy, crawly stairs into the basement. Who knows what is lurking in the darkest, dankest corners of the unfinished space below your house? Play it safe by hanging on to your solar light.
Road trips: Ever wonder what might happen if your car breaks down in the middle of the night? You can never be too safe, nor can you predict whether you’ll run into car trouble on a well-lit stretch of road. Play it safe by keeping a solar-powered lantern in your car alongside the rest of your emergency roadside kit.
Emergency Kit: No question about it, every emergency kit should include an inflatable solar light. The first thing to go during an emergency is the power, and searching for candles and matches in the dark is no match for the bright, solid light from a solar-powered lantern.
Did you know that you can outfit your emergency kit with a solar lantern just by signing up for our Prepare and Protect program? By enrolling in our program, you can lock in a low Spark Energy rate for 12 months AND receive a LuminAid solar light for your home. Plus, we’ll send a matching LuminAid solar light to an area in need.
The LuminAid 12 is a lightweight, waterproof lantern that provides 12 hours of light per charge and can be easily recharged in the sun. They pack flat and charge on the go, making LuminAid the popular option for campers, hikers, and anyone else who wants to be outside in the dark.
Weather any storm with your LuminAid solar light, and give those in need the ability to shine too. Learn more about our “Get a Light, Give a Light” program here.