Managed through carelessness to lose years of posts so it will soon be time to start over. Plus, happily, I've been diverted by a travelling life.

No prizes for guessing what will be top of the 2019 New Year Resolutions!

Friday, 18 November 2011

Inflatable light

The LuminAID light is an incredibly useful innovation - a solar-rechargeable, inflatable lamp that packs flat and inflates to create a lightweight, waterproof lantern. Safe, sustainable, and portable, flexible photovoltaic film is laminated to polyethelenevinyl acetate plastic (PEVA) and it produces a light similar to a lantern, fully charging in six hours to give five hours' light. The inflatable core measures 9" square; printed on it is a pattern of white dots which diffuses the LED light. Developed for use in disaster relief situations, it has obvious potential outdoors - www.luminaidlab.com.