Solar Powered Lantern Luci to light up your day: Specs, Review and Price

Green energy enthusiasts (including me) should be delighted to read about this solar powered lantern / lamp called ‘Luci’.

While I have been doing overnight treks in the jungle and living in a tent, I always carry set of batteries. When I visited backwaters of Koyana river dam in Maharashtra India, it is devastating to see the people live there in total darkness.

Children cannot study at night since they can’t afford the kerosene lamps. So, there are some organizations who have donated them Solar powered lanterns. I was told they costed rupees 1500 apiece (about USD30).

With this background that I have seen, when I came across Luci solar powered lantern by mpowerd, I was curious to know about the features, specs and more importantly the price point at which it will be sold at. So far, it has not disappointed.

Solar Powered Lantern Luci

Child with Solar Powered Lantern Luci

Features of Luci the Solar Powered Lantern:

Running on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, Luci incorporates the functions of a task light, flash light and diffused lantern and provides fifteen square feet of light.

This solar powered lantern weighs 3.8 ounces making it compact, lightweight and collapsible for travel.

Luci can be hung on a wall or ceiling.

Solar Powered Lantern

Solar Powered Lantern Luci Lighted Up

Product Specifications of Luci the ‘Solar Powered Lantern that uses LEDs’:

You can juice it up in the sun for 6 hours to get minimum of 6-12 hours of light

What is even more interesting is that Luci charges even under incandescent light

Ten white Light Emitting Diodes (LED’s) with 4000 mcd light source – 1200 lumens light produced

Solar Powered Lantern Luci Collapsed

Solar Powered Lantern Luci Collapsed

The rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack can be charged while collapsed or expanded

Luci has a lifespan of one year as minimum and costs only $15.99. You can’t expect more from a solar powered lantern at this time. You may use Luci for any of these functions:

As a solar lamp in villages in developing countries

Solar Powered Lamp Luci in Haiti

Solar Powered Lantern Luci in Haiti

or perhaps

As a Solar powered lantern for camping outdoors

or perhaps

As a Solar powered lantern for garden decoration at night