Now the guys from MPOWERD -Micro Power Design- a technology incubator invented Luci, a solar powered lantern.
Luci, this solar powered lantern is waterproof and collapsible, weighs just 4.5 ounces, and can be easily hung up on a wall or ceiling. It has small solar panels connected to a lithium-ion battery, which delivers enough electricity in an 8 hour charge to light up an entire room for 6-12 hours. It features two brightness settings, so the lantern’s set of 10 LED bulbs can function as either diffuse room lighting, or as a task light or flashlight.
This solar powered lantern wasn’t designed only for the developing countries. Luci is very good for camping lighting or suitable as a car emergency kit or simply to serve as a nightlight.
On the other hand MPOWERD is involved in a campaign of Buy One and Give One. You pay one ($24.95) and the company gives another solar powered lantern to a person who truly needs it.
MPOWERD also has an Indiegogo campaign conceived to raise money and to distribute more Lucis to people from developing countries.