MPOWERD Luci Original – Inflatable Solar Light

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Amazon Price: $17.95 $17.90 You save: $0.05 (%). (as of March 23, 2018 9:59 pm – Details). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Luci Original is a bright, lightweight inflatable solar lantern that collapses flat to 1 inch so you can take a little light wherever you go. Just place it in direct sunlight for 7 hours and Luci Original will last up to 12 hours on a single charge. Luci Original shines powerfully in three settings: bright, super bright, and 1 second flashing. A convenient battery level indicator located near the light’s highly efficient solar panel lets you know just how much power is left so you know when it’s time to charge it in the sun again.

Luci Original is a no frills, gets-the-job-done kind of light that’s perfect for the patio, garden, backyard barbecues, camping, emergency preparedness and as a unique gift. It’s a clean, reliable source of light that’s completely waterproof and extremely durable, so you can use Luci Original anywhere you need light. About MPOWERD:

MPOWERD is a New York City-based B Corp that works hard every day to make clean energy products that are affordable, easy to use and good for the earth – that’s why we created Luci inflatable solar lights. We’re also on a mission to make the world a better place. MPOWERD is a socially-conscious company that wants to empower the 1.5 billion people in low-income countries still living without electricity by delivering Luci lights at prices they can afford. The more we sell, the greater impact we make, so every purchase makes a difference.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1 x 5.2 inches ; 4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More
  • Item model number: 0402
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.

Customer Reviews

Luci vs. D.light.

159 people found this helpful.
 on August 4, 2015
By Chris
Great product in it’s own right, but I still prefer the D-Light solar light for general usage.

My favorite outdoor product in over a decade but only 4 stars? Read on!

128 people found this helpful.
 on March 15, 2014
By C. Alan
My applications for this light: First, I am an expedition canoeist (actually, a river-rat floatfisherman who prefers to stay Out There for a week or more at a time). Haven’t used mine for that yet (water’s not warm enough yet), but I have one big trip already planned for this season and no doubt that the Luci will become my favorite camping lantern EVER. Second, I smoke, but not in the house or vehicle. I’ve been using this lantern every night since I got it as I go out to the BBQ area to smoke. I read constantly, even taking a book into the grocery store to read in the checkout line. This thing is great for reading at a picnic table with no moon in the tree-filled Arkansas Ozarks night.

A revolutionary product

626 people found this helpful.
 on January 22, 2013
By Gary
In the hands of people that do not have and have never had electricity this is a life changing product. But, lets rein in the claims a bit. It takes direct sun to get a full charge and from my tests on the 6 lanterns that I bought it is about an hour per hour trade off, hour of sun, hour of good light. On a day of fairly bright overcast my lantern just charged enough to give a little more than an hour of bright light and I am at 9 degrees north latitude in Panama. On the sunny days I get 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 hours of light that everyone sitting around my four foot round table can easily read by, even my 71 year old eyes have no problem. I would like to get more of these lights into the hands of the Indian people here, many of these villages have never had light after the sun went down. This is not darkest Africa, this is Panama, you know the canal, the huge new Trump Hotel, beyond Panama city are many that still commute by paddling dugout canoes. Anyway I will be ordering more Luci Lights.

You want to buy this. You have to buy this. BUY THIS! Even my broken one is better than the competition!

9 people found this helpful.
 on June 23, 2017
By RyLasko
BUY THIS LANTERN. I’ve had my two for about 5 years now. I leave them in a south facing window and they are ALWAYS charged when I need them. When it’s time to hit the trail I just toss them in my bag. When I’m at home it’s great to inflate them and toss them in the pool. They weigh nothing, are totally waterproof, float, and are basically indestructible unless you plan to drive over the thing… and even then… it might be ok. BUY A LUCI LANTERN. Even after 5 years they are both still in perfect working order and as bright as they were the day I got them. Just recently (and all fault here goes to me) I over inflated one and then let it get smooshed. It popped. I used it a few times camping… and it still worked great… didn’t really inflate…just hung there like a dead balloon… but still produced plenty of light. Today I had the idea to cut the inflatable chamber of the lantern. The solar panel, wiring, and LEDs are still perfectly contained in a waterproof plastic bubble… so now I have a badass floating fishbowl light!

Light of Day

4 people found this helpful.
 on February 1, 2017
By mimikatherine
I received this as a gift about 7 years ago. I knew it was a solar powered lantern but I never paid much attention to it and it just sort of moved with me over several states, shoved in boxes and cabinets, here and there. I just recently started getting into camping and found this in my drawer so I thought I would try it out. After sitting in the dark for SEVEN YEARS this thing was as bright as day. Took it camping, charged it a little in the setting sun and it lasted all night. Very bright with two different brightness settings and a flashing setting (I imagine for emergencies?). Love this little thing, will definitely start gifting to other adventurers/hikers/campers.

Awesome product – have really enjoyed mine

2 people found this helpful.
 on November 10, 2016
By RyanH
These lanterns are fantastic, and a growing rage in my scouting unit. On their first setting (“low”, but it’s not really low–just “less bright”) they’ll last several hours. We use them in our camp kitchen and they provides as much light as a traditional lantern. I’ve also used one in my home when the power goes out, and it will light an entire room sufficient for “getting around” and even reading. I love how compact they get, which makes them ideal for hiking. Not needing a battery makes them light, too. The vinyl is rugged and there are straps for hanging on both ends.

Great Versitile Lantern!

4 people found this helpful.
 on February 26, 2016
By April N. Heatherton
I have had this solar lantern for about 7 months now and I absolutely love it! I use all the time to light the way to care for my chickens and other outdoor animals. I also have used it in my shower, as it is dark at night in there because I don’t have a light in the shower stall. This lantern is so bright! I also can use it to read by, which is on of the reasons I got it. I have lots of oil lanterns for power outages, but those are hard to read by. But this lantern does the trick. I have hung it from the center of my ceiling in my living room and it lit the room up sufficiently enough to get around and find things. I charge it about once every 2 weeks, by just leaving it out in the sun. I holds its charge very well. It has run for approx. 14 hours straight on the lowest setting. I had used it at night for reading and fell asleep and 8 hours later, in the morning it was still on. Did this again the second night and it went out after about 4-5 hours. Then I just put it out in the direct sun (which isn’t usually very long as I live in the mountains and the sun rises later over the mountains and sets earlier over the mountains behind, so the lantern gets shorter than usual time in direct sun) and it charges right up. I ended up ordering a few more of these and plan to get more yet.

Convenient little light we will purchase again. Perfect gift for outdoorsman.

One person found this helpful.
 on April 6, 2017
By campbellcreek
My hubby likes anything that lights up. We purchased this for adventure/whitewater rafting and camping. It’s very lightweight and portable which is fantastic for convenience or outdoor adventure, however, it needs to be anchored or hung to prevent it from becoming airborne in the first wind. It puts out good light over a reasonable area. The circumference of lights projection is dependent on location of light; sitting low on horizontal surface or hung overhead. There’s good light distribution when hung overhead and we were able to use it for cooking/dining in a late night kitchen experience on the beach. It was fantastic to have instant light and not have to deal with a kerosene lantern. I LOVE the safety of this light and there is nothing to smell, spill, burn or damage surfaces. I got a nasty burn once so that’s something I truly appreciate.