Thursday, August 17, 2017

REVIEW: MPOWERD Luci® Inflatable Solar Lights

When MPOWERD offers to send you some of their inflatable solar lights, you take them up on the offer. I mean, the #AdventureMobile is always in need of lights, so this was like a match made in heaven, right?!

The awesome folks at MPOWERD sent us four of their lights to try out. We were stoked to break into the packages and give them a go (but I had to refrain myself a bit so we could snap a quick picture first - #BloggerPriorities).

If you haven't heard about this brand before, let me give you the down-low.

In 2012 MPOWERD created Luci®, an inflatable solar light, with the goal of making an affordable clean energy product that people could use in any situation — from outdoor camping adventures to backyard parties to everyday living. Luci® taps into a source of light that’s limitless and readily available to everyone on our planet — the sun. Advancements in renewable tech have allowed them to literally put the power of the sun into a device that fits in the palm of your hand.
And you know I love a company who gives back, right?! This brand is no different and it is one of the main reasons (besides their FAN-FREAKIN'-TASTIC products, of course) that I totally big red puffy heart them!
Their goal is to empower the 1.5 billion people in the developing world who still live without electricity. In many places, as soon as the sun goes down, children can't study, entrepreneurs have to stop working, women are less safe walking outside, health clinics have to close... the list goes on. Kerosene lamps are the most common solution in these areas – but they're dangerous, toxic and expensive. Luci® is a clean, safe and affordable way to bring light to the world.


They don't just talk the talk, they walk the walk. They created a "Give Luci® Program" where you can join in on delivering light all over the world. Purchase a Give Luci® light for just $14.95 and their nonprofit partners will send it directly to someone living without access to electricity. It's a win-win! #DoSomethingBright #LightUpLife

Recently we were able to bring these lights on a couple camping trips with us. We went to Lake Tahoe for a wedding and car camped on the way (staying on BLM land near Mammoth Lakes) and also went to Big Bear with the #AdventureMobile for a long weekend with friends. Not only were these handy, bright and convenient, they take up ZERO space and last forever (okay, maybe not forever, but 12-18 hours when fully charged depending on the model).

I'll be honest, in the past I thought I would be "crafty" and make some solar lights for camping. I bought glass jars and solar lights (from the Dollar Store), then I hot-glued the light portion to the top of the jar and sprayed some "glass frosting" on them to disperse the light a little more. Let's just say they are clunky and heavy and not super reliable.

I never claimed to be good at the crafts I make ;) Now they sit on our porch.

The hubby and I both commented on how amazingly awesome these little buggers are. We've used them while eating, reading, playing games and just maxin' and relaxin'. The hubby loves the Luci® Color Essence best for the "mood" lighting, while I dig the Luci® Outdoor 2.0 most because it's so bright and with it's adjustable bottom strap we can hang it easily in the #AdventureMobile. But we both agreed, we love all of them and are stoked to have found this brand!

Do you have any solar powered items?


Unknown said...

My first thought when reading this review - hurricane kit! These sound perfect for power outages - can even use them in the shower! My sister and her fam goes camping a lot too so these would be great gifts for them. Thanks for the info!

Unknown said...

Yes! We have a super similar light from a company called LuminAid that also gives back! They are a great option too!!!