As this blistery-cold winter nears its end, our thoughts and daydreams drift off to a warm summer wonderland, where one cannot help but to think of how they will spend those days. Even at the consumer electronic show this year, companies and manufacturers were preparing to launch products that would accompany most of your summer activities quite easily. One of those was MPOWERD, who brought out their inflatable color changing solar lantern. After seeing the lantern in action, it is hard to imagine a campsite that would not benefit from this compact light source.
MPOWERD began in 2010, when a horrible earthquake left Haiti damaged and powerless. This disaster inspired MPOWERD to create a product that would be environmentally friendly, very low in cost, and highly efficient. Enter Luci, this inflatable, portable lantern that can yield up to 12 hours of light.
This inflatable lantern features a small solar panel that charges a lithium-ion battery. As stated previously, this lantern can provide up to 12 hours of continuous and safe lighting. Inside of the Luci Aura you will find the LED’s that produce 80 lumens of light.
The Luci Aura only weighs 4 ounces, and can be compressed to less than one inch in thickness, which makes it perfect for the travelling camper or for your next weekend up to the cottage.
Technology X got to take a look at the Luci Aura, the newest edition to the Luci family. Similar to the original Luci, this small lantern is not only convenient, but also extremely versatile. Luci Aura provides you with four additional color settings that allow you to set the lantern to the mood lighting of your choice. This is an exceptional idea for late night summer parties, or even just out at the cottage. Below you will see the available colour options that can be chosen as a static colour, or for the Luci Aura to cycle through.
The original Luci can be purchased for $14.99 and, when available in mid-2014, the Luci Aura will have an MSRP of $24.99. If you are looking for more information regarding Luci or the Luci Aura, please visit the MPOWERD site here.