11 gen 2013

Luci: the cheap inflatable solar-powered LED lantern

Luci is an inflatable solar lantern was conceived to empower the developing world, providing greater equity to those without access to electricity. At least 1.3 billion people lack access to it, according to the International Energy Agency, and as many as 3 billion – half the planet – have only irregular access to power.
Luci is also targeted at travelers and disaster survivors who seriously need a portable and reliable lighting solution to illuminate their way.

Developed by a New York City startup Mpowerd, Luci offers 6-12 hours of light when charged, while collapsed or expanded, for six hours under direct sunlight or incandescent light. It incorporates the functions of a task light, flash light and diffused lantern. The lantern weighing only 3.8 ounces, it incorporates a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, moreover, it stores solar charge for up to three months so that users may use it anytime, anywhere they feel like.
Pricedat $15.99 only, and for every lantern purchased the Mpowerd will donate another one to aid organizations around the world. So, when you buy this brillant object you're also helping someone in need.

Shown at the 2013 CES in Las Vegas, the lantern is ideal for situations where light is inaccessible or unaffordable, making it a clean, low-cost, sustainable energy provider. Mpowerd promises to empower the developing world through their solar powered, low-cost and sustainable lighting solution.

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