Updated on January 14, 2024


Created on July 28, 2016

MPOWERD Luci Original

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Luci Original is a portable and inflated solar lamp with three brightness-settings (15 lm, 35 lm, 75 lm) that fully charges after 7 hours in direct sunlight.

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Product Description

Luci Original is an inflatable solar light. The lamps is bright, compact, and portable for any situation. It weighs 125 g and its dimensions when inflated are 12.7 cm D x 10.8 cm H.

Target SDGs

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Market Suggested Retail Price


Target Users (Target Impact Group)


Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Luci Original is distributed by MPOWERD. MPOWERD distributes lights in two different ways. It sells them to people who use them, both in developed and developing countries. And it sells them to charity-minded backers as gifts to pass around in impoverished communities, especially in disaster zones such as the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan.

Competitive Landscape

Manufacturing/Building Method

Mass production.

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

The lamp can be obtained through MPOWERD online shop, on Amazon and other online shops, such as REI. The Give Luci program makes it possible to buy a lamp for 9.95USD and nonprofit partners will send it directly to someone living without access to electricity.

Distributions to Date Status

The exact number of distribution to date of the LUCI Original lamp is unknown, however, more than 2.6 million lives have been impacted by MPOWERD solar products.

Lamp type


Number of light points


Total light output (lumens)

50 lumens

Multiple brightness settings (yes/no)


Power source

Solar Panel

Battery type


User replaceable battery (yes/no)


Design Specifications

Design specifications include the solar lamp, an integrated Lithium-Ion Battery (1000 mAh) within a battery level indicator, 10 cool white LEDs with 4 brightness-settings: low (up to 15 lumens); medium (up to 35 lumens); high (up to 75 lumens) ; 1 sec flashing. The body of the lamp is splash, water, dust resistant and submersible up to 1m.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Technical support is provided by MPOWERD.

Replacement Components

Provided by MPOWERD.


MPOWERD provides a 1-year warranty. If the entire battery is fully charged and then used up every day, one lamp will give about 3 years of use. For the more occasional user, a Luci light can last up to 7 years. The LEDs will last for the entire life of the Luci.

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Performance targets: - Charge in 7 hours in direct sunlight. - Lasts up to 12 hours on a bright setting. - Waterproof: IP67 rating. - Operating temp: 15°F – 122°F (-10°C – 50°C). - A Luci light will retain 95% of its charge for each month it's in storage.

Vetted Performance Status

The low brightness setting (15 lumens) lasts over 24 hours, the medium (with 35 lumens) lasts over 12 hours and the high setting (with up to 75 lumens) lasts 6 hours. It lasts up to 24 hours on a full charge and it fully charges after 7 hours in direct sunlight. It is splash, water, dust resistant and submersible up to 1 m. It has several protections: overcharge, over discharge, overcurrent and short circuit protection.


No listed hazard.

Complementary Technical Systems

MPOWERD commercializes a wide range of inflated solar lamps, similar to the LUCI Original model

Academic Research and References

Engineering for change, 2014, Solar LEDs replace kerosene and lower household expenses in Haiti, Engineering for Change

Compliance with regulations

MPOWERD is a B Corp company and LUCI Original has a full quality tested and certified by international global standards and it is patent-protected (US 9,194,563, US 9,638,399).

Evaluation methods

Field trials. The lamp is rated 4.6/5 on Amazon (among 1359 reviews from users worldwide).

Other Information

Watch a video explaining how to use Luci Original. Other types of lamps available: Luci Color, Luci Lux, Luci EMRG, Luci Outdoor. Further details available in the FAQ More details in Luci Inflatable Solar Light User Manual  

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