Luci, the Solar Powered Light

by Antonio Pasolini on March 18, 2013

luci-solar-lightPortable solar power light solutions are the way to go, especially for people living in areas without a grid connection. That’s why we love Luci, the solar light.

Created by Micro Power Design, a self-proclaimed “technology incubator, accelerator and manufacturer providing lifestyle innovations to those who need it most”, Luci is a low cost, lighting solution that offer durability and longevity. Besides its application in off-the-grid zones, it’s also great for emergency situations and disasters.

We have covered other solar lights before, so what makes Luci different? According to Micro Power design, Luci is unique because it combines the functions of a task light, flash light and diffused lantern. It weighs only 4.5 ounces making it compact, lightweight and collapsible for travel, is durable and reliable in extreme weather conditions and can easily be attached to a wall or ceiling. Power is stored in a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Check out the complete list of product specs below.

 Charge time of 8 hours yields a minimum of 6-12 hours of light
 Luci charges under direct sunlight and even under incandescent light
 Maintains a single charge for 3 months
 Ten white Light Emitting Diodes (LED’s) with 4000 mcd light source
 Two brightness levels to conserve battery life
 Flashing-light setting for emergency situations
 Delivers up to 80 lumens providing 15 sq ft of light
 The rechargeable lithium polymer battery pack can be charged while collapsed or expanded
 300 – 500 cycle life
 Over charge/discharge protection
 Over current and short circuit protection
 Waterproof PVC enclosure
 Minimum lifespan of 2 years

Technical Specifications
 4.5 Ounces
 5″ Diameter
 1″ Height Collapsed
 4″ Height Open
 Open Panel Dimension – 3.35″x3.35″
 Open Circuit Voltage (Voc) 4.3V
 Optimum Operating Voltage (Vmp) 2.6V
 Short Circuit Current (Isc) 3.5A
 Optimum Operating Current (Imp) 220mA
 Rated Watts 0.6W
 Voltage DC
 Amps 200mA
 Output Voltage of the Battery 3.7V
 Working Voltage of LED Need ≥2.6V
 Storage Temperature: -20°C~28°C, not to exceed 60°C

The company is taking orders and guess what? For every Luci purchase, another one will be donated to a recipient in need. Check it out here.

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