Luci Solar String Lights — Launched in Australia this week!
MPOWERD is proud to bring a groundbreaking new product to market. With the addition of solar power, Luci Solar String Lights allow anyone to create their own sustainable ambiance wherever they may be," said CEO Seungah Jeong. "With two USB ports, you can also easily connect to a grid or charge a cell phone."
Luci Solar String Lights are self-contained in a case that keeps them safely and neatly wound. The body of the case is durable and water-resistant with an IPX4 rating (limits damage from exposure to water and dust). The String Lights case can be closed with the entire string rolled inside for easy storage or when in use with the string fully or partially extended, customizing the length of the light as needed. To offer quick navigation lighting, there is a single LED focus/indicator light on the base of the container which illuminates before the entire string of lights turn on when powered.
Luci Solar String Lights are perfect for brightening a balcony, backyard, picnic table or campsite. Like all Luci products, String Lights convert solar energy into usable, beautiful light. The lights also boast 20 warm white, omni-directional LEDs in 10 light nodes and 100 lumens.
At 18 feet long (5.5 meters), the nylon-braided cord includes two uniquely designed clips to make them easy to hang in a variety of situations from off-grid adventures to camping, glamping, backyard BBQs and even indoor dinner parties. With one full charge by solar power or USB, the battery will last up to 20 hours. There are four modes - low, medium and high for the string lights and the light on the base unit.
As a Certified B Corporation, MPOWERD has deployed millions of Luci lights to more than 90 countries through the Give Luci Program. With the help of more than 500 NGO partners, over three million lives have been impacted in emerging markets. To date, the MPOWERD team has averted more than 400,000 U.S. tons of CO2 with the Luci light.
"By continuing to expand our product offerings to a broader base of consumers, we continue to build upon our scaled model," said CBDO and Co-founder John Salzinger. "Each purchase strengthens our ability to provide low-cost lights to people around the world who need clean, reliable light the most."
About MPOWERD: MPOWERD is on a mission to transform lives with thoughtfully designed, clean technology. From concept to creation, every detail of the business is deliberate. As a Benefit Corporation, MPOWERD sets strict standards, ensuring that its work enhances both society and the environment. The company's innovative products give people the power of self-reliance as well as moments of wonder — because everyone deserves to be empowered and inspired regardless of where or how they live. Learn more at www.lucilights.com.au
Yesterday something funny came across my desk.
One of our good customers Matt spent the Easter weekend camping with his family.
"I gave my 11 month old sons Luci light camping. Loves them. He threw it in the fire the muppet. Anyway my wife was trying for about 30 seconds to get it out of the fire to no avail. It still works after that long in fire. Good news !"
Got to love kids. At least he wasnt throwing aerosol cans in there like we used.
Very happy to hear Luci can withstand even the harshest treatment.
Our good friends at African Hearts have been traveling again taking care of some needy folk in Uganda. Ainsley Winter the Australian coordinator sent this through.
Recently we welcomed the chance to work alongside a visiting Australian team in Kyerima, to provide a medical clinic to many who were sick or required treatment. Additionally, it was our honour to distribute 48 solar lanterns to the chairman, pastor and the most needy families of Kyerima. These lanterns will bring light in an otherwise powerless, dark village.
Genesis 1:3-4 says ‘And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.’http://www.africanhearts.blogspot.com/
New York, NY – May 18, 2015: MPOWERD Inc., the maker of Luci inflatable solar lights, announced today that they have signed a 5-year deal with one of the world’s leading medical supply distributors, UK & US-based Durbin Group.
The deal significantly expands the presence of MPOWERD’s solar lights in the NGO and humanitarian aid sector, as Durbin will market the lights throughout its vast network of charitable clients in 180 countries. The companies project that millions of units will be distributed over the course of the 5 year contract.
“Our company has always sought to do good by doing well,” says Scott Kling, President & CEO of MPOWERD. “While Luci lights are becoming wildly popular with U.S. consumers – and abroad in now 80 countries – our product is also designed to serve as a solution for the billions living without electricity. We often take for granted access to light, but it has tremendous implications across education, economics, safety and health.”
MPOWERD and Durbin are both socially-conscious companies that work across developed and developing markets and share a philosophy on the role business can play in improving global human conditions. MPOWERD, a benefit corporation, leverages its high volume retail sales in the U.S. to drive down unit costs and offer lower price points to energy-challenged populations. The young company is exponentially growing – already in 15 of the top 20 outdoor industry stores, supermarket chains like Wegman’s, and retail giants like Best Buy, Lowe’s and Amazon.
“We are delighted to partner with Durbin,” says John Salzinger, Co-founder and Chief Business Development Officer. “They are a distinguished leader in global aid that shares our commitment to addressing challenges in both developed and developing countries. Our partnership supports the idea that corporate growth and social progress can and should be aligned – and that the two can actually thrive off one another.”
Durbin’s charitable clients range from multilateral UN agencies to individual Rotary Clubs. The company has a highly experienced logistics team with rapid deployment capabilities following a disaster.
“Working with MPOWERD is very exciting for us,” says Leslie Morgan OBE DL, Durbin’s CEO. “It extends our offering to international charities and relief agencies – but most importantly, it allows us to bring the benefits of Luci lights to more people across the world. MPOWERD’s lights provide a substantial step forward in emergency and mobile lighting and we are pleased to be part of their growth.”
As a socially conscious, award-winning consumer products company, MPOWERD Inc. develops and manufactures game-changing personal clean energy products for use by people living and playing on and off the grid. MPOWERD is a Certified B Corp committed to transforming people’s lives and protecting the planet by making its products available and accessible the world over. www.mpowerd.com
Durbin is a specialist distributor to over 180 countries. Durbin works in partnership with global charities, relief organizations and local groups to provide the necessary pharmaceutical, medical and emergency equipment to enable relief efforts and nurture development. Durbin is an ethical and responsible company with a proportion of all profits contributed to charitable causes. Durbin’s CEO Leslie Morgan was awarded an OBE from Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the Pharmaceutical Industry and Charity in 2013