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Luci Releases Newest Innovation - Solar Strings Launch in Australia

Posted on November 27, 2018 by Christine Wouters

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

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Not part of the testing process.

Posted on April 20, 2017 by Edward Warner

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.

 

African Hearts

Posted on May 29, 2015 by Edward Warner

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/
Thanks for all the good work you do.

Mpowerd Inc and Durbin sign global deal to distribute Solar Lights for Humanitarian aid.

Posted on May 06, 2015 by Edward Warner

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.”

About MPOWERD

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

About Durbin

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

MPOWERD Named 2015 CES Innovation Awards Honoree for Luci EMRG Inflatable All-In-One Solar Lantern and Flashlight

Posted on January 16, 2015 by Edward Warner

New York, NY – January 5, 2015: MPOWERD Inc. today announced that it has been named a 2015 CES Innovation Awards Honoree for its versatile and affordable Luci EMRG inflatable solar light. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories.

MPOWERD’s Luci EMRG is a highly versatile inflatable solar light created in response to worldwide consumer demand for an affordable, durable, multi-use and non-polluting light. The award-winning new product addresses the needs of 1.4 billion people living in energy poverty without access to grid electricity and relying on harmful fuel-based light sources. Luci EMRG also addresses the growing demand in established markets such as the USA where the disruptively innovative light is ideal for everything from power outages and car trouble to natural disasters and off-grid adventures. Luci EMRG has four solar LED lights and four light settings, including: safety flashing, high visibility red and white S.O.S., super bright flashlight and bright diffused lantern mode. A safe alternative to candles, kerosene or battery power, the powerful lightweight light (only 2.6 oz.) has an on/off switch, is shatterproof, IP67 waterproof rated and fully submersible, floats on water and lasts up to 10 years without ever having to buy or change a battery. Retailing in the US for $9.99, Luci EMRG shines bright for seven hours on a full eight hour charge and retains 95% of its charge per month during storage so is always ready to use.

“As a consumer products company that is experiencing explosive growth and that prides itself on innovating for real need in the world, we are thrilled that our newest and most affordable inflatable solar light, Luci EMRG, has been recognized for its utility and design by such a highly respected organization as the Consumer Electronics Association,” said Scott Kling, President & Chief Operating Officer of MPOWERD. “We can’t wait to work with our expanding partner base worldwide to get Luci EMRG into the hands of those who need (and want) it most.”

MPOWERD’s Luci EMRG will be introduced to retail buyers and on display at the 2015 International CES, which runs Jan. 6-9, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Media, buyers and visitors are invited to drop by MPOWERD’s booth at: #75700 Sands Expo.

The prestigious CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the producer of the International CES, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. Product entries are evaluated on their engineering, aesthetic and design qualities, intended use/function and user value, how the design and innovation of the product directly compares to other products in the marketplace and unique/novel features present. Products chosen as CES Innovation Honorees reflect innovative design and engineering in some of the most cutting edge tech products and services coming to market. 2015 CES Innovation Honoree products are featured on CESweb.org/Innovation, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, description, photo and URL.

As a socially conscious, award-winning consumer products company, MPOWERD™ Inc., creator of the Luci inflatable solar light, 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

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Posted on September 30, 2014 by Edward Warner

What is a B Corp and How is it Different?
Certified B Corps, like MPOWERD™, are for-profit companies that pledge to achieve social goals alongside their business goals. B Corps are assessed, certified and audited by the third-party nonprofit B Lab, which holds these companies to higher standards of accountability, transparency, and performance.
MPOWERD took the B Corp philosophy to heart from our very inception with the motto, “do good by doing well”. Aside from our long-running Give Luci® program (which allows people to gift lights to our global NGO partners at a discounted rate) altruism is built into the very structure of how we operate. Essentially, the higher our sales volume is in places like the US, the better we are able to sustainably deliver our products to developing markets – ultimately getting them into the hands of those that need them the most.
This Holiday Season, Give While You Shop MPOWERD
As this year’s historic People’s Climate March proved, people today do care and in fact feel quite strongly about fighting for a better world. With B Corps like MPOWERD, it’s now more convenient than ever for the average consumer to contribute meaningfully to social and environmental change.
And there’s no better time of year than the season of giving to make this happen. When you shop MPOWERD, you’ll find a unique gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list. Get a Luci Outdoor for those tireless cousins who camp and hike all summer and need a reliable and waterproof light for their adventures.  Or get a handful of color-changing Luci Auras (this year’s “holiday it-gift”) for the little ones or for the big ones off at school decorating their dorms. There really is a Luci for everyone.
Buy from a B Corp and feel good while you shop, knowing your purchases are helping make the world a better – and brighter – place. Here’s the link to do just that.