Luci Solar String
The first of its kind, Luci Solar String Lights are multi-use solar lights—with a mobile charger— ready for your backyard or the backcountry. Great for camping, hiking, patio lights, vanlife, glamping, outdoor and inside decor lights.
Like all Luci products, Solar String Lights harness the power of the sun. Solar String Lights feature one USB port to give your mobile device an extra boost of energy just when you need it, and another plug for when your Solar String Lights are in need of a quick charge, which can be plugged into a traditional outlet.
Boasting 10 LED nodes with dual directional LEDs in each node (20 total LEDs) the Luci Solar String Lights help to create a warm, ambient light expanding across or around any space of your choosing. The enveloping light given off by Solar String Lights pairs well with our other Luci lights that have a localized brightness. At 18 feet long, the nylon-braided cord includes two uniquely-designed clips to make it easy to hang in any situation.
Luci has three main components that make her work: (1) a solar panel that captures photons from sunlight or incandescent light; (2) a rechargeable internal battery that stores her power; and (3) 10 LED bulbs that produce her light.
Does Luci need any additional parts, such as batteries or a charger?
No – unlike some other solar lights, Luci does not require any additional parts, since her unit contains solar PV cells, a battery, and LED lights all in one.
How does Luci charge?
Luci’s solar panels charge when facing sunlight or incandescent light. In direct sunlight, Luci will fully charge in 8 hours. She will charge even when it’s cloudy outside, but it will take longer. To charge Luci in incandescent light, place the solar panel close to the light bulb – but not so close that it becomes hot. It will take longer than 8 hours to charge under incandescent light.
How long does Luci stay illuminated after one full charge?
When Luci is set on Bright (lowest light setting) she provides light for up to 12 hours after a full charge.
How long does Luci last?
Luci has 300-500 cycles of full charge, so the length of time she lasts depends on frequency of use. If you fully charge and fully discharge every single day, Luci lasts approximately 2 years. If used less frequently, she will last for many years.
How much light does Luci produce?
Luci delivers up to 65 lumens of light - which illuminates an area of about 10 square feet (1 square meter).
If Luci is kept in an emergency supply kit, how often should she be recharged?
When not in use, Luci holds a full charge for about three months. After that, she retains up to 50% of her charge for two years.
What is the life span of Luci’s LED lights?
The industry standard for LED light bulbs is at least 25,000 hours. The LEDs will not burn out during the life of a Luci lantern.
Can Luci be kept outside?
Yes – despite her elegant appearance, Luci can withstand extreme temperatures, wind, and rain.
Can Luci be used in water?
Yes – Luci is waterproof and so can safely be used in the rain, on boats, or even in salt water or a chlorinated pool. And since she’s inflatable, Luci floats! PVC is one of the most commonly specified and used plastic materials on the planet. PVC is generally very corrosion-resistant, withstanding chemical attack from most acids, many alkalis, salt water, chlorinated water, turpentine, and crude oil.
Is there any risk of electric shock or burns from Luci?
No – there is no risk of electric shock or burns with the Luci lantern.
I am having trouble inflating Luci. What can I do?
Luci has been developed with a special valve to prevent air leaking out through the inflation valve. In order to inflate Luci, this valve must be pinched to let air through. The valve can be pinched with your fingers or your teeth while blowing into the unit. To deflate Luci, pinch the valve again while compressing Luci to let air escape.
For further technical details on Luci, please read the user manual: https://www.mpowerd.com/luci-user-manual
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Absolutely love this product, and in fact have bought these for others as presents. Best entertaining/camping/power outage lights ever!