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Old 06-15-2017, 10:02 AM
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Lightbulb Luci Inflatable Solar Lantern - MPOWERD

This is a great little light. I got it for the 2017 Colorado rally but I've been using it around the house to see if it's worth packing it.

The Luci does have a battery charge indicator and it's waterproof. I haven't dunked it in fuel or oil yet but so far I have dropped it, kicked it, stepped on it and tripped over it: It's worth the trip.


Walmart | Luci Outdoor by MPOWERD Inflatable Solar Light | $14.95















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Old 06-15-2017, 01:34 PM
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Luci anna cobanna anna icannanatoo

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VERY INTERESTING UND UNUSUAL.
The clear plastic inflatable part beams the light out from the LEDs like a glass globe making the light spread out and fill the area, good idea.
The rubbery plastic part must stay clean and polished or it will get to look like foggy headlights on an older car.
How long will that clear rubbery plastic last ?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LuminAID-Pac...W5-RMWjaoasNcA
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Old 06-15-2017, 01:56 PM
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The eBay seller you linked is in China. I can't really tell which lantern is for sale on the page, there're a couple of Lucis, a rectangular lamp, a lighted pillow, and a couple more.

Some of the lamps have the plastic already fogged/diffused to give a softer and more mellow light. Eventually, the regular Luci I have will diffuse too as the plastic ages but it'll probably outlive me. If it doesn't, I'll grab another one and light up another life somewhere.

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1.5 billion people still live without access to electricity. To keep going after dark, many rely on toxic and expensive kerosene lamps.

Luci is a clean, safe and affordable way to bring light to underserved communities around the world. Durable, easy to carry and lasting up to 12 hours on a single solar charge, Luci helps kids study and play past sunset, people travel more securely, local shops and health centers stay open longer...the list goes on.

Choose Give Luci today to send a light directly to our non-profit partners on your behalf.

If you're an organization making a difference somewhere in the world, and are interested in distributing Luci lights, you could be just what we're looking for! Learn more.

Alternatively, if you’re a socially responsible company seeking to support the program, reach out to us at impact@mpowerd.com.
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There are three kinds there on that eBay page ranging in $ from $12.99-18.99
Yes the first one a pillow light looks somewhat frosted ?
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There are three kinds there on that eBay page ranging in $ from $12.99-18.99
Yes the first one a pillow light looks somewhat frosted ?
There are lights from two different companies, LuminAID and MPOWERD.

MPOWERD makes several versions of Luci and some other lights, one of them is frosted because the customers asked for it, they were wrapping the lanterns with various things to diffuse the glare from the LEDs and make it more comfortable.

One of the LumenAID lanterns you linked is a frosted rectangle, I think it's their Spectra:-

Luminaid Spectra
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Here's the one I use, totally solar powered (or USB charged) and makes a great glow plus it's a place to store things to keep them dry or to use as a water bottle in a pinch. Collapses for travel and held in small size by rotating the handle/strap around the bottom.
Blue, yellow or white.

Company website, but you can find them all over the internet to buy. http://www.seattlesportsco.com/firew...ti-bottle.html

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Old 06-15-2017, 09:15 PM
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That is totally cool, I want one of those too.

I don't know about hanging a water bottle from the ceiling of a $25 tent but if I can find a place to stash it then it'll make a good storage container.
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You can set the bottle in a corner and it will cast a nice glow. The bottle might weigh 6 or 7 oz in its empty form so hanging from the center of your tent shouldn't be a problem. I have never used it as a water bottle, I have nalgene water bottles for that, however the fact it can be used as one in a pinch is nice.
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