Luci, the Solar Powered Light

Portable 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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