Luci - Inflatable Solar Lantern

  • Off-grid
  • Solar power
  • Portability
  • Developing market
  • Developed market

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Published 29 Jan 2017

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Luci - Inflatable Solar Lantern

Luci®, an inflatable solar light, was invented with the goal of making an affordable clean energy product that people could use in any situation — from outdoor camping adventures to backyard parties to everyday living for people in underserved communities without electricity. The majority of those living in energy poverty are often forced to rely on kerosene after sunset – a dim, toxic and costly fuel that's hazardous to personal safety, health and the environment. In fact, the use of fuel-based lighting results in a completely avoidable 244 metric tons of CO2 being emitted each year – the same amount produced by 30 million cars. For the three billion people living in energy poverty, when the sun sets, everything stops.

How it benefits society

For the 1.5 billion people living without access to the electricity grid, and the additional 1.5 billion who cannot rely on or afford the access they have, Luci opens the door to powerful new opportunities. Luci lights:

  • Improve education by allowing children to study safely at home
  • Increase household savings by replacing costly kerosene and candles
  • Empower women by reducing the risk of violence in dark areas
  • Help the environment by eliminating dependence on toxic lamps and other non-renewable light sources
  • Stimulate local economies and improve healthcare access by allowing businesses and hospitals to stay open past sunset

Who we are


New York City

MPOWERD was started as an idea on a white board. Five years later we have grown it into a thriving company that has positively impacted millions of people around the world. We started the business because life shouldn't stop when the sun goes down. And for those with no or unreliable access to electricity -- they deserve a sustainable, reliable, low cost and safe alternative to dangerous and expensive lighting solutions like kerosene.

MPOWERD's CEO Seungah Jeong, with nearly 2 decades of experience, has successfully launched dozens of consumer product brands through carefully building management teams and leveraging her experience in product development, sales, marketing, operations, and finance.

MPOWERD's Co-Founder John Salzinger brings an entrepreneurial spirit to the company and provides strategic guidance in the development of its vision, product strategy, business development and overall mission.

For more than twenty years Jason Alan Snyder has been recognized globally as an innovative technologist, futurist and inventor. Jason is an advisor to the company.

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