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MPOWERD Luci Inflatable Solar Light Review

MPOWERD Luci Inflatable Solar Light Review

MPOWERD Luci Inflatable Solar Light Review

The MPOWERD Luci inflatable solar light is a compact, lightweight and waterproof LED light the folds up flat and takes up very little room in a backpack. This light is perfect to hang in a tent or for additional light around the campsite. It is also very practical in an emergency situation. It comes with a solar panel to keep it fully charged throughout the day. The batteries will last 24 hours on a full charge.

Compact and Lightweight

MPOWERD Luci Inflatable Solar Light Review

The MPOWERD Luci inflatable solar light takes up an inconsequential amount of space. It folds up to just a one-inch profile and weighs only 4.4 oz. When inflated the light expands to 4.25 inches.

Modes

The MPOWERD Luci inflatable solar light has 4 lighting modes. Low, medium, high and flashing. This is perfect for many applications. You can adjust the lighting to suit your needs.

Brightness

This light gives off 75 lumens of light. It has 10 LED lights that are cool and provide ample light for reading and cooking around the campsite. The MPOWERD Luci inflatable solar light provides a cool white light. If you want a warmer light you may want to consider a flame light like the UCO Original Candle Lantern or a warmer LED light like the Black Diamond Apollo.

Solar Charging

MPOWERD Luci Inflatable Solar Light Review

The MPOWERD Luci will provide up to 24 hours of light on a 7-hour charge in the sun. That is a significant amount of light for a 7-hour charge. There is also a battery level indicator to show you how much juice you have left.

Straps

MPOWERD Luci Inflatable Solar Light Review

This lantern comes with two durable adjustable straps, so you can hang the lantern off your backpack, tent or a tree. It can also sit flat and upright on the ground.

Specifications:

  • Clear finish
  • Dual straps (1 adjustable)
  • Diameter: 12.7 cm / 5 in
  • Height: 10.2 cm / 4.25 in inflated | 2.5 cm / 1 in collapsed
  • Weight: 4.4 oz / 125 g
  • 4 modes: low, medium, high, 1 sec flashing
  • Press and hold the power button for 3 seconds to shut off
  • 10 cool white LEDs, 75 lumens
  • 1000 mAh Lithium-Ion Polymer Battery
  • Lasts up to 24 hours
  • Charges in 7 hours of direct sunlight
  • Battery level indicator
  • Waterproof: IP67 rating
  • Operating temp: 15°F – 122°F (-10°C – 50°C)
  • 1-year warranty

Where to Buy:

The MPOWERD Luci inflatable solar light is available at these retailers:

Ebay:

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Amazon:

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Conclusion

The MPOWERD Luci inflatable solar light is great for any backpacker, hiker or bushcrafter. It provides ample light in a solar efficient and lightweight profile. It provides free light powered by the sun. The applications are endless.

UCO Collapsible Candle Lantern Review

UCO Collapsible Candle Lantern Review

UCO Collapsible Candle Lantern Review

If you are looking for a small lightweight, low tech, back to nature flame lantern you should consider the UCO collapsible candle lantern. It provides a nice warm candlelight in an enclosed windproof container. This candle lantern is perfect for any outdoorsman or nature lover. There is no need for batteries or switches. Just light the candle and enjoy up to 9 hours of natural light. UCO has been producing these types of lights for many years and backpackers love using them. We think these candle lanterns are great to have in your pack for any nighttime light.

Design

UCO Collapsible Candle Lantern Review

The UCO collapsible candle lantern is designed to be an efficient source of candlelight. It is constructed of aluminum with a glass housing for the flame. There is proper venting at the top to allow heat and smoke to escape. These candle lanterns also come in many different colors and materials.

Compact

UCO Collapsible Candle Lantern Review

The UCO candle lantern collapses down to 4.25 inches and expands to 6.5 inches. It weighs 8.8 oz. This makes it small enough to fit in a rucksack, glove compartment or even in a kitchen drawer for an emergency situation.

Consistent Light

The candle is placed in a spring-loaded compartment that automatically advances the candle when the wick gets low. This ensures a consistent flame and light source. Regular candles will not work in the UCO lantern. It requires custom made candles. You can buy extra candles from UCO. There are some people making there own candles on You Tube.

Make Your Own UCO Candles

Hanging

UCO Collapsible Candle Lantern Review

The UCO collapsible candle lantern comes equipped with a hanging handle and chain. This allows you to hang the lantern low enough and away from objects to minimize the risk of fires.

Lighting

Lighting the UCO candle lantern is easy. Just slide down the glass partition and light. It is perfect for chilly environments because it does produce some heat. So be careful, when the lantern has been running for a while it will get hot, especially at the top vent area.

Viewing Slot

UCO Collapsible Candle Lantern Review

This candle lantern comes with a viewing slot on the side of the base, indicating how much candle is left. One candle can last up to 9 hours. Once your candle is done. Just unscrew the bottom and insert a new candle into the spring loaded base and screw tight.

Where to Buy:

The UCO collapsible candle lantern is available at these retailers.

Ebay:

Buy It At Ebay

Amazon:

Check out a video review below.

Conclusion

The UCO collapsible candle lantern offers excellent natural warm light. It is perfect for backpacking, camping or emergency events. It is compact and lightweight. We highly recommend this lantern for any outdoorsman.