Imagine not having light or heat to power your home. That is the reality for over 3 billion people across the globe today. Everyday tasks are made more difficult (and dangerous) than they should be, since people do not have access to clean energy. Instead, they’re forced to use smoky and dangerous fuel sources. It affects their health, their economic empowerment, their access to education, and has a huge negative impact on the climate. But cleaner, affordable technology could change lives and ultimately eradicate energy poverty.
That’s why, in 2012, MPOWERD – with the help of principal inventor Jason Alan Snyder – created Luci, the first inflatable solar light. The goal? To make an affordable clean energy product that people could use in any situation. Since then, the brand has developed a host of other innovative products designed to give people the power of self-reliance – regardless of how or where they live.
The company is a B Corp, created to try and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. As a social enterprise, they also reinvest the majority of gross revenue to achieve sustainability, grow their reach and fulfil their mission. Part of that is the Give Luci Program, which donates lights to global partners. A sustainable business model also means the more products that are sold in mature markets, the more affordably MPOWERD can sell to emerging markets and non-profits.
The products also happen to be perfectly suited to off-grid adventures. Whether you’re wild camping, backpacking or heading off on an expedition, Luci lanterns can bring light and energy to your camp.