MPOWERD Luci EMRG Inflatable Solar Lantern
If you know me well then you know I’ve always been a fan of flashlights, LEDs or anything that illuminates. It’s amazing how long LEDs will run on lithium batteries these days. Throw in a solar built-in solar panel and you have a nice rechargeable battery-powered LED emergency light – the MPOWERD Luci EMRG Solar Lantern. MPOWERD has created a nice compact LED emergency light that deflates for storage and inflates for nice ambient lighting.
On the east coast we’re known for hurricanes and you may remember Super Storm Sandy that crippled the power grid in the Northeast. Residents went weeks without power which meant no lighting. This type of situation is unusual for that part of the country, but it shows you that you never know what might happen and you should always be prepared with some bare essentials such as batteries, food, water and some form of light. The Luci EMRG Solar Lantern is perfect for a scenario such as this. It’s lightweight, waterproof and shatterproof. It has different levels of LED brightness for lighting and has a high visibility red emergency SOS flasher that can be seen from afar.
It’s a great addition for your bug out bag or 72 hour bag because of its compact nature. The Luci EMRG Solar Lantern is also a great lighting companion for camping or backpacking trips. It really does put out a fair amount of usable light as you can see in my video review below. Being a prepper, you know that keeping things as compact as possible is hugely important. LED bulbs, lightsticks, flashlights can be bulky at times. the Luci EMRG flattens down to about 1 inch and will slide just about anywhere in your bag. So that’s a real bonus for saving space and weight at only 2.6 ounces! It also comes with a one year warranty from the manufacturer.
You can charge the battery in full with about 8 hours of full sun, but as I mentioned, the LEDs will run on such low power that it isn’t always required to have a full charge. Lithium batteries have a built-in mechanism that keeps the battery from draining completely so you don’t have to worry about killing the battery with overuse.
I found the Luci EMRG to be a very usable addition to any emergency kit. You can never have enough lights and I’ve certainly added this one to my collection. If you’re interested in purchasing the Luci EMRG Solar Lantern, you can buy directly from their website or you can purchase it on Amazon.com.