MPOWERD just launched a colorful new follow-up to its inflatable solar lantern. The energy-efficient Luci Aura can cycle through different hues to suit different atmospheres, from dinner parties to sporting events, and it promises up to 12 hours of illumination. The new solar lantern comes at an affordable price of $24.99 and it is expected to hit the shelves by mid-2014. Meanwhile, consumers can check it out at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
The Luci inflatable solar lantern was first unveiled at last year’s CES as a cheap off-grid rechargeable LED light. This year the company developed a more extravagant model that boasts frosted plastic and color-changing LED lights that emanate a softer glow. Luci Aura provides up to 12 hours of illumination after eight hours under a light source.
Together with its previous version, Luci Aura was designed as a lighting solution for areas where light is inaccessible or not affordable. Both are outfitted with ten Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) and a rechargeable battery and can be folded for easy transportation.