Living in societies where technology is taken for granted, it is easy to forget that there are people living in energy poverty, but Luci by MPOWERD, a design firm based in New York City, hopes to help. At least, it hopes to light the way. It is a solar-powered lamp that is strong enough to light up an entire room for eight to 12 hours when fully charged.
Currently vying for funding on Indiegogo, with every 'purchase' of Luci by MPOWERD, people will be able to supply a family in a developing country with safe, sustainable light. Waterproof and collapsible, it will replace typical kerosene lamps that produce an open flame and toxic fumes that is very dangerous in the household.