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MPowerd Luci Color Solar String Lights

photo: MPowerd Luci Color Solar String Lights light

Specs

Price MSRP: $44.95
Current Retail: $49.95-$49.99
Historic Range: $44.95-$49.99
Weight 11.3 oz / 320 g
Lumens 100
Modes Flashlight + color cycle mode + 6 unique colors (blue, violet, turquoise, green, pink, cool)
Charge Lasts up to 15 hrs on a single charge
Dimensions 5 x 2 in / 12.7 x 5 cm
Battery Rechargeable 2000 mAh Li-ion battery
Recharge via solar (16 hours) or quick-charge with USB (6-8 hours)
Operating temp 32-113ºF / 0-45ºC
Features expandable design, 18-foot cord, 20 RGB LEDs in 10 nodes, built-in LED external flashlight, secondary hanging cord, built-in USB ports for recharging light and recharging mobile phones, high efficiency solar panel

Reviews

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The MPowerd Luci Solar String Lights offer a versatile and fun way to accent any campsite. Whether you're hiking into the backcountry or preparing for a road trip, this device is guaranteed to light the way.

Pros

  • Solar powered
  • Fun colors
  • 25 hours of light
  • Splash resistant
  • Versatility
  • Built-in flashlight

Cons

  • Storing the lights
  • Control
  • Weight: 11.3 ounces
  • Cost: $44.95

I’ve always wanted a string of lights to change the mood in the backcountry. Little glowing orbs can take you from having a good camping trip to a fabulous one. And the MPowerd Luci Color Solar String Lights are the perfect companion. This ingenious light setup is designed to use the power of the sun to charge this device.  

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Solar panel

This model also comes with a great variety of colors. In fact, it’s possible to switch between 6 color options while using these lights. Or you can even set this device up to rotate between those beautiful hues. This device also comes with a battery indicator in order to let you know when your juice is running low. 

Versatility

But, perhaps, one of the Luci Color Solar String Lights’ most impressive features is its versatility. Not only can this device be charged by the sun and used to power its lights, it can also charge your electronics or use the included USB cord to charge with a traditional outlet. It’ll take somewhere between 6 and 8 hours of charging to fully revive this device. 

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Charging port

When you aren’t using these string lights as a decorative item, you can also use this panel as a flashlight. In fact, with a single click of the power button, you’ll be able to use the bright LED light to see anything you might need. This is ideal for those who value multi-functional items. 

Packability

One of the areas in which the MPowerd Luci String Lights could be improved is in packability. The engineers made it possible to store the lights inside of this device, but it takes very specific coiling to be able to do so successfully.

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Storage compartment

A future model might include a larger opening or an alternative storage compartment for convenience. But once you get the hang of this system, it isn’t impossible to effectively pack these lights. 

String Light Length

The MPowerd Luci Color Solar String Lights come with an 18-foot cord in order to allow you to stretch the orbs throughout your campsite. During testing, my partner and I used two of these devices to create a wall of lights, and we were impressed with the joint performance of these devices. 

Ideal Environment

The Mpowerd Luci Color Solar String Lights are surprisingly durable. But it’s important to keep them out of the rain. This light model is only splash resistant. Additionally, ideal operation temperatures are between 32 and 113 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s possible that you’ll melt or freeze internal light components if operated outside of this range.  

Solar Light Testing

I was able to use these lights in a variety of different environments over the summer. Overall, I was impressed at their mood-altering capabilities, ease of use, and functionality. Whether I was backpacking in the Appalachian Mountains or looking for a way to liven up the living room, these solar lights performed reliably well every single time.

But, what I most appreciated about these lights is the fact that they’re multi-functional. Not only do they tickle my fairy-oriented fancy, they’re also built to function as a backup light. Yet, they’re also affordable and durable in design. 

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Glowing bulb

The included hook-clips make it easy to mount these lights on trees and other stationary items. And once you’ve spent some time with these lights, it isn’t difficult to find the perfect setting. As someone who is willing to carry non-essential items into the backcountry, I will absolutely continue to bring these set of solar lights with me no matter where I go. 

Experience

I've owned several different types of solar lights, and I've had the chance to test them across the United States. I tested this particular set for a few months over the summer, taking it on a number of different climbing and backpacking trips. Conditions were moist, but generally rain-less.

Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer (Kept It)

The author of this review received a sample of the product from the brand or its representative in exchange for a review.
Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Thanks for the review, Mary Beth.


4 months ago

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