MPOWERD, a U.S.-based brand, has been known to provide solar-based solutions to users, by launching solar-powered lamps. Luci’s entire line of lights includes Luci’s original, Luci EMRG, Luci Lux, Luci Americana, Luci Color, Luci Color Essence, Luci Base Light, Luci Outdoor 2.0, Luci Candle, Luci Solar String Lights, and Luci Connect. Finally what we get from the company to look at.
Luci Connect, as the name suggests, is a connected light. Although the core function is the same, i.e. taking advantage of sunlight and self-charging, Luci Connect can be connected to the smartphone and controlled from there and it will show the remaining charge percentage and the remaining hours for the lamp to work on its battery for some specific lights to be activated.
Luci lamps have a sequence of LEDs arranged according to the model and in Luci Connect, this is a total of 36 lights all pointing in in-house to keep the light in one direction and while one side of the disk has solar panels for charging the included battery, the other side is inflatable – you need to blow air into it and there is a cylinder created to glow from the LED. The whole thing looks amazing and bright enough with a brightness of 250 lumens, which is great enough to light even a dark room.
At the touch of a button you turn on the light and you can switch between several colors that are uniform to the same button, and even turn off Luci Connect with the same button. But, that is not the smart function of the lamp. Let’s talk about the MPOWERD app and what it has to offer
Once the light is on, Bluetooth is activated and the phone will easily connect to the light through the MPOWERD app. When that happens, you have options for full light control with brightness control, color control, scheduled, battery life check, and lights on/off.
It is possible to schedule so that you do not have to manually turn the lights on or off, and you can also set a timer. The app also comes with mood settings where you can set the alight color based on your mood, and to get started, the app already has two mood settings available, and you can create your own custom mood.
While you can always see how much battery power is left close to the number of lights on top of the dashboard, this app gives you better estimates. When you turn on the strongest or brightest lights, the app calculates how many hours or minutes it will turn on before the battery runs out. Although it relies heavily on solar energy, you can still charge Luci Connect from a regular power source using the USB port provided on it. The same USB port will be useful in sending electricity to the smartphone or surrounding accessories and using Luci Connect as a backup battery in case of an emergency.
Overall, this is a rather useful accessory rather than a nice item. These are intended to be perfect for campers, for tourists, and for those who like unique but fancy products. The price of $64.95 won’t really be much when you look at what the lights bring, with smart functionality and my myth of colors that lights can change on their own based on mood. Luci Connect is one of the large numbers of unique lights offered by MPOWERD and by far, it is also the best lamp.