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MPOWERD’s Luci Lantern to Be Featured at DLD Conference

MUNICH, Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- MPOWERD, Inc. (www.mpowerd.com) will showcase its micro solar-powered lantern, Luci, to global thought leaders at DLD (Digital - Life - Design) (http://www.dld-conference.com/), the conference on innovation, digital media, science and culture held in Munich, Germany from January 21-23. The company will speak about its Buy One Give One campaign that sends one Luci to someone living in energy poverty for each Luci purchased.

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"Luci fits perfectly with the DLD - Digital Life Design - Conference as it incorperates high tech with cutting-edge aesthetic design in order to improve lives worldwide" says Steffi Czerny, Co-Founder and CEO of DLD.

DLD is a global conference network that connects business, creative and social leaders, opinion-formers and investors for crossover conversation and inspiration. The three-day conference serves as a melting pot of ideas and experiences as well as a launching point for new partnerships, investments and business development. It attracts global thinkers, industry leaders, futurists, entrepreneurs, investors, scientists, opinion formers and creative talents.

MPOWERD's Jacques-Philippe Piverger and Jill Van den Brule will attend the conference to shine a light on the dangerous implications of energy poverty around the world. Nearly 1.6 billion people lack access to electricity, the majority of which live in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. Another 1.5 billion have irregular access to the grid. This means that nearly half the world's population lives in virtual darkness and relies on dangerous and costly sources of lighting. 

Luci is MPOWERD's clean, affordable, and sustainable solution to the energy poverty challenge. Luci is an inflatable, recyclable, water resistant, bright LED solar lantern with three light settings – dim, bright and emergency flashing. Luci is a task lamp, a diffused lantern, and a collapsible portable light in one. It's maintenance-free, recharges in the sun and is durable and reliable in extreme conditions. After the initial purchase, lighting is free as Luci needs only to be recharged for 4-5 hours in the sun and then can provide a minimum of 8-12 hours of light. Luci can be hung from a ceiling, providing 15 square feet of light, or carried at night as a lantern.

Luci recently drew international attention at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show where it was identified among the six trends at the exposition by CNN and featured by the popular technology blogs Engadget and Gizmodo. Since its inception, Luci  has been featured as an innovation at the Rio+20 Summit, as well as highlighted in the New York Times, Reuters, The Christian Science Monitor, the Los Angeles Times, and numerous other news outlets. Luci's light is spreading at an unprecedented pace. Consumers in developed markets are likewise turning onto the fact that Luci is an ecologically-friendly alternative that can be utilized in various outdoor contexts -- camping, fishing, skiing, concert, as well as emergency preparedness following blackouts.

Media Contact: Jill Van den Brule MPOWERD, 646-664-4490, jvdb@mpowerd.com

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