We often get asked the meaning behind our name, so without further ado... MPOWERD stands for Micro POWER Design.
Micro: Create simple, portable, and personal products.
Power: Provide clean technology to expand opportunities.
Design: Combine form and function in all products.
It also turns out that when combined it’s reminiscent of a word that is a core value to our brand: empower. There you have it!
In 2012 MPOWERD - with the help of our principal inventor Jason Alan Snyder - created Luci, the first inflatable solar light with the goal of making an affordable clean energy product that people could use in any situation. Since then, our vision hasn’t changed too much; we create sustainable, affordable, and thoughtfully designed products that suit the needs of the many.
We believe that everyone deserves access to clean, reliable, and affordable energy, no matter how or where they live. We also believe that the Earth deserves a little more love too.
For over 3 billion people, everyday tasks are made more difficult (and dangerous) than they should be. Access to clean energy can improve health, create education equality, economic empowerment, all the while combating climate change.
As a B Corp, we use the power of business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. As a social enterprise, we reinvest a majority of our gross revenue to achieve sustainability, grow our reach and ensure the fulfillment of our mission. Aside from our Give Luci Program - which donates lights to our partners - our sustainable business model means that the more we sell here at home, the more affordably we can sell to emerging markets and nonprofits.