d.light launches innovative products focused on Design, Technology, Durability & Affordability

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d.light solar lights are solutions for  CSR initiative. 

India CSR News Network

NEW DELHI: d.light has launched innovative products focused on Design, Technology, Durability & Affordability. d.light is a Silicon Valley venture, funded by M&M, Acumen Fund, DFJ, Nexus India, Omidyar etc. engaged in design, manufacturing and distribution of Solar Lights to people who have either no or little access to grid electricity. The purpose is to eradicate kerosene lanterns.

d.light solar lamps“Couple of years back, we launched the world’s most economical solar lantern d. light S20 and we got amazing response from customers. We nick named it as ‘Kerosene Killer”, d.light said.

“We have just launched another revolutionary light, d.light S2, which is ultra-low cost & a highly affordable product. We have launched two more products which is one of the most affordable lighting i.e. A1 and S100 the new entrant in the ambient lighting.”, d.light added.

‘The lights we are selling were initially developed at Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design after almost 2 years of field testing in India. They are light years ahead of what was sold a few years ago in terms of design & workmanship.

The LEDs are ultra-efficient and durable and can last for years and years – with over 50,000 hours at 70% output. The solar panels are of extremely high quality for maximizing output and the printed circuit boards are rigorously tested before shipment.

d.light is a global social enterprise delivering affordable solar-powered solutions designed for the two billion people in the developing world without access to reliable energy. d.light provides distributed solar energy solutions for households and small businesses that are transforming the way people all over the world use and pay for energy.

Through 10 field offices and four hubs in Africa, China, South Asia and the United States, d.light has sold over ten million solar light and power products in 62 countries, improving the lives of over 50 million people. d.light is dedicated to providing the most reliable, affordable and accessible solar lighting and power systems for the developing world and reaching 100 million people by 2020.

d.light founders In 2004, Peace Corps volunteer Sam Goldman’s fifteen-year-old neighbor was badly burned in a kerosene accident in Benin, Africa. Sam knew there had to be better, safer ways to power homes and businesses in the developing world. After returning to North America from the Peace Corps, Sam enrolled in Stanford’s Entrepreneurial Design for Extreme Affordability class, where he met co-founder Ned Tozun. In 2006, Ned and Sam founded d.light, developing the initial prototype solar lantern and an ambitious plan to bring safe, bright, clean lighting and power to people around the globe. d.light’s first commercial solar product made its debut in the marketplace in 2008.

Photo Credit: http://www.dlight.com/

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